The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
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.
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.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
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 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
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.
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.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
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.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.