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Old 1st September 2016, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Help for silver and niello kindjal

I would like information about this kindjal . I am aware that the holder was a Greek who brought from the war of Crimean.
The initials of the manufacturer is A. H and date 1843. It has yet to stamp on the silver 84 had in Russia. 40 cm long and wootz blade. What you say that could be the country of the construction area?
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Old 1st September 2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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I see no wootz or just damascus.
Most likely, it is a Georgian manufacture, likely Tiflis ( Tbilisi).
If there is a stamp, it would be nice to see its close-up pic.
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Old 2nd September 2016, 11:17 AM   #3
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Hello
Some photos with mark's and the blade.
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Old 2nd September 2016, 11:25 AM   #4
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I was wrong to date , the correct year is 1848
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Old 3rd September 2016, 03:36 PM   #5
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I believe this is not a makerís but a Russian assay mark. The second letter is an И (Cyrillic I). It looks nearly identical to the mark of assayer A. Inozemtsev of Novocherkassk , but he was, apparently at least, active between 1844-1847. There should normally be in addition a makerís mark and perhaps a town mark. Comments from members versed in Russian hallmarks would be very welcome.
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Old 4th September 2016, 06:02 PM   #6
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Hi Stelio,

Very nice Kindjal thanks for sharing. It is very similar in style to the Turkish Trabzon kindjal but the decoration and marks show it to be probably Georgian as stated by Ariel. Andreas is spot on with the name of the assayer. Anyway it is a very nice piece. Does it have a scabbard as they sometimes carry marks.
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Hello
Some photos with mark's and the blade.
Hard to tell, maybe pattern welded.
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Old 5th September 2016, 11:56 AM   #8
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Γειά σου Αντρέα.

Thank you all for the help.Miguel
thank you for your kind words.I found these pictures that such a kindjal wear the Greeks warriors of the Black sea in the 19th century.
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