Category: afghanistan

victoriansword: Khyber knife Origin: Afghani…

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Khyber knife

Origin: Afghanistan, 1800s

Materials: Steel; elephant ivory; silver

Measure: O.L. 29; blade L. 22 ¾"

Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz. 

Afghan man with jezail, 1879-1880.

Afghan man with jezail, 1879-1880.

victoriansword: Afghan Pulwar, 19th Century …

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Afghan Pulwar, 19th Century

Curved, single-and false-edged blade with central fuller and tang; iron hilt with long langets, decorated with raisers and fine piercing, typical cup-pommel; wooden, leather-covered scabbard (parts missing and repairs) with iron, engraved mounts, long, pierced chape.

Indian Tulwar and Afghan Khyber Knife, 19th Ce…

Indian Tulwar and Afghan Khyber Knife, 19th Century

An 18th or 19th century Indian tulwar, robust hilt and blade of double-fullered European form, 68cm long. Together with an Afghan Khyber knife of typical form, but with faulty hilt, the t-section blade being 60cm long.

A nice side-by-side comparison of the two sword types. Tulwars had a quite a range on blade types, but still a nice representative example of a tulwar and a typical blade width. 

victoriansword: Afghan Pulwar, 19th Century …

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Afghan Pulwar, 19th Century

Curved, single-and false-edged blade with central fuller and tang; iron hilt with long langets, decorated with raisers and fine piercing, typical cup-pommel; wooden, leather-covered scabbard (parts missing and repairs) with iron, engraved mounts, long, pierced chape.

victoriansword: Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Ea…

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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.

Afghan Pulwar vs Indian Tulwar – Some Though…

Afghan Pulwar vs Indian Tulwar – Some Thoughts on Sword Design

victoriansword: Afghan Swords, 19th Century …

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Afghan Swords, 19th Century

Steps in the evolution of the Khyber knife from ethnic/native to the military regulation type. Bottom to top: full military regulation khyber knife, combination military regulation / native khyber knife, native khyber knife.

victoriansword: Afghan or North Indian Pulwar,…

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Afghan or North Indian Pulwar, 17th-18th Century

The single-edged steel blade of tapering form with two fullers and maker’s stamps to one side, the steel hilt with elongated forte terminating in a palmette, the quillons in the form of makara heads, the pommel of semi-spherical form, engraved to the grip with a series of columns forming an arcade. 94 cm.

Khyber Knife, 19th Century 58.5 cm blade.

Khyber Knife, 19th Century

58.5 cm blade.