Battleaxe (Tabar) with Dagger
- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: Northern India
- Medium: steel, copper, brass.
- Measurements: overall length: 56 cm; axe blade length: 13 cm; dagger blade length: 26 cm
The weapon features a crescent shaped head with a steel blade covered in brass and decorated with engraved arabesque motifs. In the counter blade it has an elephant surrounded by two tigers, in a perfect silhouette, made of forged brass.
The tubular handle is completely covered in brass, ornamented with a vegetal themed chisel work. It is finished by a lotus button which serves as a handle for a small dagger hidden inside it.
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