Category: armour

victoriansword: Indo-Persian Armour, 19th C.

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Indo-Persian Armour, 19th C.

A rare and beautiful set from the property of a high ranked warrior, consisting in a khula-khud, a sipar, a bazu-band, a coat of mail, two points and two maces.

Helmet with hemispherical skull, cusp of squared section at the top, on a base shaped as a truncated cone; sliding nose-piece, two plume-holders; all engraved and gilt. Decorated with six, big, richly carved and pierced cartouches at the base, featuring Arabic writings, provided with twenty-four smaller cartouches, pierced with floral motifs and with gold frame; featuring a copper leaf under the cartouches. Silver-plated, Arabic writings at the border the skull. Red cloth lining at the inside. Mail neck defense consisting in small rings with simple closure (missing parts). Height: 60 cm circa. Featuring a big, round and convex, iron sipar, provided with four studs engraved and gilt with floral motifs; decorated with nine cartouches at the center, together with twelve, smaller ones, all richly pierced with floral motifs and gold frames, with a thin, copper leaf below. Silver-inlaid, Arabic writings among four bands decorated with flowers at the border; brass support at the border. A red cloth lining at the inside, with an old label, four suspension rings. Diameter: 46.7 cm. Bass-band decorated en suite, featuring a stylized face at the top, complete with plaques to close it and with sword-shell (defects), Length: 55 cm. Coat of mail consisting in rings with simple lock, some missing parts; neck with lined cloth, provided with fringes. Height: 60 cm circa. Neck: 10 cm. Two trident heads, one with damask structure and Arabic writings, decorated with horned head, snakes and floral motifs (Height: 55 cm), the other one with socket featuring silver decorations an cusp engraved with floral motifs and silver and gold decorations (height: 54.5 cm). Two iron maces, one with horned head and remains of silver decorations (77.5 cm), the other one with bull head and remains of silver decorations.

Empire of the Sikhs: A major exhibition on the…

Empire of the Sikhs: A major exhibition on the remarkable story of the Sikh Empire | Brunei Gallery Exhibition | SOAS University of London:

victoriansword: Kaskara, arm daggers, maille…

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Kaskara, arm daggers, maille shirt

19th C. weapons and armour from Sudan.

Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, 1st Life Guards

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Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, 1st Life Guards

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Ho…

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Holding a Barong

Although the source for this image claims Spanish influence on the armour, to me it is much closer to the Indo-Persian zirah baktar plated mail armour.

Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, Royal Horse Guar…

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Officer’s Helmet and Cuirass, Royal Horse Guards

17th Century Indian Plated Mail Coat (Zirah Ba…

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17th Century Indian Plated Mail Coat (Zirah Baktar)

victoriansword: Indian armor, khula-khud (h…

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Indian armor, khula-khud (helmet), char aina (curaiss), dastana (vambrace/arm guard), dhal (shield), a traditional Sikh warrior outfit from the nearly 80 historical artefacts on display in central London at the world’s first major exhibition on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, north India. A full-sized mannequin of a Sikh warrior dressed in the way a high-ranking warrior would have been at the height of the Sikh Empire, head to foot in original, ornate, gold body armour and weaponry.

victoriansword: Egyptian cuirassiers and thei…

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Egyptian cuirassiers and their armour

Egyptian (Ottoman) Khedive Guard’s cuirass and helmet, early mid to late 1800s. Muhammad Ali Pasha was an Albanian commander in the Ottoman army who became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. The Khedive’s Army of Egypt (The Turkish Egyptian Army), was part of the Ottoman Imperial Army until the outbreak of war in August 1914, using the same ranks, training, and similar uniforms.

Muhammad Ali Pasha had his own ambitions that were often at odds with the 

Sublime Porte. The arms and armour of his armies were inspired by French styles. 

victoriansword: French “Pistolet d’arçon mo…

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French “Pistolet d’arçon modèle 1822 T Bis”, Model 1854 Cuirassier Officer’s Sword, and a cuirassier’s breastplate, 19th Century.