An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
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 Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With carved stone handles and superb workmanship in silver and mother-of-pearl.
With silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Utilizing a Chinese guard and following the Chinese hilt design.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
The grip made of a single piece, worked in high relief.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
Called khiên in Vietnamese.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
Undulating bilah blade of eleven luk.
Most antique Vietnamese sabers on the mar
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
A rare combination of full-length double Vietnamese swords with live blades.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
A fine Kandyan knife, or ul-pihiya, probably mid 18th century.
With a substantial, quality blade.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
The blade inlaid with brass, complete with a horn scabbard with pierced decoration.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
With captured French blade, ground down to fit.
A very good Vietnamese ceremonial kiem of the Nguyen dynasty.
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
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