Join Date: May 2008
Location: Czech Republic
Thanks Stelio. I asked, because till now I saw this kind of Ottoman (and I would say from Anatolian territory ?) rhino hilt (exactly the same shape - I mean especiall the upper part) without any rivets. In one case there were rivets, but attached only from decorative reason (it did not go through the steel tongue ; BTW - the steel tongue inside the hilt used to go to cca mid length of the hilt in these concrete cases). It may be that in your case the rivets were "supplemented" additionaly to reinforce the old dagger)
Also, very often it these cases, the blade used to taper immediately from the hilt (like very long triangle), which is not common in another qama styles.