An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
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.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.