Subject: jailumi 'champion' tribal warrior
Culture: Pathan / Pashtun Afghan
Setting: tribal / border warfare, Afghanistan 19thc
Object: karud, churra khyber sword
Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Dagger (chura) Afghan, early 19th century This dagger, with grips of stained ivory, is a typical example of a chura or 'Khyber knife'.
It is said that in the hands of a strong assailant this knife could disembowel an opponent in a single movement.
Although Afghan in origin, many such weapons were in circulation among Indians civilians in the Mutiny." ....
* Ashoka Arts
* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai: Arms and Armor Around the Globe
"Karud (long knife), 1800s Afghanistan
* American Museum of Natural History > Stout Hall of Asian Peoples
* Global Craftifacts