In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
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.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
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.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
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.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
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.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
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.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt