- Dated: 18th Century
- Culture: Persia (Iran)
- Medium: Damascus steel, silver, gold
- Dimensions: Full length - 71 cm. Blade length - 19 cm.
A Qajar tabar axe. This example retains almost 99% of the gold and silver koftgari decoration on the axe head and handle, in addition to the niello decoration on the calligraphy on the blade. The blade has a damascus crucible steel.
The inscriptions in the blade read: “This is made of crucible steel which is in the hand of the moon” and “Is in the hand of the capable people of the country”. The handle is in very fine condition, with a chiselling in a spiral pattern throughout the length.
Source & Copyright: Caravana Collection