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Dagger: O.77-1879

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 31 (Armoury)


Maker: Unknown




The blade is single edged and curved, with a flat back and a hollow ground. At the forte is a lotus bud-shaped reinforce. The hilt is also of steel, with a beaked pommel and waisted grip, completely plain, formed of three pieces brazed together and to the tang, at the end of a small tang button


History note: From Ganjam

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 32.8 cm
Overall Length: 32.5 cm
Weight: 244 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1700 CE


An unusual combination of khanjar-like and peshqabz-like features on this series of daggers, which Taylor’s list shows are from the south. Nothing comparable was found by Elgood (see documentation 2004).

This dagger is an unusual combination of khanjar-like and peshqabz-like features and is unique to the collection of Robert Taylor.

Materials used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.77-1879
Primary reference Number: 158387
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 12 May 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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