Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A set for the beginning collector.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.