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.

Indian (Mughal) Jambiya (curved dagger), 19th century, double-edged watered steel blade with double grooves, central ridge, waisted hilt entirely covered in gold overlay in floral and foliage patterns, the pommel is rounded and also decorated with gold overlay. The rounded pommel finial is also gilded, green velvet covered wooden scabbard has a metal chape and an attached leather belt band.