A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.