Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Poole England
Unusual Indian dagger / short sword
I have been following the thread on the "Karud" with much interest.
It has prompted me to dig this out and ask for name suggestions.
Mail-piercing, double pointed, curved, single-edged short sword or long dagger should cover it.
48 cm / 19 ins long with a 38cm 13.75 ins single-edged blade which is approximately 1/4 ins thick near the hilt.
Mail-piercing tip which is on the end of an "extra" or second tip.
Heavily decorated blade with bird heads, lions ( or wolves ) and deer. The decoration is repeated on both sides of the blade.
Hilt is steel with two colours of horn as grips.
I think it is too good for a tourist piece so will call it a rich man's hunting dagger.
All comments welcome.