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Intriguing Story ~ Antique Khyber Knife
Note found with knife States, "the knife was taken by Warren W. Halifax 9th Lancers from a dead Afghan one of Yakoof Ahan's Army after their attack in great force in the early morning, on the Sherpon and Cantonments, in 1579 which attack was beaten off with wholesale Slaughter of the enemy." 

The note was most likely hand written and misinterpreted when transcribed. The siege actually took place in 1879
Siege of the Sherpur Cantonment 1879   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_the_Sherpur_Cantonment
Mohammad  Yaqub Khan (1849 – November 15, 1923) was Emir of  Afghanistan from February 21 to October 12, 1879. 

https://www.wdl.org/en/item/17694/
Recollections of the Kabul Campaign, 1879 & 1880

12 inch overall length blade measures 8 in Long by 1 5/16 at its widest point. Examine photos to see inlaid enamel work and high-quality Horn handle with Brass and Enamel decorative work. Newer sheath not a match to the knife.
I found this link for the 9th Lancers with Private W. Halifax's name
http://www.britishmedals.us/files/9lafghan.htm






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