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Khyber knife

Khyber knife



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Physical Description

The blade is of T section, long and tapering to a point. Below the back edge is a narrow fuller running from the hilt to almost the point. The back, the area above the fuller and on either side of the blade next to the hilt are covered with scrolls and floral etching. On one side only is etched a shaped cartouche with floral design and a bird. The hilt is formed of two horn scales and a brass bolster that extends around the tang between the scales.


Dimensions: The overall length of the knife is 995 mm, the blade being 860 mm long. Weight: The knife weighs 1.115 kg.

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Places Afghanistan