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Lot 279: A CAUCASIAN SILVER DAGGER (KINDJAL) AND SCABBARD, DAGESTAN, KUBACHI, CIRCA 1900 |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the steel hilt inlaid with silver entwined split-arabesques with gilt detail, straight double-edged blade with central-ridge and gold-overlaid mark, the scabbard with en-suite silver decoration, the other side revealing leather-covered wood interior
In overall good condition, the blade with very light scratches and very minor marks of oxidisation, the hilt and scabbard also in good condition, the tip of the scabbard with minor scratch, as viewed.
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