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Persian Kard knife
Qajar, early 19th centuryIndo-Persian arms
This Persian kard is an unexpected flea market find. 197mm wootz blade (bolster included) with a thick spine. Embossed zoomorphic gold koftgari decorations. High relief floral decorations on the grip strap. Two bone riveted grip plates. Brown soft leather scabbard with ivory zoomorphic attachment ring. Good condition. Minor losses to the gold and pitted dots on the blade.
29cm (11.42inch )