Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
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.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.