Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India
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Khanjar Knife with tiger Head Handle - North India

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Beautiful Example of a Mughal khinjal (dagger) with Koftgari (inlaid silver) hilt and sheath from North India, the steel blade of slightly curved form decorated with inlay. The hilt in the form of a tiger head decorated with flower heads and scrolling stylized vine.

Total Length - 23cm

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Koftgari is the Indian form of damascening which closely resembles the damascening found in Persia and Syria. The inlay process begins after the piece is moulded and fully formed. The intended design is engraved into the base metal and fine gold or silver wire is then hammered into the grooves.