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Kaskara sword from the Sudan, crusader style with early German blade

An interesting and early Sudanese sword known as a Kaskara to collectors. The blade is good quality and of European German origin, double edged with a broad centre fuller, each side has two markings each, near the forte underneath the projecting crossguard piece is a small deeply stamped mark which is hard to make out, further down to on side is a large copper alloy or latten inlaid makers mark of Passau or Solingen, an orb and a wolf.The hilt has a steel crossguard, the grip bound with leather and a leather flattened disc pommel. The scabbard covered with leather decorated in places, a band of snakeskin to the sheath opening, two silvered copper hanging mounts and a leather decorated strap. Some age wear and old repairs minor losses to scabbard but overall in good condition for age. 19th century

 

african sword kaskara
early german blade from solingen or passau mounted in Sudanese kaskara straight sword

Nice T’Boli sword of kampilan style

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.

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

Wonderful group of Antique Arms, Polearms Halberds Spears

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

Original Lobster Pot Helmet of Zischagge form from Europe

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…!

Rare antique Indian Gauntlet sword Patah – South Indian

very nice antique Bronze hilted sword from South India, with pierced bronze basket ‘gauntlet’ armguard and long double edged steel blade. Coming soon on Ashoka Arts fine antique Arms and Armour

Rare brass-hilted sword with protective gauntlet
Antique Gauntlet Sword 'Patah' from South India

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