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An Ottoman kard with laddered wootz blade
early 19th centuryIndo-Persian arms
This very nice Ottoman kard knife is fitted with a laddered wootz blade of 20cm. (often referred to as Kirk Narduban) The steel handle with a faceted ferrule and some koftgari decorations (on a cross hatched surface) that have partially faded. The leather scabbard is probably not the original example. A fine kard dagger in overall very good condition.
a similar example in the V&A Museum, London, inventory number 569&A-1876
32cm (12.6inch )