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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    A NORTH INDIAN KHYBER KNIFE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH INDIAN KHYBER KNIFE
    19TH CENTURY
    With characteristic single-edged blade engraved and gilt with a hunting scene over much of the length of one face and with a series of animals pursued by a tiger on the other, the base decorated with panels of gold koftgari scrolling flowers, the pattern continuing over the hilt, and fitted with ivory grip-scales (koftgari rubbed)
    16½in (42cm) blade


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