Indian hooded katar, 18th century, a very old long version of the katar. A development stage between the pata (long gauntlet sword) and the short katar push dagger. Very long and narrow38in blade. The cross bars are shaped like small balls. The handle is protected with a steel hood terminating in a styled yali (monster head) shaped tip. 44 inches total length.. http://www.oriental-arms.co.il/
A 19th century ‘Klewang’ sword from Sumatra. The hilt is made from a single piece of animal horn, with a longer than usual pommel, carved with floral patterns and a chequered central grip area. The blade is nicely hollow ground, with a sharp edge and a thick spine.
Indian katar, 18th century, double bladed, L. with sheath 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm); L. without sheath 16 11/16 in. (42.4 cm); W. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm); Wt. 17.4 oz. (493.3 g); Wt. of sheath 1.6 oz. (45.4 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.