Originally Posted by Help
However in 'The Arms and Armour of India' Egerton places Jamdhar Katari as Nepalese weapons.
Even funnier: Egerton's plate of Nepalese weapons has a picture of a typical Ottoman yataghan.
I think he grouped the weapons according to the place where he or his agents bought them. Had he managed to buy a Balinese Keris that somehow found its way to Afghanistan, we still might have argued about its true origin :-)
Well, he spent literally only a couple of years in India as a tourist and did not have Stone or suchlike as his reference book:-) Forgivable errors of a novice collector. Pity it acquired a patina of authority.