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Old 25th June 2019, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Kindjal, filigreed sheath.

I was shown a Kindjal with 14 ďof blade and three fullers. It feels as a robust blade, something you could really fight with. I am hesitating because the scabbard is completely and nicely covered with filigreed silver? I went thru K. Rivkinís Arms and Armor and could find no examples of scabbards with filigree decorations. Does anyone know of collectable Kindjal sheathed in filigreed silver?

I could get no pictures. So in advance I apologize.
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Old 25th June 2019, 04:15 AM   #2
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Are the fullers narrow and positioned as short- longer-short? Is the blade flat? Is there numeral 3 on the back of the scabbard?
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Old 25th June 2019, 04:37 AM   #3
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three fullers long short long the middle is shorter and stops three inches short of the hilt. At the tapered point the fullers converge into a vee
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Old 25th June 2019, 04:40 AM   #4
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The blade is not flat but is beveled. no marks, no 3. on the back side two fullers.

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Old 25th June 2019, 05:49 AM   #5
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Without pics it is impossible to be sure, but I suspect that this kindjal may be a
fresh Georgian souvenir
Filigree is technically the simplest and cheapest decorative technique and is used widely on souvenir handles and scabbards.
If you manage to photograph it, I may change my uninformed guess.

Hoping to be wrong.
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Old 25th June 2019, 06:41 AM   #6
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Here is my Georgian Qama (that's how they are called in Georgia).
I estimate it to be from around 1960 (but I might be wrong).
It has a very good pattern welded blade (I cleaned all the traces of rust you can see in the photos).
The inscription on the back says: "given to Imedadze from Kintsurashvili."
The filigree is of very high quality and is neither simple to make nor of lesser value.
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