A large and Impressive south Indian Chillanum Dagger - 14123

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 17c large, impressive and of good quality from south India. 12 inches re-curving blade, steel handle and D guard with monster head . Total length 16 inches. Very good condition to age. A rare dagger.