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Ratlam talwar

Fine dated talwar from Ratlam

With Mamluk style blade decor.
A large Bhutanese patag logo

Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard

With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Early Indian khanda logo

Early Indian khanda

An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian sword

Early Indian fighting sword

With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Early chilanum hilt logo

Early chilanum hilt

An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Simple hooded katar

Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
Fine deccan curved katar logo

A fine curved Deccan katar

With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Jamdhar logo

Jamdhar (جامدار )

Persian word meaning "demon's tooth", used to describe daggers.
Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Gujarat logo

Gujarat

An Indian state.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which literally mean

Simple Sinhalese pihiya

A Sinhalese knife

Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Sinhalese longbow

Usa dunna (උස දුන්න)

Sinhalese name for their longbow. Literally: "high bow".
Sinhalese longbow logo

Maha dunna (මහා දුන්න)

Sinhalese term for a longbow. Literally: "great bow".
Sinhalese arrow logo

Ītala (ඊතල)

Sinhalese word for "arrow".
Fine Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A fine Sinhalese bow

Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Sinhalese bow logo

Dunna (දුන්න)

Sinhalese word for "bow".
Sinhalese lacquered bow logo

A Sinhalese lacquered bow

With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Sinhalese lacquer logo

Sinhalese lacquer work

Sri Lankan craftsmen used methods of applying decorative lacquer that did not involve a brush to great effect.
Three Indian war arrows logo

Three Indian war arrows

Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Indian arrowheads

Phal (फल / پھل)

Hindi. Literally "fruit". Name for blades, arrowheads, spearheads.
Indian quiver logo

Tarkash (ترکش )

Persian word for quiver
Indian arrows

Teer (तीर)

Hindi word for "arrow" or "arrows".
Indian long distance or flight arrows

Two Indian flight arrows

Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Indian anti-siege arrows logo

Three Indian anti-siege arrows

Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
five Indian arrows

Five Indian arrows

From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Indian bodkin arrows logo

Eight Indian bodkin arrows

Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Seven broadhead arrows

Seven Indian broadhead arrows

With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Bheema Nayak saber logo

Saber of Bhima Nayak

A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Straight khanjarli

Unusual khanjarli

With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Garsoee katar

Garsoee katar

A specific type of katar that is commonly associated with Kutch.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Large Mughal saber logo

Large Mughal saber

With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Hakim shahi

Hakim shahi

A style of Indian sword hilt.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Talwar with true inlay hilt

Large wootz talwar

The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Ganga - Jamni shirt

Ganga-Jamni

Name for Indian work in two metals of contrasting colors, usually silver and gold.
Talwar

Talwar (तलवार)

The national sword of India.
Hakim khani logo

Hakim khāni

A style of Indian sword hilt
Karan shahi hilt

Karan shāhī

A style of Indian sword hilt
Fine Deccan katar logo

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Tah-i-nishan

Tah-i-nishan

Indo-Persian term for true inlaying with gold or silver.
Katar logo

18th century northern katar

With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Rajasthani boy's katar

Golden damascened boy's katar

A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Javelin logo

Arnachellum of Salem

A famed Indian maker of knives, swords, spears, and tableware.
Khanjarli logo

A South Indian khanjarli

A fine, early example with silver-plated details.