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>>1769 Mysore sawār
Subjectsawār cavalry
Culture: Kannada
Setting: British / Maratha wars, Mysore 1767-1799
Objectkatar punch dagger

Windlass Steelcrafts *​
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Royal Armouries Museum > Oriental Gallery *
​"​Dagger​ (k​atar)  Indian, Mysore, late 18th cen​tu​ry  The flamboyant blade is unusually long,
 and therefore has a central reinforce to stiffen and support it.
  The grip is constructed with two cross bars with carved knops connecting the side bars." ...

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* Higgins Armory Museum > Scimitars to Samurai
"Jamadhar (punch dagger), 1700s Central or southern India; 
blade: probably Europe  Steel; iron; silver; brass; copper  Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz." ...