Object Title

Dagger (katar) and scabbard

Dagger (katar) and scabbard

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVID.97

Provenance

Presented by the East India Company, 1851.

Physical Description

The blade is short and recurved, with a heavily reinforced point. The H-shaped hilt has four cross grips, and is fitted with a small red loop and tassel. The scabbard is of wood covered with red velvet, the seams covered with gold braid. The chape is small, gilt, and with fretted and chiselled decoration.

Dimensions

BladeLength194mm
ScabbardLength213mm
OverallLength397mm

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.4, p. 93.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.198, p. 29.

Notes

Hewitt records the scabbard as being covered with green velvet, and that it had a belt of silver lace.