An Indian scissors katar
early 19th century
Broad 8 1/2 inch hinged blades opening to a 7 1/2 inch inner blade, the outermost with silver overlaid decoration. Hilt of conventional form decorated overall with silver overlaid banding and floral meander. Together with it's blue and red velour-covered scabbard.
Condition: Grey metal showing some small areas of light pitting/discoloration and minor losses to silver decoration.