Often-used term to describe a group of ornate Sinhalese knives.

A survey of the literature shows that the group can actually be divided into several sub-categories. The term strictly only applies to a single sub-type.

Main article: Pihiya kättha



Pihiya (පිහිය)

Pihiya kättha

Gal-mita pihē

Kirichchiya (කිරිච්චය)

Ul pihiya (උල් පිහිය)


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With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.


Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.


Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.


Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.


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


With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.