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Dagger

1701/1799

Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum

This dagger known as Khanjar, belonged to Aurangeb and has a double edge with a slightly curved blade made of fine steel with a jade hilt. The hilts of the daggers produced during Mughal period were generally made of ivory, jade or metal studded with semi precious stones. A gold ring is fitted at the top of the hilt to hang a tassel made of twenty five pearl strings.

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  • Title: Dagger
  • Date: 1701/1799
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: Jade, Steel, Velvet 20.1 L (BLADE) , 11.3 L (HILT), 34.1 L (GENERAL), 8.9 L (BAND SHEATH) , 11.2 L (FERRULE)
  • Type: Dagger
  • Accession Number: XLIX-329

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