Good Long Bichwa Dagger, India - 9029

This long dagger is a Bichwa, an unusual blade in the Indian arsenal, meaning: ‘The Scorpion Sting’. It is an early to mid 19 Century example. The blade is 12 inches long (Longer than the common 7-9 inches) single edged and deeply re-curving with a long thickened armor piercing double edge tip. The hilt is brass, ring shaped, decorated with a chased brass panel. Total length is 17 inches. Very good condition. No scabbard.