Very Fine 18C, Persian Wootz Kard Knife

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9,995$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Persia

Date: mid 18 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 Persia, Zand period (1751-1794) comes this fine Kard knife. Employing a fine watered steel (wootz) blade with high contrast pattern and chiseled decoration. The grip strap as well as the bolsters are also finely chiseled. Walrus Ivory grips with good age color. Original scabbard with tooled leather cover.

Blade length 10 inches. Total length 15 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Rare,  complete and original piece.


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