Bronze hilt with broad curved knuckle bow decorated with roped border and bands of small shapes and stippled scrolls. The terminal with a radially fluted raised boss or knob. Recurved grip with raised geometric lugs forming finger stalls. Ribbed edge oval guard with down turned terminals and elaborately shaped langets. 8" recurved double edged khanjar form blade, bright with light gray haze. Hilt crisp with uniform dark patina. Extraordinary original black ass skin covered scabbard with tooled borders, ridged medial and transverse bead shows very light surface soil with the skin 100% preserved as made including the delicate tip. Scarce form in exceptional preservation.

Stock Number: 97-1103

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