Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Yali hilted Bronze Dagger

  • Culture: South India

A nice brass hilted Yali hilted dagger from the Deccan probably Hyderabad or Mysore. The hilt nicely cast and chiselled with a monster head, and the handguard formed as a loop. The blade is of Arab origin since Arab jambiyas were popular in the Deccan region of South India for a very long period largely as a result of the close trading relationship. Also local Arab populations in certain areas, mainly from the Yemen. 

Source: © 2013 Ashoka Arts

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