Very Good 17C. Kattar Push dagger from Central / South
Origin: South India
Date: Late 17 C.
The Kattar push dagger is one of the most common and known blades of the Indian arsenal. It comes in endless number of sizes, shapes , styles, decoration and quality. It is probably coming from the Deccan 15 C. Earlier Kattars specifically from central and south India were composed of a separate blade, either specifically forged or cut down from a sword blade which was riveted to the handle. late Kattars were forge d from a single steel ingot.
The Kattar offered here is an early examplar, late 17 C. or a bit later. Double edge straight blade with a thickened tip is riveted to finely chiseled extensions of the handle. Chiseled side bars and cross bars.
Blade 10 inches long. Total length 17 inches. Very good condition.
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