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Indian bichawa dagger, 1576 – 1625, Southern India – Tanjore Maratha - Viajayanagara Kingdom (1336-1646), steel, brass. The Bichawa, is an Indian dagger with a blade whose shape dates back to ancient times, with a double edge it is curved in the shape of a scorpion’s (bichawa) sting, from where it got its name. Full Length: 32, 5 cm Blade Length: 20, 5 cm.