An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.