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Northern katar with southern design logo

A northern katar in southern style

Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
South Indian ankus head

A south Indian ankus head

South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Fine deccan curved katar logo

A fine curved Deccan katar

With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
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 Hindu basket 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

An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.