Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

Ceremonial dagger with a scorpion shaped hilt and golden wave patterns. Kingdom of Derge (Kham region), modern day southwestern China. 18th century. [2100×940]

The Hindsgavl Dagger (Late Neolithic Dagger Period, ca. 1900-1700 BC, Denmark). 29,5 cm. long and barely 2 cm. thick, it is widely recognized as the most beautiful example of Neolithic flint knapping from Denmark. More pictures in comments [1491 x 2000]

The Hindsgavl Dagger (Late Neolithic Dagger Period, ca. 1900-1700 BC, Denmark). 29,5 cm. long and barely 2 cm. thick, it is widely recognized as the most beautiful example of Neolithic flint knapping from Denmark. More pictures in comments [1491 x… Continue Reading

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]

Dagger (269.3 g, 46 cm: steel, gold, rock crystal, ruby, emerald) with shealth, blade, dated 1738–39 (India); hilt and scabbard, 19th century[2250×4000]

Dagger (269.3 g, 46 cm: steel, gold, rock crystal, ruby, emerald) with shealth, blade, dated 1738–39 (India); hilt and scabbard, 19th century[2250×4000]

Tutankhamun’s meteoric iron dagger, 14th c. BC. The dagger predates commonplace iron smelting and in it’s time would have been worth more than gold. [1440×810]

Tutankhamun’s meteoric iron dagger, 14th c. BC. The dagger predates commonplace iron smelting and in it’s time would have been worth more than gold. [1440×810]

Kris (a type of dagger) and sheath ornamented with silver, turquoise and garnet. Malayan with Turkish mountings, 1766 to 1767 (blade) and 19th century (mountings). [2225×4000]

Kris (a type of dagger) and sheath ornamented with silver, turquoise and garnet. Malayan with Turkish mountings, 1766 to 1767 (blade) and 19th century (mountings). [2225×4000]

The bronze hand features a gold cuff, and was found in the 3,500-year-old burial of a man along with, from left, a bronze pin used to secure a cloak, fragments from the gold cuff, a bronze spiral hair ornament and a dagger. [676×506]

The bronze hand features a gold cuff, and was found in the 3,500-year-old burial of a man along with, from left, a bronze pin used to secure a cloak, fragments from the gold cuff, a bronze spiral hair ornament and… Continue Reading

Dagger and sheath decorated with gold, and encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The handle is made form white jade. Ottoman Empire, 19th century. [2225×4000]

Dagger and sheath decorated with gold, and encrusted with diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The handle is made form white jade. Ottoman Empire, 19th century. [2225×4000]