Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Head #1 27.1 cm
Head #2 25 cm
Butt spike 24.4 cm
Head #1 190 grams
Head #2 202 grams
Butt spike 319 grams
From a European private collection
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Two utilitarian North Indian spearheads and a spear butt spike. Both spearheads have a faceted socket and a head attached by welding it to a triangular projection from the socket. The narrow head has a thickened armor-piercing style bodkin point. The wider bladed one has a more conventional tapering.
Most likely Rajasthani. Such unadorned pieces can be rather hard to date, but probably 18th-19th century.
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An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal…
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.