Antique 18th c Islamic Indo Persian Dagger Jambiya
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Antique 18th century Zand Dynasty period (1750–1794) Indo-Persian Islamic dagger Khanjar – Jambiya. DETAILS: A long very sturdy, and extremely sharp, curved double-edged tapering steel blade, cut with a central fuller, and decorated on each side in silver koftgari, with a running pattern of foliage and perching birds. A waisted steel hilt of typical form, chiseled with cartouches, enclosing perching birds, amongst floral sprays and running gazelles.
REFERENCES: 1) "Orientalishe Sammlung Henri Moser-Charlottenfels". 2) "Edged weapons in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography"
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length is: 42 cm (16 1/2 in).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, except for worn silver koftgari decoration, some splits in the brass soldering at the joints of the steel hilt.
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