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Bikaner or Bundi katar
Bikaner katar
wootz damask
Bundi katar
fine wootz pattern
Mughal katar
North India, 18th century
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. id0022
€ 1900

Here we have an excellent full wootz (damask) katar with Bikaner or Bundi origins. Reinforced armour piercing blade (26 cm) with big central diamond section divided by a central ridge. Window shaped side bar finals. Two swollen and facetted cross bars enclosing two finely fretted symmetrical tendrils.

Similar examples:
- Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. Display n° 9, as Bundi
- Junagarh Fort Bikaner
- Rao Madho Singh Museum, Kota, Rajasthan
- comparable examples in the Royal Collection Trust, inventory nr. 11223 and 11210
- Pinchot, p.52, fig.3-116

- T. Holbein Hendley, Ulwar and its Art treasures, Selections from the Ulwar armoury, Plate XL, number 3 and 4, made at Boondi

46cm (18.11inch )