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Chillanum dagger
Chillanum dagger
Chillanum dagger
Chillanum dagger
Chillanum dagger
Chillanum dagger
Deccan 18th century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. id0009
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The chillanum dagger is one of the rarest weapons from the Indian arsenal. The same goes for the khanjarli dagger. This piece combines characteristics from both daggers in a seldom seen configuration. A double edge re-curving steel blade (cleaned) with two faint fullers forming one piece with the hilt. The ricasso part is flanked with two elephant’s trunks. The khanjarli pommel of bone is a later replacement with the flower rivets missing and the rivets filed off. This item is worn with age and intensive use but in good condition. A very rare item. 280 grams.

- A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times, by George Cameron Stone, p. 178, fig. 5
- Hindu Arms and Ritual; Arms and Armour from India 1400–1865, by Robert Elgood, p. 179, fig n° 36.25.747, Metropolitan Museum
- Metropolitan Museum, Accession Number 36.25.1038
 

US provenance 2015

35cm (13.78inch )