A set for the beginning collector.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
A large example of a type called sang.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.