Category Archives: South East Asian weapons

Burmese ‘story’ dha sword with silver inlaid blade and hilt

Burmese sword dha with beuatifullt inlaid silver blade depictings figures and script, the handle of silver and inlaid niello… coming soon from Ashoka Arts Fine Arms and Armour Swords and Weapons

Two Good antique Thai Spears bamboo, and steel with guards 19th century

Two Good antique Thai Spears bamboo, and steel with guards 19th century, one with silver overlay decoration, with gilt cord binding   .. fine oriental arms and armour from Ashoka Arts antique arms and armour swords and weapons

Rare Vietnamese Long gun of matchlock form from the tribes of the highlands of North Vietnam

Coming soon to Ashoka Arts antique swords and weapons, an extremely rare long gun used by some of the tribes of the northern highlands of vietnam. Matchlock format, sturdy steel barrel silver bands and mountings, the trigger and hammer and other mounts of decorated brass, the butt mounted with slabs of bone or ivory, purchased in the field during our spring outing! A very nice antique long gun from Indo-China, circa 1920   Now added

Antique Thai and Burmese Dhas posted on Ashoka Arts Antique Oriental and Eastern Swords and Weapons

Two fine 19th century Dha swords, one Thai with long double-handed silver covered handle or hilt, silver scabbard with gold fitting, robust steel blade with rounded tip, the other Burmese sword with silver mounted scabbard and hilt, large pommel, very good antique functional fighting swords from South east Asia

Carved Ivory hilted antique Burmese Dha knife… listed on Ashoka Arts

Lovely oriental Burmese knife or dagger just listed on Ashoka Arts Fine Antique arms and armour. The handle carved with a figure intertwined with vines, presumably a scene from mythology or folklore. As with all our offerings this is a lovely antique piece with years of history and patina from handling.