A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
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.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
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 wide, pattern-welded blade.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
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 parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt