Dagestan dagger (kama) with solid heavy silver mounts decorated with deep floral motif engraving and niello. The blade is decorated with silver inlay in the grooves. Silver mounted grip is covered with a typical Dagestan floral design finished with niello. On the front the scabbard features a star with hammer and cycle. The leaves on the back of the scabbard are pierced. There is Arabic script on the top of the scabbard back. This dagger was probably made for a Red Army commander in the Caucasus. Ca. 1920 (Russian Civil War).
L: 20 1/2 in., (52 cm.)