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Scarce Central Asian sword and recurved bow… from an old collection… rare arms from Ashoka Arts fine swords and weapons

Two fantastic oriental weapons soon to be added to Ashoka Arts Fine Antique Arms and Armour. A scarce curved scimitar sword of ‘shashka’ or shashqa form with damascus wootz steel blade, and ivory/bone hilt complete with scabbard, and an antique oriental compound or recurved bow from Bukhara or Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan complete with its bowstring… both very rare pieces to find.. Both of these weapons are now posted to the website…!

Antique Recurved Bow - Archery
rare oriental recurved bow from Uzbekistan - Samarkand or Bukhara

Antique Asian oriental curved Sabre with Damascus steel blade
Rare Antique Asian Sword with Wootz 'Damascus' Steel Blade

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.

Antique Chinese swords.. Dao and Jian..

coming soon 4 antique oriental chinese swords, A dao chopper with long horn hilt, an early Jian type with unusual blade, a willow leaf sabre Dao, and another broad-bladed sabre… all with watered damascus steel blades..! to come with the latest update from Ashoka Arts Fine Antique Arms and Armour..!

Antique swords and armour… New look Ashoka Arts website!!!… coming soon….

Look forward to the newly redesigned Ashoka Arts website…. Continuing our bold and original design format emphasing the beauty of antique oriental swords and weapons…. we offer a new selection of high quality antique swords and weapons including Turkish and Persian swords, swords and armour from the Indo-Persian world, tribal weapons from Borneo and Indonesia. We also supply oriental pieces from China, Vietnam and the Far East, and are happy to seek out pieces for the more discerning collector on request.

Fresh from the recent London Arms Fair we are pleased to be able to offer several newly sourced items including a rare Straight silver-mounted Vietnamese Guom or Kiem sword, a fine quality Fakirs parrying weapon Madu with unusually a gilt central shield and gilt bronze spear tips, three very nice examples of Indo-Arab guns from the Hadrumaut of Yemen, and Oman, two very scarce Saintie Indian parrying weapons with spear tips, an early all steel Mughal dagger from North India. Also a fine quality Nepalese Kukri with silver and gold mounts displaying the Royal Nepal coat of arms. We also will be offering a wonderful complete Yemen silver Jambiya dagger with accoutrements mounted on an embroidered belt, very hard to find in complete and good condition. We also have several new spears, silver mounted Thai examples in exceptional condition, Thai bamboo shafted fighting spears, several all steel Indian sangs, and an exceptional quality Indo-Persian Pulwar or tulwar sword from Afghanistan with pierced watered steelwork of great beauty… all coming soon and shortly available to buy online using our new secure shopping cart system. Watch this space… !