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Welcome to Armoury Antiques and Militaria!

Armoury Antiques and Militaria deal with all things related to antique arms and armour and military collectables whilst  Binky’s Barn is the vintage furniture and kitchenalia side of our business.Binky’s Barn will be up and running in late 2020 and specialising in the up-cycling of vintage furniture as well as stocking antique curios.

Armoury Antiques and Militaria are unique, in that, we have exceptional experience when dealing, owning and using antique Japanese swords and armour. The owner has been training, living and visiting Japan since the age of 11 and has unique contacts and experience there. In addition, he has been collecting and appraising Japanese swords, armour and fittings for over 30 years and has unique associations in Japan. The site is a commercial and educational website dealing in original Japanese swords, armour, fittings, artwork and worldwide militaria. We are always glad to share our knowledge and help anyone to learn about swordsmanship, swords, medals, armour and all things antique arms and armour. We always advise our clients to buy the best condition examples that they can find, yes, it may cost a little more, but in the long-run it is very sound advice. We often see on social media platforms overcleaned, resored, put together or tired items being offered by individuals - these items will never rise in value or give a return on your investment - please be warned. We are often offered these kind of items at our shop or on-line and never buy them as serious collectors do not want to invest or collect such poor quality 'messed about with' examples.  

Armoury Antiques and Militaria and Binky’s Barn are based at their shop in delightful Devon (on Dartmoor in fact - Hound of The Baskervilles country!). At our shop you will find it packed with genuine high quality (un-restored) antique arms and armour as well as other antiques and Objet D' Art. Clients are welcome to visit us at our shop:Armoury Antiques and Militaria, 4 Pannier Market, Devon. PL19 0AL. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 0900-1630 hrs. We accept all major credit/ debit cards.

The Tavistock Stannary market is a special place having been initiated by King Edward I in 1305. Tavistock is one of 3 Devonshire Stannary market towns (Tavistock, Ashburton and Chagford). You can also visit us at the many shows we attend all over the United Kingdom (please check our blog for details). We hope you enjoy our website and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We only have about 50% of our stock shown on our website, so do ask if you are looking for a specific item - we may well have it!

We look forward to welcoming you to our shop and delightful Devon, of course!

*Please note: We will require documentary evidence that you are over 18 years of age to comply with the current legislation when purchasing any edged weapon or antique flintlock/ percussion item. 

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Early SA Dagger by very rare maker 'Carl Eppenstein & Söhne - Solingen' never been in a collection and fresh to the market. This dagger was brought back after the war and has remained unseen since that time, that is until now! Recently found in a...
Some nice items have just arrived including: 1. A Devonshire Regiment c1918 officers hat 2. English WW2 medals 2. French bayonets 3. French medals 4. Various WW1 items 5. ARP solid silver badge 6. WW2 English cap badges (various regiments) ...
Paul W: Wow what can I say been to shop quite a few times and love it, both traders Neil and Angela have so much knowledge and passion for their craft. I have had some medals cleaned and mounted and now they are going to frame them. During the whole ...
 The typical English Nelson period Naval cannon measuring 47 cm in length overall length and very heavy! A superb quality item that would look great in a man cave or in the porch of a period property....
This sword is fresh to the market and is a very honest, unrestored example. Victorian 1845 Infantry Officers' Sword in untouched condition, regulation gilt hilt with VR and crown to centre. The slightly curved blade has a quill point and is a very go...
A very nice example of the percussion version of the Charleville musket - in superb condition and with a very strong action. This is an imposing musket and ready for display. Probably the best example available. ...
A really good example of a c1777 Brown Bess Trade Musket in super condition. This musket is the iconic English musket that was both military issue and later exported as trade muskets all over the world to the extensive British Colonies...
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About Us

Welcome to Armoury Antiques and Militaria and Binky’s Barn. This is a dual website with two distinct shopping experiences. Armoury Antiques and Militaria deal with all things related to swords, daggers, armour and military collectables, whilst Binky’s Barn is the Antique Furniture and Objet D'Art side of our business.

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Sale of Edged Weapons

We will require documentary evidence that you are over 18 years of age to comply with the current legislation when purchasing any edged weapons or antique flintlock/ percussion items. We will, in addition, require, a scanned copy of either your driving licence or passport as part of pur due diligence checks and legality checks. 

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Contact Us

Armoury Antiques and Militaria
4 The Pannier Market (Perimeter Shops)
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0AL

Telephone: 07887 852523 Email:[email protected] 

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