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