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Katar logo

18th century northern katar

With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Rajasthani boy's katar

Golden damascened boy's katar

A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Bhutanese dagger

Bhutanese dagger

With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Indo-Chinese fighting dagger

Sino-Vietnamese fighting knife

A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
Double edged Bhutanese dagger logo

Double-edged Bhutanese dagger

With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Khanjar logo

Khanjar (خنجر)

Persian word for dagger.
Persian dagger logo

Persian "khanjar" dagger

With finely chiseled steel hilt and scabbard
Shundao

Seleme

Manchu word for a type of large hunting knife.
Khanjarli logo

A South Indian khanjarli

A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
Shundao

Shùndāo (順刀)

Chinese name for a type of large hunting knife.
Balinese keris

Balinese keris with stones in gold

Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Chinese trousse in Mongolian style

Chinese trousse in Mongolian style

With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Kard dagger

Kard (کرد)

A type of eastern dagger with a fairly straight thrusting blade.
All-wootz kard

All wootz kard dagger

With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Dha hmyuang logo

Dha hmyuang

Burmese word for their dagger.
Large Burmese dagger

Fine Burmese dha hmyaung

With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Korean eunjangdo

A fine Korean eunjangdo

With all silver construction, including the blade.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Bolo from Luzon

Bolo

Bolo simply means knife and is usually used to describe a wide range of Philippine single-edged machete-like tools and weapons.
Katar logo

Katar

Language: English collector's jargon
Source: Secondary reference material

Bichaq

Bichaq

In Turkish, bichaq literally means "knife".
Gal-mita pike

Gal-mita pike

Sinhala term for fancy knives. Literally "stone handled knife".
Philippine bolo from Luzon logo

A very good Philippine bolo

With beautifully carved horn grip.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Chinese double knives

Southern Chinese double knives

With carved hardwood grips. Complete with pigskin scabbard.
Execution keris logo

Execution keris

Often used collector's name for the keris panjang.
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".
Keris panjang logo

Keris panjang

Literally "long keris", a weapon mostly associated with Sumatra and Malaysia.
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.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.
Chilanum dagger

Chilanum dagger

Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Eunjangdo

Eunjangdo

Literally "silver knife". Korean knives worn by upper class women in Joseon society.
Ul pihiya logo

Ul pihiya

Sinhala for "sharp knife".
Pihiya logo

Pihiya

Sinhala for "knife".
Pihiya kattha logo

Piha kaetta

Often-used term to describe a group of ornate Sinhalese knives.

An Indian khanjarli dagger

Khanjarli

An Indian dagger with recurved blade and large lunette pommels that are usually made of ivory plates.
Bichuwa dagger logo

Bichuwa

The Bichuwa is an Indian dagger with a looped hilt and recurved blade.
Chilanam logo

Chilanam

Alternative spelling for chilanum, a South Indian type of dagger.
Kapwah logo

Khapwah

An Indian type of dagger.
Dozum logo

Dozum

A short Bhutanese dagger with a blade that gradually narrows to an acute point.
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".

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