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Early Indian shield

Made of thick lacquered hide, with a single brass boss
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Bizen Sukesada

A group of sword makers in Bizen, Japan, active in the Muromachi period.
Yosozaemon Sukesada

Yosōzaemon jo Sukesada (与三左衛門尉祐定)

A Japanese swordsmith from Osafune, Bizen, who lived from 1466-1542.
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Sukesada uchigatana made August 1523

With a sayagaki by Honma sensei attributing it to Yosozaemon.
Momoyama kabuto

Golden kabuto with iron menpo

A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
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Uchigatana (打刀)

Japanese word for a single-handed curved sword, the predecessor of the katana.
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Vijayanagara katar

A 16th hooded katar with the wide, ribbed blade that is characteristic for this period.
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South Indian pattissa

An early example, late Vijayanagara empire, with a fine wootz spatulate blade.
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Khapwa / Kapwah

An Indian type of dagger.