With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.