Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
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.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
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.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.