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A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), DATED 1842, PROBABALY...

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A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER (KATAR), DATED 1842, PROBABALY BANDANWARA, RAJASTHAN with sharply tapering crucible steel blade formed with two pairs of converging fullers on each face and a reinforced point, iron hilt comprising slightly angular guard with a gold-encrusted old Hindi inscription on the inner face, a pair of slender side bars with gold encrusted flowers on each side of the tips, a pair of burnished faceted grip-bars, and in fine condition throughout, in its leather-covered wooden scabbard shaped to accommodate the base of the hilt, with finely pierced silver chape decorated with engraved flowers, and complete with an early leather belt with silver buckle, 43.4 cm blade Roy Elvis Catalogue Number D07. The inscription includes a pious invocation, the year and place of manufacture.