Antique Turkish Ottoman Islamic Sword Yatagan Yataghan With Karabela Form Hilt. Antique 18th-19th century Turkish Ottoman Islamic Sword Yatagan-Yataghan with a rare style of hilt shaped in the Karabela manner. Formed of two pieces of dark brown horn scales, retained by three iron rivets, with silver facing decorated with finely hand chased scrolling foliage. A recurved single edged steel blade applied on forte with shaped silver facing, decorated with finely hand chased scrolling foliage.In its original wooden scabbard, mounted with a brass locket and chape. Most of the yatagans have a characteristic ear shaped hilt, yatagans with Karabela style hilts are very rare, the Karabela hilt swords were made in various types, and diversity, in Turkey, Poland, Russia, the Balkans and Hungry. The Yatagan sword was very popular, not only in Turkey, but also in many Balkan states, and some Eastern European countries such as Ukraine and Hungry.
REFERENCES: 1 Yanissari History Symbols Weapons by G. 2 Zbirka Jatagana by Dora Boskovic. 3 Les Armes Blanches do Monde Islamic by Alain Jacob.
4 The Janissaries by David Nicolle. MEASUREMENTS: The overall length in the scabbard is approximately: 63.8 cm (25 1/8 in). The overall length without the scabbard is approximately. CONDITION: The blade is slightly pitted, the scabbard brass mounting with minor dents. All items are guaranteed to be authentic antiques, and not reproductions.
All our artifacts are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Our business HUNDRED & ONE ANTIQUES is based on a long family tradition of collecting fine European and Oriental Antiques and Art, with a special interest in Antique Arms and Armour. We have been involved in antique trading since 1970. The item "Antique Sword Turkish Ottoman Islamic Yatagan Yataghan With Karabela Form Hilt" is in sale since Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East".
The seller is "eclecticmuseum" and is located in Ottawa, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.