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Make an Indian Katar Assassin's Dagger


This is a tutorial on how to make an exotic Indian Katar assassin's dagger. It is a very peculiar type of knife that has a sheath that opens and closes.

You just need a few supplies and I give you the template and show you how to make it.

The template is here!!! Thanks for coming over from youtube!!

I have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.

I also have lots more projects on my youtube channel here.



These two pictures show the Katar closed and opened.

Katar Closed

Katar Opened


Materials Needed:

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Trace the template onto foam board

Print up the template and cut out the pieces. Use those cut out pieces to trace the shapes onto foam board. Each piece has written on it how many to trace. For example you trace four of the sheath pieces.








The Katar Pieces

You end up with eighteen pieces. Although this picture only shows sixteen of them.







Cut out the pieces

Cut out all those pieces.









Note from Will: I looked at some Katars while on a trip to India. Really quite wonderful they are. I I have a video of my adventure in India and you can see some katars that I checked out. It's all in my youtube video right here: Will in India



Let's Assemble it!

Glue together the blade piecesGlue together the two blade pieces, one right on top of the other.

Use a hot glue gun if you have it for this project. If you don't have one then you can use regular white glue. You just have to take your time with it and allow the glue to reasonably set before stressing any of the parts.


Glue the spacers on the sheath

Now let's assemble the sheath halves. These are the parts that cover the blade and open up. Glue two curved spacers onto one of the sheath pieces just like this, one right on top of the other. And notice how these spacers go all the way to the point on the right.





Now glue another sheath piece right on top of that assembly.






The sheath spaceYou have created one of the sheath halves. See how there is a nice space right down the center of it? This is where the blade fits.







Make a second sheath half

Do this whole process a second time so you end up with two sheath half assemblies.









Let's Continue with the tutorial - You can also watch the video tutorial below




Make an Indian Katar Assassin's Dagger

Fun foam board project and all you need is two sheets of foam board, two rubber bands and two toothpicks. I give you the template. It really works, opens and snaps closed. Make an Indian Katar Dagger




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