Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Fine Indian kard with gilt copper alloy hilt, decorated with chiseled flowers.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With a rare, finely forged double hairpin blade.
This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
All the designs being true inlay, with almost no losses.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
A large Tibetan sword, known in the local language as dpa'dam.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.