Mughal Dagger & Scabbard Metal Bookmark
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In the paintings of the court life of Mughal India, courtiers and princes can be seen wearing one if not two daggers secured in his cummerbund.
The majority of weapons at court are notable for their floral decoration and the richness of the materials — rubies, jade and gold in this piece. Yet, these weapons were very effective in their primary purpose; their blades were made of the finest tempered steel available. The Indians followed the Persian tradition of hammering different types of steel together to form an elegant marbled pattern, resulting in a steel that was both supple and with a very hard sharp cutting edge.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. .50" W x 5.50" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)