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Object Number:A1399B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nepalese
Provenience: Nepal
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Sheath or scabbard for Kukri, Nepalese curved dagger. This case is made of two slabs of wood tied together. Main pocket of sheath has tip carved in triple-edged diamond pattern and with a square and a half-round carving at the blade connection in a pattern of leather strips within the half-round.


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