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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.