A miniature piece meant for use by a small boy.
Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Unusually large and with all-metal handle that opens with a screw.
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
With a good quality wootz blade.
A rare, early south Indian dagger with Bikaner armory markings
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A rare example with pattern welded blade, retaining its original scabbard.
A heavy Indian katar with substantial armor piercing blade.
The slender blade is made of flawless wootz steel in boldly contrasting shades of silver and dark grey.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A fine, early example with silver-plated details.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
The handle covered with gold damascening.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.