Very Fine Balkan Yataghan Sword Dated 1220 (1805) - 14711

This fine Yataghan sword is of Balkan origin and may be from Bosnia. The blade is down curving, most probably laminated, 24 inches long with inscription in Arabic letters silver inlaid to the blade. The blade is dated to 1220 in the Islamic calendar (1805 in the Gregorian calendar). The grips are walrus with big side ears entirely covered with brass and red inserts and brass nails, a decoration style common in Bosnia and other Balkan countries. Gilded copper grip strap and bolsters set with ribbed coral stones. Original leather covered scabbard with a later replaced iron chape. Total length 31 inches. Very good condition. Age crack on the right grip. Solder repairs on the bolsters.