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art-of-swords:

Hunting Dagger

  • Dated: early 19th century
  • Culture: Russian
  • Medium: steel (blade), agate (handle), nielloed-silver (mounts), green dyed lizard skin (scabbard)
  • Measurements: overall length: 14 1/4”; blade length: 9 3/4”

The Russian single-edged hunting dagger has an octagonal-form handle crafted of solid polished agate displaying patterning. The nielloed silver mounts adorn the pommel, bolster and the scabbard and feature various hunting scenes executed in great detail. There are narrow fullers along the back edge of both sides of the blade. The scabbard is sheathed in dyed green lizard skin.

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