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A ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED DAGGER (PESH-KABZ)
A ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED DAGGER (PESH-KABZ)

NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY

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A ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED DAGGER (PESH-KABZ)
NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
The blade of typical straight single-edged form tapering towards the point, the reinforced point of square section, the forte and base of the hilt with possibly later gold-damascened decoration, the hilt deeply carved to receive inlay work now lacking, with motifs of birds in foliage, the velvet covered sheath with gold-damascened mounts, some corrosion
14¾in. (40cm.) long with sheath

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