Indian khanjar with a green jade handle with Damascus steel in the koftgari technique

The handle India, 18th century, the blade Iran, 19th century

L. 36.5 cm

The dark green jade handle is finely carved with flowers and leaves, some of them softly bent. The upper cover of the scabbard is decorated with water and water plants in the koftgari technique. The later Persian blade is in fine wootz Damascus steel.