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Daggers & knives
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A fine Yunnan Dai dagger
With characteristic bulb pommel and silver plating on hilt and scabbard.
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.
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
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
A very good ul-pihiya
A Sinhalese knife with lavish silver mounts and overlay.
A fine, heavy piha kaetta
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
Sinhalese word for a type of dagger.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
An early "piha-kaetta"
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Pesh-kabz (پیش قبض)
Widely used Persian word for a type of dagger.
With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
Wood hilted dahmjaun
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
Pesh kabz with horn plated hilt
An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
Good Vietnamese dagger
An unusually ornate version of what is normally a very simple weapon.
A simple early 20th-century fighting dagger with ribbed grip.
An Acehnese type of thrusting dagger.
An Acehnese rencong
A peculiar form of dagger found on the northern part of the island of Sumatra.
Hanshee khukurī (हँसिया खुकुरी)
A commonly used name for an early type of long slender khukurī.
A hanshee khukurī
A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
A fine north Indian dagger
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
A fine 19th century khukurī
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
A fine budhune khukurī
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Gold mounted presentation khukurī
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
A katar with true inlay decoration
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
A gilt Indian jambiya
With gilt-copper hilt and scabbard done in beautiful Kutch style repousse work.
Generic Nias word for "knife" or "sword".
A rare example retaining its original silver covered scabbard.
Khukurī in wooden scabbard
The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
A trousse khukurī
Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Large khukurī with inlaid hilt
Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
An early sirupātē khukurī
With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
19th century military khukurī
A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Half bone hilted khukurī
With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
A good old khukurī
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Ramree veteran khukurī
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Kothimora khukurī (कोथि मुहुड़ा खुकुरि)
Nepali for a khukurī with an ornamental scabbard.
The khukri of Peter L. Achard
Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A humble service khukurī
A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
An eccentric khukurī
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Burmese word for their dagger.
Nepali word for steel.
Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)
Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
Sã̄gle buṭṭā (साँगले बुट्टा)
Nepali word that means "ornamentation in chains".
Mākhe buṭṭā (माखे बुट्टा)
Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation consisting of lines of small dots.
Haikale buṭṭā (हैकले बुट्टा)
Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation on a khukri handle, like a succession of hooks
Jire buṭṭā (जिरे बुट्टा)
Nepali word for fluted ornamentation, "like cumin seed".