18th century Tibetan dagger. The blade of this dagger shows wear from serious usage. But the pride of ownership is apparent from the elaborate and diverse materials used for the handle and scabbard. The handle has a silver end with designs of waves or clouds surmounted by a large coral bead, succeeded by a bone overlay on the top and bottom of the blade. Then there is the silver scabbard with a turquoise stone inlay followed by a wrapping of shark skin. Then the scabbard is finished with a silver end that matches the handle end.
Age: 18th Century
Size: 9" x 1" x 1-5/8"
Media: Steel / Bone / Coral / Turquoise / Shark Skin