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Daggers

Model 1937 Italian Senior Officers MSVN and Voluntary National Security Police Dirk Dagger

Model 1937 Italian Senior Officers MSVN and Voluntary National Security Police Dirk Dagger

( ID: ed1209 )

 A rare dagger this variation belonged to a senior officer of the MSVN or the Voluntary National Security Police. Likely a Mod. 1937 and a senior officers dagger due to the blade edge facing away from the crossguard, this example is missing it's scabbard and the tip is missing, easy to fix with reshaping. Otherwise nice condition with some spotting on the blade. Overall length is 11 3/4", blade is 7 1/2".   ...

Price: $400
Rare Variation WWII Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang Dagger Dirk

Rare Variation WWII Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang Dagger Dirk

( ID: cd1208 )

A rare and large form of a Chinese WWII Army officers dagger. This example is in fine original untouched condition. Blade is clean and retains all of the original chrome finish with fine fullering, uncommon to find on these types of daggers. The fittings are Army officer style with the Nationalist flag on the pommel, an Eagle sitting on top of a globe, and with two figures holding the Nationalist star flag on the upper scabbard fitting.  This is a variation we have yet to encounter making it a rare addition to a Chinese WWII dagger collection. Overall length is 17", blade is 9.5". ...

Price: $2,100
19th C. Ottoman Turkish Qama or Kindjal Dagger

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Qama or Kindjal Dagger

( ID: md1198 )

This is an interesting example of what is likely a Balkan origin Ottoman kindjal.  The overall form of the dagger, or short sword, is of a kindjal, while the brass crossguard indicates that it's origin is likely from the southern Balkan, possibly even Bulgarian region which had idiosyncratic forms of kindjals and qama short sword and daggers. The tubular form bone grip is of fine design, finer than is normal found on daggers of this origin, and inlaid with brass nails which form interesting designs including a heart with an arrow through it and a bird.  The blade is of powerful...

Price: $1,350
Fine 18th c. Persian Kard Dagger, with watered steel wootz blade

Fine 18th c. Persian Kard Dagger, with watered steel wootz blade

( ID: md1186 )

An interesting style of Persian kard, dating to the late 18th C. This example has a double edged blade and opposed to most example which are single edged.  The blade displays a fine watered steel wootz pattern throughout. The grip bolster and bands are chiseled iron with inscriptions and gold koftgari decoration.  The grip scales are original and made of horn. Overall length 14 1/2", blade is 10". Fine untouched overall condition. ...

Price: $2,299
Rare Southern Iraq or Persian Presentation Jambiya Dagger, niello silver mounted

Rare Southern Iraq or Persian Presentation Jambiya Dagger, niello silver mounted

( ID: md1189 )

This is one of the more interesting daggers we've had. It's form is overall of an Arabian peninsula jambiya, but the heavy and substantial size of the dagger and the solid silver fittings with niello decoration point to Southern Iraq or Persian workmanship. The niello decoration of marsh scenes are some of the finest we've seen on a dagger of this period which dates to the 1920s-1940s.  The inscription on the dagger notes that it was presented to a "Col. M.V. Bates" of the U.S.A in 1940.  It is likely that Colonel Bates was in the OSS and on mission in the region, especially at a ...

Price: $2,599
Exceptionally Rare Late 15th Century Renaissance Period English or Scottish Ballock Dagger, with amber and gold handle

Exceptionally Rare Late 15th Century Renaissance Period English or Scottish Ballock Dagger, with amber and gold handle

( ID: ed1183 )

An exceptionally rare example of a princely or royal ballock or dudgeon dagger dating to the late 15th - early 16th century.   Of a well known type often river or water found, this example was reputedly a river find in Northern England in the 1960s, and is composed of materials that would have been only used on the highest quality examples of the period.  The form is typical for both size and aesthetic and displays characteristics of some of the earliest Scottish ballock dirks, with a crown formed pommel, also found on late 15th century examples, with a characteristic in...

Price: $23,999
Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger

Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger

( ID: id1178 )

18th C. Indian katar of North Indian Mughal form.  This example remains in exceptional condition with nearly all of the gold koftgari which is thicker and partially of zarnishan or inlaid type.  This indicates an earlier dating, coupled with the fine lines of the blade and original polish.  The katar is almost certainly wootz but the original polish has obscured the pattern. The blade is thickly armor pierced. An exceptional katar of beautiful sculptural form. Overall length 18" ...

