Middle east & caucasus

Very Fine Kubachi Kindjal Dagger From Dagestan

Kubachi Kindjal Dagger

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Origin: Kubachi, Dagestan

Date: Early 20 C.


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, Degastan are famous for their very decorative values and especially known for the rich gold and silver inlay work. Here is a classical example: Off centered fullered blade of diamond cross section, Steel grip and scabbard very richly inlaid with dense silver work.

Blade 14 inches long. Total length 20 inches. Very good condition. Very minor edge nicks. A fine item.



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