Category Archives: antique swords and armour new items wanted

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

Burmese ‘story’ dha sword with silver inlaid blade and hilt

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

antique arms and armour.. swords/knives/daggers… Items wanted…!

we are always pleased to aquire new and interesting pieces of antique arms and armour and would be happy to purchase any old piece especially those falling into the categories below:

ethonographic weapons including swords and artefacts from Borneo, Philippines and Indonesia including Dayak Mandaus, Moro Keris and Javan Kris, spears and shields. Far Eastern swords.. chinese daos, vietnamese guoms and kiems, thai and Burmese swords Dha and shields, also any pole arms

Indo Persian and Islamic weapons including swords, shields and shamshirs from Persian and India, dagger and khanjars from Central Asia and southern Indian and Deccan items, kastane and piha khaetta knives from Sri Lanka

Turkish, Balkan and Greek swords yataghans, bichaks, kilij etc

African arms and armour especially 19th century tuareg pieces, lances and shields, Congolese weapons, Zulu and south african clubs and spears, we also deal with Tribal arts including related artefacts such as staffs and beadwork…

and anything else…!!    don’t hesitate to show us or offer your pieces, we offer fast payment and can organize easy shipping with FedEx and other couriers

-Indo-Persian swords and knives especially those with wootz or Damascus blades, shamshirs/helmets/armour
-Keris and parangs from Indonesia, and other swords from that region

-Dayak mandaus/parangs/swords or anything else antique from Borneo

-Russian arms and armour

-ivory hilted swords and daggers
-Moro swords, shields and armour, and other Philippine weapons
-Clubs and Artworks from the Pacific, particularly Maori and Fijian
-Polish, Hungarian swords, weapons and armor
-Azerbaijani, Caucasian, Daghestani swords, pistols, guns, knives including kindjals and shasquas/shaskas
-Nepalese weapons including kukris, longer bladed varieties and unusual examples, also armour
-Central Asian swords and knives/Uzbek/Bukharan
-Swords, shields, armour from Tibet and the Himalayan Plateau region
-Antique Chinese arms and Armour, especially vintage swords, armour and guns
-Antique Bows/Archery equipment especially Turkish/East european/Korean
-Japanese and Korean swords and armour.
-Antique weapons and swords from South East Asia, Dhas from Thailand and Burma/Vietnamese swords/Laotian swords and guns
-Turkish Swords and knives, Ottoman kilijs and yataghans, Balkan swords, Greek swords, knives and artifacts.
-Antique Rhino Horn items, including antique swords and daggers with hilts of horn
-Military WWI and Pre WWI era swords from all countries