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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.
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.
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

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.
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.
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.
Chinese - Vietnamese fighting knife

Heavy Sino-Vietnamese dagger

With a very thick and heavy blade and nicely worked brass mounts.
Dui chirra khukuri logo

A "dui chirra" khukuri

Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
Kothimora khukuri logo

Silver khukuri with bone grip

Often called "kothimora khukuri", with scabbards mounted in repousse and pierced silver.
Large kothimora khukuri

Large tin chirra kothimora khukuri

An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.
Mutiny era khukuri logo

A fine mutiny era khukuri

An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine pattern welded blade.
Very large khukuri logo

Large silver mounted khukuri

With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Khukuri logo

A silver clad khukuri

With fine silver mounts worked in repousse with designs of flowers and foliage.
Early chilanum hilt logo

Early chilanum hilt

An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Vijayanagara hooded katar logo

Simple hooded katar

Of a type that is strongly associated with the Vijayanagara empire.
Fine deccan curved katar logo

A fine curved Deccan katar

With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
Deccan curved katar logo

A curved Deccan katar

With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
Deccan chilanum logo

A Deccan chilanum

With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
early Bundi style katar logo

Katar with complex ribbed blade

A substantial example, of elegant form, with a complex grooved blade.
South Indian stiletto dagger logo

South Indian loop hilted dagger

Introduction

Indian loop hilted dagger are generally called bichuwa (बिछुवा ) which literally mean

Eastern Tibetan or Jinchuan dagger logo

Studded Eastern Tibetan dagger

Of Kham area regional style, with a grip studded with turquoises and corals.
Simple Sinhalese pihiya

A Sinhalese knife

Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Straight khanjarli

Unusual khanjarli

With straight blade and two opposing Yali chiseled out of the forte of the blade.
Fine Nepalese kukri or khukuri with silver mounts logo

A silver mounted khukuri

Of the 19th century, with fine pierced scabbard mouthpiece.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Bhutanese silver dagger

Fine Bhutanese dagger

With heavy silver mounts, pierced and chiseled.
Bundi katar

A katar from Bundi

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

Silver inlaid Deccan katar

An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Katar logo

18th century northern katar

With high-contrast wootz blade and fine damascening in two tones of gold.