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Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
A beautiful black coral hilted example, made in the King's workshops.
A Sinhalese kirichchiya
A rare type of Sinhalese dagger with stylized bird hilt and blade with backedge.
Sinhalese coral hilted knife
Also known as piha-kaetta, this is more correctly a pihiya.
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.