Item ref: 3970
Private collection, United Kingdom
This dagger has a slightly curved steel blade and pale green jade hilt with floral motifs in low relief. Its swelling grip and pronounced pommel have a knuckle-guard with a pierced and carved leaf and bud-shaped finial, inlaid with gold wire and two rubies on each side of the rain guard. The dagger rests in a yellow velvet covered wooden sheath.