Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.