Thursday, June 14, 2007
Kard with Jade Handle
I would classify this very elegant curved dagger as a kard in the Persian style. The handle is of solid jade. Although I always favoured the straight double-edged European dagger, curved blades probably are far more graceful and seductive, even feminine to some extent. It is no accident that the weapon fashioned for Arwen by the swordmakers for Peter Jackson's cinematic epic of the 'Lord of the Rings' was a curved sword.