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Old 16th May 2024, 06:38 AM   #1
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Hello everyone! I know this is a qajar kindjal, from the late 19th century, but does anyone know who might have made it, where is came from, where it was used? Thank you!
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Old 16th May 2024, 02:48 PM   #2
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Looks to be Qajar indeed so probably used in Iran?

I have an identical one, the blade is wootz. Give it a test!
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Old 16th May 2024, 05:40 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure this one is Indian... and I would be surprised if it is wootz!

More exactly, I believe it to be an early 20th century Indian tourist replica.

But of course that I might be wrong...

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More exactly, I believe it to be a 20th century Indian tourist replica.
Early or late 20th century? Early is still during the ethnographic period of use. Do you suspect the whole item or just the fittings?
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Early or late 20th century? Early is still during the ethnographic period of use. Do you suspect the whole item or just the fittings?
Early 20th century.

The hilt is matching the scabbard and the fittings so I believe they are all original parts.
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Old 16th May 2024, 08:05 PM   #6
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I believe early 20th century Persian with perhaps some Indian influence.--bbjw
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Since the original poster did not update us about the blade, I'll share mine.

The mounts are crude, but Qajar period produced high quality and low quality items. The blade though is wootz and I believe even the original poster's blade is wootz as well. Seems to be from the same workshop.
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Since the original poster did not update us about the blade, I'll share mine.

The mounts are crude, but Qajar period produced high quality and low quality items. The blade though is wootz and I believe even the original poster's blade is wootz as well. Seems to be from the same workshop.
Indeed, they are very similar. And that is wootz indeed but in my opinion recent, 20th century crystalline wootz.
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