The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.