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Antique arms glossary

A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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A question I am frequently asked by outsiders: Why are you into antique arms?

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Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel…
€5000,-
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system…
€2200,-
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the…
€7500,-
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid…
€7200,-
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
€1750,-
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
€2000,-
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
€625,-
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
€1500,-
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
€775,-
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
€4000,-
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
€1900,-
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
€2300,-
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
€1200,-
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
€300,-
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
€3300,-
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".
€800,-