A rather ornate parrot head dagger from South India, this piece has quite a prominent parrot head with silver koftgari in foliate and floral designs, the koftgari extents onto the blade. The blade shape is recurving but rather than having a flat or T-section spine this one has been rounded and has some rather beautiful filework along the recurved section. The fullering and blade profile is very pleasing and not something I have seen before. The dagger is in quite good condition for its age, the join inbetween the blade and grip can be seen where the leather or fabric washer has worn away.
This dagger can be yours for £275 or best offer.