Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A set for the beginning collector.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a good quality wootz blade.
With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
A large example of a type called sang.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.