This dagger from India has an unsharpened blade of damascus steel; as evidenced by the complex, swirling patterns on the blade created when the smith melded two steels together to make the blade. A silver floret was inlaid into the blade on a single side.
The hilt is steel that has been blackened and highly embellished with silver koftgari inlay. The blade tang is fitted into the hilt by filling the interior of the hilt with a hardened resin. This is one of the traditional ways that bladed weapons were constructed in India. The dagger comes with a steel scabbard of matching koftgari handicraft; its interior is lined with velvet to protect the blade from scratches.