Qing military rattan shield productionTranslation of a page from Qing regulations that describes the production of the Qing military rattan shield.
kundan (कुंदन)It literally means "gold" but is also a technique for setting gems into brittle surfaces.
Ganga Jamni decorated kardGanga - 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 hiltThe hilt is in the typical Marwari Rajput style, made by Ram Namar in 1857 A.D.
A Fraser talwar from the DeccanOnce belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Mindan dhaFine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Burmese dha with interesting bladeWith inscriptions on blade, unusual grooves, and brass inlaid copper mounts.
Plain dha with baldricNice plain dha as used in Yunnan, Burma, and northern Thailand. Complete with baldric.
Rare imperial xièzhì decorated quiverXièzhì are mythical animals and were the emblem of the Qing censorate.
Caucasian silver niello miquelet pistolDagestani work from the town of Kubatchi, early to mid 19th century.
Bali buntel mayat kerisBali keris with fine slanted wrapped pamor, considered to be one of the most powerful pamor.
Very good hachiwariLiterally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best of its type.
Double bladed katarAlso called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
Very fine Mindan dha
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in th