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Daggers

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 form,...

Price: $1,250
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 inverted...

Price: $23,999
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: $2,400
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 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. 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
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
Rare OVERSIZED early 19th C. Qajar Bullhead Mace with silver overlay

Rare OVERSIZED early 19th C. Qajar Bullhead Mace with silver overlay

( ID: ma462 )

A fine and quite rare in this size and quality Qajar bullhead mace. This example is very well formed and has been mounted on a small black wire stand, where it displays very well. A very fine example of this type. Dimensions 10" X 8" X 6". Very large proportions PLEASE CLICK ON THUMBNAIL TO SEE MORE IMAGES ...

Price: $1,800