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Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which literally mean

Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Simple Sinhalese pihiya

A Sinhalese knife

Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Straight khanjarli

Unusual khanjarli

With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Royal Palace Kukri logo

Gold mounted presentation khukurī

Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Fine Nepalese kukri or khukuri with silver mounts logo

A silver mounted khukuri

Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Bhutanese silver dagger

Fine Bhutanese dagger

With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Fine Deccan katar logo

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
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.
Persian dagger logo

Persian "khanjar" dagger

With finely chiseled steel hilt and scabbard
Khanjarli logo

A South Indian khanjarli

A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
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.
All-wootz kard

All wootz kard dagger

With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
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.
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.
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

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

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