A great looking antique Tibetan knife with bone handle and decorated silver sheath with shagreen (ray skin) inlay. The handle is ornamented with a copper and brass stud and is inlaid with iron. The end of the handle is finished with layers of iron, horn and copper. The front of the sheath is decorated with a dragon motif. It comes complete with the original leather strap so that it can be worn at the waist. The blade itself is still in excellent condition. A superb example!
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Length: 11 inches