Large Persian Dagger Khanjar with chiselled gold inlaid hilt and fine wootz watered blade

Wonderful  large and heavy Persian dagger.The hilt made from watered blued steel chiselled with calligraphic cartouches and inlaid with gold. The deeply curved highly polished blade has a raised medial ridge and is very robust, displaying a very fine contrast wootz pattern. Original green hide covered sheath (worn, minor losses). 46 cms, 18th century.   indo persian

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