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North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Chilanum dagger

Chilanum dagger

With great sculptural qualities.
A small dagger from the Bikaner armory

A Bikaner armory dagger

A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Sosun patah with golden damascened hilt logo

North Indian sosun patah

A very good example of a sosun patah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Indian dhal shield by Bhagvan Khoosal

Indian signed dhal from Gujarat

An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
17th century katar with curved blade logo

South Indian katar with curved blade

A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Chiseled khanda hilt

Chiseled iron khanda hilt

With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Tanjore spearhead

Tanjore spearhead

Description

A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.

Indian khanjarli logo

A large and very good khanjarli

With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
A kutch style pata logo

Indian Pata with Kutch style decor

A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
South Indian ankus logo

South Indian pierced iron ankus

Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Indian javelin

Indian javelin head

With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.
combination katar with dual pistols

Katar with dual percussion pistols

The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
Indian karud dagger

A large Indian karud dagger

Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Bundi katar ex Figiel

Golden Bundi style katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Bikaner katar

Deccan katar with Bikaner marks

With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Bundi katar

All-steel Bundi katar

The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
South Indian Bikaner katar logo

South Indian katar with Bikaner marks

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

A hooded Vijayanagara katar

A classic example of the 16th century.
Talwar with southern style hilt logo

Talwar with southern style hilt

With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
Bichuwa dagger logo

A fine bichuwa with gold decor

A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Khanda logo

An exceptional khanda

With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
Fine Indian sword

A fine Indian sword

This one is for the connoisseur of blades.

Khanda logo

Large all-steel khanda

Introduction

The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian swords, it's present form

Vishnu katar

Ten avatars of Vishnu katar

Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A fine Deccan chilanum

A fine Deccan chilanum

Introduction

Arguably one of the most beautiful forms of daggers, chilanum are fun

Pierced khanda

A fine khanda with pierced hilt

Introduction

The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian swords, it's present form

Talwar hilt logo

Heavy wootz hilted talwar

Introduction

The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is the archetypical sab

Bikaner elephant katar

Bikaner elephant katar

Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
Indian steel dagger

All steel / wootz dagger

The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
South Indian spearhead

A south Indian spearhead

Description

A large south Indian spearhead called sangsanku or sanger

Chiseled iron bichwa

Chiseled iron bichuwa

The handle covered with gold damascening.
Kayamkulam sword Malabar coast

Kayamkulam sword

Of the Malabar coast, South India.
Revolving matchlock musket logo

Indian revolving musket

The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.

Bikaner axe

Bikaner war axe

Introduction

This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the mounted North India

Lehria talwar

A talwar with "lehria" chevron blade

With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Indian toradar

A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock

General introduction

A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in circulati

Indian toradar logo

An Indian matchlock musket

A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Indian kard dagger

An Indian kard dagger with wootz blade

General introduction

Kard (Persian: کرد ) daggers are found from Turkey all t