Introduction to Bikanēr
The Bikanēr armory is situated in the city of Bikanēr, which in turn lies in the former princely state of Bikanēr. It contains weapons of local manufacture but also a sizeable amount of weapons taken as booty from southern campaigns under Anup Singh.
A substantial part of the armory was sold in the late 20th century to a number of UK antique dealers, and pieces have been circulating in the international antique arms scene since. Various pieces made its way to notable museums like the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Royal Armories in Leeds, and to institutions like the Furusiyya Art Foundation, while others are in private hands.
For an elaborate article on the Bikanēr armory, see: The Bikaner Armory