Subject: yeniceri yamakdahi leader of Janissary auxiliaries
Culture: Ottoman Turkish
Setting: Ottoman empire, Balkans/Anatolia 18thc
Object: yatağan yataghan sword
Higgins Armory Museum *
* Gunderson Militaria
* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai
"Yataghan (sword) with scabbard, late 1700s Ottoman Turkish
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"
* Ottoman Swordsmith
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.