Large Turkmen or Uzbek Kard Dagger with Wootz damascus blade

Large Turkmen or Uzbek Kard Dagger with Wootz damascus blade

 A large and heavy bladed Asian Dagger or knife of Persian 'Kard' type. The blade is of large proportions with a very thick spine which has a chiselled rib along it, the steel shows watering of a very fine wootz or 'damascus' type, the forte has chiselled flower decoration of persian style indicating that the blade was probably made in Iran. The hilt made from black horn and decorated with a large black of walrus ivory to the pommel, ivory and metal layering and inlaid studs contribute to a decorative appearance as often found on Persian, Asian and even Caucasian gunstocks. A most interesting dagger, retaining a leather sheath, age wear to areas of the blade and other parts. Early 19th century. middle east indo persian

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