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: 2002/131/101

: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Armament

: kirpan

: 'Kirpan'. Curved dagger / Sikh knife with chain. White metal blade with flared handle, probably on a wooden former, engraved with flowers, birds and Sikh symbol Khanda. Chain attached to the handle. Blade has a curved end and four channels in each side with some engraved lettering at the top. Scabbard is set on a wooden former. Both sides are engraved with bands of flowers, symbols, and the Khanda symbol. On back ‘MS Best Quality’. Scabbard curved at bottom to match the blade.

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: British Empire & Commonwealth Museum Collection

: Transferred from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, 2012