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Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

Belonging to a group of royal katar made by Khemau under Maharao Ram Singh.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Northern katar of Southern style

Katar from Kota, Rajasthan

Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
Indian ganga-jamni kard logo

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.
Bikaner lance

Bikaner lance head

With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Sirohi sword logo

Sirōhī (सिरोही)

A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
Indian spearheads and spear butt logo

Indian spearheads and butt

A set for the beginning collector.
Talwar hilt logo

Silver overlaid talwar hilt

Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Ratlam talwar

Fine dated talwar from Ratlam

With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Bundi katar ex Figiel

Golden Bundi style katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Bundi katar

All-steel Bundi katar

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

Bikaner elephant katar

Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
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 logo

An Indian matchlock musket

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