yataghan

NOUN
  1. a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
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  • Surely such an incongruous question was never put in an Arab town in the heart of Africa by a sheikh dressed in bernouse and turban, with a jewel-hilted yataghan at his side, sitting cross-legged on a cushion. For Fortune and Glory A Story of the Soudan War
  • 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.
  • Turkish eighteenth-century yataghans are fine examples of artistic decoration: their wavy blades have near the hilt embossed plates with protruding coral insets.
  • The author presents this famous weapon of Osman Turks and the collection of yataghans in the State Museum of Oriental Art.
  • Albanian, in crimson and gold embroidered jacket, and snowy camise, started forward, and holding out his silver-sheathed yataghan commanded the postilions to stop. Coningsby
  • The yataghan has one-edged curved blade with ornamentation and Arabian lettering.
  • 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.
  • The wolf and its friend got to the appointed place. But when they saw the enemy coming, they thought it had brought a yataghan because the turn-up tail of the cat looked like a yataghan .
  • 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)
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