Triad Qatar

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Triad Qatar
Three Blades-Qatar.jpg
Drawing three-blade Qatar based on a picture (Qatar) with Two Side Blades (Bichuwa) in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, inventory number 36.25.1028
Weapon type: dagger
Designations: Qatar, Coutar, Katah, Koutah, Kutah, Kutar, Bundi Dagger
Use: weapon
Region of origin /
India , warrior box in India
Distribution: India
Handle: metal
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The three-blade Qatar (also Bichuwa , Coutar , Katah , Koutah , Kutah , Kutar or Bundi dagger ) is a dagger from India.


The three-blade Qatar has three blades. The main blade pointing forward is straight, double-edged and becomes narrower from the handle to the location . The two side blades are the same in length and shape. They are attached to the two bracers, double-edged and bent slightly S-shape. The handle is made in the shape usual for the Qatar (dagger) and provided with an iron protective cap, which is identical to that of the hooded cat . It protects the entire guide hand up to the wrist. The three-blade Qatar is a version of the Qatar and a hybrid form between the normal Qatar and the Haladie . There are numerous versions of the Qatar that vary in length, shape, and design. It is used by warrior caste in India.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Inventory number 36.25.1028 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  2. George Cameron Stone: A glossary of the construction, decoration and use of arms and armor in all countries and in all times . Forword by Donald J. LaRocca. Dover Publications, Mineola, New York 1999, p. 147, ISBN 978-0-486-40726-5 .


  • Lord Egerton of Tatton, Wilbraham Egerton Egerton, Indian and Oriental Armor , Courier Dover Publications, 2002, illustrated edition, ISBN 978-0-486-42229-9

Web links

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