~ Turkish Yataghan Bayonet 1858 ~
This bayonet has a long S shape blade and dark checked wood grip. The scabbard is of black leather with metal endings.
The yatagan or yataghan (from Turkish yatagan is a type of Ottoman knife or short sabre used from the mid-16th to late 19th centuries. The yatagan was extensively used in Ottoman Turkey and in areas under immediate Ottoman influence, such as the Balkans.
The majority of yatagans date from the period 1750-1860, and from the number of plain, wooden-hilted weapons they were honest fighting weapons as well as ornate parade weapons.
~ Dimensions ~
The bayonet in its scabbard measures 29 inches (74cm) the blade measures 23 inches (58cm). The piece weighs 915g.
~ Condition ~
The bayonet is in decent condition for its age. The metal has darkened to a deep patina with areas of pitting concentrated to the tip of the blade. The edge on the whole is good with some chipping.
The scabbard is worn with some pitting to the metal. the leather has no splits or tears but the stitching down the center has perished.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the bayonet can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.