A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
With carved wooden hilt with a beautiful deep patina. Blade in old finish.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
An interesting South Indian style katar with an imported European blade.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
With a hidden compartment for a small utility knife.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
It was collected by Laurens Langewis, an early 20th-century ethnographer and author.