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.

See: Pihiya kättha

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

€1500,-

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

€750,-

Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.

€475,-

A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".

€500,-

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

€9500,-

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

€2500,-
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