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Old 7th October 2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Ivory Grip Kindjal, Qama. Activity in Blade.

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What are you impressions of this Kindjal?

Overall length:56 cm (22 in.)
Blade length: 43.5 (17.1 in.)
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Old 7th October 2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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Old 7th October 2017, 06:21 PM   #3
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Old 7th October 2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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The scales don't look like ivory.

The activity in the blade looks like acid etching to simulate a pattern welded core.

Maybe I'm wrong...
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Old 7th October 2017, 06:59 PM   #5
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Walrus ivory, which other similar examples reportedly have. Or possibly bone.

The fuller section looks to be inserted.

I was initially inclined to think acid etching, but there is quite a contrast between the colours of the metal in that section.

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Old 7th October 2017, 07:46 PM   #6
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I'm afraid i agree with Rick. The activity looks like an acid etch and the grip looks like bone, not walrus ivory. Of course, in hand or with different photos that opinion could change.
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Old 7th October 2017, 08:07 PM   #7
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Nice kinjal!
I vote for bone.
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Old 7th October 2017, 10:43 PM   #8
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Agreed...bone scales and acid etched blade.
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Old 8th October 2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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Thank you all for your comments. The title now appears inaccurate.
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Great kindjal!I definitely think it's Persian work.Is it possible to take a picture at the top of the blade?
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Old 10th October 2017, 11:36 AM   #11
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Hi OsobistGB, thank you for your assistance..Pictures of tip and base of blade..
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