Elegant 17th Century ‘Chillanum’ Dagger from South India.
One of the most rarest and sought after daggers from the Indian arsenal, this example has especially intriguing and elegant features.
The hilt is of characteristic form, with down-turning pommel arms, and a bulbous pommel head sitting on an extending throat with two intricately drilled holes. A central bulbous knop and down sweeping quillions terminating in two pierced blood drips (one split)?
A re-curved double edged blade with lovely fullering and chiselling. Blade has a slightly rounded tip.