An agate hilted kard
early 19th century
The 7 inch single edged blade of watered steel with shaped gold koftgari panels on either side above the hilt, one side with apparent date of 1230 A.H. (1814 A.D.) One-piece brown agate hilt flaring slightly to the flat pommel; top of pommel hollow as for a stone, now missing.
Condition: Blade showing some wear to watered pattern at the point, one side with small grinding marks. Grip with two small chips above the blade.