Extremely rare 19th century collection tag on the grip of pesh kabz or Khyber knife dating to the late 18th to early 19th century. Somewhat primitively made, 14 1/4" overall with curved edge tapered triple fuller blade on iron bolster and herring bone incised wood grips. The exposed tang with a small suspension hole at the end. Hide covered scabbard. Untouched condition as collected during the 19th century wars with the British in which just 9000 Mada Khel, a tribe of the Swati who originated in the Swat Valley Leather and wood dry with some worm damage to the leather. Metal bright. This may be the only dagger in existence specifically identifiable to the Mada Khel owing to their small numbers and its direct link to the Victorian wars with them.

Stock Number: FNS10317

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