Very Fine 18 C. Hooded Kattar Dagger - 6996

A very old probably 18C. version of the famous Kattar (Katar). A development stage between the Pata, the long gauntlet sword and the Kattar, the short push dagger. It has a broad multi fullered blade 16 long and more than 3 inches wide at its upper part. The cross bars are shaped like small balls with faceted side arms connected to the main side bars. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a monster head shaped tip. 23 inches total length. Very good condition. This is a superb piece of steel work. Very clean very elegant and very rare item. A find for the advanced collector.