From: Russia | Caucasus

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 42-30-254A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Russia | Caucasus
Date Made 18th century - 19th century
Section Near Eastern
Materials Steel | Ivory | Silver | Wood

"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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 272 - Collector Number

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