Object Title

Dagger (katar) and scabbard

Dagger (katar) and scabbard

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVID.52

Provenance

Presented by the East India Company, 1851.

Physical Description

The hilt has a cross grip formed of four bars, each projecting through the sides, and was originally gilt. The scabbard was of wood covered with crimson velvet and fitted with a gilt iron chape.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.125, p. 98.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.136, p. 28.