An Indian dagger Bich’hwa-Bagh Nakh
An Indian dagger Bich’hwa-Bagh Nakh, c 1800. The steel grip bar has a recurved blade with serrated edges, and two rings for the fingers. Braised to the grip bar are 4 steel claws. Good age patina overall. See G.C. Stone “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour” New York 1934, Figure 147 for others.
Overall length 8½” (21.3cms)