With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A large example of a type called sang.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A set for the beginning collector.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.