Indian katar

length: 14"
blade: 7"
blade width: 2 1/4" base
grip bars: 2 3/4"
side bars: 7 1/2"

Late 1700's-early 1800's Indian thrusting dagger. Thickened tip and strong central rib for punching holes in light mail & lamellar armor and the guy inside. A nice graphic example of cultural dimorphism, this Texas heavyweight can *almost* get three fingers into the grip meant for an agile flyweight. No signs of damage, but overall solidly pitted and patina'd. No live rust. (Never live rust. Death to rust!)