A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

A IVORY-HILTED CURVED DAGGER (KHANJARLI) SOUTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

1336 to 1646 India

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Of typical form with curved double-edged blade with engraved double central gutter and armour piercing point, raised panel to top with stylised figures and elephant heads on either side, curved knuckle guard with makara head terminal, hilt with distinctive semi-circular finial set in place with iron pins.

Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1646)
For a very similar Khanjarli almost certainly by the same maker, see the Jorge Caravana Collection http://www.caravanacollection.com/?project=khanjarli-dagger
Bibl.: Hermann Historica, Antiquities, Antique Armour, Edged Weapons and Eastern Arms and Armour (Auction Catalogue ), Munich, 16 October, 2002, p. 143, fig. 672; Cameron Stone, 1999, pp. 352, 354, fig. 445 1/2; Tirri, 2004, p. 306, fig. 225
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Height 34.00 cm (13.39 inches)
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