An Indian thrusting dagger katar c 1800.
An Indian thrusting dagger katar c 1800. The blade of unusual shape being swollen in front of the root of the blade and not at the tip. The hilt retains traces of koftgari decoration, and the katar retains its original velvet covered sheath with silver brocaded bands, worn overall.
Blade length 8¼" (21cms) Overall length 15¼" (39cms)