Antique Knife with Etched Damascus Blade
Measuring 8” long, the leaf-shaped spear point blade is decorated with etched scroll patterns, with a Damascus pattern in the background and a pair of flared upward projections at the ricasso. The grip is solid ivory, finely carved with a monkey seated on a pillar and concealing it’s face on one side, and the reverse carved into the figure of Vishnu, wielding a sword, dagger, mace and chakra. OAL: 13 1/2”. Sheath is three piece construction, with the main body a smooth piece of ebony, and the throat and tip in ivory, showing decorative bands on the tip.
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