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Daggers

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Qama or Kindjal Dagger

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Qama or Kindjal Dagger

( ID: md1198 )

This is an interesting example of what is likely a Balkan origin Ottoman kindjal.  The overall form of the dagger, or short sword, is of a kindjal, while the brass crossguard indicates that it's origin is likely from the southern Balkan, possibly even Bulgarian region which had idiosyncratic forms of kindjals and qama short sword and daggers. The tubular form bone grip is of fine design, finer than is normal found on daggers of this origin, and inlaid with brass nails which form interesting designs including a heart with an arrow through it and a bird.  The blade is of powerful...

Price: $1,350
Fine 18th c. Persian Kard Dagger, with watered steel wootz blade

Fine 18th c. Persian Kard Dagger, with watered steel wootz blade

( ID: md1186 )

An interesting style of Persian kard, dating to the late 18th C. This example has a double edged blade and opposed to most example which are single edged.  The blade displays a fine watered steel wootz pattern throughout. The grip bolster and bands are chiseled iron with inscriptions and gold koftgari decoration.  The grip scales are original and made of horn. Overall length 14 1/2", blade is 10". Fine untouched overall condition. ...

Price: $2,299
Rare Southern Iraq or Persian Presentation Jambiya Dagger, niello silver mounted

Rare Southern Iraq or Persian Presentation Jambiya Dagger, niello silver mounted

( ID: md1189 )

This is one of the more interesting daggers we've had. It's form is overall of an Arabian peninsula jambiya, but the heavy and substantial size of the dagger and the solid silver fittings with niello decoration point to Southern Iraq or Persian workmanship. The niello decoration of marsh scenes are some of the finest we've seen on a dagger of this period which dates to the 1920s-1940s.  The inscription on the dagger notes that it was presented to a "Col. M.V. Bates" of the U.S.A in 1940.  It is likely that Colonel Bates was in the OSS and on mission in the region, especially at a ...

Price: $2,599
Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

( ID: id1090 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kard mounted with agate slad grips, and gilded copper, or tombac, mounts.  The blade is of very fine quality and displays a vivid wootz pattern throughout.  The original scabbard appears to be a vellum like materials over wood and is in the Central Asian or Persianate style with part of the grip visible once the dagger is all the way in.   Overall length 15", blade is 9". ...

Price: $3,400