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Georgia

Dagger (Qama) and sheath mid nineteenth century

RCIN 37881

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The qama is the national weapon of Georgia, often heavily decorated with embossed and chased silver, encrusted with coral and stones. A formidable weapon, the qama is used as jewellery, a symbol of the warrior and national pride. 

Probably acquired by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, late nineteenth century