An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
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 Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
A classic example of the 16th century.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
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.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
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 beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.