INDO PERSIAN DAGGER BICHWA 18TH CENTURY MUGHAL INDIA
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Exceptional 18th century Indian Dagger Bichwa, named for its resemblance to
the sting of a scorpion. A double-edged re curved hand forged heavy Damascus steel blade with light scratches, but Jauhar
watering pattern is still visible. The hilt of is cut from a single piece of brass and decorated in a typical Indian style.
Bichwa never was very popular in India for the reason that Sivaji used Bichwa to assassinate Afzal Khan. Overall length: 12
½ inches (32cm).