A fine and interesting early Persian or Central Asian War Axe Tabar or ‘Tabarzin’. This piece is significant in its weight and size, the steel axehead itself is deeply decorated in relief with scenes of a mounted warrior amongst animals and trees, presumably made from wootz steel. The mounting of the axe is most unusual, below the head is a fine quality Chinese archers ring of Jade, which appears to be early Qing Dynasty in date. The top and bottom shaft mounts are of thick silver, exquisitely chiselled with geometric borders and flowers, suggesting a Central Asian Uzbek or Bukharan origin. The shaft itself is unusually carved in a series of spirals which adds a most dramatic appearance to the piece.
a small group of antique arms and armour comprising Cromwellian English 17th century heavy siege armour, 16th century German or Styrian Halberds with Makers stamps, Spontoons or Partisans, naval boarding pikes, and other antique polearm type weapons to include a naval boarding axe, and Spanish rapier sword… coming soon from Ashoka Arts fine antique swords and weapons
nice zischagge ‘lobster pot’ helmet from the 17th century from Europe, all steel construction, single protective bar to the face, cheek guards, iron flanged neckguard with seven lames, large face visor with makers stamp. to be listed soon on ashoka arts fine arms and armour…!
very nice antique 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
Two fantastic oriental weapons soon to be added to Ashoka Arts Fine Antique Arms and Armour. A scarce curved scimitar sword of ‘shashka’ or shashqa form with damascus wootz steel blade, and ivory/bone hilt complete with scabbard, and an antique oriental compound or recurved bow from Bukhara or Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan complete with its bowstring… both very rare pieces to find.. Both of these weapons are now posted to the website…!
Lovely silver mounted Omani Arab Jambiya dagger, high quality piece with rhino horn hilt. Coming soon to ashoka arts. Fine Antique swords and weapons for sale..! enquire for further details
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!
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.
A wonderful oriental Tibetan or Bhutanese antique steel helmet coming soon to Ashoka Arts Fine antique Arms and Armour. Steel with silk ornaments… a very rare piece of armor! wondeful display piece
Now added to the site!! see here …
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..!