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Tanjore spearhead logo

Silver plated Tanjore spearhead

A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Early Indian khanda logo

Early Indian khanda

An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
Early Indian sword

Early Indian fighting sword

With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Simple hooded katar

Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which literally mean

Bheema Nayak saber logo

Saber of Bhima Nayak

A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
Straight khanjarli

Unusual khanjarli

With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Javelin logo

Arnachellum of Salem

A famed Indian maker of knives, swords, spears, and tableware.
Khanjarli logo

A South Indian khanjarli

A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
Sang

Large spearhead from South India

An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
Vijayanagara pata

Vijayanagara "pata"

A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Malabar sword

Kayamkulam vaal

A type of straightsword of the Malabar coast.
Vijayanagara katar

Vijayanagara katar

A peculiar style of hooded push dagger that originated in South India, under the Vijayanagara empire.
An Indian khanjarli dagger

Khanjarli

An Indian dagger with recurved blade and large lunette pommels that are usually made of ivory plates.
Kapwah logo

Khapwa

An Indian type of dagger.
A small dagger from the Bikaner armory

A Bikaner armory dagger

A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
17th century katar with curved blade logo

South Indian katar with curved blade

A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Tanjore spearhead

Tanjore spearhead

Description

A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.

South Indian ankus logo

South Indian pierced iron ankus

Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Chilanum logo

Chilanum (चिलानम)

A type of Indian dagger with a stem-like grip and wide pommel.
South Indian Bikaner katar logo

South Indian katar with Bikaner marks

An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

A hooded Vijayanagara katar

A classic example of the 16th century.
Vishnu katar

Ten avatars of Vishnu katar

Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
South Indian spearhead

A south Indian spearhead

A large example of a type called sang.
Chiseled iron bichwa

Chiseled iron bichuwa

The handle covered with gold damascening.
Kayamkulam sword Malabar coast

Kayamkulam sword

Of the Malabar coast, South India.
Vijayanagara hooded katar

Vijayanagara hooded katar

With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.