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Daggers

17th C. Polish Czekan or Obuch War Hammer. Battle of Vienna Period

17th C. Polish Czekan or Obuch War Hammer. Battle of Vienna Period

( ID: ea1277 )

A rare example of an early Polish war hammer called a czekan or obuch. The word itself "czekan" is originally Turkish but was known in the Polish language as early as 1621 likely through interaction with Ottoman Hungary, and is found mentioned in word, which found its way into Polish probably via Hungarian is already mentioned in Gregorz Knapski’s Thesaurus Polono-Latino-Graecus, first published in 1621 i Its metal part consists of a hammer-head (usually with a square face) on one side and an axe with a short, slightly curved blade on the other. An obuch also has a squar...

Price: $2,350
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
Gorgeous 17th C. Deccan South Indian Rock Crystal Dagger with thick armor piercing wootz blade

Gorgeous 17th C. Deccan South Indian Rock Crystal Dagger with thick armor piercing wootz blade

( ID: ia1116 )

An early and powerful South Indian Deccani khanjar. This is a rare example of south Indian form which can be seen by the recurving and multi-fullered armor piercing blade with traces of Vijayanagar style in the fullering (i.e. multi-fullered south Indian katars).  The pistol grip rock crystal grip is in exceptional condition with no chips or losses and of crystal with almost no inclusions, except for several tell-tale lines.  The blade is of exceptional form, thick and re-curved with a square sectioned armor piercing tip. The blade displays a fine wootz pattern which can...

Price: $6,400
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
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