In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
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.
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 chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
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.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
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.
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
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
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.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.