Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.