An antique, possibly mid to late 1800’s, Afghanistan, Khyber knife or sword, also known as Churra, Chara, Charay or Salawar. It is a half knife, half sword weapon with a “T” shaped blade. The sharp point and rigidity of the blade were necessary, in battle, to penetrate their opponent’s many layers of clothing, without adding undue weight to the weapon. It has a, dark colored, carved horn handle and still retains its original wood, cloth & leather scabbard. The blade has the crudeness of a blacksmith made blade, and is NOT perfectly straight.
Overall Length: 27.135″
Blade Length: 21.375″
Condition: Blade shows much use, with many forging folds, flaws and nicks – Grips have some losses, with a good aged patina – Scabbard somewhat rough with losses, including the tip, and some shrinkage
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