Category: shields

victoriansword: Sudanese Arms and Armour, 19t…

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Sudanese Arms and Armour, 19th Century

Tanjore Prize Fighters, c.1820

Tanjore Prize Fighters, c.1820

Bronze mounted shields from Ethiopia, early 20…

Bronze mounted shields from Ethiopia, early 20th century.

from Hermann Historica

victoriansword: Indian khanda sword, khanjar d…

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Indian khanda sword, khanjar dagger, flintlock pistol, and dhal shield.

This heavy and tremendously long Indian firangi sword dates to some time in the 18th century, perhaps earlier. 126 cm-long overall, it is mounted with a whopping 105 cm or 41" long blade, single-edged, composed of pattern folded steel, with a nice damascus-like weave. Blade is still razor- sharp and shows signs of prior cleanings. Two-handed Khanda hilt of steel construction has acquired a beautiful dark patina.

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Shield and bugonet crafted by Antonio Salamanc…

Shield and bugonet crafted by Antonio Salamanca and Agostino Venezianio of Milan, Italy, mid 16th century.

from the Staatliche Kunstamlungen Dresden

A shield given to Christian II of Saxony from …

A shield given to Christian II of Saxony from his wife as a Christmas gift, 1589.

from the Staatliche Kunstamlungen Dresden

German shield, circa 1499-1502. from the Sain…

German shield, circa 1499-1502.

from the Saint Louis Art Museum

Brass shield, Sumatra, 19th century. from Cze…

Brass shield, Sumatra, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Beja warrior with spear and shield.

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Beja warrior with spear and shield.

Kaisikuakua type shield, Trobriand Islands (Pa…

Kaisikuakua type shield, Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea, 19th century.

from the Saint Louis Art Museum