Object Title

Dagger (katar)

Dagger (katar)

Date

1600-1699

Object Number

XXVID.100

Provenance

Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is straight and double edged, with two fullers at either side and a reinforced point. The H-shaped hilt has two cross grips connected by knops. The sides are chiselled with floral decoration.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length is 416 mm, (16.4in) the blade length being 265 mm (10.5in). Weight: The weight of the katar is 0.5 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.395, p. 110.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.438, p. 30.