19C Ottoman T Handle Zeibek Yataghan, Maker's
In aged though sound / good condition, a rare 19C Ottoman T Handle
Zeibek Yataghan with Maker's Mark.
A rare, early yataghan with T shaped handle (as opposed to the
much more common V / Y shaped handle). T handle Yataghans were carried
by Zeibeks who lived on the Ionian coast, around Smyrna (see: Islamic
Weapons, Maghrib to Moghul by Anthony C. Tirri). The blade with
golden maker's mark.
The 61cm blade is in good condition for its age and firm in the
hilt. The bound grip in good order, though the front small section
Rare sword, great price: £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference S08 (0602). Further / full sized images available