An Indian dagger katar

Item:
930
Region:
India
Type:
Daggers
Description:
An Indian dagger katar, Vijayanagara, second half of the 16th Century. The tapered blade with thickened point is cut with multiple narrow fullers. The sail shaped guard has chiselled borders and a finial in the form of a stylised animal’s head. The side bars of waisted form and the handle bars are swollen. Cleaned overall with some light pitting.
Metrics:
Blade length 13” (33cms) Overall length 19” (48cms)
Notes:
See R Elgood “Hindu Arms and Ritual” Delft 2004 Chapter 5 Nos 15.3 and 15.4 for precisely similar katars in the Metropolitan Museum New York and an account of their development
Price:
£900