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Emperor Jahangir's dagger goes on display in New York

This ornate weapon, forged in the early 17th century for Mughal emperor Jahangir, was sold for an estimated $250,000 to Qatar's royal family in 2013. It's not just another fancy steak knife: Its peripatetic history links it to the Taj Mahal, the man behind Morse code and a well-known arms dealer in Pittsburgh. And at age 390 or so, it still looks pretty sharp

Published: Jan 12, 2015 06:24:02 AM IST
Updated: Jan 12, 2015 07:16:48 AM IST

(This story appears in the 23 January, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)