Object Title

Dagger (piha kaetta)

Dagger (piha kaetta)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.169

Provenance

Found in the Fusiliers Basement 7 July 1993.

Physical Description

Heavy single edged blade with a single fuller near the back of the blade decorated with incised silver ornament and a silver incised panel running along the back of the blade. The brass ferrule is decorated with silver and gilt foliate designs. The hilt and pommel are made of horn, elaborately decorated with foliate designs. The blade is heavily corroded.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the knife is 280 mm, the length of the blade 190 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.15 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Sri Lanka