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with laminated blade and chiseled hilt.
Katar from Kota, Rajasthan
Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
Review: Wereldmuseum Leiden Mughal arms
A review of the Mughal arms exhibit ad the Wereldmuseum Leiden.
Heavy armor piercing katar
With a narrow blade of impressive thickness. Attributable to the Bundelkhand area.
Rajput katar with rubies and diamonds
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Rajput sosun pattah
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Katar with complex ribbed blade
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
A katar from Bundi
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Golden damascened boy's katar
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
All-steel Bundi katar
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.