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Double bladed bichwa
India, probably 19th centuryIndo-Persian arms
A bichwa (scorpion sting) dagger with double edged, tapering and re-curving blades. Spotted blades but no rust or dents. Brass loop-shaped hilt with two sectioned pommels. Good condition. No scabbard.
Indian and Oriental Armour, Lord Egerton of Tatton, p. 114 -115. plate X, Arms of the Mahrattas, fig. 497
25,5cm (9.84inch )