This kirpan (Sikh ceremonial dagger) was hand forged out of iron. Kirpans are worn by followers of the Sikh faith. The metal holster is oiled for easy extraction of the blade.
The knife and sheath combined measure 9.5 inches (24 cm) in length
The knife including the handle measures 8 inches (21 cm) in length
The blade alone measures 5 inches (12 cm) in length