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Old 27th January 2019, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hi, evryone.
I recently bought a khyber knife like this. I think the handle was replaced, but for a long time. Total length is 610 mm, blade is 450 mm.
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Old 27th January 2019, 04:45 PM   #2
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Rumpel9,
It is a very interesting Khyper knife. Did you buy this, or another one like it?
The hilt is, as you mention, quite unusual so it is likely newer, and I dont remember to have seen a decoration like this one shown on the blade, but it looks very nice and it seems to be original.
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Old 27th January 2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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Here is mine, quite similar.
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Old 27th January 2019, 06:16 PM   #4
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Jens Nordlunde, yes I bought it.
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Old 1st February 2019, 03:52 PM   #5
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When seeing Rumple9's khyberknife I wonder what this decoration should illustrate. There must have been some thoughts behind it.
Have you had a look at architecture to see if you can find the same kind of decoration? Sometimes the decoration started in the architecture and developed from this.


Ariel's khyber knife it a fantastic demonstration of skill when it comes to chiselling. Unfortunately, I have only seen the pictures shown here, but I feel that they does not tell the whole truth about the quility.


I have found a quote from The Art and Architicture of Bikaner State written by Hermann Goetz, 1950. On page 125 he writes.


Sorry Surat Singh Ji was born AD 1765 an ruled from AD 1787 to 1828.
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Rumple9 I should have added that studying carpets and textiles from the area might be a good idea.
Ok here is mine. Total length without scabbard 50 cm.
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Jens Nordlunde, thats good idea. I will try.
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Old 3rd February 2019, 09:35 PM   #8
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Just call me Jens.
I think that looking for carpets and such would be a very good idea, as these things have been far more researched the the weapons - so they may give a hint.l
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