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Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Axe

Tonngya

A type of Indian tribal battle axe made and used by the Gond people.
Boy's brass hilted pata

Boy's brass hilted patá

With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Tegha logo

Teghá

A type of Indian saber with a broad blade.
Bullova

Bullova

A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
Pharetri axe

Pharetri

A type of axe associated with the Khond people of India.
Bikaner axe logo

Axe with Anup Singh inscription

With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
North Indian arrows logo

Two fine north Indian arrows

With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Gal-mita pike

Gal-mita pike

Sinhala term for fancy knives. Literally "stone handled knife".
Sosun pattah

Sosun pattah (सोसन पत्ता)

An Indian sword with a recurved blade.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Shield maker

Bhagvan Khoosal

A shield maker at Dhalcar street, Ahmedabad, India.
Tip

Thuda

Sinhala for the point of a sword blade.
Edge

Agissa

Sinhala for the edge on a sword blade.
Groovy

Peeli

Sinhala for grooves on a blade. (Fullers).
blade

Isa

Sinhala for "blade".
Sinhalese sword blade

Kadu patha

Sinhala for blade.
Alluva

Alluva

Sinhala for side plates on a sword.
Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sinhala for the head of a mythical bird. Often used as sword ornament.
Quillons

Vari sārkawa

Sinhala for the quillons on a Sinhalese sword.
Sinhalese knuckle guard

Ath häde

Sinhala for "knuckle guard".
Knuckle guard

Ath väsma

Sinhala term given by Deraniyagala for "knuckle guard".
Lion hilt

Siṃha mūnu mitta

Sinhala for "lion-faced hilt"
Mitta

Mitta

Sinhala for "hilt".
Gediya

Gediya

Sinhala for "pommel".
Simha logo

Siṃha

Sinhalese for "lion". The national symbol of the Sinhalese people.
Ul pihiya logo

Sinhalese knife and stylus

Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
Large piha-kaetta logo

A large pihiya kättha

A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Kasthane logo

Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
Malabar sword

Kayamkulam vaal

A type of straightsword of the Malabar coast.
A silver pihiya

Silver Sinhalese ul-pihiya

A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.

North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.
Asian export sword guard

Sinhalese export sword guard

A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
Chilanum dagger

Chilanum dagger

With great sculptural qualities.
Pata

Dandpatta

The Marathi name for the pata, a gauntlet sword thought to have been developed by them.
Pata

Patá

An Indian gauntlet sword.
Khanda logo

Khanda

A type of Indian sword with a heavy, straight blade that widens at the top.
Indian toradar logo

Toradar

The Indian matchlock musket.
Ankus

Aṅkus

Hindi from the Sanskrit aṅkuśa, it means "elephant goad".
Ul pihiya logo

Ul pihiya

Sinhala for "sharp knife".
Pihiya logo

Pihiya

Sinhala for "knife".
Pihiya kattha logo

Piha kaetta

Often-used term to describe a group of ornate Sinhalese knives.

The Bikaner Armory logo

Bikanēr armory

An armory in Rajasthan, north India
An Indian khanjarli dagger

Khanjarli

An Indian dagger with recurved blade and large lunette pommels that are usually made of ivory plates.
Liya-pata decorative motif logo

Liya-pata

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of scrolls.
Liya-vela logo

Liya-vẹla

A type of Sinhalese decorative work consisting of repetitive floral motifs.
Sinhalese kasthane logo

Kasthāné

The national sword of Sri Lanka, being a saber with an elaborately carved hilt.