A large example of a type called sang.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
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.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
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