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Native NameKhanjar
Object Number:57-22-3A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: Punjab, India
Date Made: c. 1800
Early Date: 1775
Late Date: 1825
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Steel
Silver
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1957

Description

Dagger is recurved with thickened quadrangular point for use on mail/watered Damascus steel. Elephant ivory hilt to fit the hand; two pieces are separated by wide steel tang with gilt decoration.So called "Delhi" knife, used largely in the Punjab.


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