Object Title

Dagger (piha kaetta) and scabbard

Dagger (piha kaetta) and scabbard



Object Number



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 ferrule is decorated with silver and gilt foliate designs. The hilt and pommel are made of ebony, elaborately decorated with foliate designs. The scabbard is wooden with fluted decoration and a broad panel of silver at the top


Dimensions: The overall length of the knife is 275 mm, the length of the blade is 170 mm. The length of the scabbard is 255 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.2 kg, the weight of the scabbard is 0.05 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Sri Lanka