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Old 7th June 2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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This piece had recently come in when I visited Artzi in Israel.

http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/item.php?id=5689

He identified it simply as a "khanjar", which I gather is a pretty generic term sometimes used synonymously with jambiya. The blade resembles those on daggers identified as a khanjarli, more than a typical jambiya blade, which fits the Indian association. However, I did not see anything that matched it well in Tirri's book.

Opinions on whether it is more likely Hindu or Muslim?
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Old 7th June 2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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1. This is both Indian and Muslim - it is Moghul, who were Muslim Indians

2. Yes it is a khanjar which a generic term, especially in use there for this type of knife

3. Tirri's book is questionable at best.
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Old 8th June 2013, 01:41 AM   #3
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Tirri's book is questionable at best.


What better sources do you recommend that are in print or at least affordable?
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Old 8th June 2013, 07:11 AM   #4
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Start with the garden variety George Cameron Stone: great source and inexpensive on Amazon.
Egerton is useful and available. Elgood's book is excellent re. Hindu weapons, but khanjars are not well represented there: too Moghul :-)
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Thanks. I have all three on order (actually the Stone book arrives next time I turn on my iPad).
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