Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger of Rare Form, wootz watered steel blade (ID: id1026)
Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger of Rare Form, wootz watered steel blade
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A rare 18th C. Indian Katar of tiger claw form. A known type this example has been ascribed to Udaipur by design of koftgari however this piece has a chiseled iron grip more of a southern or central Indian form, possibly Deccani. Overall the effect is quite pleasing as the deeply curved and thickly armor pirced blade creates a particularly vicious katar dagger.
Overall length is 13".