Object Title

Knife and sheath - Shakespear Knife and Sheath

Knife and sheath - Shakespear Knife and Sheath



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Physical Description

For presentation during the Prince of Wales's (later Edward VII) visit to India 1875-1876.


Dimensions: Knife: length overall: 373 mm (14 5/8 in), Sheath: length overall (with loop) 321 mm (12 5/8 in)


Bibliographic References

Trotman, 2008 (original edition 1898), pp. ix-xxiii, at pp. xv, xvi (illus.).


For a list of other pieces from this series of weapons made for presentation by the Prince of Wales during his visit to India in 1875-76, in the Royal Armouries and elsewhere, see entry for IX.2584, under Notes.
For Shakespeare knives generally and other examples in the Royal Armouries, see entry for X.386, under Notes.