Indian (Kutch) Gold-Plated Katar
- Dated: 19th century
- Measurements: height with scabbard 52cm / 20.5 in Height with mount 55 cm / 21.7 in
With slender tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section changing to stiff diamond section at the tip, the dagger has the forte etched and silver-gilt on each face with a panel of flowering foliage, and characteristic heavy fire-gilt copper-alloy hilt decorated throughout with panels of flowering foliage against a punched ground. It is presented in its original velvet-covered scabbard with gilt-brass mounts decorated en suite.
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