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Exceptional 18th C. Scottish Stirling baskethilt broadsword

Exceptional 18th C. Scottish Stirling baskethilt broadsword

( ID: es1235 )

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Exceptional Chiseled Silver Gilded Greek Pistol, early 19th C.

Exceptional Chiseled Silver Gilded Greek Pistol, early 19th C.

( ID: mf1230 )

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Very Rare 19th C. Mysore South Indian Shamshir with damascus blade

Very Rare 19th C. Mysore South Indian Shamshir with damascus blade

( ID: is1233 )

A fine example of a 19th C. South Indian shamshir likely from Mysore.  The fittings and the handle are copper inlaid with black lac.  The blade is a beautiful damascus showing off as vivid pattern and with a European influnced pipeback styled blade.  Very fine overall quality and condition. ...

Very rare late 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Officer's Uniform

Very rare late 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Officer's Uniform

( ID: ca1236 )

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Rare 17th Tanjore South Indian Triple-bladed Katar with Armored Guard or Dastana

Rare 17th Tanjore South Indian Triple-bladed Katar with Armored Guard or Dastana

( ID: id1228 )

A rare 17th C. triple bladed katar from the Tanjore.  Identical examples can be in the Wallace Collection and in the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad. This rare example has a three katar blades mounted on an armored guard with chiseled borders in the Tanjore style with floral designs.  The guard has a small hole that appears to be sustained battle damage.  It is remarkable that it appears to have the original internal lining. A very rare example. ...

Spectacular Seven-Lion Chinese Beiyang Army Republican General's Sword (国家七狮军刀)

Spectacular Seven-Lion Chinese Beiyang Army Republican General's Sword (国家七狮军刀)

( ID: cs1227 )

One of the most highly decorated swords in the military or non-military canon, this is a beautiful and exceptionally rare example of an early 20th C. Beiyang Army General's sword, mounted with Seven Lions and known as a "国家七狮军刀". In superb condition with all of the original detailing throughout, the seven lions saber is the second to the highest level of all lion sabers according to regulations of 1920, which note the existence of a nine lion saber to be awarded to the highest level rank...

17th C. Mughal Indian Wootz Watered Steel Tabarzin Saddle Axe

17th C. Mughal Indian Wootz Watered Steel Tabarzin Saddle Axe

( ID: ia1225 )

A fine example of a 17th C. Mughal saddle axe. This form is called a tabarzin follows the classic Persian form, but has distinctive scalloping in the lower edge of the axehead which is formed entirely of very fine wootz, visible entirely throughout and with the distinctive blackened hardened edge which indicates this was a form ready for use in battle. The underside and upped side of the axehead displays some fine chiseling work and the hammer of the head also has a number of inscriptions in ...

Circa 1700 Tibetan Char Aina or Four Mirrors Armor

Circa 1700 Tibetan Char Aina or Four Mirrors Armor

( ID: ca1224 )

An exemplary set of Tibetan Chair Aina armor dating to circa 1700. This example is in the form of the four mirrors and is influenced classically by early Central Asian armor which were adapted for use by Tibetan monks into the melong, or the Tibetan mirror which is used in ritual ceremonies. This is the only known example of this type we're aware of and is embellished with gilt brass or copper decoration around the outside of the main plate and with symbols in the center areas of the rem...

Spectacular Pair of Coral Encrusted Ottoman Turkish or North African Flintlock Pistols Circa 1800

Spectacular Pair of Coral Encrusted Ottoman Turkish or North African Flintlock Pistols Circa 1800

( ID: mf1223 )

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Exceptional 19th C. Meccan Saudi Arabian Jambiya

Exceptional 19th C. Meccan Saudi Arabian Jambiya

( ID: md1222 )

A fine example dating to the late 19th C. this example is entirely of finely wrought silver, chiseled with inscription and small figures of animals of exceptionally fine quality. The traditional style blade is in fine condition and sharp on both sides.   This style is known as the Meccan style and is distinctive by the small spires of silver at the pommel. The addition of chiseled inscriptions and small figures is especially rare on any antique example. Overall length 17" ...

