It is a knife made of silver. The sword blade was made of steel. Floral design was printed on the knob and Deer and bamboo was printed on the cover.
It was used with Korean traditional ornaments worn by women. But in emergency, it was used for self-protection or attack. This traditions happened in Gorye dynasty and became general in Joseon Dynasty.
ON VERSO. Inscribed in pencil, bottom right corner: 2002/1.186 + Incribed in teal marker, center: BY Mark Anthony Mulligan / 25 minutes job / acrylics paint / July 9th, 1991 / TITLE / Mulligan's Railroad