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Parrying dagger 1870-75

Blackbuck horn and gold | 36.2 x 7.7 x 2.5 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11416

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This parrying weapon was designed for presentation rather than use. The horns are mounted in gold and bear an inscribed dedication to the Prince of Wales. One of the end caps shows a figure holding a mace, possibly the Hindu god Hanuman.