- Dated: 18th century
- Culture: Indian (Mughal)
- Measurements: overall length 40.5 cm
The dagger has a straight, double-edged, Damascus steel blade, grooved at the centre and slightly strengthened at the tip. It features a beautiful, dark green jade grip with an angled pommel, chiselled with floral motifs at the edge and enriched with rubies framed with yellow gold.
The silver-plated wooden scabbard is engraved and decorated at the upper parts with a bas-relieved garland and a band featuring an inscription in Arabic. There’s also a shell-shaped tip, a decorated suspension ring and remains of gilding.
For similar, jade grips decorated with hard stones and gold, see “Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour” by Robert Hales, pages 18-27. Also, this is interesting and rare blade, almost straight, has an unusual length considering the type of dagger.
when i die please punch everyone who says “i wish i got to know them better”
every class is art class if you dont care enough
Well, I’ve been working since 2 pm this afternoon and have another long day ahead of me tomorrow. I came back home a few minutes ago thinking I could work here but I’m in the rare mood for francophone spelling so I’m going to capitalize on it. Well, that and all the flying insects are annoying me.
Whew. apromptripost, I’ll think of something witty to say later; worldsoul14, let me know if you end up tracking that book down soon; master-of—alchemy, I need to get to work on the next chapter so help meeeeeee; enniethewriter, when I wake up tomorrow I wanna see the rewrite (no more excuses for not writing everyday and having something to show for it).
I took a break from reading and logic theory and accidentally took a picture so now there is a picture.
I am tired.
*sob* I’ve been working in the lab since 2 pm and I’ve done exactly not enough work.
Honestly, there’s always ONE class I put off every semester and this time it’s Logic Theory I and I hate myself for taking it because I didn’t have to.
I SIGNED UP BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN.