Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.