Indian dagger, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700 (sheath fittings, circa 1800), white nephrite jade hilt and sheath fittings inlaid with foiled rubies, emeralds, and diamonds set in gold; steel blade; velvet covered wooden sheath overall: 16 7/8 x 3 x 1 in. (42.8625 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm) Sheath: 11 1/4 in. Dagger: 14 5/8 x 3 x 1 in. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Classic example of the type which evolved into the Ghurka military patter. 12 ¾” cleft base blade with narrow back fuller. The back stamped Tempered Steel/Made in India. Brass mounted horn grip. Black leather scabbard with lacing belt frog and no provision for accessory pieces in the military style. Blade gray with sha
Indian katar, 17th century, South Indian from the Tanjore armoury, the blade, most probably European, has two hollow ground fullers and of good quality. The hilt consists of a double grip bar, swollen and chiselled. The sidebars each with an openwork design terminating with a large flower on both the inside and outside of the bars. The bars, unusually, flare outwards, setting this example apart from other Tanjore katars. Overall length: 18in (460mm), Blade length: 12in (305mm). akaalarms.com