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Chillanum Dagger Dated: circa 1776-1825 Culture: South Indian Medium: Steel, brass Measurements: Full length: 50 cm; Blade length: 30 cm More on the Chillanum Dagger - Here This piece displays a steel blade, single edged counter curved, with a double counter edge, with a reinforced tip and ribbed at the centre. Near the back, it is decorated with a frame of engraved geometrical motifs.
~ 16th century jeweled vintage dagger from India~Portraits of Sultan 'Ali 'Adil Shah of Bijapur (r. 1558–80) show him wearing daggers with zoomorphic hilts similar to this one. In this superlative, ruby-studded hilt, a dragon, whose tail wraps around the grip, attacks a lion, which in turn attacks a deer, symbolism associated with the deity Garuda. Before the deer is a parrotlike bird with a snake in its beak. Lower down on the hilt is the head of a yali, a mythical lionlike animal, with flor...
BICHAWA DAGGER ca 1676-1725 India,Maratha steel,brass
A ROCK CRYSTAL-HILTED DAGGER (PESH-KABZ) NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY The blade of typical straight single-edged form tapering towards the point, the reinforced point of square section, the forte and base of the hilt with possibly later gold-damascened decoration, the hilt deeply carved to receive inlay work now lacking, with motifs of birds in foliage, the velvet covered sheath with gold-damascened mounts, some corrosion 14¾in. (40cm.) long with sheath