A well made Afghan "Khyber Knife"

Item:
603
Region:
India
Type:
Swords
Description:
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.
Metrics:
Blade length 24¾" (62.7cms) Overall length 30½" (77.1cms)
Price:
£500