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Indian spearheads and butt
A set for the beginning collector.
Khanda with etched blade
A late 19th-century type with an etched blade, simulating patterned steel.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Name for a type of dagger we now tend to call chilanum.
An Indian group of castes. Historically warrior castes.
Silver overlaid talwar hilt
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A Punjabi arm guard
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
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.
Lahore talwar hilted shamshir
Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
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.
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.