The Yatagan (or Yataghan) is knife (or short sabre). It is a single edged, thin, curved blade. And one of the weapons I was able to find the most on. However mostly it is a history of the actual weapon rather than how the weapon was used. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.
*Disclaimer: I have done extensive research on each of these weapons. I am aware that there are many different versions of each of these weapons. I am not trying to spread false information. If you know and can prove any information wrong, please let me know and I will fix my errors. I have at least three references for all research on the weapons I will discuss through the challenge.
Don't forget, on May 3rd we are linking up to post about our thoughts, comments, concerns, and what we love about this years A-to-Z Challenge! You can read more about the reflections posts HERE!