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.

Ceremonial Dagger

  • Dated: circa 1876-1899
  • Culture: China – possibly Mongolia
  • Medium: steel, grey/black nephrite, jade, silver, coral and turquoises.
  • Measurements: full Length ~ 55 cm; blade Length ~ 33 cm

Large dagger with a slightly curved blade with one edge with grooves on both sides. Hilt in the shape of a pistol’s handle in grey/black nephrite. The guard is shaped like a disc and is in silver set with coral and turquoises.

The scabbard is made in silver in one single piece showing etched work on both sides with a floral decoration theme enriched with set coral and turquoises. Jade panels ornament the tip and upper fitting.

This fitting shows an engraving with a bird motif. Two hanging rings, each on one side, are also decorated with a floral motif.

Source & Copyright: Caravana Collection

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