With its exotic look, this Short Khyber Knife is every inch a fine collectible. Thanks to its hardy construction, it is also a great knife, too, one that possesses a long blade that is tipped with a fine, and altogether lethal looking point. Similar in general shape to what many could call a kitchen knife, this Khyber knife possesses a blade of carbon steel with a straight spine and a curved cutting edge that tapers off to a fine, thrusting point at the tip. It lacks a fuller and a formal guard, and instead features a thick, short ricasso, as well as a uniquely shaped hardwood handle. The shape of the handle allows the knife to fit easily and comfortably into the hand, while still keeping its exotic and fine look intact. Included with the knife is a matched scabbard with a brass fitting at the chape. A little more than 300 to 400 years old, the design of this Short Khyber Knife makes it an effective tool even to this day, and now, it is a new dagger with an old design that you can enjoy as a part of your collection, today.
Originally named the Pesh-kabz (which means fore-grip in Persian), the Khyber knife was dubbed as such by the British, who named it after Khyber Pass, which led from British India to Afghanistan, where the knife was relatively common as a side-arm and weapon. Believed to have been created in the 17th century, this knife is of Persian origin, and was designed to pierce chainmail. The tip of the dagger was traditionally reinforced, and this allowed it to slide through the center of a ring and spread it apart, allowing the rest of the thick blade to pass through. Its hardy design, though, ensures that this dagger survives even today, as an effective utility blade and self-defense knife.
- Fully functional
- A Recreation of a Persian Knife
- Black Hilt with a Hooked Grip
- Includes a Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- Features a Hand Crafted EN45 High Carbon Steel Blade
- Overall Length: 18.75 Inches
- Blade Length: 12.75 Inches
- Weight: 1 Pound 3.2 Ounces