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