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.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.