Folding scythe Lohar miter knife from Afghanistan with bone handle.
The Lohar (also Khyber-War-Sickle) is a quarrelling sickle of the Banochie, a tribe in Afghanistan who live near the Khyber Pass.
The Lohar was developed by the Banochie tribe, which belongs to the Khyber tribes. In addition to being a weapon, it is also a status symbol for the wearer. Each man of the tribe makes his own lohar and provides it with his own decoration and personal signs.
The Lohar's blade is curved, resembling a bird's beak or sickle. The downward side of the blade is sharp. Handle and hilt consist of one piece. The handle is decorated with brass, wood, bone or mother-of-pearl for ornamental purposes. The whole lohar is made of steel and is sometimes decorated with symbols all over its face. Some lohars are designed in such a way that the blade and handle can be folded towards the handle.
Khyber-War-Sickle Lohar is from Afghanistan,
Total length is 27 cm.
Weight: 342 grams
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