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Title Khyber knife
Nationality Afghan
Period c 1890

This is the classic Afghan assassin's knife and the smallest (roughly about one foot long) of the varieties, which varied in size up to two foot. It is the real McCoy, a souvenir from the North-West Frontier Wars in which the British were engaged at this period. This type of knife is still carried by Afghans.

The best part of the piece is the horn grip which has piquet work in pewter and copper. The scabbard is certainly original, although the leather is a little on the frail side. It has a very scruffy blade, pitted along its length, which could improve substantially with careful cleaning.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Afghan : 19th Century]


Safely received in post today, and pleased with the items.

Thank-you for easy transaction and prompt despatch.

P M, UK, 19.04.2012

[It] got in [arrived]! It's a fine piece.

G V, Belgium, 11.08.2008