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Dagger or Knife

Arms and Armor, Dagger or Knife

Works of Art (12)

Blade for a dagger (tanto), late 13th–early 14th century; Kamakura period, Made by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese), Steel (1991.373a)
Ceremonial Knife (tumi), 10th–15th century, Peru; Chimú, Copper (1987.394.216)
Dagger (kard), ca. 1800; Qajar, Iranian, Steel, ivory, gold (36.25.1043)
Dagger with hilt in the form of a blue bull (nilgai), Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1640, India, Hilt: nephrite, blade: watered steel (1985.58a,b)
Dagger with jeweled hilt, Mughal period (1526–1858), ca. 1605–27, Northern India, Hilt: gold, rubies, colored glass, blade: crucible steel, scabbard: wood, velvet, gold inset with rubies and colored glass (1984.332)
Dagger with Zoomorphic Hilt, second half 16th century, India, Deccan, Bijapur or Golconda, Hilt: copper, cast, chased, gilded, and inlaid with rubies. Blade: steel, forged (2011.236)
Dagger, 19th century, Caucasian, Steel, wood, silver, niello (81.1.599)
Knife Sheath, late 19th–early 20th century, Paiwan people, Taiwan, Wood, paint, metal, fiber (1990.307)
Knife, 8th century B.C., Northeast China or southeast Inner Mongolia, Bronze (24.216.1)
Ornamental Knife (Tumi), 15th–16th century, Peru; Inka, Tin bronze (1987.394.411)
Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75, Italian, Partly gilt steel, brass, and wood (26.145.94)
Tanto (Dagger), Kamakura and Edo period, Blade dated November 1333; Mountings 19th century, Uda Kunimitsu (Japanese), Blade: steel; mountings: silver, copper, gold, shakudo, ray skin, sharkskin, and wood (1998.127.2)