Fine 16th C. Early Hindu Khanda hilted Patissa with exceptional wootz blade

Fine 16th C. Early Hindu Khanda hilted Patissa with exceptional wootz blade

( ID: is1220 )

This is an fine example of a 16th Hindu khanda sword with an early style hilt and a patissa shaped blade of exceptional quality wootz.  The pattern in the wootz is one of the finest we've seen on a Hindu khanda, which normally have a tighter Indian crystalline wootz, and more rarely have the complex whorl designs which are indicative more of early Persian swords. This example displays some of the finest watering that can be found on an Indian sword and has no dark spots at all throughout...

12th C. Japanese Kamakura Wakizashi Sword Gassan Gold Presentation

12th C. Japanese Kamakura Wakizashi Sword Gassan Gold Presentation

( ID: js1219 )

An exceptionally rare Bizen period Japanese sword of wakizashi length with gold temple inscriptions.  The sword is attributed to Gassan and is attributed to the 12th C.by Fred Weisberg pushing it to some of the earliest Gassan smiths.  The hada is emblematic of the early Gassan school, called ayasugi hada. Ayasugi hada is basically masame hada which has been distorted by systematically varying the strength of the hammer blows along the blade during forging. The Gassan school derives...

Exceptionally rare 18th C. Thai Long Sword Hua Daab Ayutthaya Period

Exceptionally rare 18th C. Thai Long Sword Hua Daab Ayutthaya Period

( ID: cs1215 )

We are happy to offer a rare 18th C. Thai Darb sword of exceptional quality and interest.  Dating from the Ayuthayya period, this long darb sword is the longest we've seen in private and museum collections, and is in matching en suite black lacquered dress with much of the gold lacquered paint remaining.   The blade is of exceptional quality and geometry showing a very fine hardened edge running the entire length of 37" with an exceptionally thick spine of 1/2" width....

Fine 18th C. North Indian Mughal Khyber Sword Dagger with fine watered blade

Fine 18th C. North Indian Mughal Khyber Sword Dagger with fine watered blade

( ID: is1214 )

This representative example of a North Indian khyber is one of the finest examples we've owned.  Dating to the late 18th- early 19th C. this example has several features which sepeate it from most common example. This includes the silver grip scales, the thick and fine quality gold koftgari decoration, and the fine Kara Khorasan style black wootz which is visible and present throughout with no losses or dead areas. The pommel has a finely formed fitting with a five petaled flower indi...

Ottoman Empire Turban Helmet from Istanbul Workshop, Turkey, late 15th  - mid 16th century

Ottoman Empire Turban Helmet from Istanbul Workshop, Turkey, late 15th - mid 16th century

( ID: ia1213 )

An original condition Ottoman Empire Turban Helmet likely from an Istanbul Armour Workshop or an Ak-Koyonlu workshop, Turkey late 15th  - mid 16th century, in the Turkoman style. Iron steel single bowl construction with 16 straight flutes terminating with the octagonal  and round spike at the top. The rim of the bowl is pieced with 30 holes for vervelles or chainmail (missing). To the right of the nasal guard there is a hole for the aventail plume holder. Throughout all surface...

20th C. Chinese Communist Cavalry Saber Sword, Matching Numbers, Excellent Condition

20th C. Chinese Communist Cavalry Saber Sword, Matching Numbers, Excellent Condition

( ID: cs1210 )

A fine condition mid-20th Chinese Communist cavalry saber in excellent condition. Blade is in perfect condition, and is marked with an etched number at the ricasso 638352, which matches the scabbard which is etched with the identical number at the chape. Overall length is 38", blade is 31"/ ...

