Lot 74

An 18th or 19th century Indo-Persian pesh kabz dagger, with recurved T-section blade, having an armour-piercing reinforced point. The unusual reversed-pommel hilt of iron, featuring extensive detailed floral decoration in relief, with both the hilt and blade having highlighted areas of gold koftgari. The blade, although dark with patina, shows the swirling pattern of likely wootz steel. Overall length 17 1/2 inches (44cm). (1)

Estimate: £1,600-£1,800