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Rajput logo

Rajput

An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Talwar hilt logo

Silver overlaid talwar hilt

Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Very fine Khond axe logo

A remarkable Khond axe

The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
South Indian spearhead logo

South Indian spearhead

From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian spear butt logo

South Indian spear butt

Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
Northern katar with southern design logo

A northern katar in southern style

Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
17th century chiseled iron katar logo

South Indian chiseled iron katar

A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Firangi logo

Firaṅgī (फिरंगी)

Literally "foreigner", Hindi term for a European sword mounted in Indian hilt.
Hindu basket hilt

Hindu basket hilt

A type of Indian closed hilt design.
Stone hilted pesh-kabz logo

Stone-hilted pesh-kabz

A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
North Indian zulfiqar sword logo

Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword

With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Burmese hilted wakizashi in Indian scabbard logo

Wakizashi in Burmese hilt

An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
Indian shield logo

An unusual ḍhāl

A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Dhal shield logo

Ḍhāl (ढाल)

Hindi word for shield.
Dastana logo

A Punjabi arm guard

Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Fine wootz talwar

Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard

With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade decor

Talwar with Mamluk style blade

In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Chiseled kirach from Lahore

A kirach with hunting scenes

Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Oomersee logo

Oomersee Mawjee

Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
Kutch Jambiya logo

A gilt Indian jambiya

With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Wootz shamshir with talwar hilt logo

Talwar hilted shamshir

With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Mala logo

Mala (माला)

Hindi for the lap welds seen on swords.
Wootz shamshir lahore hilt

Lahore talwar hilted shamshir

Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Tanjore spearhead logo

Silver plated Tanjore spearhead

A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
South Indian walking stick with silver knob

A fine walking cane from Madras

Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Khema armorer logo

Khema

Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
Khemau logo

Khēmau (खेमौ)

An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Chilanam logo

Chilanam

Alternative spelling for chilanum, a South Indian type of dagger.
Bundi style katar

A gilt katar with spiraled hilt

In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Bundi katar ex Figiel

Golden Bundi style katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
Bundi katar

All-steel Bundi katar

The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.