Indian dagger, 18th century, steel, shark skin, jade, gold, ruby, emerald, sapphire, silver, L. of blade 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); W. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); Wt. 3.5 oz. (99.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
A GOLD-DAMASCENED STEEL DAGGER (KHANJAR) QAJAR IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
A NIELLOED SILVER DAGGER, GEORGIA OR EASTERN TURKEY, 19TH CENTURY
These look AMAZING! When you go into battle you want boss weapons like these
I designed a knife very similar to this for a DnD character a few years ago, now I know it is called a Tessen.
Katar Dagger Dated: 17th century Place of Origin: Thanjavur Culture: Indian, Thanjavur Medium: steel Measurements: overall length 15 7/8 inches (40.3 cm); width 4 ½ inches (11.4 cm); weight 22.2 ounces (629.4 g)
Indian hooded katar, with prominent peacocks, yali's (leogryphs) and fish, 17th to 18th century, European blade. Dimensions: L. 18 9/16 in. (47.1 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Wt. 25.4 oz. (720.1 g), Met Museum. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
The blade of this dagger, which has a very fine watered steel pattern, was made in 1800-01, around 30 years before the hilt. The inscription on the hilt says that it was made in Kirman to the order of Hassan Khan, known as Agha Khan-i Beglarbegi. One side has his portrait, while the other side has a portrait of the Qajar ruler Muhammad Shah (ruled 1834-48), wearing a dagger very similar to this one tucked into his belt.