A Western Asiatic Single-Edged Knife | 16th-18th century AD

This is a hand-forged iron single-edged knife with a T-section blade. The knife curves back and has a scooped grip with rivets. Possibly a pesh-kabz or similar weapon, in fine condition.

Date: 16th-18th century AD

Size: 410mm x 38mm / 263 grams

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London specialist auction. Property of an Essex collector; acquired on the UK art market; formerly in an early 1990s private collection. 

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