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Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old version of the katar. A development stage between the Pata, the long gauntlet sword and the Kattar, the short push dagger. Finely fullered blade 15 long. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled monster head (Yali) shaped tip, original wood scabbard covered with black leather. 22 inches total length.
Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old version of the katar. A development stage between the Pata, the long gauntlet sword and the Kattar, the short push dagger. Finely fullered blade 15 long. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled monster head (Yali) shaped tip, original wood scabbard covered with black leather. 22 inches total length.

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Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old version of the katar. A development stage between the Pata, the long gauntlet sword and the Kattar, the short push dagger. Finely fullered blade 15 long. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled monster head (Yali) shaped tip, original wood scabbard covered with black leather. 22 inches total length.

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Indian katar (push dagger), 19th century, straight double-edged blade, completely silver-inlaid with a dragon's head and floral motifs, iron grip with side bands ending in the shape of drops, double transversal grip thickened at the center, pata-type hooded hand protection with a central rib and ending in the shape of a tiger's head in-the-round, original velvet sheath, brass cape fretworked with floral motifs, the chape was probably replaced.
Indian katar (push dagger), 19th century, straight double-edged blade, completely silver-inlaid with a dragon's head and floral motifs, iron grip with side bands ending in the shape of drops, double transversal grip thickened at the center, pata-type hooded hand protection with a central rib and ending in the shape of a tiger's head in-the-round, original velvet sheath, brass cape fretworked with floral motifs, the chape was probably replaced.
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Indian weapons. Katar (push dagger), 17th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold. Zaghnal (war hammer / pick) 18th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold. The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.
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Indian weapons. Katar (push dagger), 17th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold. Zaghnal (war hammer / pick) 18th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold. The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.

Indian weapons. Katar (push dagger), 17th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold.  Zaghnal (war hammer / pick) 18th century. Steel, damascened and inlaid with gold.  The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow.
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Kattari is a type of push dagger from India.The katar originated in Tamil Nadu where its original name was kattari before being altered to katara .The weapon is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to South Asia, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers.Ceremonial katar were also used in worship. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katara_(dagger)
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Kattari is a type of push dagger from India.The katar originated in Tamil Nadu where its original name was kattari before being altered to katara .The weapon is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to South Asia, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers.Ceremonial katar were also used in worship. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katara_(dagger)

Kattari is a type of push dagger from India.The katar originated in Tamil Nadu where its original name was kattari before being altered to katara .The weapon is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the user's knuckles. Unique to South Asia, it is the most famous and characteristic of Indian daggers.Ceremonial katar were also used in worship. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katara_(dagger)
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Indian Srirangam katar, c.1580's, very early type with down turning steel cover forming an attacking tiger head, damascus blade, very popular in the late 16th c. especially in Tanjore, classic form called Vijayanagara katar, most probably used in the big wars during the reign of Raghunätha Nayaka 1600-1634. The form of katars was simplified during 17th c. and until 19th c. katars were better known as a push daggers having just cross handles without any real cover for the hand.
Indian Srirangam katar, c.1580's, very early type with down turning steel cover forming an attacking tiger head, damascus blade, very popular in the late 16th c. especially in Tanjore, classic form called Vijayanagara katar, most probably used in the big wars during the reign of Raghunätha Nayaka 1600-1634. The form of katars was simplified during 17th c. and until 19th c. katars were better known as a push daggers having just cross handles without any real cover for the hand.
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Indian katar (push dagger), Junagarh Fort Museum, India.
Indian katar (push dagger), Junagarh Fort Museum, India.
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Indian katar (push dagger), 19th century, russet iron, gold, watered steel, wood, velvet and silver, Length: 18.4 cm, blade, The Wallace Collection.
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Indian katar (push dagger), 19th century, russet iron, gold, watered steel, wood, velvet and silver, Length: 18.4 cm, blade, The Wallace Collection.

Indian katar (push dagger), 19th century, russet iron, gold, watered steel, wood, velvet and silver, Length: 18.4 cm, blade, The Wallace Collection.

