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Exceptionally rare 18th C. Thai Long Sword Hua Daab Ayutthaya Period

Exceptionally rare 18th C. Thai Long Sword Hua Daab Ayutthaya Period

( ID: cs1215 )

We are happy to offer a rare 18th C. Thai Darb sword of exceptional quality and interest.  Dating from the Ayuthayya period, this long darb sword is the longest we've seen in private and museum collections, and is in matching en suite black lacquered dress with much of the gold lacquered paint remaining.   The blade is of exceptional quality and geometry showing a very fine hardened edge running the entire length of 37" with an exceptionally thick spine of 1/2" width.  The blade is 1 1/2" wide at the widest point. The spine of the blade tapers in a way tha...

Price: $6,599
20th C. Chinese Communist Cavalry Saber Sword, Matching Numbers, Excellent Condition

20th C. Chinese Communist Cavalry Saber Sword, Matching Numbers, Excellent Condition

( ID: cs1210 )

A fine condition mid-20th Chinese Communist cavalry saber in excellent condition. Blade is in perfect condition, and is marked with an etched number at the ricasso 638352, which matches the scabbard which is etched with the identical number at the chape. Overall length is 38", blade is 31"/ ...

Price: $1,699
Fine 19th C. Tibetan Dpa Dam Back sword with interesting lamellar blade

Fine 19th C. Tibetan Dpa Dam Back sword with interesting lamellar blade

( ID: cs1211 )

This is a fine example of a 19th C. Tibetan dpa'dam backsword. The blade is straight single edged and has an oblique tip.  It is distinguished from other dpa'dams that we've encountered through the slightly raised medial ridge which almost makes the obverse side of the blade double-edged. Quite an uncommon blade feature and likely done by the blade smith to distinguish his work from more common blades. The blade displays the lamellar pattern found on Tibetan blade and called hairpin pattern damascus. The hairpin method enabled Tibetan smiths working in high altitude environments to use...

Price: $2,200
Exceptionally large 19th C. Chinese Jian broadsword of Daoist form

Exceptionally large 19th C. Chinese Jian broadsword of Daoist form

( ID: cs1206 )

A fine 19th C. Chinese jian with an exceptionally large and well made blade. The sword is completely tight with no shaking, the scabbard is mounted in ray skin with white brass mounts, possibly paktong.   The two handed grip is woven with beige colored cloth.   Overall length of 45", blade is 35" and 1 1/2" wide. ...

Price: $4,299
Fine 19th C. Silver Eastern Tibet Bhutan Short Sword with symbols of the Ashtamanglaa

Fine 19th C. Silver Eastern Tibet Bhutan Short Sword with symbols of the Ashtamanglaa

( ID: cs1199 )

A fine example of a Bhutan short sword mounted entirely in heavy chased and repoussed silver. The design is commensurate with quality workmanship of the 19th C. and features the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism known as the Ashtamangala. These are the eight symbols of good fortune, emblems of Buddhism and the path to enlightenment which often appear in Buddhist art, individually or as a single intertwined form.  Here they are found in order from the handle to the pommel and include: 1 - Wheel or Chakra. Symbol of the Buddha and absolute completeness. Known in Tibetan as ...

Price: $1,499
Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Period Tiger Hook Sword Shuang Gou, of Chinese layered damascus steel

Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Period Tiger Hook Sword Shuang Gou, of Chinese layered damascus steel

( ID: cs1188 )

A rare example of an original fighting Chinese tiger hook sword of the early 19th C. These were known as qian kun ri yue dao (literally "Heaven and Earth, Sun and Moon sword".  They had four components: The back, which is often used as a regular sword. The hook, which is used to trip enemies, catch weapons and for slashing. The end of the hilt, which is sharpened. The crescent guard, which is used for blocking, trapping and slashing. This example, unlike most examples, is an original fighting example with a beautifully lenticular cross section blade composed of layered la...

Price: $2,899