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Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar with inlaid rubies

( ID: id1068 )

A rare 18th C. Mughal katar. This example has a central grip with places for inlaid rubies. Two of the original rubies remain. The blade is finely chiseled and in good condition. The grp is finely overlaid with gold koftgari remaining in good condition and displays an old repair to one of the grip straps. Very likely the katar is made from wootz or watered steel but is in original old polish.

Overall length is 17".

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