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Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Early 20th Century

Three lohar with brass frames retaining curved, folding blades and with bone grip scales decorated with lines and circles.

“Lohar”, an article by David Atkinson

The Lohar is a pick-type weapon from the Banochie (Bannochi), a tribe in Afghanistan living near the Khyber Pass.  Lohars were used with great effect against the British cavalry units during the early Afghan wars.

Folding. Blades.