A Chakkar is a steel ring which from about the 16th century onwards was a weapon exclusively used by the Sikhs. It is commonly placed on the Dastar. When used in battle, it usually has a sharp outer edge, but for ceremonial purposes it often has its outer edge left blunt, as does this one.
It is classified as a quoit-type weapon which is thrown or hurled, either by being released after being twirled around the smooth inside edge by the forefinger (a favourite Sikh method) or released frisbee-like or discus style. It is said to have an effective range of 40 to 50 metres.
These items are hand made and therefore every one is unique and measurements may vary slightly.
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All of our items are in stock unless specifically stated otherwise in the product page and are ready to be dispatched. For all orders placed before 6pm GMT, we aim to process your order and dispatch your items the next working day. Orders placed after 6pm GMT may be processed the next day and dispatched the following working day. We will email you once we have dispatched your order so you can expect delivery. Delivery times are roughly as follows:
- UK 1st class orders: 2-3 working days
- UK 2nd class orders: 3-4 working days
- European orders: 4-6 working days
- International orders: 6-8 working days
We want you to be happy with everything you buy from SikhiStore. If you are not satisfied with your new purchase, we will exchange or refund any unused item provided it is returned in a saleable condition, in its original undamaged packaging and is within 30 days of receipt of the goods. Exceptions apply for items cut to requirement such as Turbans, custom made items such as Cholas and for hygiene reasons on some items such as Kacheras.
If we find that the product has not been returned to us in a re-saleable condition, we reserve the right to refuse a refund or exchange. We will refund your return delivery charge when a product is faulty or damaged upon inspection but not when a product is simply unwanted or incorrectly ordered.
For exchanges, we will pay postage and packaging charges to send the exchange product out, when the original product is faulty or damaged upon inspection but not when the original product is simply unwanted or incorrectly ordered.
This does not affect your statutory rights.