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.
A very fine specimen with VOC blade and ruby-set 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
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
Of the Malabar coast, South India.
A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped
With wide, pattern-welded blade.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
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 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.
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.
An unusual type with a broad leaf-shaped head with deep sunken panels.
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.
With chevron patterned blade of alternating types of steel.
An impressively large kasthāné, dating from the 18th century.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A very early example of the type, with locally made rapier style blade.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
A large example of a type called sang.
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.
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
An early version of this iconic Indian weapon, with its characteristic swollen tip.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
With a curved hollow ground blade with a narrow dorsal groove and false backedge.
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.