Thread: TURKISH kindjal
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Old 19th August 2017, 09:08 AM   #20
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Sorry for piping in late.

My example has a mixture of decorative elements: niello decorations in the Circassian style and a characteristic South Caucasian/Turkish bar on the handle.
It suggests one of the two possibilities:
1). It came from the Turkey-dominated South Caucasian area ( such as Megrelia); or
2). It is the so-called "muhadjir"work by Circassian masters after their exile to the Ottoman Empire.

I have consulted with Kirill Rivkin, and he confirmed the Turkish connection.

Kubur, I might have misunderstood your question: if you were looking for a purely Turkish example, mine is not what you were looking for. If, however, you wanted to see Turkey-influenced one, mine would fit the bill.
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