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Punch dagger circa 1870 - 1875

Steel, silver, gilded iron | 39.8 x 8.8 x 1.8 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11227

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Traditional punch daggers from India had a single blade, but this curious example has a spring mechanism that, when activated, causes the blade to split to reveal another.
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    Indian (nationality)

  • 39.8 x 8.8 x 1.8 cm (whole object)

  • Katar

  • Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Bijai Sen, Raja of Mandi.

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