A well made Afghan "Khyber Knife"
A well made Afghan "Khyber Knife", early 19th century. The "T" section blade is cut with numerous narrow fullers and with 3 ribs along the back edge. The hilt mounts of very finely watered oriental damascus steel (wootz) and require cleaning and re-watering, the bolsters are very well filed, the 4 piece grips are of ivory. Contained in its wooden scabbard with large brass chape engraved with flowers, foliage and geometric ornament, and retaining some fabric and leather covering.
Blade length 24¾" (62.7cms) Overall length 30½" (77.1cms)