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Old 22nd September 2018, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default COORG/MALABAR KATTI

HERE IS A RECENT ACQUISITION WHICH HAS COME FROM THE COORG REGION IN KARNATAKA,INDIA ,BEING CLOSE TO KERALA IT COULD BE FROM THE MALABAR REGION
A ADYA KATTI IN COORG AND A MALABAR SACRIFICIAL SWORD IN KERALA REGION
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Old 22nd September 2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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Old 22nd September 2018, 11:44 AM   #3
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Thanks,also known as moplah swords,cheers
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Old 22nd September 2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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Very Nice, and I believe older than the typical example.
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Old 23rd September 2018, 07:44 AM   #5
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What a nice weapon my friend!
What is the size and why the tip is protected?
Can you tell us more? Thanks

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Very Nice, and I believe older than the typical example.

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Old 25th September 2018, 09:36 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=Kubur]What a nice weapon my friend!
What is the size and why the tip is protected?
Can you tell us more? Thanks

Hi Kubur
This Katti measures about 19 inches in length, i assume that the tip is covered with metal covering could be to protect the warrior from the pointed tip of blade when he carried it as it could inflict a wound.Thats what my guess is???
Someone else could know more about these weapons if the covering was for a functional purpose or Decorative.
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Old 25th September 2018, 11:21 AM   #8
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Egerton's book has a similar example that he lists as Coorg and describes simply as a "chooper." That one does not have a covering to the tip.


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Old 25th September 2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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[QUOTE=Kubur]What a nice weapon my friend!
What is the size and why the tip is protected?
Can you tell us more? Thanks

Hi Kubur
This Katti measures about 19 inches in length, i assume that the tip is covered with metal covering could be to protect the warrior from the pointed tip of blade when he carried it as it could inflict a wound.Thats what my guess is???
Someone else could know more about these weapons if the covering was for a functional purpose or Decorative.
Thanks Again
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the covering on the tip is illogical and shows not use.. its not normally on these. and would serve only as another way to get your self killed if your were ever to use it ..
i suspect it either is s it is for some cultural purpose in a ceremony and the item was not used as a weapon and so has be made this way.. or it applies to some odd colonial weapons laws that effect the point of the weapon.. like the spanish had in some of their colonies with pointed tools and weapons..
it definitely has no practical use.
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Old 8th October 2018, 01:58 PM   #11
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I dont think it is an Ayda Katti, and according to Egerton he did not think so either. But it is interesting all the same.

Page 79 no 98 Sickle-shaped Weapons or Impliments. Coorg.
Nos 190 and 128 are Ayda Kattis.
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