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Bornean khanjar dagger, 18th to 19th century, wood, bone, steel, H. with sheath 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); H. without sheath 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm); Wt. 3.9 oz. (110.6 g); Wt. of sheath 1.3 oz. (36.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Bornean khanjar dagger, 18th to 19th century, wood, bone, steel, H. with sheath 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); H. without sheath 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm); Wt. 3.9 oz. (110.6 g); Wt. of sheath 1.3 oz. (36.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Balkan dzeferdar miquelet gun, 18th century, wood, steel, brass, niello, silver, mother-of-pearl, coral, turquoise, sapphire, ruby, L. 62 3/4 in. (159.4 cm), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Balkan dzeferdar miquelet gun, 18th century, wood, steel, brass, niello, silver, mother-of-pearl, coral, turquoise, sapphire, ruby, L. 62 3/4 in. (159.4 cm), Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Met Museum.

Indian bichwa / bichuwa dagger, 18th century, H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); H. of blade 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Wt. 12.5 oz. (354.4 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian bichwa / bichuwa dagger, 18th century, H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); H. of blade 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Wt. 12.5 oz. (354.4 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indo-Persian jambiya dagger, 19th century, Indian hilt, Ottoman blade, steel, jade, silver, emerald, ruby, gold, H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); H. of blade 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Wt. 7.3 oz. (207 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indo-Persian jambiya dagger, 19th century, Indian hilt, Ottoman blade, steel, jade, silver, emerald, ruby, gold, H. 13 3/8 in. (34 cm); H. of blade 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); W. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Wt. 7.3 oz. (207 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian kard knife, 18th to 19th century, steel, gold, L. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm); W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Wt. 10.2 oz. (289.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian kard knife, 18th to 19th century, steel, gold, L. 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm); W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Wt. 10.2 oz. (289.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian chaqu (clasp knife) (Chaqu), ca. 1825 to 1900, British blade, jade, steel, L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); L. of grip 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); W. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian chaqu (clasp knife) (Chaqu), ca. 1825 to 1900, British blade, jade, steel, L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); L. of grip 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); W. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indo-Persian qama (double edged straight dagger), 19th century, Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Indo-Persian qama (double edged straight dagger), 19th century, Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Persian kard dagger, ca. 1805-6, damascus steel blade, ivory, gold, L. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); L. of blade 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.1 g), Met Museum.

Persian kard dagger, ca. 1805-6, damascus steel blade, ivory, gold, L. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm); L. of blade 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 8.4 oz. (238.1 g), Met Museum.

Circassian qama / kindjal, 18th to 19th century, steel, brass, ivory, L. 23 3/4 in. (60.3 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 3.9 oz. (564.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Circassian qama / kindjal, 18th to 19th century, steel, brass, ivory, L. 23 3/4 in. (60.3 cm); W. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 3.9 oz. (564.2 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian chaqu (clasp knife) (Chaqu), ca. 1825 to 1900, British blade, jade, steel, L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); L. of grip 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); W. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Persian chaqu (clasp knife) (Chaqu), ca. 1825 to 1900, British blade, jade, steel, L. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); L. of grip 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm); W. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman berdiche or balta, 16th century, steel, Length, 36 1/4 in. (92.08 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman berdiche or balta, 16th century, steel, Length, 36 1/4 in. (92.08 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian jambiya, 19th century, steel, copper, gold, wood, H. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm); H. of blade 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum.

Indian jambiya, 19th century, steel, copper, gold, wood, H. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm); H. of blade 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); W. 2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm); Wt. 6.5 oz. (184.3 g), Met Museum.

Jambiya dagger, Ottoman blade (mid-16th c), European hilt  (1600–1650?), steel damascened with gold, L. 10 3/8 in. (26.34 cm), Met Museum. Indo-Persian blades were valued in Europe, they were exported and mounted with European hilts. This blade has been fitted with a hilt damascened with gold arabesques of Middle Eastern inspiration. Inscribed:"It is a dagger since it attempted [to take] the life of the unfaithful lover. My Turk took it [wrapped in gold] and bound it to his sash".

Jambiya dagger, Ottoman blade c), European hilt steel…

Indian kard dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, jade, gold, ruby, leather, silver, H. 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Wt. 8.8 oz. (249.5 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian kard dagger, 18th to 19th century, steel, jade, gold, ruby, leather, silver, H. 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); W. 2 in. (5.1 cm); Wt. 8.8 oz. (249.5 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Caucasian (Cossack) qama / kindjal, 19th century, steel, leather, wood, silver, H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); H. of blade 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); Wt. 9.9 oz. (280.7 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Caucasian (Cossack) qama / kindjal, 19th century, steel, leather, wood, silver, H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); H. of blade 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); Wt. 9.9 oz. (280.7 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

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