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: 1999/176/001

: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Armament

: An Issa/Danaki peoplel knife from Somalia, called a jile or gile. Double edged blade. Horn or wood handle with inverted brass cone. The blade is blunt. Scabbard is on a wooden former. Hide stretched and stitched at the back. Shaped to fit the curved blade. Wire decoration at the top and a metal chape at the end. Long strap attached with brown hide strips with a metal buckle. Very dried out and deformed.

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: British Empire & Commonwealth Museum Collection

: Somalia, East Africa, Africa

: Transferred from the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, 2012