An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
A very fine specimen, complete with ruby-set scabbard.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
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.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
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.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.