Middle east & caucasus

Fine Kindjal Dagger by OCMAN

15563 Category:

1,395$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Dagestan, Caucasus

Date: Early 20 C.

Dagestan is situated on the southern border of Russia, in the Caucasus mountains. The area is rich in silver which was mined since early Greek times, hence the art of silversmith was developed and perfected in Dagestan, especially in the small settlement of  Kubachi. The region is famous for its silver work, specifically in the art of producing and decorating arms and armor which was traded all over the region.

The Kindjal offered here is a fine example for silver and niello work. Probably made in Kubachi, very early 20C. Classical blade with a deep central fuller and two shallow side fullers. The fullers are very elegantly and perfectly performed etching. The blade is signed by the famous maker OCMAN  and marked with his two eagles mark. Heavy silver  handle and scabbard. Front face richly decorated with deeply chiseled in delicate floral design. The back face is decorated with floral niello design.

Blade 13 inches (33 cm) long. Total length 20 inches 51 cm). Very good condition. Lead repair on a small area on the pommel back face. The name signature is partly worn.

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