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A Fraser talwar from the Deccan
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Deccan firanghi with silver overlay
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
A northern katar in southern style
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A south Indian ankus head
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Hindi word for a type of arm protection.
Persian word for a piece of lower arm protection.
A katar with true inlay decoration
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
A fine curved Deccan katar
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A curved Deccan katar
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
A Deccan chilanum
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
South Indian loop hilted dagger
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called
(बिछुवा ) which literally mean
Silver inlaid Deccan katar
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
An armory in Rajasthan, north India
Chiseled iron Hindu basket hilt
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Deccan katar with Bikaner marks
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
A fine Deccan chilanum
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.