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South Indian spearhead
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian tungi axe
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
South Indian spear butt
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
A northern katar in southern style
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
South Indian chiseled iron katar
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A parakeet shaped ankus head
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A south Indian ankus head
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Wakizashi in Burmese hilt
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
An unusual ḍhāl
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
A Punjabi arm guard
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A katar with true inlay decoration
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A kirach with hunting scenes
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Indian pata with Solingen blade
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Various Indian arrows
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
A gilt Indian jambiya
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Talwar hilted shamshir
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Lahore talwar hilted shamshir
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Silver plated Tanjore spearhead
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Ramree veteran khukurī
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
The khukri of Peter L. Achard
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A fine walking cane from Madras
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Sadeli walking cane
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Fine dated talwar from Ratlam
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Bhutanese sword in tribal scabbard
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Early Indian khanda
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian fighting sword
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Early chilanum hilt
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Simple hooded katar
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
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.
Katar with complex ribbed blade
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
South Indian loop hilted dagger
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called
(बिछुवा ) which literally mean
Three Indian war arrows
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Two Indian flight arrows
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Three Indian anti-siege arrows
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Five Indian arrows
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Eight Indian bodkin arrows
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Seven Indian broadhead arrows
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Saber of Bhima Nayak
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Large Mughal saber
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
A katar from Bundi
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Large wootz talwar
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Silver inlaid Deccan katar
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.