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Knife: O.75-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Kyber knife. Straight steel blade, of T-section with a slightly curved single edge The hilt is beaked, formed of two panels of bone, pale on the left, very dark as if stained on the right, secured by three rivets to a full-width tang which ends in a small pommel finial. At the junction with the hilt is an iron ferrule covering the transition from the narrow hilt to the broad blade

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 33.5 cm
Blade Width Max: 4.5 cm
Overall Length: 47 cm
Weight: 404 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 75
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.75-1879
Primary reference Number: 158385
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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