Very Rare Yatagan Sword from the Black Sea - 6224

This unusual and rare sword is coming out of our private collection. Its origin was a point of debates to many collectors and researchers of bladed weapons. It was considered Caucasian, Kurdish, North African, Turkish, Malayan as well as other origins. It is however most probably coming from North / East Turkey and was found in Caucasian areas as well. It is best known as Black Sea Yatagan . It is charectarized by the deeply re-curving blade and bifurcated pommel. This one has a heavy 25 inches blade, almost inch thick at its base, and forged from laminated steel. The blade is decorated with a typical punched circles and dots design. The grips are horn and the grip strap is brass. Total length 32 inches. Good condition, with only minor pitted spots on the blade. No scabbard. A very unusual find.