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19th Century Khyber Knife

One of the famous weapons of the Afghan tribal warriors, used from the 18th century all the way through to modern conflicts, these were the stereotypical weapon used by the hill warriors in the 19th century and featured heavily in reports and stories of the 1842 Retreat From Kabul and the Battle of Kabul in 1879.

This horn handled knife with its typical broad T backed blade leading to a fine point on the end of a blade capable of hacking and being used against swords of a longer length. These were even adopted by British officers, such as Colin Mackenzie, who loved their utilitarian and well adapted characteristics suited to the Afghan style of warfare. This Khyber knife can be yours for £245 or best offer.


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