This week I am posting several Bronze Age weapons from the Middle East including a set of 5, very unique, crescent-hilt daggers from the Marlik culture (circa 1000 BC). These all came from the same private collection. For a nearly identical example see "Arms and Armor from Iran" by Manoucher Khorasani p 50 figure 1 and page 53. This specimen appears to have been cleaned partially so I have included a 35X micrograph of an area of the surface showing crystallization common on ancient bronze. The blade is slightly curved and has small chips or nicks that could be the result of impacts with other blades in some ancient battle. This piece measures nearly 44.5 cm in length and weighs 384 grams. This is a truly rare dagger type that would be a welcome addition to any collection. Additional photos or micro-photos can be taken on request. Due to the special nature of this acquisition and sale, purchaser will have 10 days from time of receipt to to approve of the transaction during which time the item may be returned for any reason. After the 10 day inspection period all sales will be considered final. Please email with any questions.