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Southern katar with yali langets
Of a style often associated with Tanjore, the seat of the Vijayanagara empire.
Southern katar with thick point
The blade with an extremely thick point on a very thin blade.
Double bladed katar
Also called jamdhar doulicaneh. Forged from a single piece of steel, complete with scabbard.
Northern wootz katar
With different types of decor on either side of the hilt.
Vijayanagara hooded katar
With crisp, extremely very well-preserved wootz blade.
Rare Santali shield
Peculiar shield with catching hook, used by the Santali people of Bengal.
Indian Antelope Axe
An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Slender chilanum dagger
Of elegant form with very crisp blade.
Sosun pattah with twistcore blade
The hilt with overlay of the finest quality of the period
Talwar with 1693 dated blade
With later, elaborately chiseled hilt of very fine quality.
Sikh fighting chakram
A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Deccan firanghi with silver overlay
The basket hilt is elaborately overlaid with silver in floral designs.
Interesting kirach with dated hilt
Mentioning the son of a Maharajah and a year corresponding to 1887 A.D.
Fine 17th century pattissa
The enormous blade made of fine, boldly contrasting wootz steel.
Rare bifurcated Khond axe
Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Early Indian shield
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
Malabar coast Moplah sword
A fine and somewhat unusual specimen, with engraved brass mounts and hardwood grip.
Punjabi koftgari lockbox
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
A milam of the Garo
This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal sacrifices.
A Khasi dao
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
Bikaner lance head
With square cross-section point and several Bikaner armory markings.
Goat hilted Khyber sword
With gold plated hilt and pattern welded blade.
Solingen blade with pata hilt
Indian gauntlet sword with German blade made in Solingen.
Heavy Sikh chakram
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Rajput sosun pattah
With wootz blade, Marwari style hilt, and its original red velvet scabbard.
With Persian wootz blade, engraved at forte with floral designs.
Kutch shamshir for Benson
Blade of Persian shamshir form, but of Indian make. Mounts in Kutch style gilt copper.
Talwar of Mohta Bakhtawar Singh
A fine Marwari talwar presented to the Dewan (chief minister) of Bikaner in 1756 A.D.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
Nayar ritual sword
An unusually ornate iteration of the design, intended for Hindu ceremonies.
South Indian pattisa
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
Boy's brass hilted patá
With a charming brass zoomorphic gauntlet with feline head.
Indian spearheads and butt
A set for the beginning collector.
Khanda with etched blade
A 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.
Indian madu parrying weapon
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Talwar with wootz hilt and blade
With Persian style blade, showing Indian workmanship.
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 tungi axe
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
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.
A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
A parakeet shaped ankus head
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A south Indian ankus head
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
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.