Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A bidri push dagger qatar
Bidar, Deccan, Early 18th century
Copper alloy inlaid with silver and iron; the double-edged tapering blade with a depressed central panel and raised median ridge, the hilt of typical form decorated with rosettes and floral sprays on both sides of the struts, and the cross bars grip with central knobs.
14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm.) long