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Antique Sword Indo Persian Khyber Knife

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 Antique Sword  Indo Persian Khyber Knife

Antique 19th century extremely large, Indo Persian, Islamic Sword “Khyber Knife” or “Salawar Yatagan”. This is the 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 T section steel blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point .The hilt is formed of two pieces of bone grips riveted to the tang, the guard- slight projection of the hilt. In its original wooden scabbard covered by tooled leather fitted with a steel suspension band and large chape cut with fluting pattern. The sword is in a very good condition. The overall length in the scabbard is 80, 5 cm (27inches)

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