Jambiya Blued Steel

IP15 Jimbaya India

Code IP15

A small 9 inch long dagger c. late 19th C with a double edged curved blade measuring 5 ¼ inches.  The blade and hilt show nich silver inlay of geometric and figural decorations, including a crescent, a star, and a fish.  This is a very nice example of charcol blued steel that contrasts beautifully with the silver koftgiri.  This was probably made for the Ottoman market as indicated by the particular decorations.


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