An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
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 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.
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 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.