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    Khyber Knife

    This is a knife from the Khyber Pass area of India and Afganistan, Although its classed as a knife, this one has a blade 23 1/2" long and 2" at its widest. The blade is T shaped with the top rib about 1/2" wide. Total length with scabbard is 32 1/2". The handle is two pieces of horn riveted to a flat tang.






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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Very nice, I have long wondered about what the Khyber knives looks like, but has never looked at one.

    Have you any idea if that is representative for the breed ??
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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Harry as far as I know, this is how they are. All with this style handle and a T shaped blade. The size of the blade ranges from 14 - 30". Part of the scabbard is missing here. They are long enough to take the whole blade and handle and are worn thrust through a belt and not fastened in any way.

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    Re: Khyber Knife

    A lot of the information I get about old knives, comes from an excellent book called,
    A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor, In all countries and in all times, Written by George Cameron Stone.
    The book has over 700 pgs and is done alphabetically with black and white drawings.
    For anyone interested, Amazon are showing a few copies, from originals to reprints from the 80's.

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    Thumbs up Re: Khyber Knife

    A limited preview of Stone's Glossary is available for viewing online: link. It was an amazing work of scholarship for its time, unlikely to be duplicated.

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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Edc?
    Better to be looking at it than for it.

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    Re: Khyber Knife

    That's a very nice example. Thanks for showing.
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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Nice knife Mick

    I've a real soft spot for the Kyber knife and the similar but smaller Persian Kard and Pesh Kabz.

    The Cameron Stone book is a great reference, and has a good section on the Kiris

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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Maxen View Post
    A lot of the information I get about old knives, comes from an excellent book called,
    A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor, In all countries and in all times, Written by George Cameron Stone.
    The book has over 700 pgs and is done alphabetically with black and white drawings.
    For anyone interested, Amazon are showing a few copies, from originals to reprints from the 80's.

    Mick.
    This prompted me to head for Amazon. One of the best 25 I've spent in a long while. It's an excellent one-stop-shop for armsd and armour information. Bit of a bible...

    Thanks for the recommendfation Mick - I owe you a beer next time we bump into each other at Owens or somewhere
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    Re: Khyber Knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Maxen View Post
    A lot of the information I get about old knives, comes from an excellent book called,
    A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor, In all countries and in all times, Written by George Cameron Stone.
    The book has over 700 pgs and is done alphabetically with black and white drawings.
    For anyone interested, Amazon are showing a few copies, from originals to reprints from the 80's.

    Mick.
    Yes, I bought my copy in the early 80's. Impressive book, so much information!
    Good advice for anyone interested in ethnic knives.

 

 

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