knife (weapons: edged); knife sheath (sheath (weapons: accessories))

Small African utility knife, most probably (but not certainly) Sudanese. The simple double edged iron blade is fitted with a bone hilt of waisted form. The knife is contained in its two-piece wooden sheath carved with a raised integral knop which is pierced for a suspension cord. This type of utility knife is commonly found in the Sudan, and according to the attached ticket (which erroneously calls it Ceylonese) was given by Sir George Stewart Symes (1882-1962) who was the Governor General of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1934-1940.


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