Over the years a number of Ottoman swords have turned up with gilt copper hilts and scabbards that were covered in…
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Entirely clad in silver and with a differentially heat treated blade.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With finer forge folded blade than most of its type.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
With broad silver-clad scabbard, worked entirely in repousse.
An outstanding example with very fine silver and moth-of-pearl work.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A rare set of twin knives in a single scabbard.
An earlier example with an iconographic hilt.
A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A sikin panjang with a triple golden crown.
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
Of very good quality for this type of weapon.
It has a narrow but sturdy blade with a springy temper.
A rather well-made example of its type.
A rather unusual Vietnamese falchion, by lack of a better n