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Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

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

Hooded sword katar

Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.
Gold and silver hooded katar

Silver decorated Vijayanagara katar

A very good Vijayanagara katar of the 16th century with much of its gold and silver overlay remaining.
Long bladed Deccan katar logo

Long bladed Deccan katar

With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
child-katar-logo

Rajput child katar

With ganga - jamni gold koftgari
Northern Indian katar logo

Northern katar

with laminated blade and chiseled hilt.
Northern katar of Southern style

Katar from Kota, Rajasthan

Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
Indian katar in katar logo

Katar in katar curio item

Made around 1900 in Alwar, Rajasthan, for the tourist market.
Heavy armor piercing katar

Heavy armor piercing katar

With a narrow blade of impressive thickness. Attributable to the Bundelkhand area.
South-indian-silver-gilt-katar

Large southern silver gilt katar

Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Rajput katar with rubies logo

Rajput katar with rubies and diamonds

Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
Silver chevron katar

Silver chevron katar

All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
Garsoee katar

Garsoee katar

An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
South Indian katar with yali logo

Southern katar with yali langets

Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar

Southern katar with thick point

The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Double bladed katar

Double bladed katar

Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
Northern wootz katar logo

Northern wootz katar

With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Vijayanagara katar logo

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Vijayanagara katar

A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Jamdhar sehlicaneh

Jamdhar sehlicaneh

A triple-pointed push dagger.
Jamdhar doulicaneh logo

Jamdhar doulicaneh

A double-pointed push dagger.
Northern katar with southern design logo

A northern katar in southern style

Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
17th century chiseled iron katar logo

South Indian chiseled iron katar

A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Simple hooded katar

Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
Fine deccan curved katar logo

A fine curved Deccan katar

With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Jamdhar logo

Jamdhar (جامدار )

Persian word meaning "demon's tooth", used to describe daggers.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Garsoee katar

Garsoee katar (घरसूई कटार)

A specific type of katar that is commonly associated with Kutch.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Fine Deccan katar logo

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Katar logo

18th century northern katar

With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Rajasthani boy's katar

Golden damascened boy's katar

A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Katar logo

Katar (कटार)

Commonly used name for an Indian push dagger.
North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.
17th century katar with curved blade logo

South Indian katar with curved blade

A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Bundi katar ex Figiel

Golden Bundi style katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Bikaner katar

Deccan katar with Bikaner marks

With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Bundi katar

All-steel Bundi katar

The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
South Indian Bikaner katar logo

South Indian katar with Bikaner marks

An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

A hooded Vijayanagara katar

A classic example of the 16th century.
Vishnu katar

Ten avatars of Vishnu katar

Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"