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Kingdom of Kandy (Ceylon)
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Sinhalese coral hilted knife
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Fine piha kaetta with velvet scabbard
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A very good ul-pihiya
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A fine, heavy piha kaetta
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
An early "piha-kaetta"
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Very fine Sinhalese kasthāné
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
A fine Sinhalese bow
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
A large pihiya kättha
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
Silver Sinhalese ul-pihiya
A fine Kandyan knife, or
, probably mid 18th century.
A Sinhalese kasthāné
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.