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The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques » 2012 » September

...of gem has inspired for millennia. Now let them inspire you. Posted in Jewelry , M.S. Rau Blog | No Comments » Beauty Amidst Danger September 6th, 2012 | posted by James Gillis Rare Georgian kindjal dagger...... favorites that we have in the gallery right now are these three elegant examples. With intricate designs and workmanship, and the unyielding form of a serious weapon, these pieces wonderfully embody daggers as both a......the traditional long black robe with the kindjal worn on the side, an ensemble which is still worn by Cossacks today. Gold gilt kindjal dagger. Item 29-8560 The kindjal – a dagger-like weapon– was designed for close... Read More »

Glossary of Antiques Terms - Antiques Glossary ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

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.... Kindjal Dagger A Russian dagger used as both a side arm and fashion accessory, often decorated with niello inlay, gold gilt, silver, ivory or cloisonné... Read More »