Rare and Unusual Chillanum Dagger – South India - 13060
One of the rarest forms of daggers from the Indian arsenal, a member of a class of daggers known as Chillanum . Daggers in this class may take various shapes but all share the typical re-curving blade. This one is probably late 18 – early 19 C. from central or south India and of unusual construction: The steel handle can be disassembled to several parts. Massive re-curving blade 19 inches long with a central rib, forged from very good wootz (Damascus, watered ) steel. 15 inches. Very good condition. A rare and unusual dagger.