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Early Indian shield
Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
A group of sword makers in Bizen, Japan, active in the Muromachi period.
Yosōzaemon jo Sukesada (与三左衛門尉祐定)
A Japanese swordsmith from Osafune, Bizen, who lived from 1466-1542.
Sukesada uchigatana made August 1523
With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
Golden kabuto with iron menpo
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
Japanese word for a single-handed curved sword, the predecessor of the katana.
A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
South Indian pattissa
An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
Khapwa / Kapwah
An Indian type of dagger.