The blades deeply sculpted with elephant heads at the base and may be watered steel. The interior blade bright with original preservative. The frame and grips decorated in and out with gold naturalistic foliage. Virtually all the gold and silver decoration on Near and Middle Eastern weapons and armor is overlay (koftgari), a thin surface applique mechanically bonded to the base. This is true inlay with the metal surface inscribed with gravers and the void created filled with gold and polished smooth with the base metal. This is just the second or third example so embellished that we’ve offered in our 55 years in the business. Additionally, the use of naturalistic foliage decoration is specifically identified to the period of Shah Jahan and before and abandoned by his successor Aurangzeb dating this example pre1659. Accompanied by an early sepia photo, 8 ½” x 6 ½” of an arms display on a fine oak paneled wall, presumably in a manor house or castle, with the items numbered in pencil. The back with a hand written inventory of the items priced. This is #27 in the photograph identified as \Dagger, Spring “Kattar”. Some losses to the gold and minor oxidation consistent with its age. A truly unique offering.

Stock Number: A2219


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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


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Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

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All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
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