Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
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.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.