Very Fine Turkish Kard with Jade Handle - 8976

This very fine Kard knife is of Turkish origin, probably early to mid 19 C. It incorporate a very fine wootz blade, 8 1/2 inches long with a T spine. The handle is carved from a single piece of dark green Jade with gilded silver bolster and a silver rosette at the pommel. This kard comes with its original scabbard, covered with red velvet and mounted with gilded silver locket and chape. Total length 14 inches. Very good condition. The wootz pattern has a very good contrast on the upper part of the blade and a low contrast pattern on the lower part. This is most probably due to heat treatment. A very fine and complete piece.