The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
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
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
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.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
With a shield that reminds of Deccan cuirasses.
The main disadvantage of early firearms was the long time it took to reload them.
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.
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 beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
A 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
The handle covered with gold damascening.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A very crisp and complete example of its type.
Possibly made in Gujarat and eventually incorporated in the Bikaner armory
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.