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EARLY YEAR 229 "KHYBER" SWORD HEAVY ARABIC SCRIPT ON SIDES
CROWNED MAN ON HORSE w/SWORD, WORDS TURN TO BIRDS, ETC!
25.5 INCH TOTAL LENGTH Khyber Sword, coming from North India or Afghanistan area. It is a sword well known in the region. The Arab script is etched into the blade and it is dated to 229, which pre-dates any of the three British lead Afghan wars. Particularly well known is the battle of January 1842, in which about 16,000 British and Indian troops were killed. The 229 date fits well the sword style and condition (stands for 1229 in the Islamic lunar calendar), corresponding to 1813 in the Gregorian calendar. One side bolsters is missing, yet it is a nice sword.

Known as a weapon of choice in the Afghan/Pakistan, particularly the Afridi tribe regions. KYBER: The Khyber Pass is a mountain pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan, controlled by Pakistan. It is the main road from Peshawar, Pakistan to Kabul, Afghanistan, varying in width from 3 to 137 m. The mountains on either side can be climbed only in a few places. The pass is walled by steep cliffs that vary in height from about 180 to 300 m., a fact that for centuries made it a strategic point on an important road from India to the west. The pass reaches its highest elevation at the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.)

The scabbard is wood covered with leather or fabric and the fittings are brass, silver washed.

MOST KHYBER SWORDS ENCOUNTERED ARE FROM THE 2ND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY - THIS IS AN EARLY ONE.



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