Interesting Bhutanese or Tibetan knife with gilt scabbard

 An interesting Bhutanese or Tibetan large knife, the heavy steel single edged blade strong and robust with very thick spine. The grip of a single piece of carved horn, with a copper banded lower mount, and iron rivet to the top. Contained within its elaborate heavily decorated gilt sheath with intricate designs including scrolling clouds and geometric borders. The small hanging loop with a long red silk tassel attached. 54 cms long overall, 19th century

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