An Indian dagger Chilanam
An Indian dagger Chilanam, second half of the 16th Century. The recurved blade cut with 2 fullers. The hilt of conventional form entirely covered with thick sheet silver, baluster grip, a little chiselling at the forte. See R. Elgood “Hindu Arms and Ritual” Delft 2004 for an extensive discussion about these daggers.
Blade length 6” (15cms) Overall length 9½” (24cms)