Very uncommon 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Caligraphers Knife خنجر (ID: id740)
Very uncommon 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Caligraphers Knife خنجر
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A quite beautiful and uncommon 19th C. Ottoman Turkish caligraphers knife. This piece has a wooden handle inlaid with various designs that are more commonly seen on sword handles, rifles stocks and other 18th C. and earlier Ottoman decorative arts. This knife would have been used to cut paper used in caligraphic painting. Very fine original condition.
Overall length is 6 1/2"