Welch, Stuart Cary. The Art of Mughal India : Painting and Precious Objects. An Asia House Gallery publication. New York: Asia Society, 1963. related objects: fig. 5 (illustration of carved white jade wine cup).
Hambly, Gavin. Cities of Mughul India, Delhi Agra and Fatehpur Sikri. London, 1968. Related objects: fig. 89 (illustration of flowers on satin silk embroidered coat of first half of the 17th century in V&A, London. The flowers are similar to those on the sides of the dagger).
Welch, Stuart Cary. Imperial Mughal Painting. New York: George Braziller, 1978. Related objects: pl. 37 (illustration of Darbar of Alamgir, ca. 1658), pl. 38 (illustration of Alamgir Hunting Nilgai, ca. 1660) (both illustrations of early examples of this shape of dagger appearing in miniatures).
Galloway, Francesca, and Michael Spink. "To be Exhibited for Sale by Spink & Son Ltd., London, 24 April - 10 May 1980." In Islamic Art from India. London: Spink & Son Ltd., 1980. Related objects: nos. 15, 16, 36 and 37 (illustrations of pistol grip and dagger handles)
nos. 17-20, 27 and 41 (illustrations of 18th c. carved jade dagger handles).
Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 40 (1982-1983). pp. 12-13, ill. (color), (detail in b/w).
Skelton, Robert. The Indian Heritage, Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule. London, 1982. Related objects: fig 419 (prototype for dagger), color plate 12b, 356 and 357 (two white jade cups), 350-370 (jade decorative arts), 406, 407, 411-415 (jade dagger handles), 418 (pistol-shaped handle of enamelled gold), 419 (Deccani prototype).
Welch, Stuart Cary. The Islamic World. vol. 11. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. p. 150, ill. fig. 115 (color).
Pal, Pratapaditya. Romance of the Taj Mahal. London; Los Angeles: Thames and Hudson, 1989-1991. p. 158, ill. fig. 169 (b/w).
Welch, Stuart Cary. "Art and Culture 1300–1900." In India!. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1985. no. 177, pp. 270-271, ill. p. 270 (b/w).