With a good quality wootz blade.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
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.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
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.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
With leaf-shaped blade with strong ribbed feature on either side.
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.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A set for the beginning collector.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.