Item:
ON1353

Original Imperial Russian Crimean War Era Cossack Kindjal Dagger with Silver Fitted Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. A kindjal (translated from the Russian Кинжал) is a double-edged dagger often with a single off-set groove on each face of the blade. The shape of the weapon is similar to the ancient Greek Xiphos, the Roman Gladius, or the Scottish dirk; and has been used as a secondary weapon in Georgia and the Caucasus since ancient times. 

This presents very nicely and is somewhat older than those usually encountered. Traditionally carried by the Cossacks, the South Russian Cavalry, these are wicked doubled edged daggers of very traditional style.

This example has a blade length 15" and is 20 1/2" in overall length. The blade is somewhat crude, typical of earlier examples, however it is still in great shape. There also is a engraving on one side, though we cannot tell what exactly it is.  The grip is made from horn in two wooden plates secured by three cross bolts, each secured by two washers, one on each side, six in total. These Six washers are all Imperial Russian SILVER coins. The Scabbard has embossed SILVER top and bottom mounts with the central wood frame covered in green leather.

Already over 150-170 years of age this was acquired in England, perhaps brought back by a soldier in the Crimean war. Will display very nicely in any collection.

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