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Ottoman Khanjar

Balkans, around 1800



Overall length
43 cm

Blade length
28 cm

Materials
watered steel, iron, gold leaf

Dating
1800


Origin
Balkans

Balkans, around 1800


From a private collection. A khanjar (or kanjar – in Arabic word for ‘knife’ or ‘dagger’) manufactured in an area under Ottoman rule somewhere in the Balkans.

It comprises a curved double-edged watered steel blade with a pronounced central ridge, the hilt nicely decorated in etched floral gold leaf work.

43 cm overall. No sabbard.

  • Similar Khanjars attributed to around 1800 are illustrated in Skott (1989), and in the collection of the Tsarskoye Selo Palace, St Petersurg, and illustrated in Arsenal of Tsarskoye Selo (2000). Also see Elgood (2009), and Stone (1961).

  • Arsenal of Tsarskoye Selo: One Hundred Subjects from the Collection of the Russian Emperors, St Petersburg Publishing House Baltica, 2000.

  • Elgood, R., The Arms of Greece: And her Balkan Neighbours in the Ottoman Period, Thames & Hudson, 2009, p. 253

  • Skott, O., ‘H. Bronse Hansens Vabensamling’ in Vaaben-Historiske Aarborger, XXXV 1989.

  • Stone, G.C., A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and use of Arms and Armour in all Countries and in all Times: Together with some Closely Related Subjects, Southworth Press, 1961.


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Price:

600€

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