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Knife: R2.IB.154

Object information


The blade is thick and forward curved, with a double notch at the forte and a double fuller accompanying the back edge at the forte. The hilt is of wood with low-grade silver ferrule, central rib with two carved mouldings in front and a flaring pommel. There are two small bye-knives with horn hits. The scabbard is of wood covered in black leather with a silver throat and chape decorated with crude incised and punched floral ornament. At the back is a separate pouch for the bye-knives, edged with green leather, and attached by string is a detached leather thong with a green leather button at the end. Attached is a length of yellow and purple cotton thread like that found on the unnumbered pouch for a steel.


History note: No provenance

Measurements and weight

Length: 465 mm
Weight: 580 g


1850 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Blade Length 360 mm Width 59 mm

Identification numbers

Accession number: R2.IB.154
Primary reference Number: 162591
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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