SOLD Antique Islamic Central Asian Dagger Pesh-Kabz Central Asia Bukhara Or Samarkand

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SOLD Antique 19th century Islamic Central Asian dagger Pesh-Kabz, Central Asia. This type of the distinguishing in form daggers were crafted during the 18th -19th century by skilled Muslim artisans in central Asian cities Bukhara and Samarkand. Once designated Emirates or Khanates and important centers of Islamic culture and art.


DETAILS: A very good quality finely hand forged sturdy recurved s still blade of “T” shape cross-section, tapering gradually from the hilt to the point showing on the surface laminations pattern and reinforced with steel bolsters and brass ferule.

The large bulbous 'pistol grip' hilt formed of two pieces of dark brown horn scales , riveted to the tang by iron pin, complete with brass straps adorned at the back with elaborate brass strap, set with 13 natural blue turquoises and two turquoises on each face of the hilt. In its wood scabbard bound in brown tooled leather.


A Central Asian, weapons from Bukhara and Samarkand are extremely rare compared to Turkish, Indian, Persian, or Caucasian weapons. This region was not heavily populated, and warriors were a very small percentage of the population. The Bukhara and Samarkand arms are hardly ever seen in museums, including museums in Russia.


Since the scabbard is very tight and recurved the blade mast be inserted to the scabbard gently to protect the scabbard from damage.


MEASUREMENTS:

The overall length in the scabbard is: 34 cm (13.39 inches)

Overall length without the scabbard: 33.4 cm (13.5 inches)


CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, with some age wear overall, the horn hilt has cracks from age (as common in old horn). Since the scabbard is very tight and recurved the blade mast be inserted to the scabbard gently to protect the scabbard from damage.

Please notice that the pictures in the listing are part of the description of the condition of the object.