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Very rare 15th-16th C. German Italian Polish Gothic War Hammer or Czekan

Very rare 15th-16th C. German Italian Polish Gothic War Hammer or Czekan

( ID: ea1177 )

A very interesting and early war hammer of interesting design.  Judging by the quality of the work, the hand forging visible on the hammer head, and the interesting early Germanic decoration, we judge this to be an early war hammer to the Gothic period, possibly as early as the 15th C., but more likely an armory example of the early 16th-mid 16th century.  There is also a possibility that it is an early Polish war hammer as well, a czekan, which were known in this form as well. The head is formed of a hammerhead on one side and a long spike on the other, with the weight interestin...

Price: $3,499
Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Mughal Indian Combination Axe and Flintlock Pistols published 1972 Gordon H. Frost "Blades and Barrels"

Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Mughal Indian Combination Axe and Flintlock Pistols published 1972 Gordon H. Frost "Blades and Barrels"

( ID: ia1003 )

It's rare to be able to offer example of published provenance and such fine desing. A combination axe and pistol this Mughal axe is fine heavy weight, all iron, chiseled with fine detailing on the axehead which follows the design of an axe found in the Metropolitan Museum, with trapezoidal shape blade finely chiseled with bird designs at the extemitiies, which likely held stones, rubies or sapphires at some point.  The pieces comes apart into four section, pistols barrel, axehead, haft, and has a concealed dagger that screws into the haft.  All iron parts are finely made, and were...

Price: $8,499
Fine 18th C. Southern Indian Deccan Tribal Tabar Axe

Fine 18th C. Southern Indian Deccan Tribal Tabar Axe

( ID: ia928 )

A fine example of a known type that can be attributed to south India, possibly Tanjore or Mysore. This example has a finely forged and sculptural axehead inlaid with brass decoration.  The counter spike is finely formed with a scaled form and upswept square stepped form.  The handle is fine red wood mounted with brass rosettes and an iron reinforcing rod. Overall length is 22", axehead is 7" in length. ...

Price: $1,900
Rare 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

Rare 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

( ID: ia874 )

A unique example of early weaponry from Indian civilization, this unique 17th century piece originates from the Bikaner Armory.  The copious markings in punch marks applied to the counter-punch and the face of the blade illuminate the origins of the axe.  A rare find, the weapon extends 24 inches and the axehead is 10 inches long, while the haft likely consists of rosewood. Soldiers of the Mughal Empire at the time would employ the weapon as an armor-piercing blade in battle.  Considered one of the "gunpowder empires" of the time period, the Mughal Empire battled the Safavid ...

Price: $2,200
19th C. Maori New Zealand War Axe Toki Kakauroa or Turipou Circa 1845-1872 Maori Land Wars

19th C. Maori New Zealand War Axe Toki Kakauroa or Turipou Circa 1845-1872 Maori Land Wars

( ID: ka692 )

A fine and early example of a 19th C. circa 1845-1872 Maori war axe. These were the favored weapons of the feared Maori warriors during the attempted consolidation of the North and South Island by the British during the Maori Land Wars of. These examples were called Toki Kakauroa or turipou and were related other Maori war clubs and axes pouwkenua, tewhatewha, taiaha, and patiti. This example has a fine but aged axe head with the remains of the European or English trade maker name. The finely grained and patinaed haft is made of dark hardwood with some attractive carving at the top o...

Price: $1,800
Rare OVERSIZED early 19th C. Qajar Bullhead Mace with silver overlay

Rare OVERSIZED early 19th C. Qajar Bullhead Mace with silver overlay

( ID: ma462 )

A fine and quite rare in this size and quality Qajar bullhead mace. This example is very well formed and has been mounted on a small black wire stand, where it displays very well. A very fine example of this type. Dimensions 10" X 8" X 6". Very large proportions PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAIL TO SEE MORE IMAGES ...

Price: $1,800
18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

( ID: ia421 )

This example of a select antique weapon features a durable fighting head with much of the gold koftgari preserved.  The original shaft retains the original brown velvet, which is now stained.  The pierce in its entirety spans 25 inches in length with the cutting edge of the axehead is 5 inch-es long.  Examples of the piece are found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Muse-um of Art in New York.  The Tabarzin, translated from the original Persian as "saddle-hatchet" was the traditional battle axe of the Persian Empire or what is modern day Iran.  The ant...

Price: $1,200