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19thC. TIBETAN KNIFE or LOTHI #8530
A large 19th century Tibetan knife or Lothi, the knife with a 6 inch single edged blade with a fuller on one side, the silver and brassbacked hilt set with a coral stone, the forte of the handle with 2 pieces of Yak horn either side, the wooden sheath covered in a decorated repoussé silver panel backed with brass and ray skin and a turquoise cabochon, the bottom of the sheath covered in silver with a coral set in raised decoration, The dagger 12 inches overall. #8530roo
These knives were usually worn by women and were sometimes attached to a purse
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