A Turkish Silver-Mounted Yataghan
Dated 1222 A.H. Corresponding To 1807 A.D.
With slightly recurved single-edged blade cut with a narrow fuller along the back for most of its length on each side, both sides decorated along almost their entire length with inlaid silver foliage interrupted by roundels and framing panels of verses in Turkish script including the date, maker's name 'El Hajj Nuh' and the owner's name 'Ibrahim', a silver filigree mount over the forte on each side set with diamond shapes, pellets and a red coral bead, and characteristic silver hilt with grip-strap and 'eared' grip-scales en suite, the former set with eleven cabochon red corals, in original wooden scabbard covered in black leather with deep silver locket and chape each with foliate engraved borders, the former with small foliate suspension loop, the latter with monster-head terminal; together with a wooden yataghan scabbard covered in black leather with chased silver locket mount, and brass monster-head terminal (2)
58.5 cm. blade and 68 cm.