Friday, November 06, 2015

Weapon of the Day


A double bladed dagger with an ‘H’ shaped horizontal grip. The blade is broad at the base and narrows to a fine tip. The tip is often reinforced to prevent it from snapping. The grip is horizontal to the blade and two ‘arms’ extend from the grip so when held the metal crossbars go up the forearm.  The katar is primarily a thrusting dagger, though slashing motions are used as well. The lengths can vary greatly, though the blade is typically less than 20”. The crossbars could measure up to 30 inches or more in length.

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