Turkish Bichaq with pattern Welded (Twisted steel Damascus) Blade - 14431

This short knife in the shape of a small Yataghan is of Turkish origin, early to mid 19 C also known as Bichaq. its single edge blade is 8 inches long, forged from pattern welded steel in the pattern known as Turkish Ribbon. The Handle is covered with chased silver as well as the scabbard. Total length 14 inches. Very good condition. Few forging flaws on the blade.