19C. Large Indian Kard Knife
Origin: North India
Date: 19 C.
The word “Kard” is originally the Persian word for a knife. In the collectors vocabulary it is referred to large knife, with heavy blade, intend mainly for thrusting. Such thrusting knives were common in all the area from the Balkan in the west to Indo-China in the east, from the early 18 C. and on, and so is the use of the word “Kard”
From India, 19C comes this massive Kard knife of large dimensions. Tapering hollow ground single-edged blade with thickened tip. Ivory grip retained by three silver rivets. Silver grip strap. Later made wood scabbard covered with velvet fabric and mounted with a silver chape.
Blade length 12 inches. Total length 18 inches. Good condition. Very minor pitted spots on the blade.
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