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Unusual jade knife handle
« on: May 07, 2016, 07:44:24 AM »

This isn't exactly ancient but it's not recent either so I wasn't sure where to put it.
Saw this on a blog I follow:
Thought it was a very unusual use of Jade 'beads' to form a dagger handle. Or at least they are described as jade. Interesting, anyhow! And I love the silver inlay in the stones.

Their description:
Jade Dagger

Dated: 19th century
Place of Origin: Ottoman Empire
Measurements: overall length: 12.5in (318mm); blade length: 7in (178mm)
An unusual dagger from the Ottoman Empire with a hilt that is carved in “Mutton-Fat” Jade, chiselled, inlaid with silver, and topped with a silver crown shaped pommel. The bolster and ricasso area of the blade are overlaid with gold decoration typical to daggers from that area. A nicely shaped blade, fullered and inlaid with two brass dots.

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Re: Unusual jade knife handle
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 08:56:17 AM »

Very beautiful form . The shape of the handle really plays off the overall shape well.Interesting inlay as well.
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