Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A classic example of the 16th century.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
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.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
With a good quality wootz blade.