Original Indian 1950 Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps Ceremonial Royal Wedding Knuckle Knife

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. An excellent example of a scarce India Jodhpur Princess silver plated combat fighting knuckle knife. This is the same design as shown as Figures 284-287 in Frederick Stephen's Fighting Knives on page 58. He describes the knife as dated 1951.

This knife was made to commemorate the splendid wedding of 19-year-old Prince Karam Singh, heir to the Maharaja of Kashmir and 16-year-old Princess Yashorajya Lakshmi, the doe-eyed granddaughter of the hereditary Premier of Nepal on April 22nd, 1950.

This is a very comfortable knife to hold (considering it is a knuckle knife). The lobe rests in the palm of the hand to absorb shock and to aid holding it when slippery from use. It is a very effective design. The blade is sharp on both sides. It measures 11-1/4 inches long overall and intended to be used with either bare hand or gloved fingers.

It has many markings on the handle. One one side, there is the JODHPUR CITY VOLUNTEER CORPS unit name and coat of arms. There is provision for a number, however this one is not numbered. The other side of the handle has AUSPICIOUS WEDDING PRINCESS JODHPUR APRIL 22nd 1950. The 0 is very lightly struck and it is often read as 1951.

The knife is used, however in overall near-excellent condition. The original scabbard is included.

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