This 19th Century Ottoman khanjar is typical of those from Kurdistan in modern day northern Iraq. These khanjar are also known as kindjal or khanjal.
The 240mm blade is double-edged with a raised medial rib. The curved blade is 50mm wide at the shoulders and retains very sharp edges. The blade is in good condition with use related marks and some small nicks to the edges.
The traditional Ottoman Kurdish hilt is carved from a single piece of buffalo horn in the style typical of the region and period. The khanjar has a total length of 382mm and the blade is firm in the hilt.
The dagger is complete with its leather covered wooden scabbard. The leather has tooled decoration on both sides (each side different) and the stitching remains intact. The scabbard is in good condition with wear commensurate with its age and use.
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