The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.