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But today scholars to come from Uzbek tribe of Kataghan or given because of the way the knife was carried in "lying down" fashion in the belt (yatağan means the one which lies down in Turkish) In Ottoman period, yatagans were also made in all the major cities of the Ottoman Empire, particularly Constantinople, Bursa and Filibe.One of the finest and earliest examples of the type was the weapon made for Suleiman the Magnificent, who ruled over the Ottoman Empire from 1520 to 1566.The hilt has no guard; 'bolsters' of metal connect the grips to the shoulder of the blade.The grip plaques are typically made from bone, ivory, horn or silver, and spread out in two 'wings' or 'ears' to either side at the pommel (a feature which prevents the hilt slipping out of the hand when used to cut).I love the way that the tour leader and the local guides briefed us on the sights. We were the only UK travellers in the group and this was great.We learned a lot about Canada and places in the US, had some excellent travelling companions and feel we made several very good friends. I liked knowing that basically every evening meal was part of the program. Jonathan worked his butt off getting them arranged and as "on time" (5 Stan's time! At first I thought "he's not from here, he won't know what's going on." WELL, I was wrong.
The yatagan was extensively used in Ottoman Turkey and in areas under immediate Ottoman influence, such as the Balkans and the Caucasus.
This specimen now lies in the treasury of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and is of particular interest since it is not only dated 1526/7, but also has the name of the artist who made it, Ahmed Tekelü, on the back of the blade.
The hilt is of ivory overlaid with gold delicately carved with cloud bands and scrolls.
Other popular imprints include the makers signature symbol, or text from the Quran.
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.The most flamboyant scabbards are of wood, encased entirely with silver.