Fine Persian Qajar Khanjar with Gem Stones - 13973

This fine khanjar dagger is Persian, Qajar period. The curved dual edge blade with central rib is 9 1/2 inches long. Very well forged, most probably of wootz steel (The blade needs a good polish and etch). Walrus grip of classical I shape. The grips is set with many gem stones (more than 200), various stones (Turquoise, Carnelian, Agates, Quartz and others). Total length 14 1/2 inches. Very good condition. very few stones are missing. No scabbard The blade and handle are late 18 or early 19 C. The gem stones are later setting. probably late 19 C. Unusual and Rare find.