Model 1937 Italian Senior Officers MSVN and Voluntary National Security Police Dirk Dagger

Model 1937 Italian Senior Officers MSVN and Voluntary National Security Police Dirk Dagger

( ID: ed1209 )

 A rare dagger this variation belonged to a senior officer of the MSVN or the Voluntary National Security Police. Likely a Mod. 1937 and a senior officers dagger due to the blade edge facing away from the crossguard, this example is missing it's scabbard and the tip is missing, easy to fix with reshaping. Otherwise nice condition with some spotting on the blade. Overall length is 11 3/4", blade is 7 1/2".   ...

Rare Variation WWII Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang Dagger Dirk

Rare Variation WWII Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang Dagger Dirk

( ID: cd1208 )

A rare and large form of a Chinese WWII Army officers dagger. This example is in fine original untouched condition. Blade is clean and retains all of the original chrome finish with fine fullering, uncommon to find on these types of daggers. The fittings are Army officer style with the Nationalist flag on the pommel, an Eagle sitting on top of a globe, and with two figures holding the Nationalist star flag on the upper scabbard fitting.  This is a variation we have yet to encounter makin...

WWII Japanese Police Lieutenants Officer Dress Saber

WWII Japanese Police Lieutenants Officer Dress Saber

( ID: js1212 )

An interesting example of a WWII period Japanese police lieutenants officers dress saber. Excellent condition through with the Imperial symbol on the backstrap, which is more heavily engraved than normal. The grip also is covered in grey rayskin, an uncommon feature, the signficant of which we have yet to decipher. The blade is clean with no damage. Sword is tight overall. Overall length is 35", blade is 26". ...

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Shamshir, wootz and gold fittings

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Shamshir, wootz and gold fittings

( ID: ms1204 )

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Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Sword

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Sword

( ID: ms1203 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kilich sword. This example is mounted with silver koftgari decorated iron mounts and a large and heavy Persian wootz blade with a cartouche at the forte on one side of the blade and a chiseled lion over a mark for Assadullah on the other side.   The Assadullah being the stamp or cartouche of what has been heavily researched to be a guild of swordsmiths. Overall length is 37 1/2", Blade is 32". ...

Very fine 19th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword, gilded brass, wootz blade with gold inlaid cartouche

Very fine 19th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword, gilded brass, wootz blade with gold inlaid cartouche

( ID: is1205 )

A very fine 19th C. Indian shamshir sword with gilded brass mounts decorated in a baroque European influenced manner, with floral designs and a cavalry style mounting.  The d-guard grip is in excellent condition with few losses and much of the gilding remaining. The blade is beautifully crafted of fine Persian wootz, with a fuller running along the length and inlaid in gold with an interesting cartouche, undeciphered at this time.  The scabbard is mounted with ensuite fittings, with...

18th C. Indo-Persian Mughal Khulah Khud Helmet

18th C. Indo-Persian Mughal Khulah Khud Helmet

( ID: ia1201 )

An interesting late 18th C. Indian iron khulah khud helmet of solid iron, this example has a simple but pleasing form of a transitional early type between the Persianate forms of the 16th-17th C. and the late Persian style more commonly found on Zand and Qajar era piece. However, the plain iron form, which has the remains of some gold koftgari around the edge of the bowl and the simple rounded plume holders and nose guard point towards a North Indian origin, where more idiosyncratic forms wer...

Exquisite Carved Bamboo Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Eunjangdo Dagger, 19th C.

Exquisite Carved Bamboo Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Eunjangdo Dagger, 19th C.

( ID: cd1200 )

Beautiful bamboo wood carved 19th C. Korean eunjangdo dagger. This example has exceptional carving with minutely detailed figures throughout and carved inscriptions in Chinese characters. The metals mounts of finely proportioned silver include a set of chopsticks which fit into the scabbard and lock into place with a small pin. Overall length is 6". ...

Fine 19th C. Silver Eastern Tibet Bhutan Short Sword with symbols of the Ashtamanglaa

Fine 19th C. Silver Eastern Tibet Bhutan Short Sword with symbols of the Ashtamanglaa

( ID: cs1199 )

A fine example of a Bhutan short sword mounted entirely in heavy chased and repoussed silver. The design is commensurate with quality workmanship of the 19th C. and features the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism known as the Ashtamangala. These are the eight symbols of good fortune, emblems of Buddhism and the path to enlightenment which often appear in Buddhist art, individually or as a single intertwined form.  Here they are found in order from the handle to the pommel and incl...

