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Knife: MAR.ARM.O.189-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Double edged pointed steel with central panelling and inlaid brass inscription in rectangular cartouche with finials on one side. Blade set in walrus ivory hilt with two rivets headed with riello silver and brass finials. The sheath of tan coloured leather with riello silver mounts decorated with stylized flowers and set with a row of seven turquoises. Attached silver ring.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th century
1700 CE - 1799 CE

Components of the work

Hilt composed of ivory ( walrus)
Inscription, Finial composed of brass (alloy)
Sheath composed of leather Height 31 cm
Blade Length 30 cm
Knife Length 41.3 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.ARM.O.189-1912
Primary reference Number: 169139
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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