knife (general & multipurpose)

North Indian dagger pesh kabz with a curved single edge tapered blade. The hilt is made from sections of applied mother-of-pearl secured by red and black lacquered employed decoratively; the pommel is formed from 2 pieces of bowenite (a mineral similar to jade, but softer).

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