|Native Name||Salawar Yataghan|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||15th Century - 1928|
|Materials:||Horn (animal part)|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942|
|Other Number:||177 - Other Number|
Knife. Single-edged steel blade bevelled on both sides of sharp cutting edge which tapers to point. Wide slightly offset back. Wide thick tang between two piece horn grip. Wooden sheath covered with leather. Very long brass tip and band at top, both with relief floral decoration. Upper part wrapped with blue and white cloth. Leather carrying straps. "The Salawar Yataghan or Khyber knife which is the national weaponof the Afgans and the powerful arm used by the neighboring peoples of northwest Indian frontier."
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