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Qajar khanjar dagger
poignard Qajar
wootz pattern khanjar
khanjar dagger
walrus handle
Fine wootz Persian khanjar dagger
Qajar Period, around 1840
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. pd0018

A Persian khanjar dagger. The curved blade is forged from fine wootz steel and has a central rib. Koftgari flower tendrils at the base. The solid walrus ivory handle is carved in typical Qajar style with a nude figure (slave?, prisoner?) on one side and a guard (?) on the reverse. Arabic inscriptions in square kufic script. Small spots to blade and lightly dented tip. Uncleaned condition. No scabbard. 209 grams.

34cm (13.39inch )