University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-254A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Russia
Caucasus
Date Made: 18th century - 19th century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Silver
Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:272 - Collector Number

Description

"Khanjar". Double edged steel blade, straight sides tapering to a point. Medial ridge on both faces. Very blunt edges. Groove along each edge forming a point on each face about 8 cm. from point of blade. Relief and engraved decoration in floral pattern, gilded, on both faces near grip. Tang inserted in two-piece ivory grip which has a wide silver binding ornamented with numerous studs. Two (originally four?) silver nails.


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