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Subject: ahadi heavy cavalryman
Setting: Great Mughal empire, Hindustan/Deccan late 16th-early 18thc
Object: katar, jamadhar punch-dagger
* Oriental Arms
* Metropolitan Museum of Art > Stone Gallery of Arms and Armor
"Dagger and Scabbard
Steel, leather, gold
Indian, Mughal period, 17th century
Daggers of this type were designed to deliver a punching blow. This is one of the few known examples that retain their embossed leather scabbards."
* Dallas Museum of Art
Deccan, India: 17th century
* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai: Arms around the World
"Jamadhar (punch dagger), 1700s
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz." ..