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Axe knife and sheath circa 1870 - 1875

Steel, copper, gold, wood and red glass | 61.8 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11434

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This type of weapon was referred to as a bhuj after the city in western India that it originated from. The pommel unscrews to reveal a slender dagger within its handle.