A most unusual Anglo Indian Khyber knife
A most unusual Anglo Indian Khyber knife, “T” section Afghan blade of conventional form. The hilt and scabbard by Samuel Brunn, signed on the top mount (locket) of the scabbard “S. Brunn, 56 Charring Crofs, London”. Gilt copper mounts, horn grips with diagonal copper wire binding. The crosspiece which Brunn has fitted to this Khyber Knife is an extraordinary feature, anticipating those to be found on Scottish regimental undress swords, especially the Black Watch and Gordon Highlanders. Blade length 16¾” (42.5cms).
Blade length 16¾" (42.5cms) Overall length 22½” (57cms)
Samuel Brunn occupied 56 Charing Cross from 1797 to 1819. For an account of his business see L. Southwick "London Silver-hilted Swords" Royal Armouries 2001.