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 fine, early example with silver-plated details.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
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.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
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.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
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.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
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.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
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.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
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.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
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.