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Early sword katar hilt

Hooded sword katar

Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.
Chettinad door

Chettinad door

These doors lead to family apartments in Chettiar palaces.
Long bladed Deccan katar logo

Long bladed Deccan katar

With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.
Early Indian sword logo

South Indian cobra tip sword

An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
Very good Deccan chilanum logo

Very good Deccan chilanum

A large example in excellent state of preservation.
South-indian-silver-gilt-katar

Large southern silver gilt katar

Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Tipu mania child's talwar logo

Southern Indian child's talwar

With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Deccan talwar of William Fraser logo

A Fraser talwar from the Deccan

Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
South Indian katar with yali logo

Southern katar with yali langets

Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar

Southern katar with thick point

The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Vijayanagara katar logo

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Deccan firanghi

Deccan firanghi with silver overlay

The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
17th century pattisa logo

Fine 17th century pattissa

The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Nayar logo

Nayar

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Malabar coast Moplah sword logo

Malabar coast Moplah sword

A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Moplah logo

Moplah (sword)

Sword of the Mapilla Muslims of the Malabar Coast, South India.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Vijayanagara katar

A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
16th century pattisa logo

South Indian pattissa

An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
South Indian spearhead logo

South Indian spearhead

From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian spear butt logo

South Indian spear butt

Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
17th century chiseled iron katar logo

South Indian chiseled iron katar

A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Tanjore spearhead logo

Silver plated Tanjore spearhead

A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
South Indian walking stick with silver knob

A fine walking cane from Madras

Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.