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A Wootz Steel Chilanum

These daggers, the Indian Chilanum are rare and interesting blades depicted often in Indo-Persian art. It is a graceful and well crafted piece that has a story to tell. Whilst this dagger has signs of age it does not hide the fact it was an exceptional piece in its day, a well formed hilt with the typical globular centerpiece grip, the curved chiseled finials and a beautifully fullered wootz steel blade. The dagger dates to the end of the 17th century and follows the style of this period more than the earlier 16th century chilanum's.

The dagger has had two finials on the guard removed, some wear to the ricasso This dagger can be yours for £800 or best offer.


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