Afghan dagger and scabbard

This dagger was captured in July 1839 when the 13th Somerset Light Infantry stormed the fortress of Ghuznee during the Afghan wars. The steel dagger has a brass handle intricately engraved with a floral design and green and red gemstones. The brass scabbard is also decorated with the same floral engravings, curving to a small round end.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Early Campaigns
brass, gemstones, stone, steel
Common Name
Afghan dagger and scabbard
Simple Name
dagger and scabbard
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Production Country
Production Date
1839 (about)

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