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Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which literally mean

Fine Deccan katar logo

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Chilanum dagger

Chilanum dagger

Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Chiseled khanda hilt

Chiseled iron khanda hilt

With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Bikaner katar

Deccan katar with Bikaner marks

With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
A fine Deccan chilanum

A fine Deccan chilanum

Introduction

Arguably one of the most beautiful forms of daggers, chilanum are fun