Object Title

Dagger (katar)

Dagger (katar)

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVID.96

Provenance

Presented by the East India Company, 1851.

Physical Description

The blade is short and double edged, with a medial ridge flanked by recessed panels at either side, and a reinforced point. The hilt is H-shaped, with a transverse grip formed of two bars, and decorated in gold koftgari. The scabbard is of wood covered in red velvet. The smal iron chape is decorated in gold koftgari.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 33cm (13in), blade length: 17.8cm (7in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.126, p. 98.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.137, p. 28.