Algerian damascus knife

length: 9 1/2"
blade: 5"
blade width: 3/4" max
grip: 4 1/2"
weight: 1 oz

Excellent late 19th or early 20th century knife of folded (damascus, watered, or pamor) steel. Traditional "Muhammed's ladder" pattern a bit lineal, but present. About 60% of the maker's stamp is visible, looks to say something close to "Mabile Grandmont". The black wood handle is decorated with reeding and bound by silver ferrules. The tang emerges throigh the silver buttplate and peined over a tiny silver washer. Grip is cracked on one side, but still solid.