hunting-dagger

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Hunting Dagger

  • Dated: early 19th century
  • Culture: Russian
  • Medium: steel (blade), agate (handle), nielloed-silver (mounts), green dyed lizard skin (scabbard)
  • Measurements: overall length: 14 1/4”; blade length: 9 3/4”

The Russian single-edged hunting dagger has an octagonal-form handle crafted of solid polished agate displaying patterning. The nielloed silver mounts adorn the pommel, bolster and the scabbard and feature various hunting scenes executed in great detail. There are narrow fullers along the back edge of both sides of the blade. The scabbard is sheathed in dyed green lizard skin.

Source: Copyright © 2014 M.S. Rau Antiques

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Georgian Hunting Dagger

  • Dated: second half of the 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 43.9 cm

The hilt of European form comes with flattened-cylindrical pommel and small, recurved, double guard in brass, engraved with tigers and prey. The daggers has bone grips and elaborately-profiled tangband, the straight, heavy, double-edged blade showing traces of Wootz forging, with pronounced central ridge, chiseled in three panels with tigers among vines, each on a gilded ground.

Source: Copyright © 2014 iCollector

A Memory of Light is now out in Hardcover; a saga is coming to an end. (…but there are no beginnings or endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time!) We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve probably thrown books across the room. It’s been real. It’s been fun. It’s been real fun. Cheers to you and your vision, Mr. Jordan.

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Hunting Dagger

  • Dated: second half of the 19th century
  • Culture: Georgian
  • Measurements: overall length 43.9 cm

The hilt of European form comes with flattened-cylindrical pommel and small, recurved, double guard in brass, engraved with tigers and its prey. It has bone grips and an elaborately-profiled tangband, the straight, heavy, double-edged blade showing traces of wootz forging, with pronounced central ridge, chiseled in three panels with tigers among vines, each on a gilded ground.

Source: Copyright © 2013 Auction Flex

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He knows Hawke doesn't need defending, but he has to admit, he's sorely tempted.

"Excuse me," Hawke hisses, and his sister is small, shorter than Bethany, but Gamlen shrinks in the face of her anger. She hasn’t even reached for her daggers yet. 

Carver still wants to jump between them, to save Hawke one more fight. 

He doesn’t know when he began thinking of his sister as Hawke. She should still be Nimue to him, should still be stupid sister who tried to help him learn how to use a sword. She’s the reason that he used to hold a short sword like it was a dagger. 

Nimue was a laughing Ferelden girl with long hair who tracked mud in the house and held her father’s hand while he died, when his mother had cried herself to sleep and he and Bethany huddled by the fire. She was a fair archer, for hunting, but used daggers because if she had to fight, she wanted it to be a quick one. Nimue was a loner who had her family, her dog, and it was enough.

Hawke, though, was a mercenary, a cold killer who sharpened her daggers and slept with them. She had new scars and marked her skin to look fierce, fearless. Ten months into their forced servitude with the Red Iron, she cut her hair short and never cried. Sometimes he still saw Nimue in her, in the way she protected him and Bethany, but mostly he saw a stranger. 

"I’m not asking for much, but there are three of you. Maybe just a bit towards food," Gamlen murmurs. 

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Dagestan Hunting Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 27.5 cm

Wrought entirely of silver, the finely engraved dagger is nielloed overall. The grip is formed as a saber hilt with the characteristic pommel a fully-modeled leopard’s head with bared teeth. The dagger has a single-edged blade. It is presented in its silver scabbard decorated en suite with the hilt, the finial in the form of a stork’s head.

Sidenotes:

  1. Dagestan is a southern Russian province with a long and decorated history of warfare and weapon craft.
  2. It has a prestigious weapon manufacturing history that dates back to the 14th century.
  3. Some areas were dedicated to the production of swords and daggers (sashka and kinjhal) while others focused on firearms and the decoration of both previous types, but all would bear characteristics unique to Dagestan.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Auction Flex

Day 6: Last day at the parks! I’m sporting my dagger earrings, armored ring and authentic Irish ruby bracelet to become full on badass! Today I am on a hunt for daggers and rubies (hence the gear). I already bought one AMAZING dagger on my first day which I will show you later 😉