Fine 18 C. Yataghan Sword Dated 1790 - 13766
This fine Yataghan sword is from the Ottoman Empire, probably from the Balkan area. Finely forged blade 22 inches long, slightly down curving, very richly decorated with silver inlay (true inlay) and dated t0 1205 (1790 in the Gregorian calendar). The massive grips are cut and carved from elephant ivory and the gilded silver grip strap and bolsters are decorated with filigree work and set with round coral stones. The scabbard is heavy silver, very finely chased. Total length 29 inches. Very good condition. Small damage to the right bolster.