Pointed iron blade. Haft carved from wood; metal rivet; lower part connecting blade made from brass. Sheath made of brass casing with turquoise coloured and brown leather inlay at sheath end. Brown leather "coating" on the sides on middle (and top?) half. Blue and white woven cotton band (teilalt) wound around top half. Incised decoration on the brass parts.

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