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A silver-mounted Armenian kindjal qama dagger....

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A silver-mounted Armenian kindjal qama dagger. The hilt is made of two polished horn scales fastened to the tang by two silver rivets. The blade is double-edged with one central fuller on each side. The scabbard is constructed of two wooden scales covered in purple velvet with engraved silver fittings decorated with precision work in niello floral motifs. 19th century. Dimensions: L: 17 in., (43 cm.) Very good with expected signs of wear.