Western Han Dynasty Iron Dagger w/Gold Inlaid Pattern
Size: 36.7 cm in length, 4.3 cm in width.
Land [Editor: location of discovery?]: No. 1 Han Tomb in Mancheng Lingshan, Hebei
The dagger and stem are made of iron, and the ring and grid are cast and welded with silver-based alloy. The body is flat, the flat ridge is raised, the stem is wide and flat, the edges on both sides are round and hollow, and the ring head is hollow. Ornately decorated. The two sides of the body ridge are embedded with gold pieces for symmetrical decoration, one side is flame pattern, the other side is like cloud pattern, the ring is embedded with gold pieces for curling cloud pattern, and the animal face pattern near the stem and grid, the three colors of gold, silver and iron complement each other.