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A very rare Kard
Bukhara knife
19th century
Rhino and Lapis hilt
Fine chiseled blade
Wootz blade
Silver & Niello fittings

A very rare Kard Bukhara knife central asia Russian 19th century Rhino and Lapis hilt Fine chiseled blade Wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com


A very rare silver and Niello dress Bukhara Kard.

This fine example measures 42.5cms in its sheath, 40.5cms out and has a blade length of 28.5cms to the edge of the bolster.
The large carved rhino horn hilt is crafted in typical Central Asian style being cross cut, shaped and pinned to the blades tang. The fore grip is dressed with fine lapis Lazuli stone inserts to each side and capped with an engraved silver & Niello grip strap and bolsters.
The fine and very rare Central Asian crafted Wootz blade carries a thick decoratively chiselled "T" spine whilst the body of the blade is a strong yet thin and light version of its heavier Persian counterparts.
The Kard sits within a partial leather over timber sheath that is mounted with three fine, thick silver fittings. Each fitting is profusely covered with native motifs to the outer faces, motifs which are completed in Niello and a gilt wash. The reverse side of the fittings are simple in design with the upper and lower displaying a floral Niello motif and the upper carrying silver suspension loops.

A very rare knife type from Central Asia.

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