A Persian Bronze Dagger with a Leaf Shaped Blade
The ancient Persians were known for their able warriors, and much of that reputation is due the advanced technology of their fine weaponry. The smart design of this dagger shows both a spine tingling ruthlessness and astute craftsmanship. The blade’s sharp edges flare down from a sharp point to the tight handle, the tip of which contains a face carved in relief with delicate care.
This bronze blade may have been carried as a lethal backup in cases of emergency, or possibly used as an every day ward against the ruffians in the lawless past. Despite its ancient age, this piece remains in excellent condition, dating from approximately 1200 B.C.E. - 586 B.C.E.