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>>1739 Janissary yamakdahi
Subjectyeniceri yamakdahi leader of Janissary auxiliaries
Culture: Ottoman Turkish
Setting: Ottoman empire, Balkans/Anatolia 18thc
Objectyatağan yataghan sword

Higgins Armory Museum *​

* Gunderson Militaria
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* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai
"Yataghan (sword) with scabbard, late 1700s  Ottoman Turkish
Wootz steel; gold false-damasceningsilverwalrus ivory; wood
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz. (yataghan only)" ...

​* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Yataghan  Steel, silver-gilt, coral Anatolian or Balkan, Ottoman period, dated 1802/3"
"Yataghan  Steel, silver, gold coral Anatolian or Balkan, Ottoman period dated 1822"

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* Ottoman Swordsmith
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Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Swords (yataghan  Turkish, 19th century  The ivory or silver eared hilt with no guard and a recurved blade all typify the yataghan.
  These examples are decorated in the late Ottoman style and use precious and semi-precious materials in their construction,
 which combined with gold inlaid poems or Koranic verses all make the yataghan an interesting adn attractive weapon.
  The style of hilt is however very much older: examples from Luristan with bronze hilts date from 1000 BC."

​* Windlass Steelcrafts
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