SUPER RARE, VERY FINE ANTIQUE ISLAMIC MUGHAL DAGGER - KNIFE. MAGNIFICENT, RICHLY DECORATED MUSEUM QUALITY DAGGER - METICULOUS ATTENTION TO SMALLEST DETAILS. INDIA, LUCKNOW, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY. The history of Lucknow can be traced back to the ancient times of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. It is said that Lakshmana, who was the brother of Lord Rama, laid the foundation of the ancient city.This was near the Gomti River on an elevated piece of land. It was then called Lakshmanpur. However, the city came into notice only during the 18th Century. It was during the year 1720 when the great Mughal emperors began to appoint Nawabs in order to ensure smooth administration in the province. In the year 1732, Mohammad Amir Saadat Khan was appointed as the viceroyal of Awadh, in which Lucknow was a major province. It was then that the powerful dynasty of the Nawabs, which changed the history of this unknown place. Under the rule of the Nawabs, Lucknow flourished like never before. After 1755, Lucknow grew by leaps and bounds under the rule of the fourth Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. Lucknow flourished in each and every aspect, which includes poetry, dance, music and the other finer aspects of the lifestyle of Lucknow. GRIP AND SCABBARD MOUNTS ARE DECORATED WITH MULTY COLOR ENAMEL - TYPICAL LUCKNOW STYLE. GOLD DECORATED BACK STRAP AND BOLSTERS ON GRIP. RED FABRIC OVER WOOD SCABBARD (fabric is old replacement, probably was done about 100 years ago). SUPERB QUALITY DAMASCUS WATERED STEEL WOOTZ (BULAT) BLADE. VERY FINE WOOTZ PATTERN THROUGHOUT ENTIRE BLADE. (31.5 cm) LONG IN SCABBARD.
(27.9 cm) LONG OUT OF SCABBARD. BLADE IS ABOUT 6 9/16 in. VERY GOOD ORIGINAL ANTIQUE UNCLEANED CONDITION, SHOWS HONEST NORMAL AGE WEAR.BLADE IS IN EXCELLENT ANTIQUE UNCLEANED CONDITION. EXPECTED MINOR LOSSES TO ENAMEL. SOME NORMAL WEAR TO GOLD ON BACK STRAP AND BOLSTERS ON GRIP.
ALL 100% ORIGINAL, NO REPAIRS (except old replaced fabric on scabbard). FINEST QUALITY VERY RARE COLLECTORS GRADE EXAMPLE.
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