Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old version of the katar. A development stage between the Pata, the long gauntlet sword and the Kattar, the short push dagger. Finely fullered blade 15 long. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled monster head (Yali) shaped tip, original wood scabbard covered with black leather. 22 inches total length.