Fantastic Early Ottoman Dagger, likely 18th C. wootz and encrusted gold blade (ID: id678)
Fantastic Early Ottoman Dagger, likely 18th C. wootz and encrusted gold blade
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A beautiful 18th C. Ottoman Turkish of kindjal shape. This example has a solid grip of fine age, with a finely formed large wootz blade with a medial ridge on both side. The ricasso of the blade on both sides is chiseled with gold koftgari overlaid, with numerous Q'uranic verses and imprecations. The scabbard is from a kindjal and is later, but fits well and was originally with the dagger.
Overall length - 19"
Blade - 13 3/4"