- Price Range: £10000-£25000
- Date: 1840
- Size: Length: 34 cm / 13.4 inches
The curved double-edged watered steel blade with medial ridge left plain but for two empty cartouches on either side, one side of the waisted ivory hilt finely carved in relief with the figures of a man and a woman with three putti crouched at their feet and panels of nasta’liq above and below, the reverse with the engraving of a man with two animals at his feet and surrounded by various plants.
The Persian inscription on the hilt reads: khandjar-e kajdar be-kaf-e shazadeh-ye malik-riqab, minumayad chon helali ra be-dast-e aftab (The bending dagger in the hand of the Prince who dominates, is like a crescent (moon) in the hand of the sun).
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