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Title Khyber knife
Nationality Afghan
Period c 1890
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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]

testimonials

It came on Wednesday, in perfect condition, excellent piece. I will be ordering from you soon I'm sure, many thanks.

P A, UK, 04.05.2008

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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