Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.