Rare form and materials. This example is decidedly provincial and likely Caucasus where the kindjal is iconic. Good quality 6” broad medially fullered blade in good bright polish. Heavy metal hilt. The grips faced in punch decorated brass with the rivet heads chiseled as well. Foliate embossed brass tang band. Thick pewter pommel. Blind stitched leather covered scabbard with pewter throat and tip mounts. A Persian blade, traded or captured, provincially mounted and decorated. A charming one of a kind example made to the taste of its owner, probably about 1850.