Explore Tribal Group, Axe, and more!

Indian bullova axe from the Khond region, Chota Nagpur aboriginal tribes of central India, with four point heads (tongi), brass bound shaft,  they originate from several warlike tribal groups in Central/Eastern India from the Chota Nagpur plateau, foremost among these being the Khonds of Orissa. 19th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Indian bullova axe from the Khond region, Chota Nagpur aboriginal tribes of…

Indian (Khond) axe (tongi) with brass bound shaft, 19th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Indian (Khond) axe (tongi) with brass bound shaft, century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Indian zaghnal (war hammer / pick) 18th to 19th century,  a piercing weapon,  “crow’s beak” shaped steel blade decorated on both sided by figurative representations of a monarch and a female divinity, made in high-relief brass. The reverse of the blade exhibits a Shatri temple, long central spike, the wooden handle has brass mountings. Length: 70, 5 cm; Blade Length: 13, 5 cm. www.caravanacollection.com

Indian zaghnal (war hammer / pick) to century, a piercing weapon…

Indian tabar-zaghnal, a combination tabar axe and zaghnal war hammer / pick, all steel construction with silver koftgari decorations, 18th to 19th century.

Indian tabar-zaghnal, a combination tabar axe and zaghnal war hammer / pick, all steel construction with silver koftgari decorations, to century.

A BATTLE AXE (ZAGHNAL)  POSSIBLY DECCAN, INDIA, 18TH CENTURY  With double-edged slightly curved blade tapering towards the point, the upper part of the blade cast with two addorsed feline figures, the blade with a four-armed deity on each side, the finial shaped as an elephant, the long wood handle painted in orange and yellow, with steel mounted hilt 26¼in. (66.7cm.) long

Indian zaghnal, century, double edged slightly curved blade tapering…

I think I need and DESERVE one of these.  Axe; Mamluk, early 16th century  Staatliche Kustsammlung Dresden

This Mamluk axe is wonderful; however, I do not necessarily see its wood-cleaving merit.

A shamshir, Turkey, mid 19th century

Ottoman kilij, century, flat curved, single-edged blade with engraved silver cross-hilt, rhino horn grip scales

1650-1700 Turkish Sword and scabbard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "The nielloed silver moutns are typical of Ottoman weapons, although the use of lapis lazuli are rare. The straight European blade suggests that this cavalry weapon was carried in addition to the more usual curved saber. Pairs of weapons with straight and curved blades were common in eastern Europe in the seventeenth century."

The nielloed silver moutns are typical of Ottoman weapons, although the use of lapis lazuli are rare. The straight European blade suggests that this cavalry weapon was carried in addition to the more usual curved saber

ZAGHNAL, Combat Axe and Hammer - c. 1776 - 1825  India  Steel, brass, wood

Indian zaghnal (war hammer / pick), late century to early century, steel, brass, wood.

Horseman’s hammer. 1550, Germany. Chiselled steel with silver and gold. A hammer such as this would have been weilded by cavalry or by infantrymen. Hammers were designed to pound and tear armour.

Horseman’s hammer. Chiselled steel with silver and gold. A hammer such as this would have been wielded by cavalry or by infantrymen. Hammers were designed to pound and tear armour. *not a blade, but very cool*

Ambassadorial axe. Moscow, first part of the 17th century. Steel, silver, turquoise, wood; forging, chasing, gold inlay, gilding Length 98,5 cm. Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow Russia.

Ambassadorial Axe Dated: first part of the XVII century Location: Moscow…

Pinterest
Search