A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.