With a good quality wootz blade.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.