Stunning antique T’Boli or tboli sword from Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. The T’boli are an indigenous tribal group with an animist religion, very old and reputedly the source of the finest blades in the Philippines. The handles as with this one are frequently made of cast brass with lost wax designs applied with bells and chains, textile and with a wooden sheath often applied with horsehair and brass tubes to the end of the scabbard. Related to the Bagobo people with whom they share many similarities.
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
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
a small group of antique arms and armour comprising Cromwellian English 17th century heavy siege armour, 16th century German or Styrian Halberds with Makers stamps, Spontoons or Partisans, naval boarding pikes, and other antique polearm type weapons to include a naval boarding axe, and Spanish rapier sword… coming soon from Ashoka Arts fine antique swords and weapons
nice zischagge ‘lobster pot’ helmet from the 17th century from Europe, all steel construction, single protective bar to the face, cheek guards, iron flanged neckguard with seven lames, large face visor with makers stamp. to be listed soon on ashoka arts fine arms and armour…!
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…!