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A CAUCASIAN QADDARA CUTLASS

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 600.00 USD
A CAUCASIAN QADDARA CUTLASS
Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will...
Of a type found in the Transcaucasus and northern Iran, its design suggests it was used in place of the saber, probably for close fighting by infantrymen. With a large, kindjal-type horn grip with iron mounts, the blade of unusual length, straight, single-edged, and fullered along the spine, with a long, acutely-pointed tip. Struck at the right forte with two maker's marks and a gold inscription.In its leather-covered wooden scabbard.Mid-19th century .Worn overall, substantial losses to leather .Overall length 81.2 cm. Condition II