A large Indian dagger Chilanam

Item:
360
Region:
India
Type:
Daggers
Description:
A large Indian dagger Chilanam, late 16th Century. The thick heavy recurved blade cut with 6 deep fullers. The iron hilt of conventional form with baluster grip and pommel finial. The forte with a pair of stylised elephants discernable by their trunks supporting the root of the blade. Dark rust patination overall. See R. Elgood “Hindu Arms & Ritual:” Delft 2004 Pls 16.32, 16.36 and 16.38 for very similar examples
Metrics:
Blade length 11” (28cms) Overall length 15½” (39cms)
Price:
£1,850