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Malabar coast Moplah sword
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Early Indian shield
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Punjabi koftgari lockbox
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A milam of the Garo
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A Khasi dao
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Goat hilted Khyber sword
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Solingen blade with pata hilt
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Heavy Sikh chakram
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Rajput sosun pattah
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Kutch shamshir for Benson
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Nayar ritual sword
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
South Indian pattissa
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
Boy's brass hilted patá
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Indian spearheads and butt
A set for the beginning collector.
Khanda with etched blade
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Indian madu parrying weapon
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Talwar with wootz hilt and blade
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
A remarkable Khond axe
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
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.
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.
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.