Object Title

Dagger (piha kaetta) and scabbard

Dagger (piha kaetta) and scabbard

Date

1700-1799

Object Number

XXVID.92

Physical Description

Single edged blade with a clipped point and decorated inlaid silver panel near the back edge. Hilt of carved horn with brass and silver embellishments. The scabbard is of wood, fluted and mounted with a silver locket.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The elength of the knife is 240 mm, the length of the blade being 160 mm. The length of the scabbard being 220 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.1 kg, the weight of the scabbard being 0.02 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Sri Lanka