Object Title

Dagger (peshkabz)

Dagger (peshkabz)



Object Number



Found in the Fusiliers Basement, 7 July 1993.

Physical Description

The blade is recurved with a single edge with a shallow fuller extending for most of its length. There is a brass bolster which extends back into the hilt. The grip is composed of two inset panels of green marble held in place with two brass rivets. The hilt is decorated with panels of red enamelling set into the brass. The scabbard is wooden with a red and pink floral patterned fabric covering.


Dimensions: The length of the blade is 265 mm, the overall length of the dagger being 368 mm and the scabbard 320 mm. Weight: The weight of the dagger is 0.218 kg, the scabbard being 0.036 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The number '166' is handwritten in ink on the scabbard.