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Old 1st October 2016, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default TURKISH kindjal

Hi
Do you have any good examples of Turkish Ottoman kindjal?
Not Greek and not Caucasian
Real Turkish Ottoman kindjals with straight or curved blade...
The only ones that I know are the Trabzon coral stuffed kindjals...
Do you know other styles?
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Old 2nd October 2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hello Kubur.

A few days ago I bought an ottoman kindjal but yet not I have in my hands. I will upload a photo that I found in the internet that is similar.
My opinion is this is the Ottoman type kindjal with the designation qama.
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Old 2nd October 2016, 05:24 PM   #3
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Here is mine. Circassian style of decoration.
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Old 2nd October 2016, 06:02 PM   #4
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Here is mine. Circassian style of decoration.


Thank you Ariel!
I have a problem if the decoration is Caucasian, and maybe the blade.
What makes your kindjal Turkish? I know that you are very sharp for Caucasian affairs so i'm sure that you have good reasons but for a little head like me it's not obvious...
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Old 29th May 2017, 12:31 PM   #5
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Default ottoman qama / kama

Ottoman big kindjal or kama
Late 18th century early 19th century. His rhinoceros handle with golden patterns and writing on his blade.
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Old 29th May 2017, 01:45 PM   #6
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Hi Stelio, what is the total length og this kinjal ? I gues no rivets/studs in the handle ....
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Thank you Ariel!
I have a problem if the decoration is Caucasian, and maybe the blade.
What makes your kindjal Turkish?

I also wonder what makes Ariels kindjal Ottoman.
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Old 2nd October 2016, 05:57 PM   #8
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Hello Kubur.

A few days ago I bought an ottoman kindjal but yet not I have in my hands. I will upload a photo that I found in the internet that is similar.
My opinion is this is the Ottoman type kindjal with the designation qama.


Hi Stelio,
It's exactly what i was looking for, thanks.
It's really a good catch, just a gorgeous dagger. What a shame that you don't have the scabbard. Some collectors call them Court daggers... and i think that is so wrong, let's call them daggers for wealthy people or noblemen daggers.
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Hi
Do you have any good examples of Turkish Ottoman kindjal?
Not Greek and not Caucasian
Real Turkish Ottoman kindjals with straight or curved blade...
The only ones that I know are the Trabzon coral stuffed kindjals...
Do you know other styles?
Thanks

Here is an example of an Ottoman bebut kindjal.

17in. overall, 9.5in blade, 1.75in. wide at the forte.
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Old 21st July 2017, 07:31 AM   #10
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Hi Guys
What about this nice chap?
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What about this nice chap?
Nice example!
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Thank you Estrch
In fact I was expecting to find more like this one...
Your example is very nice too!

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Thank you Estrch
In fact I was expecting to find more like this one...
Your example is very nice too!


I looked around but could not find many of this type, do you have any measurements on yours?
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