Very Good Choora Dagger from the Khayber Pass - 14435

This Choora knife is a typical example from the second half of the 19th century and it is coming from the Khayber pass area between India and Afghanistan. It was carried by the Mahsud people residing in this area. The blade is 7 inches long with the usual T back and reinforced edge. The grips are made of sectors of elephant ivory riveted to the tang with four rivets. Four small metal bells are attached to the pommel top. The bolster and the hilt strap are engraved white metal with painted spots. The scabbard is wood, covered with chased brass. Total length in scabbard 12 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Minor edge nicks and blackened spots on the blsde. All parts are old and original.