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ANTIQUE INDO PERSIAN SWORD, KHYBER KNIFE, 18TH-19TH CEN

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ANTIQUE INDO PERSIAN SWORD, KHYBER KNIFE, 18TH-19TH CEN
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18th-19th century, Indo Persian, Islamic Sword “Khyber Knife” or “Salawar Yatagan”. This is a national sword of the Afridis and many other tribes living in and near the Khyber Pass, Turkistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Details: straight and heavy single-edged Damascus steel blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of rhino horn riveted to the tang, guard- the slight projection of the hilt. Overall length: 70 cm (27 ½ inches). Condition: in good condition.


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