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An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
A remarkable Khond axe
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
South Indian spearhead
From Tamil Nadu. With clean lines and precise geometry.
South Indian spear butt
Made of iron, weighted with two flattened spheres, all with chiseled decoration.
A northern katar in southern style
Exhibiting southern style beaded edges with northern style construction and gold.
South Indian chiseled iron katar
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural qualities.
Literally "foreigner", Hindi term for a European sword mounted in Indian hilt.
Hindu basket hilt
A type of Indian closed hilt design.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Wakizashi in Burmese hilt
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
An unusual ḍhāl
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a Nepalese client.
Hindi word for shield.
A Punjabi arm guard
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
A katar with true inlay decoration
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Wootz talwar with pierced scabbard
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced scabbard.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
A kirach with hunting scenes
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
Famous maker of metalwork from Bhuj, Kutch.
A gilt Indian jambiya
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Talwar hilted shamshir
With a very fine Persian blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
Hindi for the lap welds seen on swords.
Lahore talwar hilted shamshir
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Silver plated Tanjore spearhead
A large and heavy example with chiseled decor and silver overlaid base.
A fine walking cane from Madras
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
Katar with complex ribbed blade
A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
Alternate writing for Khēmau, an armorer working at Bundi.
An armorer working in Bundi from at least 1835 to 1872.
A katar from Bundi
The style typical for royal katar made under Maharao Ram Singh.
Alternative spelling for chilanum, a South Indian type of dagger.
A gilt katar with spiraled hilt
In a style associated with Maharao Raja Ram Singh.
Golden Bundi style katar
From the collection of Dr. Leo Figiel.
All-steel Bundi katar
The blade features a sunken panel with very finely chiseled "tree of life" motiff of small leaves.