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Pictorial sources on Asian arms and armor

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

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An almost textbook example of a silver-plated kalasan.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine…
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.