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Adam Rose





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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jun, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Khyber Knife Photos         Reply with quote

I just re-photographed this, it's the first sword I ever bought, 8 or so years ago. It's a late 19th/early 20th Century Khyber knife that's been refitted with the hilt of an Afghan military sword, possibly at the behest of an officer who preferred something lighter than the standard sword:






You might be able to get a sense of the blade cross-section, with it's strong T spine from the second photo. It makes for a light and extremely rigid blade, but it does seem like it might interfere with cutting a bit, but I've never actually tried with one.

A few more photos here.
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Michael Ekelmann




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PostPosted: Sat 20 Jun, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool! I've never seen a Khyber knife hilted that way. Ever since I read RE Howard's Oriental adventures, I've been collecting Kyber Knife pictures.
“Men prefer to fight with swords, so they can see each other's eyes!" Sean Connery as Mulay Hamid El Raisuli in The Wind and the Lion
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Norman McCormick





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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jun, 2009 8:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,
Nice piece, the scabbard decoration is interesting and looks in good condition and complete. Although not very old it's good to see original/antique items from around the world.
Regards,
Norman.
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