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Old 20th January 2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Seems as of late I have acquired a sweet tooth for katars. Here is my latest purchase a buy now on eBay. It is quite clean very well executed fullers and is most probably wootz. Comments welcome .
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Old 20th January 2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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Very nice katar, love the fullers on the blade. Hope that I don't get infected!
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Old 20th January 2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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That is really nice!
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Old 20th January 2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Hi Lew,
Yes it is a nice katar - congratulations.
Without hand on I would say Deccan 18th century. Polished blades can be wootz, and often are, but not always.
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Old 24th January 2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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The katar arrived today. I gave it a light cleaning and etched the fullers. A lovely wootz pattern popped. The katar itself is super high quality and beefy with a wide grip even for my large hands . Will take some clearer pics tomorrow.
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I etched and burnished inside of the fullers. I buffed around the edges and the tip to bring out some more contrast between the two areas. See new picture above.
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Very nice Lew! would love to see your whole collection of katars :-))
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Very nice Lew! would love to see your whole collection of katars :-))
Salaams Lotfy

Here you go
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Very beautiful thank you! are they all wootz?
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Very beautiful thank you! are they all wootz?
The top group are wootz and the two left in the middle photo are also. The other two center right are pattern welded. The bottom photo the copper hilted one is wootz. The last two from southern India and they have Portuguese sword blades circa early 1700s?
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The top group are wootz and the two left in the middle photo are also. The other two center right are pattern welded. The bottom photo the copper hilted one is wootz. The last two from southern India and they have Portuguese sword blades circa early 1700s?

A good variety! I'll make a topic soon and try to have people share their jambiya collections... you have inspired me ;-)
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Wow, what a nice collection!

How you display them?

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Wow, what a nice collection!

How you display them?

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As of now they are in a cabinet draw I have a small 9x10 foot room and many different things on display by region.
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