|Title:||Oriental Knife With Case and Wood Sheath|
|Description:||unknown vintage oriental knife with adorned cloth case and wood fabric covered scabbard|
|Condition:||6" blade, 10 3/4" overall. Knife itself is excellent, no knicks in the blade. At the hilt there is decorative gold or gold leaf on the blade with the pattern extending into the handle. Blade surface underneath the gold is finely crosshatched (to help the gold adhere?). Handle appears to be hollow and filled with some white material and possibly cork? Front metal casing at hilt gives way to stone segments with etchings and gold into them, ending with the ball cap with green paint decoration. The longer darker brown handle segment should have more gold in it but it's worn away over time. The design was plants with spikes of leaves. Scabbard is hand carved wood, covered in fabric. Fabric is wearing away in areas. Cloth case is coming apart at the base on one side. Outer gold/white pattern appears machine sewn on. All decoration and relief design on the red portion is gold and green toned thread. Threading on designs are coming off in a reas and some appears to have already been removed.|
|Appraised By:||Will Gorges|
|Appraiser Comments:||North African type trade knife style, age cannot readily be determined but estimated at 20th century. Common form and typical of many sold in markets for decades. Kindjal form, modified from the true Balkan style of the early 1750 era.|
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