An Ottoman yataghan
The 23 1/2 inch recurved blade of characteristic form, one side with impressed maker's mark. Silver-plated hilt of characteristic form and chased and engraved with C-scrolls and florals. Silver-plated scabbard chased repousse decoration featuring C-scrolls, florals, panoplies and architectural panels and bearing a maker's mark and Islamic date 1242 (1827).
Condition: Blade cleaned and showing some light scratches and some light pitting toward point. Hilt and scabbard with dark patina and minor marks.