On the outskirts of New Delhi, at Sahibabad, in a cramped concrete workshop where the air shimmers with the light of welding torches, an Indian businessman has become a master craftsman of Napoleonic swords.
And medieval chain mail armor.
And World War II hand grenades and helmets.
From Hollywood war movies to Japanese Samurai films to battle re-enactments across Europe, Ashok Rai, 31, (seen here) is one of the world's go-to men for historic weapons and battle attire.
Text: Nirmala George, Associated Press