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Dagger and sheath
(Khanjar)
(early 19th century-mid 19th century)

Medium
steel, gilt-steel, (leather/wood), silk (velvet), gilt-copper
Measurements
(a-b) 44.4 × 8.0 × 2.0 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
India
Accession Number
38.a-b-D2
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1895
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Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Cover for a dagger of maroon silk velvet over a wood or leather form, lined with same velvet, shaped to match the curved blade of the dagger. The top and tip of the cover is sheathed in pressed and chased gilt copper with a floral design.