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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
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