Excellent 16th C. Tibetan Domed Cane Shield, with iron and gilded brass mirror boss

Excellent 16th C. Tibetan Domed Cane Shield, with iron and gilded brass mirror boss

( ID: ca1194 )

Shield probably dates 15 th – 18 th century, diameter 28 inches, central boss 6 inches. The central boss is iron with a non-ferrous outer ring embellished with traditional Tibetan motifs and gilded. There are two hanging hooks that appear to be original. See LaRocca, D.  Warriors of the Himalays, pages 94-95 and the accompanying text for more information and comparison. The is light wear to some of the outer surface and paint, more so along the circumference as would be expected. The shi...

Late 16th-17th C. Dutch or Flemish armored helmet

Late 16th-17th C. Dutch or Flemish armored helmet

( ID: ea1195 )

A fine Flemish or Dutch helmet dating to the period 1550-1600, brim 13 inches by 10 ¼ inches, height 10 inches. Very finely constructed, forged in two halves, with seven finely raised facets to either side, which terminate in a very unusual spiked comb. The distinctive brim peaks gracefully at front and back and bears rolled, roped borders around its circumference en suite with that of the comb. Ten original brass rosettes retained the lining, now worn away, while the entire exterior o...

Exceptional Circa 1900 Heirloom Japanese Flag Officer Kyu-Gunto Naval Sword Wakizashi, with horimono and Ando Family mon

Exceptional Circa 1900 Heirloom Japanese Flag Officer Kyu-Gunto Naval Sword Wakizashi, with horimono and Ando Family mon

( ID: js1192 )

A gorgeous Japanese naval sword mounted in the Model 1896 Flag Officer fittings of superb quality in basically perfect condition, retaining all the original finish. The lacquered rayskin scabbard has no losses at all. The white same covering on the grip is also in superb condition and the sword retains its original flag officer level sword knot.  The grip has the mon of the Ando family on the backstrap. The blade is an ancestral wakizashi blade retaining its original old polish, with ...

Fine WWII Chinese Kuomintang Nationalist Air Force Dagger Dirk, with rare colored grip

Fine WWII Chinese Kuomintang Nationalist Air Force Dagger Dirk, with rare colored grip

( ID: cd1191 )

A fine example of a 1930s Chinese WWII period Nationalist air force dirk in excellent condition. This example has the original scabbard and the blade is in 99% condition retaining all of the original chrome finish. The handle is a rare style with a pink and blue colored grip, surmounted by a finely carved eagle inlaid with red stone eyes. Overall length is 12", blade is 7" ...

Rare 16-17th C. Ming Period Chinese Jian Straight Sword

Rare 16-17th C. Ming Period Chinese Jian Straight Sword

( ID: cs1193 )

A very uncommonly early Chinese jian sword with a lamellar blade and plain blackened iron fittings. This jian dates to the Ming period judging by the style of the blade which is thick, heavy but well balanced and with a lenticular cross section. The plain blackened iron fittings and the downswept guard are also indications of early construction, and the red lacquered scabbard can be found on other early Ming dynasty period swords. The condition is original and untouched throughout, and the...

Rare 19th C. Zulu Shield Isihlangu from Battle of Isandlwana Period

Rare 19th C. Zulu Shield Isihlangu from Battle of Isandlwana Period

( ID: oa1190 )

A rare original 19th C. Zulu battle shield from the Battle of Isandlwana period from a collection of British and colonial period artifacts.  The leather is rock hard with age and warped slightly on one side. Overall length is 46" with the wooden pole and 34" just the leather.  Based on the Pitts Rivers museum this would have been the shield of a seasoned warrior as it is decorated with primarily a white background and a few spots of brown.  The description is below: Small...

