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Indian (Sriringapatna) khula khud, 18th century, watered steel, chiselled wiith gold kaftkari decoration that originally had gold overlaid embellishment, now mostly missing. Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. It was said in the very brief records that came with the helmet to have been taken at the Siege of Seringapatam in 1799, when the British forces defeated Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India. V&A Museum, England.

Helmet, Mughal, century - Sriringapatna, India (made) _ Forged steel, decorated with gold kuftkari

Three Indo-Persian jarid (javelin) and scabbard.This was a military as well as the sporting weapon and some Turkish and Persian riders were quite adept in hitting their target from full gallop. Marsigly describes bouts at the Court of the Ottoman Sultan where the riders would square off against one another and try to score points by throwing blunt jarids with the intention of hitting the opponent in the head.

Three Indo-Persian jarid (javelin) and scabbard.This was a military as well as the sporting weapon and some Turkish and Persian riders were quite adept in hitting their target from full gallop. Marsigly describes bouts at the Court of the Ottoman Sultan w

Northern Indian tabar (axe), 19th century, crescent shaped head with a brass covered steel blade decorated with engraved arabesque motifs The counter blade has an elephant surrounded by tigers made of forged brass. The handle is completely covered in brass, ornamented with a vegetal themed chisel work. It is finished by a lotus button which serves as a handle for a small dagger hidden inside it. Length: 56 cm; Axe’s Blade Length: 13 cm; Dagger’s Blade Length: 26 cm

Northern Indian tabar (axe), century, crescent shaped head with a brass covered steel blade decorated with engraved arabesque motifs The counter blade has an elephant surrounded by tigers made of forged brass. The handle is completely covered in bras

62 plate koboshi kabuto (helmet), ni-mai hon kozane dou / do (cuirass) gusoku (suit of armor), Edo period (early 18th century), kabuto by Myochin Nagamichi.

62 plate koboshi kabuto (helmet), ni-mai hon kozane dou (cuirass) gusoku (suit of armor), Edo period (early century), kabuto by Myochin Nagamichi.

Samurai by Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese, 1835–1919).

Actor in Samurai Armor Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese, Date: Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: x cm x 7 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 Accession Number:

Do like a nice Katana... one day a lovely vintage one will be in my collection

This is the Thaitsuki Nihonto Tonbo Sanmai Limited Edition katana. It is a one of Thaitsuki's limited edition samurai swords product number A handmade katana by world famous Thaitsuki forge.

Demon Kawari Kabuto Samurai helmet). Mid Edo Period, 18th century, Japan The simple iron bowl built up to form a naga eboshi with a modeled demons head on the front, the surface of the bowl with a textured finish lacquered gold. On either side a raised red-lacquered Bonji (Sanskrit - Siddham script) for Dai Nichi Nyorai (the central deity of Esoteric Buddhism). A Hineno jikoro gold-lacquered and laced in sugake odoshi, the fukigaeshi lacquered-red, together with a hambo matching the helmet

Mid Edo Period, century The simple iron bowl built up to form a naga eboshi with a modeled demons head on the front, the surface of the bowl with a textured finish lacquered.