An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.