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A fine curved Deccan katar
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A curved Deccan katar
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
A Deccan chilanum
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
South Indian loop hilted dagger
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called
(बिछुवा ) which literally mean
Silver inlaid Deccan katar
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
An armory in Rajasthan, north India
Chiseled iron khanda hilt
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Deccan katar with Bikaner marks
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
A fine Deccan chilanum
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.