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Sword, F82.157

Physical Description

Qama' or 'Kindjal'. Fine, straight steel blade. Double-edges, almost parallel, tapering to point. Single, deep, off-centre groove each side. Gilted symmetrical floral (?) pattern and vase-shaped motif, worn gilt, one side only. Straight hilt, brass, floral, 8-point star. Split, grooved, black wooden grip and flat, rounded pommel. Very worn brown velvet scabbard, brass chape and locket with ring. Decorated leaf (?) pattern, four 8-point stars. Small knob, plain, at chape.

Provenance

?Locality

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 512 x 53 x 30mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 492 x 50 x 19mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 372 x 53 x 30mm

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