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.
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
A large example in excellent state of preservation.
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
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
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.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in 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.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
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.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
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.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
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.