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    Posted: 22-Jan-2012 at 19:39

Japanese spear or halberd forged in a similar way to katana blades
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 19:32

A Burmese spear or lance. The website where this photo comes from has many other interesting Asian weapons
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Jan-2012 at 19:46

An Indian "tiger fork" used by those who accompanied the hunter on foot. Like the European boar-spear it has three blades so the wounded beast can't move down the shaft and attack the wielder


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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Jan-2012 at 19:19

East Indian Bulova war axe. More photos of this weapon can be found here
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jan-2012 at 22:12

Indian dagger with curved blade, "pistol" hilt, and brass knuckle guard to ensure a good grip
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jan-2012 at 20:27

A ship's cannon from Brunei used by Malayan or Dayak pirates. It is decorated with a saltwater crocodile and, according to the link, was damaged by an explosion in the breech
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2012 at 22:11

This bronze central Asian spearhead from 2500 BC has vicious barbs to prevent the victim from removing it from the wound
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Dec-2011 at 19:03

A collection of Indian axes. Now we know where the Royal Navy got the design for their boarding hatchet
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Dec-2011 at 19:19

Another Ram Dao, used for sacrificing water buffalo
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Dec-2011 at 19:43

Like fakirs, Buddhist monks were also forbidden from carrying conventional weapons. These hook swords originated in China and are particularly effective against polearms
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Nov-2011 at 19:29

A very primitive peasant's knife from India, probably made from the blade of a sickle
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Nov-2011 at 20:35

"Kim's Gun," a famous cannon at Lahore also known as Zamzama. A second gun was cast and is now preserved in Afghanistan
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Nov-2011 at 19:54

Indian copy of an English pistol. The stock resembles a late 17th century design, but the lock is unmistakably 19th century. Guns like this, made from a variety of scavenged components, were commonplace in the colonies, especially the backwoods of the American South where poor farmers, with a basic knowledge of metalworking, cobbled together rough "barn guns" for home defence, hunting and slaughtering livestock well into the late 19th century
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Nov-2011 at 19:57

A Mughal mortar used to defend the fort at Jodhpur. Note the Middle Eastern geometric patterns
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Nov-2011 at 19:22
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  Quote ConradWeiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Nov-2011 at 18:46
Nice topic. I haven't even seen some of these before. Great work.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Nov-2011 at 20:34

An interesting assortment of antique guns for sale at an Afghan market. I pity the fool crazy enough to use them on the firing range
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Nov-2011 at 20:25

This is a strange one. It was designed to fire a volley of musket balls at enemy troops
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Nov-2011 at 20:02

Many Indian cannons were cast to resemble demons, dragons or monsters. This one, made in the form of a tiger, belonged to Tippu Sultan
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