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19th Century Persian Kard

$8,900.00

Slightly curved, double-edged blade with raiser at the center, engraved with Arabic writings and floral motifs, silver engravings at the base; iron grip, finely engraved with figures, animals, garlands and floral motifs, the pommel engraved with a gilt, Persian figure....


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Slightly curved, double-edged blade with raiser at the center, engraved with Arabic writings and floral motifs, silver engravings at the base; iron grip, finely engraved with figures, animals, garlands and floral motifs, the pommel engraved with a gilt, Persian figure.

Period: 19th Century
Provenance: Persia
Dimension: 41.8 cm. Length

A kard (Persian کرد [kard] - knife) is a type of Islamic knife found in Turkey, Armenia, Persia, and all the way to India. Mostly used in the 18th century and before, it has a straight single edged blade and is usually no longer than 41 centimetres (16 in) in length. It has no guard, and usually the handle was bone, ivory, or horn. It was mostly a stabbing weapon, and commonly the point would be reinforced to penetrate chain mail. A major characteristic of a kard is that the hilt is only partially covered by the sheath. (Wikipedia)

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