An unusual Sinhalese dagger Piha Kaetta
An unusual Sinhalese dagger Piha Kaetta, the design influenced by European models, probably late 18th century. Solid ivory grip, silver ferrule, iron guard chiselled with foliage. Blade chiselled with foliage retaining a little silver inlay. In its wooden sheath with silver mounts and belt hook.
Blade length 10¼” (26cms) Overall length 15” (38cms).