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Native NameBich'Hawa
Object Number:42-30-321
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 15th Century - 1842
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1842
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:232 - Other Number

Description

Bich'hawa dagger. Iron. Straight double-edged blade both edges recurved to point. Loop handle extends over top of blade on both faces. "Dangerous weapon, easily concealed and entitled to name, meaning scorpion or 'dagger with a sting'". Age well over 100 years according to W. O. Oldman.


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