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.

Quartz Hilted Dagger

  • Dated: 17th Century
  • Culture: Indian
  • Medium: steel, quartz

The straight steel dagger has a central ridge embossed at the forte in the form of a palmette while the waisted rock crystal hilt features carved flutes and leaf designs carved into the pommel.

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