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.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
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.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
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.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.