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.
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
A superb early Bronze Lantaka deck cannon or swivel gun from Northen Borneo /Brunei. These ornate bronze canons were typically used along the gunwales and decks of ships, most notoriously those used by the Malay pirates who were active in the South China Seas around Borneo and the Philippines. This examples is small, cast from heavy bronze and ornate with a cast crocodile mounted to the front, and also most interestingly has an exploded breech section showing a failure during active firing!! 19th century or earlier
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
Antique Moro Philippine Spear..! and A 19th century Dayak / Dyak spear with Danish Thorkild Muller Provenance, both with good steel blades, brass collar to the Budiak with a sword cut! the Dayak spear confiscated from headhunting Dyak tribesmen during the early 2oth century!
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
Indian shamshir with silver gilt lion pommelled shamshir, watered damascus wootz steel blade with engraving coming soon to 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
Nice Hausa takouba antique sword with brass mounts, 19th century from Sudan or Nigeria
Indian zulfiqar sword with pattern welded damascus blade … coming soon to ashoka arts fine antique swords and weapons sold