Persian Tabar Axe ax with wootz steel blade chiselled animals and gold inlay

Magnificent Persian Tabar Axe enriched with goldwork calligraphy and chiselled panels. The large crescentic blade of very fine wootz steel, sharpened edge, the reverse hammer with chiselled cartouche with a lion. Large top central spike with gold decoration. The handle of twisted damascus steel. Fine quality weapon circa 1750.  indo persian