These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.