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The blade is thick and forward curved, with a double notch at the forte and a section of punched and incised decoration at the forte. The hilt is of horn with low-grade silver ferrule, medial band and pommel cap. The band is decorated with crude floral scroll and the pommel with a close set design of punched Ss and dots. There are two small bye-knives, and a scabbard covered in black leather with a chape matching the pommel.


History note: No provenance

Measurements and weight

Length: 310 mm
Weight: 246 g


1850 CE - 1899 CE

Components of the work

Blade Length 220 mm

Identification numbers

Primary reference Number: 162979
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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