Southern Indian child's talwarWith an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Firanghi with gold overlaid hiltThe manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
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.
A Fraser talwar, 18th centuryOnce belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.
Japanese inspired Asian swordInspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
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.
Dagestani shashka dated 1912A nice Caucasian shashka from Dagestan with a Russian imperial monogram.
Very fine Mindan dha
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in th