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Katar (Stabbing Dagger)

Overall: 45.6 x 8.2 cm (17 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
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The ornament on the handle faces up from the perspective of a right-handed user, on all sides.


Stabbing daggers called katar were distinctive to India and often worn by soldiers and courtiers, tucked into their belts. Covering the entire handle are tiny scenes of lions and cheetahs hunting deer and buffalo in rocky wooded settings.
Katar (Stabbing Dagger)

Katar (Stabbing Dagger)


India, Mughal

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