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Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A small dagger from the Bikaner armory

A Bikaner armory dagger

A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
17th century katar with curved blade logo

South Indian katar with curved blade

A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Tanjore spearhead

Tanjore spearhead

Description

A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.

South Indian ankus logo

South Indian pierced iron ankus

Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
South Indian Bikaner katar logo

South Indian katar with Bikaner marks

An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

A hooded Vijayanagara katar

A classic example of the 16th century.
Vishnu katar

Ten avatars of Vishnu katar

Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
South Indian spearhead

A south Indian spearhead

Description

A large south Indian spearhead called sangsanku or sanger

Chiseled iron bichwa

Chiseled iron bichuwa

The handle covered with gold damascening.
Kayamkulam sword Malabar coast

Kayamkulam sword

Of the Malabar coast, South India.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.