Fine and Large Qajar Persian Khanjar Dagger
From the peak of the Qajar period in Persia second half of the 19 C. comes this fine Khanjar dagger. Classical shape with walrus Ivory grip. The marble like inner part of the walrus tusk is regarded as most efficient in wound healing, which is the reasons for the extensive use of walrus ivory in sword and daggers handles.
Large blade with original untouched polish, forged from high quality watered steel (Wootz) with good contrast pattern. Pronounced central rib. The walrus Ivory grip is very finely carved with human figures and inscriptions in Arabic letters on the pommel and cross guard. Possible date of 1280 (?), 1863 in the Gregorian calendar.
Blade length 11 1/2, total 116 1/2 inches. Larger than usual. Very good condition. Very minor blackened spots (untouched to refrain from scratching the original polish). No scabbard.
About item 15267
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