Object Title

Knife (pichangatti)

Knife (pichangatti)



Object Number



Transferred from the National Army Museum (no. 6111-206-5), August 1966. Said to be a relic of the Indian Mutiny, brought back by Lieutenant Colonel C. Hemery RE; presented by Mrs Wilder

Physical Description

The hilt is of silver with a stylised parrot head at the pommel, set with uncut red stones for eyes. The scabbard is of wood, with a silver chape, locket and strips at the edges. Attached to the locket by a ring is a silver tassel, from the centre of which depends a long double chain with five implements for cleaning nails and ears.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 194 mm, the overall length of the knife is 306 mm, the length of the scabbard being 213 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.28 kg, the weight of the scabbard is 0.404 kg.


Bibliographic References

T Capwell Knives, daggers and bayonets, London, 2009: 235


Number formerly allocated to a Nubian dagger disposed of in 1966.