A rare Philippine fighting knife, probably from Luzon island. It has a very well-made blade.
With a good quality wootz blade.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Probably from the late Kandyan period.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
A classic example of the 16th century.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
A charming little sewar dagger from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
A type of long keris often described as "execution keris".
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Fitting in a single scabbard. Modest for Sinhalese work.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
With beautifully carved horn grip.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
A Chinese style fighting knife probably made in Yunnan or Vietnam.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.