With the rise of a resurgent Buddhist insurgency in Myanmar, the silk road is now in a precarious position.
As the country has become a hub for smugglers and drug traffickers, the Silk Road 2.0 is no longer a safe haven.
But there are ways to buy the armoury’s most prized items online, and some of them are cheaper than at any other time in recent memory.
Here are some of the best deals around.
Silk Road Ottoman