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Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Parrot Headed Iron Khanjar with wootz watered steel blade

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KHANJAR

18th -19th C, Mughal

Blade: Double-edged wootz blade, with a beautifully modeled parrot head hilt in the classical Mughal style.

Hilt: The hilt is a warm russet, with restrained gold koftgari.

Scabbard: Original scabbard in brown velvet, with chiseled and pierced silver throat (locket) and chape

Dimensions: Blade (linear length): 8” OAL: 12.75”

Condition: Excellent for its age

Literature: A fine, similar example illustrated in Hales (2013) Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour, p. 366/ no. 898

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