An unusual Anglo-Indian dagger kard
An unusual Anglo-Indian dagger kard, c 1800, “T” section blade of finely watered steel, (Qum, gravel meander pattern) probably browned subsequently by an English gunsmith. Back edge with finely chiselled ribs, sides of blade of concave section. Traces of gilding to steel ferrules and gripstrap, walrus ivory grips. In its 19th century black leather covered wooden sheath with silver plated nickel mounts, probably made by the same English gunsmith who browned the blade.
Blade length 13¼” (33.5cms). Overall length 19¼” (48.5cms).