An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
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 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.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
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.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.