Seller: casadelnorte (4,446) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 350814287290 Original or Reproduction: Original, Culture: Persian- Elamite, Type: Dagger, Details: PERSIA- Elamite, bronze Dirk or Dagger, Elamite Period, circa 1200 - 800 B. C. Solid cast bronze dirk, originally had inlay in handle or grip, possibly wood or bone, rarely with stone, inlay now gone, decorated on outhside of grip with line and cross hatch design (see photo detail). Aprx. 11 1/2" long, blade is aprx.1 1/4" wide where it meets grip. Original encrustation in grip cavity, fairly good smooth patina on blade and outside of grip. A few old nicks in edge of blade. A lot of old original wear. Ex. Dubai Collection. Overall a great item! See Muscarella #391 for similar piece in the Royal Ontario Museum. READ THIS Please Note- SHIPPING- Due to repeated problems with items sent outside the U.S." not arriving", we are forced to require all foreign shipments be sent by Registered Mail only. There will be no exceptions to this, no matter if you are willing to risk your items loss or not. Pay Pal recognizes proof of delivery only, and other than Registered Mail, there is really no inexpensive means to ship items outside the U.S. with some proof of delivery. We no longer ship to Italy or Germany at all, sorry. Italy actually prohibits valuable items, such as coins, bank notes, stamps, etc. to be shipped via Registered Mail, the safest means possible! The United Kingdom only allows valuable items to be sent via Registered Mail. Canada, you are outside the U.S., so the Registered only applies to you also. The base price for Registered Mail for overseas is $13.95, in addition to actual postage costs. Overseas, if you do not want to pay for Registered Mail, please do not bid. Registered can be slow, as all handling Registered must sign for it, and it must be under lock and key at all times, often it can take as long as 30 days to arrive .With this in mind if you are the other side of the world, please do not email us with questions about why your lots have not arrived 5 days after you receive our shipping notice. FEED BACKS- We no longer give Feed Backs for items we sell. Unfortunately eBay's Feed Back system has become a joke, and a great time waster. Not giving a Feed Back on items we sell is not a reflection on the buyer in any way. We do give Feed Backs on all items we purchase on eBay.