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Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, wootz steel blade, gold koftgari decoration. http://www.ashokaarts.com/

Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, wootz steel blade, gold koftgari decoration. http://www.ashokaarts.com/

Stiletto Dagger.      Dated: mid-16th century.     Culture: Florentine, Italy.

Stiletto Dagger. Dated: mid-16th century. Culture: Florentine, Italy.

Indian (Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu) Bichuwa dagger, 17th century, steel, brass, silver, H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); H. of blade 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); Wt. 8.1 oz. (229.6 g) Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Indian (Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu) Bichuwa dagger, 17th century, steel, brass, silver, H. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); H. of blade 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); Wt. 8.1 oz. (229.6 g) Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Up for sale is this very heavy, whole brass dagger. Similar daggers with steel blades were common in South India from early times, as early as the 16 C.

A very heavy, whole brass dagger. Similar daggers with steel blades were common in South India from early times, as early as the 16 C.

Arabian jambiya, 19th century, steel, ivory, gold, wood, glass,  H. with sheath 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); H. without sheath 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm); W. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.1 g); Wt. of sheath 14 oz. (396.9 g). Met Museum.

Arabian jambiya, 19th century, steel, ivory, gold, wood, glass, H. with sheath 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); H. without sheath 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm); W. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm); Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.1 g); Wt. of sheath 14 oz. (396.9 g). Met Museum.

Indian khanjar dagger (A gift made by Chadli and given to his beloved, Ofinvea Samanmitha Adewole of Sylvia)

Persian jambiya, 19th century, damascus steel blade, ivory, leather, wood, silver, enamel,  H. with sheath 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm); H. without sheath 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); H. of blade 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Wt. 15.6 oz. (442.3 g); Wt. of sheath 3.5 oz. (99.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian jambiya, 19th century, damascus steel blade, ivory, leather, wood, silver, enamel, H. with sheath 15 11/16 in. (39.8 cm); H. without sheath 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); H. of blade 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Wt. 15.6 oz. (442.3 g); Wt. of sheath 3.5 oz. (99.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, 19th century, curved, double-edged blade with ribbed tip, two central grooves, the base chiselled with floral motifs; smooth, iron hilt with bone grip scales.

Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, 19th century, curved, double-edged blade with ribbed tip, two central grooves, the base chiselled with floral motifs; smooth, iron hilt with bone grip scales.

Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, 19th century, watered-steel single-edged slightly curved blade with single fuller, the chappe with cusped cartouche containing elegant arabesque, the interstices with small leaf-motifs, one side of the blade with cusped cartouche issuing palmette and containing later owner's inscription, Sahib Kuchak Husni Agha, with possibly associated silver hilt of typical form engraved with floral motifs, the silver scabbard elegantly worked in repoussé, 31½in. (80cm.) long.

Ottoman yatagan / yataghan, century, watered-steel single-edged slightly…

A FINE SILVER-MOUNTED MOROCCAN DAGGER, KOUMIYYA -  late 19th century.

A FINE SILVER-MOUNTED MOROCCAN DAGGER, KOUMIYYA - late 19th century.

Celtic Dagger from Omega Art Works.  Made of solid bronze this celtic design dates back to 1200 BC. The representation of the male figure was very popular with early celtic swords and knives. Dagger can be polished or a patina can be created for an ancient look.

Celtic Dagger made of solid bronze. This design dates back to 1200 BC. The representation of the male figure was very popular with early celtic swords and knives.

Moroccan koumaya dagger, 19th century, steel, wood, silver, brass, gold, niello, H. with sheath 16 13/16 in. (42.7 cm); H. without sheath 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); H. of blade 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Wt. 9.6 oz. (272.2 g); Wt. of sheath 13.3 oz. (377 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Moroccan koumaya dagger, 19th century, steel, wood, silver, brass, gold, niello, H. with sheath 16 13/16 in. (42.7 cm); H. without sheath 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); H. of blade 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Wt. 9.6 oz. (272.2 g); Wt. of sheath 13.3 oz. (377 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, blade with two broad central fullers, chiseled forte and a thickened armour piercing point, horn hil tcut and polished to resemble tiger stripes, 20cm blade.  http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/

Indian tiger tooth jambiya dagger, blade with two broad central fullers, chiseled forte and a thickened armour piercing point, horn hil tcut and polished to resemble tiger stripes, 20cm blade. http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/

Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kilij Century CE Ottoman Weapon) -Acem Oglu (Bequest of George C. Stone, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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