Very Good Khanjarli Dagger with Ivory Handle - 14175

The Khanjarli, one of the rarest and most sought after dagger in the Indian weaponry. It is characterized by its strongly re-curving blade and wide lunette shaped pommel. This one is a fine early example, probably early 18 C. or earlier, with a 10 inches fullered blade decorated with gold and silver koftgari work at its top. The lunette shaped pommel and grips are Ivory. Gold and silver koftgari work also on the cross guard and the D guard. Total length 14 inches. Very good condition. Good age patina on the blade and on the ivory with minor chips on the pommel. Losses to the koftgari work on the D guard. The silver rosettes on the handle rivets are later.