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Native NameKatar
Object Number: 42-30-313A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: India
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number522 - Other Number


Thrusting dagger(Katar). Slightly curved double-edged steel blade tapering to point. Thickest about one-fourth of the distance from the point, above which blade is flat with raised section bearing damascened tree decoration. Top rises to point between two parallel bands which form grip. Bands joined by compound bar with knob in center. Entire grip metal covered with damascened decoration in floral patterns.

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