Category Archives: helmets and armour

Rare Qing Sino-Tibetan Iron Military Helmet Chinese helmet with Tibetan style silver and gold decoration

Rare Chinese Qing or ‘Manchu’ Military helmet of steel, blackened iron with silver and gold Tibetan style decoration, Very good old provenance. Dating to the 17th or early 18th century

Antique eastern armour Char Aina set, and 15th/16th century Turkish Gorget

A set of four wootz or ‘damascus’ steel plates comprising a Char Aina set of antique Indian armour, to be worn over a mail shirt, and an early Turkish Ottoman Iron gorget , worn over the back shoulders with two separate plates fixed by rivetted steel mail links, originally worn as part of the set of plates by the armies of the Ottoman empire which invaded eastern and central Europe during the period of this piece of early armour. Offered for sale on our new site   Now added

Fine English 3 bar ‘Pot’ Helmet as used in the English Civil War 1642–1651

A good English Civil war period ‘lobster pot’ Helmet, the three bar face guard typical of the English style of these ‘Zischagge’ type helmets used throughout Europe, Poland, Germany, and the East including Mamluk and Ottoman North Africa and turkey as far as India. From an English private collection together with a seige weight breatsplate and backplate, tassets and iron neck collar or guard…! soon to be added to the New Ashoka Arts website sepcialising in fine antique swords and weapons