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Old 17th January 2021, 08:20 AM   #1
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Hello, folks.
I bought this item a few years ago, but I can't figure out what type of weapon it is and what region it belongs to.
At first, based on the shape and material of the handle, I assumed that it was an Afghan weapon. However, the shape of the blade and its point are more similar to Indian weapons. However, I have not seen similar blades.
Does anyone have any ideas about this subject?
I will add a little description: the total length is 79 cm, the length of the blade is 67 cm. The sheath is of recent manufacture.
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Old 17th January 2021, 02:43 PM   #2
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Hi

You have some hilts like that in Northern India.

https://www.mandarinmansion.com/ind...an-karud-dagger

British and French were in Northern India, I guess your scabbard and the lanyard are from one of them.

Your sword looks like a mix between khyber knife and Sosun Patta reused by a British or a French.
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Old 17th January 2021, 04:25 PM   #3
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I agree with Kubur. It looks like a Khyber knife with an armour piercing tip.
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Old 20th January 2021, 08:59 AM   #4
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Kubur and Battara thank you for comments.
To sum up, we can say that:
1. the place of origin of this weapon is Northern India.
2. this weapon does not have its own name and is not a type of any particular weapon. Rather, it is a hybrid.
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Old 20th January 2021, 02:59 PM   #5
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Is the blade made from flat stock or is it V shaped? Scabbard tip looks like the British 1860p bayonet in design. The old leather strap does not convince me this piece is old.
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