16 C. Chillanum Style Dagger , Deccan, India
16 C. Chillanum Dagger
Origin: Deccan, India
Date: 16th Century
This very early Chillanum style dagger is coming from the Deccan, India. Very few similar exemplar are known. A re-curving blade with a thickened tip. Ivory grip with steel cross guard and pommel shaped with the heads of mythological creatures (Yali ??) and steel D guard.
Blade 12 1/2 inches. Total 18 1/2 inches. Very good condition to age. Very minor damage to the steel mounts. Very rare.
For a sword with a similar handle see: Robert Hales “Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armor” p.64 item 134
Provenance: The Jacques Desenfans Collection sold in Bonhams, April 2008, lot 230
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