Afghan Khyber Knife, Late 19th C


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Also known as a Choora or Peshkabz, the Khyber Knife is used throughout Afghanistan
and Northern India. It features a heavy straight tapering blade with a very sharp point and
T-section spine. There is no crossguard. This example with hand-forged 9 5/8″ blade and
solid one-piece agate(?) grip (small crack on the grip spine). The scabbard is wood with a
red velvet covering (some insect damage to velvet). Overall length 14 1/4″, not including
scabbard. Similar examples illustrated in “Islamic Weapons, Maghrib to Mughul” by
Anthony Tirri.