Small Indian sota mace
Overall length

59.1 cm


347 grams

Point of balance

25 cm from top


Forged steel




16th-18th century

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An all-steel Indian mace with long round cross section haft. The mace head end abruptly curved and turns into a square cross-section hammer tip. The pommel end is bud-shaped and the haft is decorated with file work.



Such maces are rather rare and we have very little concrete information about them. Lacking any pieces with solid provenance, it is also hard to build up a timeline for accurately dating them.

It looks older than the slightly larger mace listed here, and I would tentatively date this one to the 16th-18th century.

Small sota mace
Small sota mace

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Finely forged, rifled, and with gold overlay.


With gold koftgari decorated hilt.


The hilt with remains of silver plating.


From the knife-making center of Bhera in the Punjab, using finely polished serpentine.


All steel Indian forward curved mace.


Belonging to a group of royal katar made by Khemau under Maharao Ram Singh.