Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
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.
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.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
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.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A set for the beginning collector.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.