Aug 19, 2019
Aug 19, 2019

Dagger (Khanjali)

Dagger (Khanjali)

1700s - 1800s

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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.a



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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