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19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate Bichaq Dagger with gold and ruby inlays

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A 19th C. Ottoman Turkish agate hilted dagger with the original scabbard and much gold remaining in the hardstone grip.  These are a type of Turkish dagger known from the 19th C. but their origin and the type of stone a mystery though it is likely a form of agate.  This example has a two piece stone grip with gold zarnishan inlays and small rubies inlaid as well, with a bird figural pommel.  The blade is a type of sham wootz.

Overall length is 11".

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