khyber knife (knife (weapons: edged))

Afghan ‘Khyber knife’. The T-section single edge blade is characteristic of these weapons. The grips are made from 2 pieces of bone, and the pommel is made from 2 pieces of horn inlaid with pewter (or zinc) pins. Combined use of bone and horn for the hilt of this particular sword suggests that it is a Pathan tribal weapon. 712 mm long.

See G.C. Stone “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all countries and in all times� Southworth Press 1934 (and subsequent reprints).pp.354-355.


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