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

 

Sub-types:

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.

€300,-

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

€1500,-

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

€200,-

Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.

€1750,-

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

€1650,-

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.

€3800,-