Superb Circa 1800 Persian Zand or Qajar Armour Set, including khulah khud helmet, bazuband, and shield, wootz with silver/gold inlay

Superb Circa 1800 Persian Zand or Qajar Armour Set, including khulah khud helmet, bazuband, and shield, wootz with silver/gold inlay

( ID: ma1184 )

A superb quality late 18th C- early 19th C. Persian armour set.  The entire set is made of exceptionally fine chiseled wootz iron, deeply and thickly inlaid with silver floral designs and overlaid in gold koftgari. The quality of the chiseling especially on the bazuband is the finest early Persian chiseled ironwork that we've encountered in the open market, and other examples of this level of quality are typically only found in museum collections, of which the Wallace Collection has the ...

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 prim...

Fine 18th C. Ottoman or North African Stirrups, gold decorated, and maker marked

Fine 18th C. Ottoman or North African Stirrups, gold decorated, and maker marked

( ID: ma1179 )

A matching pair of Ottoman or North African stirrups made iron. The rectangular bases each gilt and pierced with a stylised rosette, the arched side bars and cross-bar with semi-circle hoops, gold overlaid with foliate scrolls and geometric designs. Both of these are stamped with a matching maker mark, Said, a somewhat prolific maker of armor whose work can be found in museums worlwide. Condition is very fine with almost no losses of gold koftgari. ...

Important 17th C.  South Indian Tanjore Pata Sword, with exceptional chiseled iron gilded decoration

Important 17th C. South Indian Tanjore Pata Sword, with exceptional chiseled iron gilded decoration

( ID: is1180 )

A superb 17th c. pata of exceptional quality and decoration.  Most patas are found undecorated and usually lose most of their gilding, whereas this example retains the original gold wash over the chiseled iron features of the arm cup, while the blade reinforcement panels retains the original thick and finely formed koftgari. The blade is sharp Indian made and of spear form with a reticular cross section and fine springiness, the mark of a true pata which had to have flexible blades to al...

Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger

Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger

( ID: id1178 )

18th C. Indian katar of North Indian Mughal form.  This example remains in exceptional condition with nearly all of the gold koftgari which is thicker and partially of zarnishan or inlaid type.  This indicates an earlier dating, coupled with the fine lines of the blade and original polish.  The katar is almost certainly wootz but the original polish has obscured the pattern. The blade is thickly armor pierced. An exceptional katar of beautiful sculptural form. Overall len...

Superb 18th C. Persian Karabela Sword with jade grips and wootz fittings

Superb 18th C. Persian Karabela Sword with jade grips and wootz fittings

( ID: ms1176 )

This is a fine example of an early to mid 18th C. Persian Zand period karabela sword of elegant form and design.  The grip scales are spinach jade, in the tradition of the finest Timurid lapidarists, which was continued into the Safavid period and is reflected in the dragon head quillons which are related in form to the exceptional Timurid crossguard now in the Metropolitan Museum. The graceful aesthetic of this sword speaks to an owner of refined taste who appreciated the Safavid tradition...

Very fine early 19th C. Silver Gilt Ottoman Turkish Khanjar  or Jambiya

Very fine early 19th C. Silver Gilt Ottoman Turkish Khanjar or Jambiya

( ID: md1175 )

A fine early 19th C. example of a Turkish khanjar of classic form but of large and heavy size.  This example is entirely chiseled en suite with floral Ottoman baroque designs.  The silver also remains in exceptional condition, with fine detailing and much of the original gilding remaining. The silver is hallmarked with a Sultan's tughra, indecipherable now unfortunately.  The blade is a very fine late 18th C. form that is aesthetically similar to earlier 17th c. forms that...

Very rare 15th-16th C. German Italian Polish Gothic War Hammer or Czekan

Very rare 15th-16th C. German Italian Polish Gothic War Hammer or Czekan

( ID: ea1177 )

A very interesting and early war hammer of interesting design.  Judging by the quality of the work, the hand forging visible on the hammer head, and the interesting early Germanic decoration, we judge this to be an early war hammer to the Gothic period, possibly as early as the 15th C., but more likely an armory example of the early 16th-mid 16th century.  There is also a possibility that it is an early Polish war hammer as well, a czekan, which were known in this form as well. The ...

