Antique Damascus Steel Blade Dagger With Sterling Silver Pattern Overlay. The Craftsmanship On This Dagger Is Exceptional And The Damascus Pattern With Sterling Silver Center Design Is Unique And Rare. This Dagger Scratch Tests As Sterling Silver And As Heavy Silver Plated In Some Areas. This Is Not A Solid Sterling Silver Dagger. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. Silver approximately consisting of less than 92.5% silver content. Tested Positive: Nitric Acid Chemical Scratch Test, Cloth Rub Test, Smell Test, Magnet Test. Markings: None. The reason silver needs to be combined with other metals is that it is very difficult to make great designs with just pure silver, which is very soft and malleable. A bit of hardness has to be introduced, by adding other metals such as copper. Mexico is the leading producer of silver, followed by the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Peru, and Russia. Silver can be found in nature in silver ore, silver ore is a mixture of other metals including silver. Many countries do not require that precious metal items be stamped. For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition. Please Read Our Terms And Conditions.