A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.