An 18th or 19th century Indian katar dagger. This is a tidy example with minimal pitting and a nicely formed blade, featuring a raised mid-rib and decorative root, double-bar grip between sprung bars and the point of the blade being reinforced for punching through mail or padded armour. The real highlight of this piece though is the scabbard - the leather appears to be a more recently refit, but the floral decorated silver/white metal mounts are original and of very high quality, being in pretty good shape for the age.
A gem-set gold dagger and scabbard, India, probably Kutch, 19th century
The hilt composed of iron overlaid with gold and set with diamonds, emeralds and foil-backed rubies on one side, worked in repoussé with floral decoration to other side, the curved steel blade with central ridge, gold-overlaid inscription near grip, scabbard tip with en-suite design.
Indian (Mughal) Jambiya (curved dagger), 19th century, double-edged
watered steel blade with double grooves, central ridge, waisted hilt
entirely covered in gold overlay in floral and foliage patterns, the
pommel is rounded and also decorated with gold overlay. The rounded
pommel finial is also gilded, green velvet covered wooden scabbard has a
metal chape and an attached leather belt band.
Indian (Mughal) dagger, 18th century, curved watered steel blade, period chape decorated ensuite, the locket possibly a later replacement is set on a new scabbard, the hilt composed of iron overlaid with gold and set with rubies, emeralds and turquoise in the kundan technique, 34cm.
A bichwa, dating: circa 1900, provenance: India, dating: circa 1900, provenance: India, Iron, central grip with small, bone grip scales; two, lateral, curved, double-edged blades with slightly-strengthened and ribbed tips and double fuller at the center; from the quillon starts a third, perpendicular blade. , width 51.5 cm.