an early South Indian Bichwa dagger with a looped handle of carved black horn, a very rare survival due its inherent fragility… the blade heavily patinated from age, circa 1800 or earlier!
an intruiging and scarce Indian weapon the Haladie double-bladed dagger, also occasionally found in other countries such as the Sudan and China. Two opposing serrated steel recurved blades with a central ribbed handle or hilt grip, the ends of the blades split in zulfiqar fashion. Dating to the 19th century great display piece!!
Greek or Albanian musket with mother of pearl inlay soon to be added to the ashoka arts website for fine arms and armour, steel barrel with mother of pearl inlaid panels, dating to the 19th century
group of antique arms and armour halberds polearms spears, spontoons, partisans, breastplate backplate and tassets rapier sword and boarding axe
17th century lobster pot European helmet
very nice 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