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Forged Damascus Katar (Indian Push Dagger)

Price: $2000

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The Katar was an Indo-Persian weapon, designed to punch through the interstitial spaces between the typical plate and mail armor worn from the 14th through 19th century in the Indian subcontinent.

A beautiful hand-made Damascus-bladed Indian Katar, forged from layers of 1095 and 15N20 nickel steel. The double-edged blade was forged to shape, flat on the back and ridged on the front. Eight curved fullers were carved into the  ridged side. The frame is forged and carved from mild steel, as are the pair of horizontal hand grips. Brass and copper rossettes are inlaid at the end of the arm guards.

The sheath is poplar covered with deerskin and lacquered cloth, with an embossed copper chape.

A custom-made stand of forged steel rises from a steel rossette, with a small section of copper mail attached.

The overall length of the knife is 23". The blade is 8.5" long x 2.5" wide. The hand grip is 4" wide, and the arm guards are forged 1" wide. 

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Photographs by Joseph Gotkin

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