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Old 19th March 2021, 08:42 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by francantolin
Thank you Kubur for your comments and links,
I hesitate to take all the pieces and transfer it on a kilij I have,
If I can get that price ,
maybe I have piece enough for the the backside !!

Seriously, I find strange that this wonderful piece sold by Christies was ''just''made of gilt copper and not a massive silver scabbard, gold...
It was sold by Christie's not because of the decorated tombac (they are almost always made of tombac) scabbard and hilt but because of the blade... I guess.

However, it wouldn't be the first time a reputed auction house to sell a rather disputable lot.

Regarding your dagger, it has a very flat blade that was probably cut from sheet/band steel. So I would say it is rather touristy.
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