Introduction to Bikanēr

The Bikanēr armory is situated in the city of Bikanēr, which in turn lies in the former princely state of Bikanēr. It contains weapons of local manufacture but also a sizeable amount of weapons taken as booty from southern campaigns under Anup Singh.

A substantial part of the armory was sold in the late 20th century to a number of UK antique dealers, and pieces have been circulating in the international antique arms scene since. Various pieces made its way to notable museums like the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Royal Armories in Leeds, and to institutions like the Furusiyya Art Foundation, while others are in private hands.

For an elaborate article on the Bikanēr armory, see: The Bikaner Armory

Arms from the Bikaner armory

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With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.


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


Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.


With vintage silver mounted scabbard.


With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.


Russet iron, one-piece construction with decorative grooves.