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Swords

Large Silver Late 19th C. Chinese Mongolian Coral and Lapis Lazuli inlaid sword

Large Silver Late 19th C. Chinese Mongolian Coral and Lapis Lazuli inlaid sword

( ID: cs1229 )

A massive example of these late 19th C. Chinese or more typically described as Mongolian swords. This example is beautifully inlaid with large lapis lazuli panels and coral beads.  The handle and scabbard are of beautifully decorated and chiseled silver of very fine quality. The blade is iron and displays age wear and needs to be cleaned.  A fine example of these types of swords likely made for presentation. Overall length is about 28". ...

Price: $3,200
Exceptionally Rare Chinese Wootz Bintie Steel Jian Sword, mid-19th Century

Exceptionally Rare Chinese Wootz Bintie Steel Jian Sword, mid-19th Century

( ID: cs1226 )

An exceptionally rare Chinese sword with a true Chinese forged wootz blade, circa mid-19th C. Dating to the early to mid-19th century in outward appearance this example is fitted with fine quality jian fittings of the late 18th-mid-19th c.  The shagreen remains in fine condition with minor crazing due to timber shrinkage underneath and the boxwood grip is also in fine condition, with decorative lines running the length to create a better grip when grasped in hand.  The brass hardware has a fine patina, uncleaned, and the fitting are precise and of good quality design and manufactu...

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: $2,899
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: $1,999