An Indian Katar, c. 1850

2006 v2
2006 1
2006 2

Item ref: 2006

  • India
  • Iron, steel and gold
  • 45.5 cm / 18 in


Private collection, United Kingdom

The katar is a type of Indian push dagger. The weapon is characterised by its H-shaped horizontal hand grip which results in the blade sitting above the knuckles. Unique to the subcontinent, ceremonial katars were also used in worship.