Post by Jack Loomes on Nov 9, 2013 6:46:31 GMT
Dated: 18th Century
Measurements: outer diameter: 23,5; inner diameter: 19,8
Also known as Chacara, Chakar, Chakara, this weapon was used especially by the Akalies Sikhs, as a throwing weapon, made to twirl first on the index finger, or as a disk held between thumb and index fingers, being thrown with a turning motion of the body with great precision and energy.
This weapon was capable of inflicting great damage to the enemy, being able to sever bamboo stalks, 2cm wide, from a distance of 25 meters. This chakaram is made of high quality damascene steel and it was usually carried in the dastar bungga