Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Rock Crystal Daggers

Gem-set rock crystal-hilted Dagger (1st picture)

Medium: Mughal

Location: India

Dated: 18th century 

Dimensions & Materials: 43 cm. With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold.

Rock crystal-hilted Dagger (2nd picture)

Medium: Mughal

Location: India

Dated: 18th century

Dimensions & Materials: 41.5 cm. With curving watered steel blade, the hilt carved with floral and foliate decoration on either side, with curving pommel.

Copyright: © Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd. 

Source: Alain Truong 

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