An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
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.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
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.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.