With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A set for the beginning collector.
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
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.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
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.