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Mail shirt

Fine mail shirt, Sikh Empire

With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
All-wootz kard

All wootz kard dagger

With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Bikaner axe logo

Axe with Anup Singh inscription

With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
North Indian arrows logo

Two fine north Indian arrows

With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
12 Indian arrows

12 North Indian arrows

With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
A small dagger from the Bikaner armory

A Bikaner armory dagger

A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
Sosun pattah with golden damascened hilt logo

North Indian sosun pattah

A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Indian dhal shield by Bhagvan Khoosal

Indian signed dhal from Gujarat

An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
A kutch style pata logo

Indian Pata with Kutch style decor

A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.
combination katar with dual pistols

Katar with dual percussion pistols

The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
Indian karud dagger

A large Indian karud dagger

Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Bundi katar ex Figiel

Golden Bundi style katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Bikaner katar

Deccan katar with Bikaner marks

With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Bundi katar

All-steel Bundi katar

The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
South Indian Bikaner katar logo

South Indian katar with Bikaner marks

An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Bichuwa dagger logo

A fine bichuwa with gold decor

A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Khanda logo

An exceptional khanda

With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
Talwar hilt logo

Heavy wootz hilted talwar

Introduction

The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is the archetypical sab

Bikaner elephant katar

Bikaner elephant katar

Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
Indian steel dagger

All steel / wootz dagger

The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
Bikaner axe

Bikaner war axe

Introduction

This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the mounted North India

Lehria talwar

A talwar with "lehria" chevron blade

With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Indian toradar

A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock

General introduction

A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in circulati

Indian toradar logo

An Indian matchlock musket

A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Indian kard dagger

An Indian kard dagger

With a good quality wootz blade.