ANTIQUE INDO PERSIAN ISLAMIC SWORD KHYBER KNIFE
19th century, 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 blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of ivory riveted to the tang, the guard- slight projection of the hilt. Overall length: 30 inches (76 cm). Condition: one iron bolster is probably later replacement; small chip on the pommel, some minor pitting on the blade otherwise in good condition.
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