Antique Indo Persian Dagger Kard 18th century
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All Items: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1900: item # 1127538
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Antique 18th century Afsharid Dynasty period time Persian Islamic dagger Kard DETAILS: A sturdy tapering single–edged Damascus steel Wootz blade with a ridged spine, decorated around the forte on both sides with lobed cartouches, containing calligraphic Arabic script. The hilt is in the characteristic style with plain bone grips-scales retained by two iron rivets, and enclosed by steel straps chased and gold inlaid with a fine vegetal motif.
REFERENCES: 1) Similar daggers are in the famous Henri Moser collection of Islamic Arms and Armour in Charllotenfels, Switzerland. “Orientalische Sammlung Henri Moser, Charlottenfels, im Bernischen historischen Museum” 2) “Islamic Arms Victoria & Albert Museum” by Anthony North 3) “Edged weapons in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography” 4) “Les Armes Orientales by Jaroslav Lebedynsky”
CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age, except for minor cracks in the bone facings, please see the pictures.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 40 cm (15 3/4 in).
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