18C. Ottoman Khanjar / Jambiya with Wootz Blade - 14490

Up for sale is this rare and early Ottoman Khanjar. early - mid 18C. or earlier. massive curved blade, forged from very high quality sham wootz (Damascus, Watered) steel. The blade is decorated with gold and silver koftgari inlay floral design and inscription in Arabic letters. Blade length 9 1/2 inches. massive walrus grip. leather covered scabbard (Newly made). Total length 15 inches. very good condition to age. Minimal losses to the gold decoration. Good age color to the grip. Interesting and impressive khanjar,