A Persian dagger Khanjar (Jambiya)
A Persian dagger Khanjar (Jambiya), early 19th century, blade of polished and dark finely watered mechanical Damascus steel, chiselled with lion attacking deer, and hawk attacking bird, and brass inlaid with the maker " 'amal Hasan". Walrus ivory grip. In its plum velvet covered sheath.
Blade length 9” (23cms) Overall length 13½” (34.5cms)