The katār, has a sturdy, straight, double-edged triangular damasked wootz blade, the tip of which has been reinforced. A triangular register has been engraved on both sides of the blade, depicting a figure in bas-relief with details in gold “agemina”, emerging from a flower blooming from floral latticework which ends in a point. Buds, perhaps iris buds, are visible near the handle, rising above the four-armed deity. The handle is made of two parallel iron bars which stretch behind the line of the blade ending in a slight point. They are curved in shape and the outer edge is decorated with fretwork bulbs set out in sequence. Two arches link the bars, acting both as a handle and to protect the hand of whoever is holding the dagger. The internal and external surfaces of the handle are decorated with floral, plant and geometric motifs in gold produced using the koftgari technique. The wooden scabbard is covered in brown velvet.

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