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Object Number:42-30-282
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bhutanese
Provenience: Tibet (uncertain)
Bhutan (uncertain)
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Brass
Snakeskin
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:32 - Other Number

Description

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.


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