A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
With a good quality wootz blade.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.