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>>1685 Mughal ahadi
Subjectahadi 'single' heavy cavalryman
Culture: Mughal
Setting: Great Mughal empire, Hindustan/Deccan late 16th-early 18thc
Objectchilanum dagger

* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
Steel, nephrite, gold, rubies
Mughal period, 
about 1700"

* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai: Arms and Armor around the World
"Chilanum (dagger), late 1500s-early 1600s
Deccan (southern India)
Steel; silver and gold inlay; iron
Weight: 1 lb." ...