An unusual all steel Indian dagger
An unusual all steel Indian dagger, early 17th Century or earlier. The curved and fullered blade is stipple engraved with 3 short inscriptions associated with the Bikaneer armoury. It has an elliptical saucer shaped guard with a pair of bud shaped quillons, two piece steel grips and a two piece pommel shaped as a fish tail.
Blade 6” (15cms) Overall length 9¾” (24.5cms)