Object Title

Sword (yataghan)

Sword (yataghan)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is single edged and slightly recurved having a heavily punched mark in a rectangular cartouche with an inscription ans decorative finials at either end. On the reverse is a six pointed star in a circle with foliate decoration on either side. At the top of the blade is a heavily gilt bolster of roccocco ornament. The hilt is formed of horn grips inlaid with millfiori decoration, and brass mounts.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 645 mm, the overall length being 788 mm. Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.55 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Punched mark


Places Turkey

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.586, p.119.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.721, p.6.