(c) 2006-present R. Macaraeg
Subject: başıbozuk 'broken head' irregular infantry
Setting: Ottoman empire late 18-19thc
Object: yataghan short sword
Higgins Armory Museum *
* 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"