indian dagger

Indian Katar, 18th or 19th Century

An 18th or 19th century Indian katar dagger. This is a tidy example with minimal pitting and a nicely formed blade, featuring a raised mid-rib and decorative root, double-bar grip between sprung bars and the point of the blade being reinforced for punching through mail or padded armour. The real highlight of this piece though is the scabbard - the leather appears to be a more recently refit, but the floral decorated silver/white metal mounts are original and of very high quality, being in pretty good shape for the age.