Next to the table, on a chair covered in red velvet, I see a helmet, a yataghan [a curved Turkish saber], a large pistol with an ivory-inlaid grip.
Inscription on the yataghan blade: Made by Salih, owned by Salih-agha, 1672 (according to the Muslim calendar)
The yataghan has one-edged curved blade with ornamentation and Arabian lettering.
The handle of yataghan is made of wood or deer horn.
These flamboyant Turkish uniformed troops also had muskets with bayonets of this form, and a number of yataghan blade bayonets appeared for both U.S. and Confederate forces.
In their splendid robes and richly ornamented yataghans , the gentlemen of the party lent unusual picturesqueness to the commonplace surroundings of a railway platform.
The author presents this famous weapon of Osman Turks and the collection of yataghans in the State Museum of Oriental Art.
Turkish eighteenth-century yataghans are fine examples of artistic decoration: their wavy blades have near the hilt embossed plates with protruding coral insets.
Short Turkish Swords - yataghans or curved daggers, were most frequently used for hand-to-hand combat where they usually were decisive for the result of combat, since the use of fire-arms had still been slow and unpractical.