Full wootz kard
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Overal length

Sheathed 34 cm

Dagger 31.4 cm

Blade length

20.2 cm

Blade thickness

Base 3.7 mm

Tip 2 mm

Blade width

Base 24.5 mm

Tip 15 mm

Weight

148 grams

Point of balance

1.5 cm from hilt

Materials

Wootz steel, gold

Origin

North India

Dating

19th century

Provenance

A Scandinavian collection

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Description

An interesting kard dagger made entirely of wootz, even the scabbard!

The blade of typical form with flat sides and a gradual taper to a point. The wootz on the blade is the best, fine-grained, high contrast, and with a prominent ladder pattern. It has a faceted bolster, each side decorated with gold koftgari, leading to a wootz grip. The grip is hollow, with rattles inside, but does not open like some of them do. It has remains of a band of gold on the edge and spine sides.

They went all the way on this one and also made the scabbard of wootz. In addition, the scabbard is pierced and decorated with koftgari. At the end is a nicely formed bud-shaped finial.

Some wear to the gold, otherwise in good condition. All wootz surfaces in recent polish and etch.

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