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Old 5th February 2021, 02:36 PM   #1
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Hello dear members,
I wanted your opinion about this dagger,
I bought it in an auction house but without informations about age and a correct price...
I think there is a date and a signature on the other side of the blade but I can't recognize it.
arabic ? hindi ? fantasy ?...

Is it recent indian made ? Nice hilt but the eyes are basic who make me think of a recent stuff...
( so if we can find the date it's good... )
Still a niece piece: It's pretty heavy and big: 43cm long

What do you think ?

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Old 5th February 2021, 02:41 PM   #2
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It looks like the blade from a Sudanese arm dagger on a modern Indian hilt
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Old 5th February 2021, 02:50 PM   #3
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Agree with Colin, modern Indian hilt, crude machine work, the material is Aventurine quartz, but they call every green stone a jade of course
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Old 5th February 2021, 04:17 PM   #4
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Alex and Colin are certainly right. The hilt of modern work.
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Old 5th February 2021, 06:07 PM   #5
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Thank you for your comments.

That's certainly why the starting price was hopefully low...
Yes the hilt shows aventurescence on some parts of the hilt,
crazy indeed, it was the principal lot in the double page catalogue describing 20-30 other lots,
with a large picture of the hilt and described as jade hilt and 19th century...

sure I didn't believe it was a mughal period hilt or made of thick jade jadeite hilt but at least something correct...

for the sudanese blade idea, it can be, I found looks like on oriental arms
( not the flat tourist blades, this one is half cm thick and well sharpened )

So it ''must'' be arabic, any idea about the date/signature ??
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Old 5th February 2021, 07:06 PM   #6
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...it was the principal lot in the double page catalogue describing 20-30 other lots, with a large picture of the hilt and described as jade hilt and 19th century...
Deep ignorance, or perhaps intentional, on auction's part. any specialist will see the traces of electric drilling "dremel" machine on the surface, visible with naked eye, even on photos, so they do not even have the basic, not to mention any specialized knowledge
There is no signature on the blade, the date is not in Arabic, it looks like 1990 (?)
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