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ca. 1000 B.C.E.
This dagger was made in Luristan where thriving arms industry continued for many centuries in ancient times. Note please the blade which was broken and later repaired. The wood handles and cord are new since the originals have long since rolled away. The workmanship was of a high quality, however the bronze from which it was made was a relatively soft metal which made breakage common.

2001-2002 Museum of Biblical World