Tag Archives: 19th century

antique Axe, … tribal Gond or Kond Indian weapon, … complete example

A very good condition antique Tribal Indian Axe ‘Bullova’ from the Gond/khond tribe of Orissa in india,  large moustache shaped steel blade, brass mounts and top spike, another example also coming with rare straight edged blade of ‘chopper’ style 19th century

Wonderful Antique Bronze Lantaka ship or deck cannon from Borneo/Brunei with crocodile

A superb early Bronze Lantaka deck cannon or swivel gun from Northen Borneo /Brunei. These ornate bronze canons were typically used along the gunwales and decks of ships, most notoriously those used by the Malay pirates who were active in the South China Seas around Borneo and the Philippines. This examples is small, cast from heavy bronze and ornate with a cast crocodile mounted to the front, and also most interestingly has an exploded breech section showing a failure during active firing!! 19th century or earlier

Fine Moro or malay Silver mounted ‘Budiak’ Spears 19th century!!

Fine Moro or malay Silver mounted ‘[Budiak’ Spears 19th century!!  with twistcore blades, and large silver collars beautifully chiselled, very fine quality weapons, the steel watered blades are pattern welded damascus, one with wavy-keris-like blade.  these spears originate from the South Philippines. added