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Asian arms in old European paintings logo

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

Dutch masters' fascination with exotic Asian wares shown in a series of paintings.
Early sword katar hilt

Hooded sword katar

Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.
Long bladed Deccan katar logo

Long bladed Deccan katar

With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.
Indian parrot hilt dagger

Parrot hilt wootz khanjar

With vintage silver mounted scabbard.
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Sabiki logo

Sabiki

Introduction

Sabiki is the Yemeni term for a large sword-like variety of the jambiya

Kaudi logo

Kaudi / kauṛi (कौड़ि)

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

Full wootz kard

...and some gold.
child-katar-logo

Rajput child katar

With ganga - jamni gold koftgari
Unusual khukurī with gold grooves

Unusual khukurī with gold grooves

With a very fine Nepalese blade, but kard-like hilt and scabbard.
Fine hanshee khukuri logo

A fine hanshee

Early type with very shallow notch in the blade and little flare in the pommel.
Gold koftgari hilted khukuri

Koftgari hilted khukurī

Impressive piece, with Indian-made iron hilt with gold overlay.
Lion pommel kothimora khukurī logo

Lion pommel kothimora khukurī

Unusual example with hilts carved in lionesque heads.
Bone hilted kothimora khukuri logo

Bone hilted kothimora khukurī

The pierced silver mounts with parcel gilding and red velvet backing.
Tool kukri

Khukurī with tools

20th century military khukurī with many different tools in its back pocket.
Dui chirra kukri

Good dui chirra khukurī

Simple piece with a beautiful blade profile.
Graf von Elz kukri logo

Giant kukri of Graf von Elz

Very large presentation kukri from the Sundarijal Arsenal in Nepal.
Mutiny era khukuri logo

A fine mid 19th century khukurī

An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.
Palace Museum khukuri

The Palace Museum khukurī

A very important early khukurī kept in the Palace Museum, Beijing.
Newar kukri

Chope

Mewari word for khukurī.
Fine Kurdish dagger logo

Ladder wootz Kurdish dagger

This unassuming dagger has one of the finest wootz blades with a tight ladder pattern.
Northern Indian katar logo

Northern katar

with laminated blade and chiseled hilt.
Northern katar of Southern style

Katar from Kota, Rajasthan

Indian wootz blade and remains of floral gold overlay.
Afghan jamdhar kattari

Jamdhar kátári with scabbard

An archaic form of dagger that survived in Afghanistan.
Indian katar in katar logo

Katar in katar curio item

Made around 1900 in Alwar, Rajasthan, for the tourist market.
Wide bladed Sino-Vietnamese knife

Wide Sino-Vietnamese knife

Large bowie-type blade with prominent raised backedge.
Dated Pingpu knife logo

Pingpu presentation knife dated 1921

Heavy socket-hilted plains knife with dated presentation scabbard.
East Java keris hilt

West Javanese keris hilt

19th century, probably originating from Cirebon.
Bhima keris hilt

Early Bhima keris hilt

The Hindu mythical brother of Hanuman, the Monkey King.
Mongolian trousse with stones logo

Mongolian trousse with stones

Description

A Mongolian trousse with horn hilted knife.

silver-piha-kaetta-with-scabbard

Sinhalese pihiya with scabbard

Introduction

Often called piha-kaetta, which are actually the chopper versions, these knives were ma

Gold alloy piha kaetta logo

Gold alloy Sinhalese pihiya

Often called piha-kaetta, these knives were mainly made by the King's Workshops.
Silver Mongolian trousse

Fine Mongolian trousse

With very detailed silver mounts.
Burmese betel knives logo

Pair of Burmese overlaid knives

Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.
Madurese keris hilt in form of Dutch soldier logo

Pulasir keris hilt

A Madurese keris hilt, carved from dark hardwood in the form of a Dutch cuirassier.
Hulu Balu Mekabun

Hulu Radon / Hulu Balu Mekabun

Indonesian name for a keris hilt depicting a veiled woman
Balu Mekabun keris hilt logo

Veiled female keris grip

Often interpreted to be Durga, the warrior goddess.
Jade mounted dagger logo

Indian Jade mounted dagger

Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
Lucknow enamel kard logo

Indian enamel and wootz dagger

With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
Nyamba hilt with seal logo

Nyamba keris hilt with seal

Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Very good Deccan chilanum logo

Very good Deccan chilanum

A large example in excellent state of preservation.
Naoe Shizu tanto logo

Fine Sōshū tantō

A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
Rencong dagger from Aceh logo

Rencong from Aceh

A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
Muramasa logo

Muramasa masterpiece tantō

A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
Wootz khanjar blade logo

Fine wootz khanjar

With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Agate hilted wootz khanjar

Agate hilted wootz khanjar

Nice Persian dagger with fine wootz blade and unusual hilt material.
Jade hilted Qing imperial court dagger logo

Qing imperial jade hilted dagger

An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Ainu dagger logo

Ainu dagger

Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Mini makiri logo

Miniature Ainu makiri

Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.