A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
With narrow blade and all brass mounts.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Made of palm wood, entirely decorated with plaited work.
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
A simple piece, but with a nicely etched blade typical for the Tibetan / Sichuan borderlands.
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.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
With charming zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Somewhat worn but once very high-quality, with great sculptural qualities and remains of silver "true inlay".
Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
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.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
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.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.