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South Indian cobra tip sword
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
Very good Deccan chilanum
A large example in excellent state of preservation.
Large southern silver gilt katar
Its hilt overlaid with thick silver, then fire-gilt.
Southern Indian child's talwar
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
A Fraser talwar from the Deccan
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Southern katar with yali langets
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar with thick point
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Vijayanagara hooded katar
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Deccan firanghi with silver overlay
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Fine 17th century pattissa
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Malabar coast Moplah sword
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Sword of the Mapilla Muslims of the Malabar Coast, South India.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
South Indian pattissa
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
South Indian spearhead
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian spear butt
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
South Indian chiseled iron katar
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A katar with true inlay decoration
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Silver plated Tanjore spearhead
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
A fine walking cane from Madras
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.