Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
A set for the beginning collector.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
A large example of a type called sang.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the