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Gold damascened Persian lancehead

  • Fine Persian lancehead wootz steel and gold damascened shaft. The blade of good wootz steel raised central rib. Lower mounts finely decorated with gold, the shaft chamfered. 19th century. 48 cms

     

     

 

A pair of Ottoman Balkan silver horsemans pistols completely covered with silver filigree work and set with stones

A very nice and collectible pair of 18th century Flintlock holster pistols, from the Ottoman Empire probably made in Bosnia, around Sarajevo in the Balkans by a master gunsmith. The stocks are wholly covered with very fine pure silver filigree wire decoration in scrolls and panels. The handles and breech region are further set with decorative red stones. Fine steel work locks beautifully engraved, the barrel is also chiselled and engraved with some characters and writing. Weapons of this quality were important throughout the Islamic world as indicators of status and fashion as well as functioning items for self defense. These would have been worn either in a double holster attached to a horses saddle, or stuck through a wide waist sash or belt which was typically Turkish and Balkan.

turkish pistols ashoka arts
super quality pair of silver turkish flintlock pistols

turkish balkan silver gilt filigree pair of holster pistols (3)

turkish balkan silver gilt filigree pair of holster pistols (5)

turkish balkan silver gilt filigree pair of holster pistols (7)

turkish balkan silver gilt filigree pair of holster pistols (10)

turkish balkan silver gilt filigree pair of holster pistols (11)

Two antique 19th century Sudanese kaskara swords

Two antique 19th century Sudanese kaskara swords one with islamic arabic calligraphic script, the other with man in the moon makers marks, ‘crusader’ style cruciform leather hilts and broadsword steel blades

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 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

antique indian pesh kabz dagger and two Singhalese sri lankan piha kaetta knives

indian pesh kabz dagger and two Singhalese sri lankan piha kaetta knives coming soon, the pesh kabz with silver and gilt mounts and fine damascus wootz watered blade  circa 1800

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