They are sharp, they are strong and they are sometimes pretty long. Knifes, swrods and blades of all different shapes and sizes. If you thought they just came in one shape, then think again!
From the article:
The Katar, shown in the introduction, is a short punching sword from India. The hand fitted into the grip so that the blade was above the knuckles. It was a weapon used by the Rajput, referred to as “the most valiant warriors of the Indian sub continent.”Used in close combat the blades were said to be able to punch through armour.