A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
The katar is made of wootz steel and comes from Bikaner.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.