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Old 23rd July 2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default 17th Century Katar With European Blade

Picked this up last month. A nice old and in fairly shape katar from the south of India. The blade must have been cut down from the forward third of a European blade you can see the fuller on it. There are still some traces of gold koftgari still present.
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Old 23rd July 2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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Hi Lew,
Nice katar congratulations .
Are the side guards decorated?
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Old 23rd July 2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Hi Lew,
Nice katar congratulations .
Are the side guards decorated?
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Hi Jens

Only a trace was left on the side bar . The beads do spin though.
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A beautiful piece indeed, I'm envious!
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Old 23rd July 2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Hi Lew,
Try some WD40, that may help.
Interesting that the side guards are profiled.
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Old 23rd July 2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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Oooooohhhhh!!!
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Old 23rd July 2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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Love that Katar, i have to add one to my collection someday.
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