Pattern-Welded Khyber Knife


A rarer example of the famous Khyber knife (or choora) that the British encountered while expanding the Empire, this bone-handled variant has an interesting, heavy blade. Its steel shows areas of the light and dark rivers that come from pattern-welding, making it more desirable to collectors, and the overall construction’s robust honesty suggests that it is earlier in date than most of the Victorian-era examples commonly seen on the market. A section of English lettering can also be seen engraved into the blade but most of this has been lost.

It comes with its original dark brown leather scabbard.


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