Katara Dagger

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Culture: Indian
  • Measurements: overall length: 17 inches (430mm). Blade length: 9 inches (230mm) 

The hilt of the dagger features long side bars and a flamboyant central grip, being deeply chiselled with designs. On the faces of the side bars there are dozens of closed flower heads with a short stalk protruding beneath.

The central grip has a large three dimensional flower, with four arms connecting it to the side bars. The side bars are further chiselled on the slim edges with a twisted rope effect. The gold is worn, but still highlights the chiselling nicely.

The blade is chiselled at the heel, again with floral designs, traces of silver remain. The blade itself is forged from Damascus steel, and displays a pattern welded ‘watering’ pattern.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms


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