Tag Archives: oriental

Antique eastern armour Char Aina set, and 15th/16th century Turkish Gorget

A set of four wootz or ‘damascus’ steel plates comprising a Char Aina set of antique Indian armour, to be worn over a mail shirt, and an early Turkish Ottoman Iron gorget , worn over the back shoulders with two separate plates fixed by rivetted steel mail links, originally worn as part of the set of plates by the armies of the Ottoman empire which invaded eastern and central Europe during the period of this piece of early armour. Offered for sale on our new site   Now added

Antique Thai and Burmese Dhas posted on Ashoka Arts Antique Oriental and Eastern Swords and Weapons

Two fine 19th century Dha swords, one Thai with long double-handed silver covered handle or hilt, silver scabbard with gold fitting, robust steel blade with rounded tip, the other Burmese sword with silver mounted scabbard and hilt, large pommel, very good antique functional fighting swords from South east Asia

Spectacular quality Afghan or Persian Pulwar or Pulwouar sword with shamshir blade

Fine quality indo Persian or Afghan All steel sword Pulwar or Pulwouar (tulwar).

Fine afghan Pulwouar sword with shamshir blade
Fine Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan

The hilt of the finest shaped pierced steel exquisitely perforated in bands, the pommel containing small stones reputedly from the Holy Moslem city of Mecca, The shamshir type blade deeply curved and with a cartouche conataining arabic calligraphy, a talismanic square or bedouh containing numbers, and a small chiselled inscription along the back edge. A fantastic example of the scarce from of islamic sword, a genuine antique piece dating to the 18th or early 19th century., Northern India or Afghanistan

Fine Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan
Fine antique Indo-Persian Pulwouar sword from Afghanistan

Persian Kilij sword added to site, two Persian or afghan shamshirs to be added soon

A fine damascus bladed Kilij sword from Iran with chiselled steel hilt gold inlaid cartouche with arabic writing and scabbard mounts already added to the website, Two Persian or Afghan 19th century shamshirs, and an Afghan Tulwar sword with makers stamps, several Afghan Khyber knives, soon to be added

Scarce Central Asian sword and recurved bow… from an old collection… rare arms from Ashoka Arts fine swords and weapons

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…!

Antique Recurved Bow - Archery
rare oriental recurved bow from Uzbekistan - Samarkand or Bukhara

Antique Asian oriental curved Sabre with Damascus steel blade
Rare Antique Asian Sword with Wootz 'Damascus' Steel Blade

Carved Ivory hilted antique Burmese Dha knife… listed on Ashoka Arts

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.