A mother-of-pearl & Damascus dagger

This fine quality dagger has a tapering double-edged watered steel blade with a prominent central ridge. The forte of the blade has double panels of palmette motifs inlaid in gold. The hilt is composed of mother-of-pearl plates secured with brass pins. Iron washers of floral motifs overlaid with gold are decorated on two sections of the hilt.

Date/Period
Early 19th century
Region
India
Dimension
Object size: 40.8 x 7 x 3.8 cm
Accession No.
2011-03163
Material
Mother-of-pearl, gold inlay on Damascus steel, iron, brass pins
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Keris and Weaponry