An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
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.
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.
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.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
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.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.