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1709 kard dagger logo

Central Asian dated kard 1709

With wootz blade inlaid in gold with the name of the maker and the owner.
Ottoman sword with twist-core blade

Ottoman Turkish ribbon sword

A remarkable example of bladesmithing with a 5 row twist-core pattern that meanders over the blade.
Afghan military saber logo

Afghan military saber

With an armory stamp dated Hijri 1326, corresponding to about 1908.
Khapwah logo

Khapwah

Name for a type of dagger we now tend to call chilanum.
Jamdhar katari

Jamdhar kátári

Hindu term for an archaic form of dagger.
Kurdish kalkan logo

Ottoman Kurdish kalkan

A small, heavily reinforced buckler as used by Ottoman Kurdish infantry.
Sabiki or wahhabite jambiya logo

Sabiki or "Wahhabite jambiya"

With a long, sword-like blade characteristic of this type. With original belt.
Jamdhar sehlicaneh

Jamdhar sehlicaneh

A triple-pointed push dagger.
Jamdhar doulicaneh logo

Jamdhar doulicaneh

A double-pointed push dagger.
Mecca jambiya

A "Mecca" Jambiya

A style of dagger often associated with the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Dervish axe logo

A Persian crescent axe

With lacquered shaft. Previously sold at Sotheby's in 1985.
Lohar logo

Afghan sickle, called lohar

Of typical design, forged from one piece of iron, overlaid with brass on one side.
Asian arms in old European paintings logo

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

Dutch masters' fascination with exotic Asian wares shown in a series of paintings.
Stone hilted pesh-kabz logo

Stone-hilted pesh-kabz

A very large example with a strongly reinforced tip and stone handle scales.
Pesh-kabz logo

Pesh-kabz (پیش قبض)

Widely used Persian word for a type of dagger.
Afghan dagger logo

Pashtun dagger

With blonde horn grip scales and brass plated scabbard.
Pesh kabz

Pesh kabz with horn plated hilt

An excellently designed thrusting dagger with T-spine and sharp tip.
Sadeli work

Khātam

Persian word for a type of marquetry work.
North Indian zulfiqar sword logo

Unusual Indian zulfiqar sword

With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Dastana logo

Dastānā (दस्ताने)

Hindi word for a type of arm protection.
Bazuband logo

Bāzuband (بازوبند)

Persian word for a piece of lower arm protection.
Shamshir logo

Shamshir (شمشیر‎)

Persian word for a deeply curved sword with narrow blade.
Shikārgar

Shikārgar

Word used for an Indian sword with hunting scenes.
Talwar with Mamluk style blade decor

Talwar with Mamluk style blade

In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
Ottoman cartridge pouches logo

Ottoman cartridge pouches

with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
1809 yatagan

Fine Ottoman yatağan dated 1809

Made by a maker called Noah in 1809 for a certain Mehemmed Ağa Fî. With beautiful golden overlays on blade.
Yataghan logo

Yatağan

A type of Ottoman sword with a distinct eared hilt and recurved blade.
Yatagan dated 1790-91 logo

Yatağan dated 1790-1791

An old warhorse with several repairs.
Ottoman war arrow

Rare Ottoman war arrow

With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
Wootz shamshir lahore hilt

Lahore talwar hilted shamshir

Persian wootz shamshir in a talwar hilt from Lahore.
Ottoman pala beset with coral and turquoises

An Ottoman coral studded pala

With gilt copper scabbard and multi-row twist-core blade.
Sindh flintlock logo

A fine Sindh flintlock

A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with almost all the gold remaining.
A Balkan boyliya paragun logo

A fine "boyliya" paragun

One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid stock.
Indian quiver logo

Tarkash (ترکش )

Persian word for quiver
Indian arrows

Tīr (तीर)

Hindi loan word from Persian for "arrow" or "arrows".
Dhu alfaqar logo

Dhu alfaqar (ذو الفقار)

An Islamic legendary sword.
Sindh presentation katar

A katar from Sindh

With markings suggesting it was a wedding gift, presented in 1832.
Khanjar logo

Khanjar (خنجر)

Persian word for dagger.
Persian dagger logo

Persian "khanjar" dagger

With finely chiseled steel hilt and scabbard
Miquelet lock

Miquelet

Collector's jargon for a type of lock for a firearm
Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Mamluk style sword in talwar hilt

Chiseled with a rare type of decor on the base, and with two Islamic inscriptions.
Mail shirt

Fine mail shirt, Sikh Empire

With a lozenge pattern of brass rings.
Kard dagger

Kard (کرد)

A type of eastern dagger with a fairly straight thrusting blade.
Bichaq

Bichaq

In Turkish, bichaq literally means "knife".
Manceaux

Manceaux à Paris

A notable French arms manufacturer who also made fine presentation weapons in Asian styles.
Tefvik the bookbinder

Tevfik the leather binder

An Ottoman leather binder who in 1866 - 1867 covered a bow made by Haci Gavsî in 1824 - 1825.
Haci Gavsî signature

Haci gavsî the bowyer

Signed an Ottoman bow made in late 1824 or 1825.
Zulfiqar logo

Zulfiqar

An Islamic legendary sword.
Pulouar logo

Pulouar

A saber associated with the Pashtuns of present-day Afghanistan.