Ottoman Kard

Code EA11

This is a 19th c. Ottoman Kard dagger. The traditionally shaped hilt is of bone fastened to the tang by three rivets. The blade is hand-forged wootz with an easily visible pattern.  The back of the blade is straight and level to the tip. The blade edge is very slightly recurved, as in a yataghan, and sweeps up to a fine point at the tip. The width of the blade is ⅛ inch at the hilt, tapering distally to the tip.  The blade is 7 ¼ inches long, ½ inch wide.  The overall length is 11 ½ inches.

This weapon is more accurately called a stiletto. It's use was likely as a covert weapon.

Category: Knife