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Old 28th November 2019, 07:10 PM   #1
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Default kindjal-like persian-syrian 20th dagger ?

Hello,

I wanted to show you this dagger with silver inlay,
the shape looks like a kindjal or a qama.
the end of the hilt is interesting, an ottoman-crescent shape ?

Is it all recent for you ?

I find few and differents informations on internet with such daggers ( but didn't find the same...) :

oscillating between 19th century persian steel and silver inlay ceremonial daggers and 21th century indian souvenir daggers...

any comments ?

Thank you !!
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Old 28th November 2019, 08:12 PM   #2
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I think this is Syria. Very late 19th - early 20th century
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Old 29th November 2019, 02:22 PM   #3
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I think this is Syria. Very late 19th - early 20th century


200% right

If you wish you can say late Ottoman, it's more chic...
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Old 29th November 2019, 05:12 PM   #4
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Hello and Thank you both !!

Have you other examples of this kind of ''crescent-shaped '' hilt end ??

Kind regards !!!
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Old 1st December 2019, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hi,
I have not much to add, but I confirm what is already said by Kubur and Mahratt. I have always asked myself whether these Kindjals and many other daggers from Damascus with the same construction and decoration were genuine daggers made for locals, or "bazaar" pieces. I say this because some of the types have strange features, for example, Jambiyas with Kindjal hilts etc', and because 90% have very thin, poor quality blade. Anyone cares to comment??
This one is relatively early, I think, because of the specific type of (Ottoman) scabbard. Early 20th c./late Ottoman is correct in my opinion.
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