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Caucasian Circassia

Dagger (Qama), bi-knife and scabbard nineteenth century

RCIN 37942

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A long dagger with a double-edged pointed steel blade, and an unguarded steel hilt, incurved at the grip, faced with two walrus-ivory plaques inlaid in gold and silver. Wooden sheath overlaid with similar ivory work, mounted with chape, sling, collar and bands of silver, containing a small side knife.