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.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
A set for the beginning collector.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.