Description & Technical information

A silver-gilt overlaid katar inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones. The hilt is comprised of five sections; the outer part of the push dagger is decorated with flower heads and foliage inlaid with rubies and diamonds. The inside of the handles has engraved floral decoration. The double-edged steel blade has an armour piercing tip.

Date:  18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  North India
Medium: silver, Gilt
Dimensions: 39 cm (15³/₈ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art