Ultra-Rare 19th to Early 20th C. Chinese General's or War Lord's Dirk Dagger. Please Check back regularly for new listings of quality weapons. This is one for the books Folks, absolutely rare and possibly unique example of a Chinese General's or War Lord's dirk dating between end of 1800s and 1920s-30s era, having massive brass mounts with flowers and geometric decorations profusely inlaid with red enamel, beautiful sting ray skin grip bound by multiple brass wire, release button in the form of a flower is in fine perfectly tight condition, there is a very light bend to the back strap with a very old period repair, causing a slight warp to the lower area of the back strap and the sides of the grip, otherwise the hilt mounts are sound and intact with the blade. Wearing a Massive sturdy double edged blade of oval section and very distinctive double blood groove to either side, exhibiting original mirrored steel finish with small patches of patina and showing very active and well preserved etched tamper line along both edges, the blade is thicker and much more massive than on any of your average Chinese dirks and even presentation examples, this unique and very robust piece was definitely made for a highest ranking figure of significant status and position.Solid and intact overall, with its original steel scabbard showing wear to the dark green paint finish and having enameled brass mounts en suite with the hilt, two very old wood panels are still present inside the scabbard and showing a very significant age of this Museum quality and rarity weapon. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Open. The item "Ultra-Rare 19th to Early 20th C. Chinese General's or War Lord's Dirk Dagger" is in sale since Thursday, December 07, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1903-13\Original Period Items". The seller is "antiqueblades" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.