Fire-steel (length 6 ins) of thick metal; pointed

Fire-steel (length 6 ins) of thick metal; pointed at bottom; turned back at top and ending in much-conventionalized dragon's head, with projecting tongue; no decoration apart from slight cutting on edge, especially near bottom; probably 17th century. [NB: One of 19 examples (nos. 487-505) which are all believed to be Persian or Indo-Persian and some to be very old. They are all of peculiar, but elegant, shape. Several are decorated by excellent damascene-work in gold. Together they form a handsome and interesting series which is worthy of special notice.]

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/492
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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