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Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old and long version of the katar. A development stage between the pata (long gauntlet sword) and the short katar push dagger. long and narrow rapier type blade, 38 inches. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled yali (monster head) shaped tip. 44 inches total length. Detail view of the handle.

Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old and long version of the katar. A development stage between the pata (long gauntlet sword) and the short katar push dagger. long and narrow rapier type blade, 38 inches. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled yali (monster head) shaped tip. 44 inches total length. Detail view of the handle.

TWO GOLD DAMASCENED PUSH DAGGERS (KATARS) NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY | Christie's

TWO GOLD DAMASCENED PUSH DAGGERS (KATARS) NORTH INDIA, 18TH CENTURY | Christie's

Indian hooded katar, ca. 1700, long, thin blade of triangular section with six grooves and engraved, chiselled base; typical, iron hilt with grooved crossbars, the transversal ones with a sphere at the centre; the knuckle guard, ribbed at the centre, engraved with floral and geometrical motifs.

Indian hooded katar, ca. long, thin blade of triangular section with six…

Indian hooded katar, detail view of the handle, 16th century, L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 18.3 oz. (518.8 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian hooded katar, detail view of the handle, 16th century, L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 18.3 oz. (518.8 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian (South) katar / push dagger, 18th century, this example is listed as being a pata (gauntlet sword) but it has similarities to a katar despite lacking the katar style side bars, possibly an early example or an offshoot / varient of the typical katar, it is held in the palm through a steel ring at the back side. L. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); Wt. 9.7 oz. (275 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, #65

Indian (South) katar / push dagger, century, this example is listed as…

Indo-Persian dagger, Persian blade dated 1738 to 1739, Ottoman hilt and scabbard, 19th century, steel, gold, rock crystal, ruby, emerald, H. with sheath 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); H. without sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. of blade 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); W. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); D. 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 9.5 oz. (269.3 g); Wt. of sheath 6.2 oz. (175.8 g), Met Museum.

Indo-Persian dagger, Persian blade dated 1738 to Ottoman hilt and…

Indian hooded katar, detail view of the handle, 16th century, L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 18.3 oz. (518.8 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian hooded katar, detail view of the handle, 16th century, L. 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 18.3 oz. (518.8 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian katar, with prominent cobra, yali's (leogryphs) and fish, from Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore) in South India, 17th century, European blade, L. 21 3/4 in. (55.24 cm); W. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm); Wt. 27.5 oz. (779.6),Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #10

Indian katar, with prominent cobra, yali's (leogryphs) and fish, from Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore) in South India, 17th century, European blade, L. 21 3/4 in. (55.24 cm); W. 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm); Wt. 27.5 oz. (779.6),Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #10

Indian (South) katar / push dagger, 17th century, this example is listed as being a pata (gauntlet sword) but it has similarities to a katar despite lacking the katar style side bars, possibly an early example or an offshoot / varient of the typical katar, it is held in the palm through a steel handle at the back side. L. 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 25.5 oz. (722.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #1

Indian (South) katar / push dagger, 17th century, this example is listed as being a pata (gauntlet sword) but it has similarities to a katar despite lacking the katar style side bars, possibly an early example or an offshoot / varient of the typical katar, it is held in the palm through a steel handle at the back side. L. 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 25.5 oz. (722.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #1

Antique 18th century Indian katar push dagger, 16in length.

Antique 18th century Indian katar push dagger, 16in length.

Indian (South) katar, most likely from Tanjore. Notice that the fishes have eyes on both the inside and the outside of the side guards. In the middle of each of the two cross bars, a steel ball is rolling. Under the hilt you can see two fish and two peacocks. A few of the seven little wheels in between the two cross bars can still turn.

Indian (South) katar, most likely from Tanjore. Notice that the fishes have eyes on both the inside and the outside of the side guards. In the middle of each of the two cross bars, a steel ball is rolling. Under the hilt you can see two fish and two peacocks. A few of the seven little wheels in between the two cross bars can still turn.

Indian katar daggers from the "Deadly Beauty" exhibit at the Oriental Museum, Russia.

Indian katar daggers from the "Deadly Beauty" exhibit at the Oriental Museum, Russia.

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