Lohar
Overall length

37 cm

Width

19.1 cm

Weight

401 grams

Materials

Iron, brass, wood

Origin

Khyber region

Afghanistan

Dating

19th century

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Description

An Afghan sickle, forged from one piece of iron. The blade has a thickening at the back for added strength.

Overlaid with brass on one side, done over bold two-directional crosshatching. The reverse is plain.

It sits in a simple wooden hilt with an iron ferrule, through which a nail holds both ferrule and blade in place.

Good, honest, original condition throughout.

 

Further reading

For more information on the type, see my glossary article: Lohar, Lor (لور), lawa-āor (لواور )

Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan
Lohar sickle Afghanistan

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