My sister has a pair of ceremonial knives which she bought from a curio dealer in India when she was there on business. I believe these things are real. Below is the larger one, and if you look in the pictures you can tell that the blades are made of Damascus steel and the handle and scabbard are supposed to be inlaid silver. The level of detail and filigree on these are amazing.
Bird beak pommel. It does look like tarnished silver
Sure looks like it's done by hand to me
Hard to see in most of the pictures, but definitely Damascus steel