Gorgeous 17th C. Deccan South Indian Rock Crystal Dagger with thick armor piercing wootz blade (ID: ia1116)
Gorgeous 17th C. Deccan South Indian Rock Crystal Dagger with thick armor piercing wootz blade
|( ID: ia1116 )|
An early and powerful South Indian Deccani khanjar. This is a rare example of south Indian form which can be seen by the recurving and multi-fullered armor piercing blade with traces of Vijayanagar style in the fullering (i.e. multi-fullered south Indian katars). The pistol grip rock crystal grip is in exceptional condition with no chips or losses and of crystal with almost no inclusions, except for several tell-tale lines. The blade is of exceptional form, thick and re-curved with a square sectioned armor piercing tip.
The blade displays a fine wootz pattern which can be seen throughout and is multi-fullered. The scabbard fits perfectly but is likely 19th C.
Overall length is 14". Blade is 9".