L. with scabbard, 31 1/8 in. (79.04 cm); L. without scabbard, 29 in. (73.66 cm); Greatest W. 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm); L. of blade, 23 1/8 in. (58.72 cm); Greatest W. of blade, 1 1/4 in. (3.18 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 8 oz. (1588 g); Wt. without scabbard, 1 lb. 14 oz. (850 g)
The Collection of Giovanni P. Morosini, presented by his daughter Giulia, 1932
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 379
The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. It is distinguished by a single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel.