Iron. 14 1/8” broad blade finely etched with five panels each side. Three with calligraphy and two with koftgari decoration (worn). The field of intertwined foliage inhabited by birds. The first half of the blade quite crisp. The balance, toward the point, with graduated oxidation. Iron hilt with foliage ground and beast attack scenes each end. The middle with a koftgari panel. Excellent quality and impressive proportions.