Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.