Kazakh kindjal

length: 17 1/2"
blade: 11 3/4"
blade width: 1 11/16"
grip and pommel: 5 5/8"
weight: 11.8 oz

Kindjal (or kinzahl) are the Caucasian/Russian/Cossack national sidearm. This particular kindjal comes from the Kuban region of Kazakhstan. Circa mid to late 1800's - laminated (folded) steel blade shows wear and use and many resharpenings. Hilt is horn. Scabbard is a modern reconstruction in the traditional style, leather over wood.