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.
Posts tagged ‘south-east asian’
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
Burmese sword dha with beuatifullt inlaid silver blade depictings figures and script, the handle of silver and inlaid niello… coming soon from Ashoka Arts Fine Arms and Armour Swords and Weapons
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
fully silver mounted long hilt and scabbard, good steel blade . to be added to the site soon
Coming soon to Ashoka Arts antique swords and weapons, an extremely rare long gun used by some of the tribes of the northern highlands of vietnam. Matchlock format, sturdy steel barrel silver bands and mountings, the trigger and hammer and other mounts of decorated brass, the butt mounted with slabs of bone or ivory, purchased in the field during our spring outing! A very nice antique long gun from Indo-China, circa 1920 Now added
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
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.
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..!
a second rare repeating crossbow Chu-ko-nu from China soon to be added to the store.. this fantastic 19th century bow has been restrung and is fully working allowing the user to see and feel exactly how it would have been used in combat. Used against the British in the 1850′s and the Japanese in the 1890′s, this ingenious and effective weapon has been used in China since the Han dynasty! used against mass troops and with bolts of steel probably poison-tipped.. supplied with a few dummy bolts..