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Short Sword

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Object Number:51-4-68A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 1935
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1935
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Iron
Shark Skin
Technique:Filigree
Soldered
Engraved
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Service, 1951
Other Number:212 - Other Number

Description

Short sword. Knife has single edged steel blade with prominent blood gutters; blade edge worn jagged. Quatrefoil iron inverted cup guard below hilt which is in three wide bands -- iron with loops of vertical grooving, sharksin, 4-part iron ornament, each part divided into two vertical panels of relief decoration. Engraved handle. Various degrees of workmanship.

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