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19C Ottoman T Handle Zeibek Yataghan, Maker's Mark, for sale

In aged though sound / good condition, a rare 19C Ottoman T Handle Zeibek Yataghan with Maker's Mark.

19C Ottoman T Handle Yataghan, Maker's Mark

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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 is loose.

Rare sword, great price: £360. Please quote item reference S08. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0602-0.82 (0.947).

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