Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Finely crafted wootz blade, and golden inlays at the base.
Made using Persian wootz. Pronounced features, chiseled socket.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
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 Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
Exhibiting an interesting blend of Chinese and Tibetan features.
Of typical form, but with an all-silver hilt that carries Chinese silver marks.
Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.