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A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Simple hooded katar
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A hooded Vijayanagara katar
A classic example of the 16th century.
Vijayanagara hooded katar
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.