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Knife: O.161-1879

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Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

The steel blade is forward curved and slender, the flat back at the forte accompanied by two fullers, and with a double nick at the forte on the forward edge. The hilt is of red wood, with a short iron ferrule at the blade end, shaped with a central raised rib with two double grooves, and with a flaring pommel. The blade is bright with much staining and lamination, the edge damaged with a whole series of indentations from use or abuse. The hilt has numerous old chips around the pommel, and large cracks running up to the blade on the underside and right side

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 35 cm
Overall Length: 48.5 cm
Weight: 474 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA

Dating

19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE

Note

Taylor notes ‘161–3 Kookrie (Goorkha knife)’.

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 161
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Tag

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.161-1879
Primary reference Number: 159940
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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