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Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Mughal Indian Combination Axe and Flintlock Pistols published 1972 Gordon H. Frost "Blades and Barrels"

Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Mughal Indian Combination Axe and Flintlock Pistols published 1972 Gordon H. Frost "Blades and Barrels"

( ID: ia1003 )

It's rare to be able to offer example of published provenance and such fine desing. A combination axe and pistol this Mughal axe is fine heavy weight, all iron, chiseled with fine detailing on the axehead which follows the design of an axe found in the Metropolitan Museum, with trapezoidal shape blade finely chiseled with bird designs at the extemitiies, which likely held stones, rubies or sapphires at some point.  The pieces comes apart into four section, pistols barrel, axehead, haft, and has a concealed dagger that screws into the haft.  All iron parts are finely made, and were...

Price: $8,499
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
Rare 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

Rare 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

( ID: ia874 )

A unique example of early weaponry from Indian civilization, this unique 17th century piece originates from the Bikaner Armory.  The copious markings in punch marks applied to the counter-punch and the face of the blade illuminate the origins of the axe.  A rare find, the weapon extends 24 inches and the axehead is 10 inches long, while the haft likely consists of rosewood. Soldiers of the Mughal Empire at the time would employ the weapon as an armor-piercing blade in battle.  Considered one of the "gunpowder empires" of the time period, the Mughal Empire battled the Safavid ...

Price: $2,200
18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

( ID: ia421 )

This example of a select antique weapon features a durable fighting head with much of the gold koftgari preserved.  The original shaft retains the original brown velvet, which is now stained.  The pierce in its entirety spans 25 inches in length with the cutting edge of the axehead is 5 inch-es long.  Examples of the piece are found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Muse-um of Art in New York.  The Tabarzin, translated from the original Persian as "saddle-hatchet" was the traditional battle axe of the Persian Empire or what is modern day Iran.  The ant...

Price: $1,200