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Bikaner katar
fine wootz katar push dagger
bundi katar
wootz pattern
Mughal katar SOLD
North India, around 1800
Indo-Persian arms
Ref. id0022

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 )