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Balinese keris logo

Balinese keris

A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
Yunnan Dai dagger

A fine Yunnan Dai dagger

With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
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.
Asian arms in old European paintings logo

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

Dutch masters' fascination with exotic Asian wares shown in a series of paintings.
Fine piha-kaetta with velvet scabbard

Fine piha kaetta with velvet scabbard

A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Very good Sinhalese ul-pihiya

A very good ul-pihiya

A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
Sinhalese piha-kaetta logo

A fine, heavy piha kaetta

Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Kirichchiya

Kirichchiya (කිරිච්චය)

Sinhalese word for a type of dagger.
Sinhalese dagger logo

Sinhalese kirichchiya

With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Sinhalese pihiya logo

An early "piha-kaetta"

Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Stone hilted pesh-kabz logo

Stone-hilted pesh-kabz

A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Pesh-kabz logo

Pesh-kabz (پیش قبض)

Widely used Persian word for a type of dagger.
Afghan dagger logo

Pashtun dagger

With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
Wood hilted dahmjaun

Wood hilted dahmjaun

With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Pesh kabz

Pesh kabz with horn plated hilt

An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
Good antique Vietnamese fighting knife

Good Vietnamese dagger

An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
Vietnamese dagger logo

Vietnamese knife

A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
Acehnese rencong

Rencong

An Acehnese type of thrusting dagger.
Sumatran rencong dagger logo

An Acehnese rencong

A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Hanshee khukuri logo

Hanshee khukurī (हँसिया खुकुरी)

A commonly used name for an early type of long slender khukurī.
Hanshee khukuri logo

A hanshee khukurī

A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Indian dagger

A fine north Indian dagger

Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
Fine 1850s khukurī

A fine 19th century khukurī

With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Budhune khukuri logo

A fine budhune khukurī

A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Royal Palace Kukri logo

Gold mounted presentation khukurī

Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
North Indian katar with true inlay hilt

A katar with true inlay decoration

Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
Kutch Jambiya logo

A gilt Indian jambiya

With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Nias belatu logo

Belatu

Generic Nias word for "knife" or "sword".
Sinhalese ul-pihiya

Sinhalese ul-pihiya

A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
Wooden scabbard khukuri logo

Khukurī in wooden scabbard

The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Trousse khukuri logo

A trousse khukurī

Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Khukuri with inlaid hilt logo

Large khukurī with inlaid hilt

Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Early sirupate khukuri logo

An early sirupātē khukurī

With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A military khukuri of the 19th century logo

19th century military khukurī

A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Half bone hilted khukuri logo

Half bone hilted khukurī

With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
19th century khukuri

A good old khukurī

Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Ramree Veteran khukurī logo

Ramree veteran khukurī

Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Kothimora khukuri

Kothimora khukurī (कोथि मुहुड़ा खुकुरि)

Nepali for a khukurī with an ornamental scabbard.
Signed Kothimora khukuri logo

The khukri of Peter L. Achard

Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A humble khukurī logo

A humble service khukurī

A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Eccentric khukuri logo

An eccentric khukurī

With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Da̱hmjaun logo

Dahmjaun (ဓားမြှောင်)

Burmese word for their dagger.
Nepalese steel

Ispāt (इस्पात्)

Nepali word for steel.
Khukuri wood handle

Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)

Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Khukuri hilt wood

Paṭpaṭe (पट्पटे)

Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
Chain embroidery

Sã̄gle buṭṭā (साँगले बुट्टा)

Nepali word that means "ornamentation in chains".
Dotted work logo

Mākhe buṭṭā (माखे बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation consisting of lines of small dots.
Hook work on kukri hilt

Haikale buṭṭā (हैकले बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation on a khukri handle, like a succession of hooks
Jire logo

Jire buṭṭā (जिरे बुट्टा)

Nepali word for fluted ornamentation, "like cumin seed".