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Gilded Katar

India, 1800 to 1850



Overall length
42 cm

Blade length
21 cm

Materials
steel, wootz, silver

Weight
175 grams

Dating
North India, 1800 to 1850


A nice katar with silver gilded hilt and a wootz blade. The tapering blade has a thickness of just 2 mm and widens abruptly towards the tip where the thickness is 10 mm thus resulting in an armour-piercing point that was intended to pierce through chain mail. The point itself is of high carbon steel and scarf welded to the blade. The blade is in good condition and made of high contrast wootz but the pattern is obscured by a dark brownish patina. The overall design puts it among the so called 'Mughal' katars of the 17th century. Our example is probably 19th century and made during a revival mood. Condition is good with some wear to the cutting edges and some mild scattered pitting. No scabbard. 42 cm.

References

  • Majaraja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

  • Royal Collection nos 38193 and 37433

  • Royal Armouries no. xxvid.85


Price:

800€

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Price:

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