We offer a wide selection antiques from the Islamic world and which represent many periods in the wide and varied history of the Islamic world. These collectibles are originally from modern day Persia, Turkey, Iraq, Morocco, United Arabian Emirates, etc. but which originate most often in the regions formerly governed by the Ottoman Empire, the Safavid and Qajar Persian empires and other smaller potentates from the Emirs of North Africa to the tribal regions of the Arabian Peninsula to the refined culture of the Mughals in India and even the Islamic kingdoms of South India in the Deccan. These magnificent lands provided many of our innovations in science, social life, culture, music and in the art of war and in the technology of early modern warfare.

We are offer many different Arabian, Ottoman, Indian, and Persian daggers, swords, axes and knives, ancient Islamic artifacts, and etc. Items are uniquely decorated with carving and often original decorative ironwork embellished with gold and silver koftgari and sometimes inlaid with precious stones.

Please get acquainted with the list of Islamic and Persian antiques weapons for sale and contact us for further details.

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Middle East, Turkey & Persia

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
19th C. Ottoman Turkish Straight Sword Shamshir mounts, with early wootz blade, 16th-17th century

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Straight Sword Shamshir mounts, with early wootz blade, 16th-17th century

( ID: ms1182 )

A quite fascinating sword and large Ottoman straight sword.  From outward appearances it has standard but fine quality iron and silver decorated Ottoman mounts of the 19th C. though the straight form belies that the blade is quite an interesting survivor of early form. The blade is of straight form rarely found on Ottoman or Islamic swords from this region (except the Omani kattaras, which themselves may have been later intepretations of earlier forms), and which are found primarily on fine Persian blades often decorated with gold dragons at the ricasso and which are found in...

Price:$4,499
Rare 17th C. Ottoman Chainmail or Maille shirt, with gilded collar

Rare 17th C. Ottoman Chainmail or Maille shirt, with gilded collar

( ID: ma1181 )

A quite rare example of a chainmail shirt in superb condition, completely of riveted links with a close weave. There are no losses to the shirt which has half length sleeves. It has a very interesting gilded copper or brass collar which descends roughly one fifth of the way down the front and which clasps at the throat through a small cut out which locks to a pin. Underneath there is an iron hook for a further enclosure.  When worn the collar has a single file appearance as it is designed such that the right line of plates goes underneath the left side of plates.  The closest para...

Price:$6,499
19th C. Gold Mounted Saudi Arabian, UAE or Bahrain Middle Eastern Shamshir Saif Sword

19th C. Gold Mounted Saudi Arabian, UAE or Bahrain Middle Eastern Shamshir Saif Sword

( ID: i108 )

 A beautiful 19th to early 20th C. Saudi or Arabian Peninsula saif sword. This is a classic style Saudi sword likely presented to someone of high rank.  Mounts are sheet gold embossed of fine quality with Persian and Arabian motifs.  The blade is a European trade blade of fine quality, marked C. Putsch, and can be dated to the period 1830-1850.  C. Putsch is listed as German retailer in Solingen operating in the period 1830-1850 in German Swords and Sword Makers by Richard Bezdek. Grip scales are made of bone or antler. The sword is in overall 95% condition,...

Price:$13,999
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
Spectacular 17th C. Persian, Mamluk or Ottoman gold and silver inlaid metal plate

Spectacular 17th C. Persian, Mamluk or Ottoman gold and silver inlaid metal plate

( ID: ki1059 )

A beautiful piece of the finest level of workmanship. We believe that this is likely a cover for a special Quran box or for the cover of a specially commissioned Quran. It likely dates to the 18th C. or earlier due to the level of quality of the inlay and chiseling work and the use of true gold as opposed to copper or brass for later Mamluke revival pieces. It is a true work of the inlayers art and would be a significant addition to any Islamic art collection. Dimensions are 8" X 4".   ...

Price:$5,500
Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Miquelet Rifle, damascus barrel, zarnishan gold inlay, and coral mounted lock

Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Miquelet Rifle, damascus barrel, zarnishan gold inlay, and coral mounted lock

( ID: if1031 )

A wonderful 18th C. Ottoman Turkish miquelet rifle of gorgeous form, mounted in silver with a fine gold inlaid damascus barrel.  The stock is silver mounted and stamped with the smiths maker cartouche at the butt of the rifle.  The barrel is twisted steel damascus of clear pattern and form visible throughout.  The gold inlay work remains in nearly perfect condition with almost no losses.  The lock is finely mounted and crafted with coral fixtures of pleasing design. A fine and original 18th C. Ottoman rifle of beautiful form. ...

Price:$9,499
Fine 19th C. Pair of Ottoman Turkish or Greek Flintlock Miquelet lock Pistols

Fine 19th C. Pair of Ottoman Turkish or Greek Flintlock Miquelet lock Pistols

( ID: if1002 )

A fine pair of Ottoman Balkan or Greek miquelet pistols.  This pair is completely matching and in superb condition. The stocks are made of carved and chiseled silver that remains in nearly 99% condition with no identifiable losses.   The barrels and miquelet mechanisms remain bright and in original condition.  The barrels also have silver inlaid decoration of a fine design with a pseudo inscription as can be found on many of the Greek made pistols. Overall lengths are 22" ...

Price:$3,899
Important and Rare 19th C. Persian Carved Dagger Qama Sword by listed artist Mohammad Ali

Important and Rare 19th C. Persian Carved Dagger Qama Sword by listed artist Mohammad Ali

( ID: ia812 )

A very important 19th C. Persian sword. The hilt of this sword is signed by a renowned Persian sculptor who is listed in Mayer "Islamic Armourers and Their Works" and who has two daggers currently in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The hilt is signed "The Worthless Muhammad Ali" and dated to 1838. The method of signing in this manner was to prostrate oneself before G-d, similar to the way the most skilled rug weavers would purposefully introduce a flaw into the weaving. The daggers in the Victoria and Albert both display carvings of figures, and one...

Price:$22,000
Fantastic 17th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

Fantastic 17th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

( ID: is750 )

A really great and rare example of a very early Moroccan nimcha. This type with the characteristic carved handle is usually made of tortoiseshell and mother of pearl but all of the extant known pieces are mounted with this type of blade, a Genoan import blade of sturdy fighting proportions for the Algerian and North African corsairs that would have carried this sword in the late 17th-early 18th C.  This example is very unusual in that it is mounted with a carved ivroy grip displaying rich age and the exact correct type of brass crossguard with the thinner quillons that in addition to the ...

Price:$3,499
18th C. Persian Safavid Carved Khanjar Dagger

18th C. Persian Safavid Carved Khanjar Dagger

( ID: md496 )

A very rare and early Persian dagger likely early Safavid period of the mid 17th C.- 18th C. The dragon head terminal quillons are an indicator of the age of the piece as is the deep age of the grip. The images on the grip are two individuals in European dress. These images were more liekly seen on dagger hilts during the early interactions with Europeans in the 16th and 17th century when Europeans were more of a novelty. Furthermore, the dress of the person depicted on both sides corresponds to dress of European traders during the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment period. ...

Price:$3,699