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early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

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

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
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.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
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.
combination katar with dual pistols

Katar with dual percussion pistols

The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
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"
Bikaner elephant katar

Bikaner elephant katar

Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
Vijayanagara hooded katar

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.