Ottoman yataghan / yatagan sword , mid to late 19th century. The blade is forged in the classical Ottoman structure of twisted steel rods in a pattern known as Turkish Ribbon. The grip is horn. The interesting part is the wood scabbard, carved in a North African style, may be Algerian, very similar to the wood carving of Flyssa swords from the area. Blade 23 inches. Total 29 inches.