19 C. Indian Karud / Pesh-Kabz Dagger - 14179
As from the last quarter of the 19 C, around 1880, the European market for decorative arts from the east was rapidly growing. To satisfy this grow, many Indian weapons were produced to meet this market demands. They are mostly characterized by the good quality blades of high Carbon steel and Jade (actually Jadeite), other stones or Mother of Pearl handles of very good workmanship. Here we have a classical example of an Indian Karud knife, 10 inches blade, deadly sharp with a pronounced T spine. The handle grips are made of jadeite and with steel grip strap and bolsters. Original leather covered scabbard with steel mounts. Total length 15 1/2 inches. Very good condition.