A peculiar type of knife worn in the north of Nias.
A rare thousand-year-old dagger from the Khmer empire.
The 9-luk blade of strong proportions is engraved with the face of a demon.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
A heavy Sin-Vietnamese fighting knife, with recently polished blade.
Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.