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Ul pihiya logo

Sinhalese knife and stylus

Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
Large piha-kaetta logo

A large pihiya kättha

A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Kasthane logo

Sinhalese kasthāné dated 1776

A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A silver pihiya

Silver Sinhalese ul-pihiya

A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.

Asian export sword guard

Sinhalese export sword guard

A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
Sinhalese spear logo

A Sinhalese spear

A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
Canton style sword guard

Fine Canton-style export sword guard

Introduction

Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them, were modeled after

A fine silver hilted kasthané logo

A fine silver hilted kasthāné

Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
 An unusual pihiya (piha kaetta) logo

An unusual pihiya (piha kaetta)

Probably from the late Kandyan period.
A Sinhalese kasthāné logo

A Sinhalese kasthāné

An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.