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Antique arms glossary

A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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A question I am frequently asked by outsiders: Why are you into antique arms?

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With Mamluk style blade decor.
Reserved
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
€625,-
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
€1500,-
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
€775,-
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
€4000,-
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
€1900,-
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
€2300,-
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
€1200,-
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
€300,-
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
€3300,-
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
€800,-

A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by…

€4000,-
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
€550,-
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
€6200,-
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
€3000,-
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
€1750,-