Object Title

Dagger (chilanum)

Dagger (chilanum)

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVID.47

Provenance

Presented by the Indian government, 1861. From the Indian disarmament of 1859.

Physical Description

The hilt and blade are forged in one piece. The blade is recurced and double edged, with a central ridge. The hilt is in the form of four leaf-shaped bars emanating from a knop at the centre of the grip, two forming the pommel, which also has a central knop, and two forming the guard.

Dimensions

BladeLength110mm
OverallLength397mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.225, p. 7.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.514, p. 31, pl. 31.