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    North West Frontier Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Ornately Tooled Hilt Other Blades
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    North West Frontier Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Ornately Tooled Hilt Other Blades

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    Victorian Era North West Frontier Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With Ornately Tooled Hilt, Polished Bone & Horn Sectioned Grips & Scabbard. Sn 17427:7 - 17427:7

    The Pesh-Kabz or Choora is a type of Perso-Afghan knife designed to penetrate chain mail armour (see page 494 of Stone's book 'A Glossary Of Arms & Armour'). The knives were typically used as a thrusting weapon, however, the wide ‘T’ section blade also possesses considerable slicing performance, and as such may also be used effectively with slashing or cutting strokes. During the British Colonial rule in India, the British frequently referred to all Afghan blades of this pattern collectively as "Afghan knives" or "Khyber knives", after the Khyber Pass that marked the transition from British India to the nation of Afghanistan. In India, manufacture of the pesh-kabz was centred in the northern city of Bhera, now part of Pakistan. During the First and Second Anglo-Afghan wars, the pesh-kabz was frequently the weapon of choice for finishing off wounded British and colonial troops, as the Afghan tribesmen did not take prisoners except for use as hostages. This is an attractive original example of the pesh-kabz / choora made in the Victorian era. It has an 8" single edged T section blade (12 ¾” overall). The blade with single edge narrows to a pin sharp point. The back of the blade has a small section of hand tooled decoration. The blade has staining consistent with age and a few small nibbles to the cutting edge consistent with use. It has the correct curved pronged pommel with small metal plate protrusion (most likely for cord attachment) and finger guard. The brass grip frame is decorated with crude hand tooled geometric and foliate designs with naïve red & orange enamel effect highlights. The scales are formed from sections of bone and polished horn. The knife is complete with its original wood lined, brass covered scabbard. The scabbard has ornate hand tooled foliate decoration. The throat has a copper plate insert. The scabbard has some minor dents consistent with age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 17427:7
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    CategoryBlades
    SubcategoryOther Blades
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 225
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeNorth West Frontier Pesh-Kabz Choora / Khyber Afghan Armour Piercing Knife With
    Manufactured YearVictorian era
    Your reference17427:7

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