The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
A large example in excellent state of preservation.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
With a narrow blade of impressive thickness. Attributable to the Bundelkhand area.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.