Indian 'Tigers Tooth' dagger with engraved chiselled decorative panel

Indian 'Tigers Tooth' dagger

A 19th century Indian dagger known as a 'Tigers tooth' jambiya due to its highly curved double edged blade. This steel blade is made from wootz damascus crystalline steel with some patterning evident, prized for its resilience and toughness. The tip of this blade is reinforced and thickened for extra penetrative power, and a ridge runs down the centre of each face to reduce flex. At the forte on both sides is a charming panel of chiselled foliate decoration. The hilt is formed from two slabs of ivory, and the pommel ends with a trilobed palmette finial. Age wear, overall, this dagger comes with a modern custom made wooden sheath with some attractive carved decoration.   indo persian