A fine eastern Tibetan example with silver braided scabbard mounts.
With a good quality wootz blade.
With heavy mounts executed in silver.
Its silver scabbard richly decorated in churi chenm style or "wavy pattern".
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A large Tibetan sword or dpa'dam, representing its classic form.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
A large example of a type called sang.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
An interesting Tibetan shortsword with acute point.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
With ce rong or "open ravines" pattern of zig-zag lines in the steel.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Referring to the wavy patterns on the midsection of the silver scabbard.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
The dpa'dam of Tibet is a long, single edged swor
A classic example of the 16th century.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Presented in this article is a Tibetan eight-plate helmet w
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
Short but substantial, with its protruding tip it's rather mace-like.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.