An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
The talwar or talvār (Hindi) is
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
This one is for the connoisseur of blades.
With wootz blade and wootz Hindu basket hilt
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
Of the Royal Workshops of the Kingdom of Khandy.
A serious weapon with a very good blade and heavy plating.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
An interesting Indian dhal, a small shield that was signed by its maker from Gujarat.
A very good example of a sosun pattah, or "lily leaf", of elegant form.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set scabbard.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
The hilt inlaid with silver, once blued for added contrast.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
With early pierced iron pommel and a style of scabbard worn in Arunachal Pradesh.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
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 silver overlaid blade and silver mounts worked in repousse. With some of Burne's personal items.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss