Ottoman Turkish Yatagan Yataghan Antique Islamic Sword Old Shamshir Persian Indo
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Ottoman Turkish Yatagan Yataghan Antique Islamic Sword Old Shamshir Persian Indo:
A very nice Ottoman YATAGHAN.Ottoman Empire
Nice thick and heavy blade with most interesting inscriptions and decorations.
Wonderfull and very massive hilt with pronounced ears .
Total lenght 75 cm.
A yataghan for a high yannissary officer or for a spahi. The grip is true african el...nt i...y, of wonderfull craftsmanship. Silver fittings to the hilt. 5 golden koft gari inscriptions on both sides of the blade and translate as follows:
1. Owner Aga Hussein, maker Ibrahim in year 1236 AH.2. One should have knife(yataghan) in his hands and the Subhan (popular name for Sorat Al-Isra from Quran) in his tongue.
O Muhammed! Intercede on the day of Judgement on the behalf of Hüseyin Ağa,
who is one of the believers
3. May God make this knife a sign on the bossom of enemy
May God make the owner of this knife always glorious and illustrious.4. Nobody is able to translate it for now.5. Only the words "strike" and "Zulfikar" are translated - zulfikar is the sword of ALI, nephew and son in law of Prophet Muhammed.
Wooden scabbard, missing silver ACCEPTED!