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Ul pihiya logo

Sinhalese knife and stylus

Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
Large piha-kaetta logo

A large pihiya kättha

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

Sumatran keris panjang

A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
Sewar dagger from Sumatra logo

Bird head sewar dagger

A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

A silver pihiya

Silver Sinhalese ul-pihiya

A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.

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
Ottoman court dagger with renaissance style decor logo

Ottoman style dagger

Fine and unusual, with Italian renaissance style decoration.
17th century katar with curved blade logo

South Indian katar with curved blade

A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Korean knife or eunjangdo logo

Korean knife or eunjangdo

Description

A small Korean knife called eunjangdo, literally "silver knife".

Balinese keris

Balinese keris with stones in gold

Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Rukai Taiwan aboriginal knife

Taiwanese aboriginal Rukai knife

Introduction

The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th century, after which it

Handled dagger

Chinese jade handled dagger

It has a solid pale green jade hilt that is fitted to a silver collar-piece.
Rare mongolian knife

Rare iconographic Mongolian style knife

Introduction

Many Mongols, the Khalkas in particular, had close ties with the Manchu ruling elite during th

Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Indian khanjarli logo

A large and very good khanjarli

With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris

Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
Ancient bronze Ba-Shu dagger logo

Ancient Ba-Shu dagger

From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
combination katar with dual pistols

Katar with dual percussion pistols

The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
Taiwanese pingpu knife

Taiwanese Aboriginal Pingpu knife

Introduction

The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th century, after which it

Chinese trousse

Chinese trousse with inlaid iron mounts

Background

Sets with a knife and chopsticks -and sometimes some other utensils- were common all over the Qi

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.
Bichuwa dagger logo

A fine bichuwa with gold decor

A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Silver Ottoman dagger

Silver mounted Ottoman dagger

Description

A nice Balkan Ottoman dagger of a type called hançer (Turkish) or 

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

Bikaner elephant katar

Bikaner elephant katar

Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
Ottoman bichaq logo

A silver-niello Ottoman bichaq

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a yatağan, the swor

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.
A wide-bladed Chinese fighting knife

A wide Chinese fighting knife

With the relatively rare feature of a raised backedge.
Chinese trousse

Chinese trousse set with glass trinkets

Introduction

Sets with a knife and chopsticks and sometimes some other utensils were common all over the Qi

Manchu knife

A large Manchu knife

Introduction

The Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty (1644 - 1912) originated in northeast China where their

Chiseled iron bichwa

Chiseled iron bichuwa

The handle covered with gold damascening.
Ottoman bichaq

Ottoman bichaq (knife)

Description

An Ottoman bichaq, literally "knife", shaped like a miniature yata

Chinese trousse set

Trousse with "horse-tooth" blade

Accomplished by bending the edge up and down alternately and polishing it smooth again.
 An unusual pihiya (piha kaetta) logo

An unusual pihiya (piha kaetta)

Probably from the late Kandyan period.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Double edged Bhutanese dagger logo

Double-edged Bhutanese dagger

With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Fine bhutanese dagger

Fine Bhutanese dozum

With heavy mounts executed in silver.
Indian kard dagger

An Indian kard dagger with wootz blade

General introduction

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

Luzon fighting knife

A rare Philippine fighting knife

A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.

Trousse in fan case

A fine Chinese trousse set

In emerald green scabbard and with fan case.