A rather pleasant katar, likely from South India with a chiseled hilt with wave like patterns on the hilt and a true firangi blade which appears to be the tip of a European broadsword.
The design of the hilt and the ball like grips are part of a style that points to older katars. The decoration and the use of a foreign blade show this to have originally been a prestigious piece.
The katar is in reasonable condition for it's agits age with a brilliant looking hilt and wear to the blade.
This piece can be yours for £575 or best offer.