Middle east & caucasus
Very Fine Silver Mounted Ottoman Khanjar Dagger
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Date: 19 C.
Khanjars from the Ottoman empire are of endless number of shapes and style, all depends on the khanjar origin in the vast empire. Most of the khanjars will have a curved double edge blade with central ribs or central fullers and “I” shaped handle. The higher quality ones will hev a somewhat narrower construction snf top quality steel blades.
So is the Khanjar offered here. A narrow double edged blade forged from pattern welded steel. The steel pattern is of rather low contrast and may be forged in the style known as twisted steel or Turkish Ribbon. Very unusual is thge blade cross section. Strong central rib on one face and deep fuller on the other. whole silver handle and silver covered scabbard. The scabbard is signed on the back side with the Tughra, the insignia of the Sultan in thrown.
Blade 20 1/2 inches. Total length 28 1/2 inches. Very good condition
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