A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
From the P. Holstein collection, published in 1931.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
A set for the beginning collector.
With characteristic pointy hairpin forged blade.
This style was worn by nobles and senior officials.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
A very rare type of dagger that originates from the borderlands of Eastern Tibet and Sichuan.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Of domed shape with upturned rim and indigo cotton lining.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Collected by American anthropologist Melvyn Goldstein in the 1980s.
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
With a blade of 17th-century European manufacture, with trader's name on it.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
With parcel gilding and ruby eyes, in a fine silver repousse scabbard.
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.