Price: $5,499
Rare 19th C. American or English Oversized Folding Bowie Knife, w/ walrus grip scales

Rare 19th C. American or English Oversized Folding Bowie Knife, w/ walrus grip scales

( ID: ad1160 )

A fine and rare American or English bowie knife of the 19th C. made in the folding bowie style.  The grip scales are of walrus tooth a material used primarily used on bowie knives made in San Francisco in the mid to late 19th C.   Walrus tooth was a highly uncommon grip material for daggers and knives in Europe, where elephant ivory was primarily used.  It is highly probable as a result that this is an American folding bowie made in the West, dating to the period 1850-1890. This example has the original silver mounted scabbard mounted with green cloth covering. &nbs...

Price: $3,400
Exhibition Quality 19th C. Argentinian or Uruguayan Gaucho Knife with chiseled steel

Exhibition Quality 19th C. Argentinian or Uruguayan Gaucho Knife with chiseled steel

( ID: ed1086 )

This example dates to the 2nd-3rd quarter of the 19th C. and is in the form of the classic Argentinian gaucho knife. The symmetrical scabbard with decorative element at the tip is a distinguishing characteristic of Argentinean gaucho knives. The forte of the blade is carved and pieced with a gryphon. The grip proper is of faceted silver and the scabbard is carved iron with a velvet core. The scabbard is embossed and chased and further pierced on the obverse with an angel in flight as well as a belt hook engraved with opposing faces.  The hilt is mounted with a thickly gilded and...

Price: $2,700
Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

( ID: id1090 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kard mounted with agate slad grips, and gilded copper, or tombac, mounts.  The blade is of very fine quality and displays a vivid wootz pattern throughout.  The original scabbard appears to be a vellum like materials over wood and is in the Central Asian or Persianate style with part of the grip visible once the dagger is all the way in.   Overall length 15", blade is 9". ...

Price: $3,400
Massive 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Cossack's Kindjal Dagger

Massive 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Cossack's Kindjal Dagger

( ID: rd1056 )

A very large and well made 19th C. Caucasian Black Sea cossack's kindjal. Of distinct form these have been attributed to the eastern Black Sea and to the Gurian people in Georgia where they would be carried with the distinct yataghan formerly in our collection and now sold. This example is mounted with a horn grip, mounted with nielloed silver mounts. The scabbard is original and has a silver and niello mount and the traditional large iron chape framing the bottom of the scabbard.   ...

Price: $2,300
Fine 19th C. Norwegian Scandinavian Walrus and scrimshaw knife or dagger

Fine 19th C. Norwegian Scandinavian Walrus and scrimshaw knife or dagger

( ID: ed659 )

A very beautiful made and carved Norwegian knife. This example likely dates to the late 19th C. and is covered in beautiful crafted scrimshaw. The handle and scabbard were carved from a walrus tusk and the inner part of the tusk can be seen at the carved crown pommel.  There is a small crack at the top of the scabbard, but the entire piece is structurally sound. Likely a high quality whaler's example. Overall length is 9". ...

Price: $2,599
19th C. French Naval Dirk Dagger

19th C. French Naval Dirk Dagger

( ID: ed538 )

A truly fantastic early naval dirk. The design and the quality of the work is the best I've seen on naval dirk. It is mounted with an all iron scabbard which perfectly fits the dagger and is of a very unique design. The handle is wood panelled mounted in iron and the quillons are in the shape of anchor ends. The entire handle is shaped like an anchor and is very pleasing to the eye, and also holds very well in hand. Likely a custom made dirk for a naval officer, by the quality of the work and the design it is likely French, 1840-1860 period. Length - 14", blade - 8.75" ...

Price: $3,499
Fine 19th C. Norwegian dagger maker marked

Fine 19th C. Norwegian dagger maker marked

( ID: ed532 )

A very example of a 19th C. Norwegian dagger in the traditional style with an interesting uncommon crossguard. The blade is maker marked to I Revelin and Lars / Bergen. The scabbard has a finely aged brass chape, and is mounted in grey sharkskin of pleasing appearance. Overall length is 13 1/2", with an 8" blade. ...

Price: $899
Magnificent 19th C. Spanish Ear Dagger in 15th C. Moorish style, Toledo work of Zuloaga type

Magnificent 19th C. Spanish Ear Dagger in 15th C. Moorish style, Toledo work of Zuloaga type

( ID: ed492 )

A truly magnificent antique ear dagger. This example has a fine gripand is covered in silver and gold koftgari of very fine quality. A very beautiful dagger and almost impossible to find at all in any condition much less this quality.  Dates to the 19th C. and likely composed by the finest toledo smiths in the classical spanish Moorish style typical of the finest Eusebio Zuloaga work. Overall length is 16", 10" blade, 2 3/4" from ear to ear ...

Price: $14,999