Whole Steel Chillanum Dagger, Rajhastan - 0518
The Chillanum is one of the rarest forms of daggers in the Indian arsenal. It was the preferred dagger of the Maharattas but also widely used by other groups in India mostly in the 17th and 18th centuries. This specific example is coming probably from Rajhastan. The blade is slender 12 inches long, double edged and re curving. It is forged from Indian wootz (crystalline) in one piece with the hilt and grip.