Culture: Moplah/Mappilla, Coorg
Setting: rebellions, Malabar Coast 19th - early 20thc
Object: adya katti/ayda kattiayudha katti/kodunga katti, vechevoral sickle swords
Valiant Co. *
* Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery
"Sword (adya katti) Indian, Curg, 18th century
The adya katti has a forward-curved blade, and is used for clearing jungle as well as for fighting. This one has an unusual hilt with a knucklebow."
*Sword (adya katti) South Indian, Curg, 19th century
This is a typical adya katti, with a monstrous, forward-curved blade and a horn hilt with a large, kite-shaped pommel. Adya katti were carried by Curgs slung on the back, while the pichangatti was suspended by the belt at the front." ...
Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
"Chopper (vechevoral) Indian, Curg, 19th century This magnificent weapon has a hilt of ivory and wood,
and a wicked, forward-curved chopping blade lavishly decorated with silver and gilt-brass onlay." ...