The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
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.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
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.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
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 set for the beginning collector.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.