A traditional and iconic pieces of weaponry, The Khanjar Dagger was widely used by many Middle Eastern Nations and their Armies. Known as the “J Dagger” for it's unusual scabbard shape, this blade can trace it's origins to the 16th Century (and possible farther back). As a personal defense weapon, the blade was a single-edged. Featuring elaborate jewel and precious stone inlays, Khanjars were known as functional pieces of art, and were seen in some Countries as status symbols. Popular versions of the blade were used by The Ottoman Empire throughout their invasion of Central and Eastern Europe. They can range from a small 6-inch blade to a stout 12-inch version. Handles are often elaborate constructions of ivory and bone.