Object Title

Knife

Knife

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

X.388

Provenance

Nothing in IBE

Physical Description

The hilt of stag antler capped with an irregularly shaped piece of steel and short straight quillons with disc terminals. The blade is broad, flat backed and of wedge section, with a deep chamfered false edge. There is a stamped inscription near the back: 'ARNACHELLUM / SATEM'.


Condition: There is a chip in the edge.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 390 mm (15.25 in), Blade length: 250 mm (9.8 in), Weight: 14 oz

Associations

Places India

Notes

The company of Arnachellum are referred to by Egerton in 1896 (Indian and Oriental Armour) as armourers 'known for the last fifty years over Indai.' See H.L. Blackmore, 'Hunting Weapons', London, 1971.