This massive katar has a steel hilt engraved and elaborately pierced in a floral motif. The blade is wootz and was likely once the tip of a sword. The scabbard is leather over wood.
Size: LOA: 18.75 LOB: 11.5 LIS: 23.5. Age: 17th or 18th century.
Hales, Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour, pp. Elgood, Hindu Arms and Ritual, pp. The item "Old antique 17th / 18th Indian Steel Katar Knife Dagger Forged WOOTZ Blade" is in sale since Friday, August 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\India".
The seller is "harrwagne-1" and is located in Columbus, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.