A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
With lunette pommel of ivory plates.
With markings attributing it to Jalore.
A very fine, long and slender example with elaborate golden damascening.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inl
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
With a hilt that is of typical southern form, with a cupped base and langets.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
A massive example weighing just over 800 grams. With scabbard.
Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा )
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
A north Indian bichuwa dagger with recurved blade and richly decorated hilt.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A nice example of a rare type of weapon from the Sinhalese arsenal.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
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.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
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.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
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 wide, pattern-welded blade.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
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.
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.