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Malabar coast brass hilt talwar

South Indian brass hilted talwar

The hilt with remains of silver plating.
Early sword katar hilt

Hooded sword katar

Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.
Gold and silver hooded katar

Silver decorated Vijayanagara katar

A very good Vijayanagara katar of the 16th century with much of its gold and silver overlay remaining.
Chettinad door

Chettinad door

These doors lead to family apartments in Chettiar palaces.
Long bladed Deccan katar logo

Long bladed Deccan katar

With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.
Early Indian sword logo

South Indian cobra tip sword

An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
Very good Deccan chilanum logo

Very good Deccan chilanum

A large example in excellent state of preservation.
South-indian-silver-gilt-katar

Large southern silver gilt katar

Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Tipu mania child's talwar logo

Southern Indian child's talwar

With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Deccan talwar of William Fraser logo

A Fraser talwar from the Deccan

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
South Indian katar with yali logo

Southern katar with yali langets

Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar

Southern katar with thick point

The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Vijayanagara katar logo

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Deccan firanghi

Deccan firanghi with silver overlay

The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
17th century pattisa logo

Fine 17th century pattissa

The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Nayar logo

Nayar

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Malabar coast Moplah sword logo

Malabar coast Moplah sword

A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Moplah logo

Moplah (sword)

Sword of the Mapilla Muslims of the Malabar Coast, South India.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Vijayanagara katar

A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Nayar sword logo

Nayar ritual sword

An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
16th century pattisa logo

South Indian pattissa

An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
South Indian spearhead logo

South Indian spearhead

From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian tungi axe logo

South Indian tungi axe

A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
South Indian spear butt logo

South Indian spear butt

Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Northern katar with southern design logo

A northern katar in southern style

Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
17th century chiseled iron katar logo

South Indian chiseled iron katar

A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Ankus head logo

A parakeet shaped ankus head

Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South Indian ankus head

A south Indian ankus head

South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Dastana logo

Dastānā (दस्ताने)

Hindi word for a type of arm protection.
Bazuband logo

Bāzuband (بازوبند)

Persian word for a piece of lower arm protection.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Tanjore spearhead logo

Silver plated Tanjore spearhead

A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
South Indian walking stick with silver knob

A fine walking cane from Madras

Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Early Indian khanda logo

Early Indian khanda

An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian sword

Early Indian fighting sword

With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Simple hooded katar

Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
Fine deccan curved katar logo

A fine curved Deccan katar

With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which

Bheema Nayak saber logo

Saber of Bhima Nayak

A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Straight khanjarli

Unusual khanjarli

With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Fine Deccan katar logo

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Javelin logo

Arnachellum of Salem

A famed Indian maker of knives, swords, spears, and tableware.
Khanjarli logo

A South Indian khanjarli

A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
Sang

Large spearhead from South India

An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Malabar sword

Kayamkulam vaal

A type of straightsword of the Malabar coast.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.
Chilanum dagger

Chilanum dagger

Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".