victoriansword: An Indian Sickle Dagger, Bank Sharply curved…

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An Indian Sickle Dagger, Bank

Sharply curved 4 ½ inch blade of finely watered steel, the base with gold koftgari floral panel. Bolster and spine of grip with gold koftgari decoration, the bird’s head pommel with suspension loop; elephant ivory gripscales. Wootz steel scabbard fitted with suspension ring and decorated in silver and gold overlay with floral borders and with a floral panel and Devanagari inscription below the throat.