Fine quality Indian Katar Punch knife with two colours of gold

A wonderful quality Indian Katar 'punch-knife'. Magnificent heavy damascus steel blade, retaining its original mirror polish with dense wootz patterning to the recesses, chiselled with ribs and decoration and gold. The hilt overlaid thickly with gold, with differing colours of gold used for extra embellishment in areas. With its original leather covered sheath. 18th/early 19th century.