With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
With a good quality wootz blade.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.