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>>1685 Mughal ahadi
Subjectahadi heavy cavalryman
Culture: Mughal-Rajput
Setting: Great Mughal empire, Hindustan/Deccan late 16th-early 18thc
Objectkatar, jamadhar punch-dagger

* Oriental Arms
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* 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
Inlaid, engraved, and gilded steel" ...

* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai: Arms around the World
"Jamadhar (punch dagger), 1700s
Steel; gold
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz." ..

* Cf.
>1509 Vijayanagara infantry dagger katar
>1674 Maratha silladar dagger katar
>1751 Rajput zamindar dagger katar
>1760 Maratha pindari dagger katar