Serrated edge talwar

With gold koftgari decorated hilt.

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South Indian brass hilted talwar

The hilt with remains of silver plating.

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Early Mughal talwar

It has a narrow but thick blade with an elegant curve and a raised backedge, all reminiscent of earlier steppe sabers.

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Explosion pattern weld talwar

A Marwari talwar with an exceptional pattern welded blade.

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Punjabi serpentine hilted pesh-kabz

From the knife-making center of Bhera in the Punjab, using finely polished serpentine.

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Fine Sindh matchlock

With very fine twisted damascus barrel and enamel silver mounts.

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Small Indian sota mace

An all-steel Indian mace with a long round cross-section haft and square cross-section hammer tip.

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Indian sota mace

All steel Indian forward curved mace.

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A katar from Bundi

Belonging to a group of royal katar made by Khemau under Maharao Ram Singh.

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Hooded sword katar

Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.

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Silver decorated Vijayanagara katar

A very good Vijayanagara katar of the 16th century with much of its gold and silver overlay remaining.

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Chettinad door

These doors lead to family apartments in Chettiar palaces.

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Long bladed Deccan katar

With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.

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Aoe school

An old school of Japanese sword makers active in Bitchū province.

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Jūyō Masamune tachi

With 1757 Hon'ami papers, 1989 Jūyō token and 2021 Tanobe sayagaki.

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17th century nimcha

Famously used by the corsair pirates of the Meditteranean.

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North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.

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Early yasurime bori menpo

Russet iron, one-piece construction with decorative grooves.

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Sōmen by Ryūtarō

Ryutaro was the son of Fukutake Ichirō (1928-2002).

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Biāojú (鏢局)

Language: Mandarin ChineseSource: Pleco dictionary. Old photos.DescriptionBiāojú (鏢局) were professional agencies that provided armed escorts and bodyguards. These were essential for traveling long distances or with…

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Sabiki

IntroductionSabiki is the Yemeni term for a large sword-like variety of the jambiya, the Arab dagger.

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Kaudi / kauṛi (कौड़ि)

Alternative names for the kauro, a notch on the khukurī blade.

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