The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
An old warhorse with several repairs.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
An exceptionally large example with silver-clad scabbard.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With wootz handle with fine pierced pommel dome.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.