Complete Ivory Khanjar
A fine Indian Khanjar. The ivory hilt terminates in a parrots head with the daggers suspension cord still attached. The double-edged recurved blade is of Wootz Crucible steel displaying an active and vibrant watered pattern of high contrast with a crisp raised central rib and swollen tip.
A gold overlaid Devanagari inscription is found at the forte which contains names ending in Lāl and transliterates to ‘Rāgarasava-lāla camā(ra ..) and Moṇa-lāla-jī ko ga rī kā (possibly a makers inscription?). Translation pending.
The Khanjar comes complete with its original scabbard with matching silver locket and shape en-suite.
A special thank you to Clifford Wright, Professor of Sanskrit at SOAS University for deciphering the inscription.