Very Good Unusual 18C. Kattar Push dagger with “Cobra Blade”. India

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Origin: India

Date: 18 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 originate from the Deccan in the 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.

The  Kattar offered here is a very interesting combination of a blade coming from North India and a the handle from the Deccan. The blade is known as “cobra ” style or  Pahari,  characterized by the blade bulged at the ricasso with finely gold inlaid koftgari decoration. The  blade is fullered with a central rib and reinforced serrated edges. The blade is riveted to the chiseled handle langets and side bars.

Blade 16 1/2  inches (42 cm) long. Total length 23 (59 cm). Good condition to age. Minimal losses to the gold inlay work. Unusual, early work.

Price: On request



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