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..
coming soon a nice scarce oriental sword from the Deccan sometimes called a ‘Pahari’ or ‘Cobra’ sword amongst collectors. With Gold and silver koftgari inlay see here..!
An unusual and most attractive Helmet from Iran, gilt-brass bowl with intricate hand-chiselled designs, long protective camail (‘chain-mail’) with patterns from steel and brass links.. soon available on Ashoka Arts Fine Arms and Armor
A group of Thai or Burmese spears.. stout steel heads on bamboo shafts.. real antique fighting examples and scarce!
coming soon.. two fine Omani matchlock muskets with inlaid and stamped barrels, and a silver mounted Indo-Arab gun with large wooden butt… fine antique firearms from Ashoka Arts
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