From: Tibet (uncertain) | Bhutan (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 42-30-282
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bhutanese
Provenience Tibet (uncertain) | Bhutan (uncertain)
Date Made 15th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Brass | Snakeskin

Stiletto. Straight single edged steel blade tapering to point. Tang inserted in grip which has brass mounting and brass filagree cap. Grip proper bound with snakeskin. Hilt form is characteristic of Bhutanese hilts. Recycled blade. Hair pin pattern on blade. Pommel end may also have been recycled from another piece.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 32 - Collector Number

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