- Dated: end of 17th century
- Culture: Indian
- Medium: steel
- Measurements: L: 35.2 cm
The distinctive Indian dagger, the katar, was used in close combat. In contrast to the ordinary dagger, which is held with the blade at a right angle to the arm, the katar is held by the cross bar, so that the blade points straight ahead.
This enables the bearer to deal even an armored opponent a fatal blow. As is often the case, the katar’s blade is decorated with ornamentation in relief, and the gilded handle is stippled with a floral pattern.
Source: © The David Collection
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