Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour

A Lifetime’s Passion

400 pages, 304 x 254 mm
Over 850 colour and 150 black and white illustrations
Hardback £85.00;
Leather-bound deluxe edition £450.00 (limited edition of 50)


The book illustrates over 1,000 items of Islamic and Oriental arms and armour which represent the finest and most interesting examples originating from Islamic and Hindu cultures and beyond, including Russia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and South East Asia. All the items illustrated have passed through the hands of Robert Hales during the last 45 years.

Divided into four sections: daggers, swords, firearms, and armour, with the occasional transgression, the publication also includes a useful glossary of terms. The text is concise and descriptive as well as containing information that is being published for the first time.

‘Every collector, dealer, and curator will want to have this book and will consult it again and again.’

Donald J. LaRocca

Curator, Department of Arms and Armor

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

‘As a source of images of the finest Asian weapons, this book is unrivalled and will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the subject in the future’.

Thom Richardson

Keeper of Armour and Oriental Collections

Royal Armouries, Leeds

ISBN-10: 0992631505
ISBN-13: 978-0-9926315-0-5

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