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Stone hilted pesh-kabz logo

Stone-hilted pesh-kabz

A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Pesh-kabz logo

Pesh-kabz (پیش قبض)

Widely used Persian word for a type of dagger.
North Indian zulfiqar sword logo

Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword

With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Indian shield logo

An unusual ḍhāl

A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Dastana logo

Dastānā (दस्ताने)

Hindi word for a type of arm protection.
Bazuband logo

Bāzuband (بازوبند)

Persian word for a piece of lower arm protection.
Dastana logo

A Punjabi arm guard

Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
Fine wootz talwar

Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard

With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade decor

Talwar with Mamluk style blade

In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Chiseled kirach from Lahore

A kirach with hunting scenes

Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Oomersee logo

Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Kutch Jambiya logo

A gilt Indian jambiya

With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Wootz shamshir with talwar hilt logo

Talwar hilted shamshir

With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Wootz shamshir lahore hilt

Lahore talwar hilted shamshir

Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Sadeli work

Sadeli

Indian term of a type of marquetry that is done with the cross-sections of composite rods of different materials.
Indian Sadeli cane logo

Sadeli walking cane

Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
Ratlam talwar

Fine dated talwar from Ratlam

With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Gujarat logo

Gujarat

An Indian state.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Indian bodkin arrows logo

Eight Indian bodkin arrows

Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Large Mughal saber logo

Large Mughal saber

With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Talwar with true inlay hilt

Large wootz talwar

The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Katar logo

18th century northern katar

With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Rajasthani boy's katar

Golden damascened boy's katar

A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
Chahar kham bow

Chahār kham

The "four curved" bow
Sindh bow logo

Measurements of a chahār-kham bow

For the bowyers and archery researchers, detailed measurements of an antique chahār-kham bow.
North Indian composite bow measurements

Measurements of a North Indian bow

For the bowyers and archery researchers, detailed measurements of an antique North Indian bow "kaman" type.
North Indian composite bow

North Indian composite bow

With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
Mail shirt

Fine mail shirt, Sikh Empire

With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
All-wootz kard

All wootz kard dagger

With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Child's katar

Boy's katar

A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Fine Indian tegha logo

Indian teghá with fine hilt

With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Tegha logo

Teghá

A type of Indian saber with a broad blade.
Bikaner axe logo

Axe with Anup Singh inscription

With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
North Indian arrows logo

Two fine north Indian arrows

With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
North Indian katar with tools

North Indian katar with tools

With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
North indian katar

Heavy Rajput katar

A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
The Bikaner Armory logo

Bikanēr armory

An armory in Rajasthan, north India
Kapwah logo

Khapwa

An Indian type of dagger.
12 Indian arrows

12 North Indian arrows

With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
A small dagger from the Bikaner armory

A Bikaner armory dagger

A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
Sosun pattah with golden damascened hilt logo

North Indian sosun pattah

A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
Indian dhal shield by Bhagvan Khoosal

Indian signed dhal from Gujarat

An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
A kutch style pata logo

Indian Pata with Kutch style decor

A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Fine toradar with stippled barrel logo

Fine toradar with stippled barrel

With markings attributing it to Jalore.