Middle east & caucasus

Fine Kubachi Kindjal Dagger Dagestan

15505 Category:

4,895$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Kubachi Degastan

Date: Late 19 - early 20C.

Kubachi is small ancient settlement in the republic of Dagestan, which 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 Kubachi. Especially known in Kubachi silver work is the art of producing and decorating arms and armor. Kubachi artisans have created sword and daggers for Russian nobility as well as to foreign rulers and high standing personalities, Kubachi made arms and armor are exhibited in the major world museums.

Kindjals made in Kubachi, Dagestan are famous for their very decorative values and especially known for the rich gold and silver inlay work. The Kindjal shown here is a good example for this work. A blade with classical off centered fullers and steel handle and scabbard richly inlaid with dense silver work. Blade 131/2 inches (34 cm) long. Total length 19 1/2 inches (50 cm). Very good condition. Minor edge nick. Richly inlaid with dense silver work. Authentic and rare late19 – early 20 C.

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