~ A 19th Century Indian Steel Katar Dagger And Scabbard ~
The katar comes with its red embroidered velvet and leather scabbard, these are very rarely present. The blade is quite short and marked on one side ‘105 3HD’, probably a museum mark.
~ Dimensions ~
The weapon is 11.75 inches (30 cm) in total length with the blade measuring 6 inches (15 cm).
The scabbard and dagger length is 14 inches (35.5 cm). The total weight is 275 grams.
~ Condition ~
The condition is fair for its age, with minor signs of rust and pitting. There are some nicks on the blade’s edge.
The scabbard is rather worn.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £18 or it can be picked up from our shop.
~ The Katara ~
The katara or suwaiya is a type of push dagger from India. It is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip, which results in the blade of the sword sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to South Asia, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers. Ceremonial katara were also used in worship.