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Dagger (Khanjali) with Scabbard

Dagger (Khanjali) with Scabbard


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Overall: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.); Blade: 35.9 cm (14 1/8 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.736


Did you know?

Scabbards for daggers like these are usually highly engraved with gold or silver designs and can sometimes include embedded gemstones.


A khanjali is a dagger popular with the inhabitants of Georgia and the rest of the Caucasus since ancient times. They often have a single offset groove on each face of the blade and the shape is similar to the ancient Roman gladius and the Scottish dirk.

See also
MED - Arms & Armor
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Arms and Armor
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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