19th century. Large example, 17 ¼” length. All iron with broad thickened point blade which separates upon squeezing the grips to reveal a concealed blade within. Mechanically sound and functions well. Decorated in silver koftgari throughout. Fine preservation with remnants of the original preservative at the blade base. The decoration strong as applied with slightest flaking only. By far, the finest example that we have ever offered.