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Knife: O.163-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




The steel blade is forward curved and slender, the flat back at the forte accompanied by two fullers, and with a double nick at the forte on the forward edge. The hilt is of red wood, the ferrule at the blade end missing, shaped with a central raised rib with two double grooves, and with a flaring pommel. The blade is bright with some staining and lamination. The hilt has numerous old chips around the pommel

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 30.8 cm
Overall Length: 43 cm
Weight: 376 g

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE


Taylor notes ‘161–3 Kookrie (Goorkha knife)’

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.163-1879
Primary reference Number: 159943
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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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