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    BICHAWA, Dagger ca. 1576 – 1625 Southern India – Tanjore Maratha - Viajayanagara Kingdom (1336-1646)

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Bichawa dagger: ca. 1576 – 1625 Southern India – Tanjore Maratha - Viajayanagara Kingdom (1336-1646)

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.

ca. 1676 – 1725 Bichawa dagger India - Maratha Steel, brass

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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