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Parrot hilt wootz khanjar
With vintage silver mounted scabbard.
with laminated blade and chiseled hilt.
Katar from Kota, Rajasthan
Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
Katar in katar curio item
Made around 1900 in Alwar, Rajasthan, for the tourist market.
Persian percussion blunderbuss
With very fine twistcore barrel.
Martial activities in 18th-century Indian art
By Harjit Singh Sagoo
Review: Wereldmuseum Leiden Mughal arms
A review of the Mughal arms exhibit ad the Wereldmuseum Leiden.
Fine Kutch horse head shamshir
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Indian Jade mounted dagger
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
Indian enamel and wootz dagger
With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
Punjabi khanda for court of Ratlam
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Tarah-i-khāra (तरह इ खर)
Hindu name for a heavy type of heavy bodkin
Group of mounted Indian arrows
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Large sipar fouladi (wootz shield)
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
Early Mughal kapwah
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
Rajput katar with rubies and diamonds
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.
Ganga Jamni decorated kard
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting colors, usually gold and silver, in inlay or overlay work.
Marwari talwar with 1857 dated hilt
The hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
A British civil servant who is famous for recruiting Ghurkas and the compilation of the Fraser album.
A Fraser talwar, 18th century
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Northern wootz katar
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Indian Antelope Axe
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Sosun pattah with twistcore blade
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Talwar with 1693 dated blade
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Sikh fighting chakram
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Interesting kirach with dated hilt
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Sialkot (production center)
A town well-known for its arms production, and gold overlay work (koftgari)
Punjabi koftgari lockbox
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A peculiar double-edged sword of the Garo people.
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
A town in Rajasthan known for its blade making industry, as well as a type of sword.
Goat hilted Khyber sword
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Heavy Sikh chakram
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Rajput sosun pattah
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Kutch shamshir for Benson
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
Indian spearheads and butt
A set for the beginning collector.
Khanda with etched blade
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A Punjabi arm guard
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A kirach with hunting scenes
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.