Object Title

Pair of butterfly knives (hodiedao)

Pair of butterfly knives (hodiedao)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.70

Provenance

Purchased Christies, 9 April 1863. From the Codrington collection.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 62.3 cm (24.6 in), blade length: 50.7 cm (20.o in) Weight: each 900 gm (2 lb)

Associations

Places China

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.366, p. 12.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.632, p. 4.