Object Title

Kindjal

Kindjal

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

X.727

Provenance

Bequeathed by J.B.P. Young, 1980.

Physical Description

With one piece horn grip. Hilt of conventional form made of horn coloured green-black and decorated on one side with two islamic dome headed studs and scalloped rivet plates decorated with gold scroll decoration, one at each end of the grip.
Straight, double-edged, spear-point blade of flattened diamond section. Each side has an 216 mm (8 1/2 in) fuller running from the hilt, with the hilt decoration outside the hand, the inside fuller is just forward of the centre of the blade and the outside fuller just back from the centre. There is no scabbard.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 413 mm (16 1/2 in), blade length: 290 mm (11 7/16 in), blade width: 34 mm (1 7/8 in) Weight: 0.27 kg

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Caucasus