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 information on similar types see "Arms and Armor from Iran" by Manoucher Khorasani p 58. The handle is flanged to hold an inlay of some material - likely wood, ivory or bone. The hilt has three perforations which are not very common on these type daggers. The patina is a deep reddish-brown mixed with green. This piece measures nearly 33 cm in length and weighs 159 grams. This is an interesting 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.