Slightly curved double edged blade with central ridge set in steel mounting nearly square in shape. Swelling at the centre to grip hilt of clear rock crystal fluted and with central gilt band. The sheath faced with fine black textile and with gilt mountings with dentralated edges. Mughal.
Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley
1700 - 1799
The seemingly very plain blade and scabbard of this piece belies the fact that it has a rock crystal hilt.
Sheath Height 24.8 cm
Knife Length 33.2 cm
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