A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 16TH/17TH CENTURY A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (CHILA…
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A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 16TH/17TH CENTURY

A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 16TH/17TH CENTURY with recurved double-edged blade formed with a pair of long fullers divided by a central rib, iron hilt comprising a pair of shaped langets and oval guard inlaid on the outside with silver foliage (losses), a pair of short bud-shaped quillons with a pierced panel in the centre on each face, recurved knuckle-guard, bifurcated pommel with button formed of three pronounced buds, with a leaf on each side, and integral grip interrupted by a central moulding (pitted, restorations, the blade probably associated), 34.5 cm overall Royal Elvis catalogue number D66.

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A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (CHILANUM), 16TH/17TH CENTURY

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