With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
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.