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An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
Ganga Jamni decorated kard
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting colors, usually gold and silver, in inlay or overlay work.
Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
A Fraser talwar, 18th century
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Double bladed katar
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
Northern wootz katar
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Indian Antelope Axe
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Sosun pattah with twistcore blade
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Talwar with 1693 dated blade
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Sikh fighting chakram
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Interesting kirach with dated hilt
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Fine 17th century pattissa
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
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.
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.
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.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katar with complex ribbed blade
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Eight Indian bodkin arrows
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
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.
18th century northern katar
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Golden damascened boy's katar
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
North Indian composite bow
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Fine mail shirt, Sikh Empire
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Indian teghá with fine hilt
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Axe with Anup Singh inscription
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
Two fine north Indian arrows
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".