Fine Piha Kahetta Dagger / Knife from Sri Lanka - 9603

Up for sale is this fine “PIHA KAHETTA”, the traditional knife of the Sinhalese from Sri-Lanka (Ceylon). Like the old classical examples it has a single edged short heavy down curving fullered blade, 7 1/2 inches long, finely chiseled and inlaid with heavy silver. The grips are beautifully carved from horn, set with chiseled brass bolster and chased silver pommel cover. Original wood scabbard with copper locket. Total length is 12 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Minor losses to the silver inlay on one side of the blade. A fine piece in good condition