nice original Indian recurved Bichwa dagger

 A very nice original Indian recurved Bichwa dagger ' scorpion sting' 

19th century South India. Super strong double curved/recurved steel blade with hugely thickened tip for piercing armour and clothing. 

The hilt handle formed from a loop of brass with widened handguard decorated with ribbing and edging, 

bud shaped finial to the top. 

rare to find with original leather covered sheath with large pierced brass chape to the tip.

 Lovely authentic piece in great condition