A Turkish yataghan
The 21 inch blade of typical form with two fullers below the spine, one side with faint silver overlaid decoration. Copper hilt set with red paste stones and showing faint traces of gilt finish. Eared gripscales of dark brown horn.
Condition: Blade with dark patina, areas of light pitting and tipped. Grip loose, the metal showing marks and wear, the gripscales with scattered marks and some insect damage.