A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
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.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
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.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
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.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.