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

6. Ottoman Officer Sabre, Mamluk blade by Ibrahim al-Malik, 15th c.

6. Ottoman Officer Sabre, Mamluk blade by Ibrahim al-Malik, 15th c.

( ID: mc1255 )

Overall dimensions: 92.75 cm Blade dimensions: 76.2 cm Weight: 2.2 lbs Price on request Ottoman swords with original Mamluk period blades are rarities on the market. The example we are proud to offer is a 19th century Ottoman sabre with a blade made by one of the most well-known Mamluk period smiths, Ibrahim al-Malik. While the signature of the smith and some of the inscriptions have rubbed off from five centuries of use, this example has all of the physical and stylistic attributes of Mamluk era blades and those specifically attributed to Ibrahim al-Malik. Swords by him can be f...

7.  Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle, 18th C.

7. Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle, 18th C.

( ID: mc1256 )

Overall dimensions: 100.33 cm Barrel length: 69.85 cm Bore: .5 inch Weight: 5.75lbs Price on request Ottoman period Turkish guns come in a variety of types reflecting various decorative influences but retaining a basic shape and form that is distinctive to guns from the Ottoman Empire. The example in our catalog reflects this classical form with a level of quality rarely found on these guns and includes a decorative aspect that is highly uncommon to find on guns of the 18th century – namely a silver inlay throughout the flamed Circassian walnut stock. The Ottoman gun, also...

Fine Ethiopian Abyssinian Shotel Sword, circa 1880

Fine Ethiopian Abyssinian Shotel Sword, circa 1880

( ID: ms1234 )

A fine example of an Ethiopian shotel sword. This example has a three piece grip of very fine construction and  gorgeous multi fullered blade of sickle shaped form. Evidence for the shotel dates from the earliest Damotians (Damites) and Axumites, used by both mounted and dismounted warriors. After the Solomonic restoration of Atse Yikuno Amlak I, the resurgent Emperors began to re-establish the Axumite armies. This culminated in the reign of Amda Seyon I. Ethiopian forces were armed with short and long swords such as the Seif and Gorade. The Shotel swordsmen known as Shotelai and or...

Price:$1,200
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
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
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:$5,500
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