Kattara - Good Sword from Oman - 7673

Sword from Oman also known as Kattara. This type of sword, which is very similar to the older Islamic swords from the 11th 12th centuries, was popular in the Gulf countries during the 18th and the 19th Centuries. It has a very long 32 inches, straight and double edge blade with a 6 inches central shallow fuller and a spatula shaped tip. Hilt is wood, covered with braided leather and silver strips and the pommel is a heavy square silver covered steel piece used as a counter weight to the very well balanced long blade. The scabbard is wood, covered with tooled leather and two steel rings for carrying belt. Total length is 41.