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>>1769 Mysore sawār
Subjectsawār cavalry
Culture: Kannada
Setting: Mysore sultanate, south India late 18thc
Objectbichwa dagger

Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
​"​Dagger​ (bichwa)  Indian, Mysore, late 18th cen​tu​ry
  The bichwa or scorpion is distinctive with its loop hilt and double-edged blade.
  The hilt was probably cast onto the blade during construction." ...

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Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Dagger (bichwa)  South Indian, Mysore, late 18th century
The loop hilt is characteristic of the bichwa (scorpion),
 a type of dagger found mainly in south India."