Ivory-Hilted Curved Dagger (Khanjarli) South India, 18th Century


India, 18th Century

Of typical form with curved double-edged blade with engraved double central gutter and armour piercing point, raised panel to top with stylised figures and elephant heads on either side, curved knuckle guard with makara head terminal, hilt with distinctive semi-circular finial set in place with iron pins.

Length 34.00cm (13.39 inches)

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Literature: Bibl.: Hermann Historica, Antiquities, Antique Armour, Edged Weapons and Eastern Arms and Armour (Auction Catalogue ), Munich, 16 October, 2002, p. 143, fig. 672; Cameron Stone, 1999, pp. 352, 354, fig. 445 1/2; Tirri, 2004, p. 306, fig. 225

Exhibitions: For a very similar Khanjarli almost certainly by the same maker, see the Jorge Caravana Collection http://www.caravanacollection.com/?project=khanjarli

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