17th C. Ottoman Turkish Khanjar Dagger, wootz blade

17th C. Ottoman Turkish Khanjar Dagger, wootz blade

( ID: md1174 )

A rare example of a classic type of an Ottoman Turkish khanjar of the mid 17th C. These are found in museum collections around the world, the finest being in the Turkenbeute of the Dresden Kunstkammer. This example is a good example of the type, with the archtypal wide wood grips of half lunette form and slim waist form, made of a type of Balkan hardwood. The blade keeps to form and is made of the earlier form of Turkish wootz from the early 17th c.    ...

18th C. South Indian Tulwar Shamshir with wootz watered blade, possibly Central Indian or Deccan

18th C. South Indian Tulwar Shamshir with wootz watered blade, possibly Central Indian or Deccan

( ID: is1173 )

An interesting and elegant Indian tulwar of the period 1750-1850 likely from the Central Indian plateau. The overall form is of a classic Indian shamshir with a tulwar grip, but the tulwar handle itself is of a form rarely seen with a curved pommel that leans towards Southern or Central Indian origin. The bulge in the grip trends towards the pommel instead of the middle, as in other tulwars, is also an indication of earlier origin and can be seen on some tulwars found in the Bikaner Armory,...

Exceptional late 18th C Chinese Peidao Sword Saber with hairpin laminated blade

Exceptional late 18th C Chinese Peidao Sword Saber with hairpin laminated blade

( ID: cs1168 )

Chinese late 18th C. peidao sabre of large proportions, with rare Chinese laminated damascus blade of rare form and shape, with hardened edge.  Remains razor sharp. Fittings are of very fine quality in gilded copper with much of the gilt remaining.  The black tinted rayskin all remains except for a small strip along the edge between the chape and the belt fitting.  Beautiful sword. Overall length is 36", blade is 29". ...

Fine 19th C. Chinese Dao Sword, heavy lamellar construction

Fine 19th C. Chinese Dao Sword, heavy lamellar construction

( ID: cs1170 )

Fine 19th C. Chinese sword of heavy weight and likely lamellar construction. Original leather scabbard with red cloth covering. The blade is inlaid with a copper wheel, possibly a Buddhist symbol.  Very sharp and well constructed sword.  Remains razor sharp. Overall length is 26", blade is 18", nearly 1/4" thick at the ricasso.   ...

Important late 18th C. French Empire Period Presentation Sword, with massive watered wootz Ottoman blade

Important late 18th C. French Empire Period Presentation Sword, with massive watered wootz Ottoman blade

( ID: es1172 )

An important French Napoleonic sword dating 1795-1805 and the Battle of Egypt period, this sword represents the apogee of French arms design and the interaction of East and West. The sword overall has a hussar style design of large proportions. The handle is gilt brass, or ormolu, mounted with fine rayskin of the highest quality (an indication of the importance of the owner as high quality rayskin was reserved for high end swords).  The crossguard and guard feature classical portrai...

Mid 18th C. French Hunting Sword, chiseled and gilded iron fittings

Mid 18th C. French Hunting Sword, chiseled and gilded iron fittings

( ID: es1171 )

An exceptional mid 18th C. French hunting sword of cuttoe form.  This example has a fine gold decorated blade with hunting scenes, and displays the proportions of the third quarter of the 18th C.  The grip is carved bone set with silver wrapping. There is an old age crack but the grip is completely structurally sound with no losses. The crossguard is chiseled and gilded iron of the finest level of quality, with reticulated dogs tongues made of gold on the ends of the quillons. ...

Superb Late 19th C. Chinese late Qing period Jian straight sword

Superb Late 19th C. Chinese late Qing period Jian straight sword

( ID: cs1169 )

Finest late 19th C. Chinese late Qing jian that I've had.  Condition is perfect. Almost all the gilding remains, no losses to anything, except the tiniest crack in of the fittings, which is barely visible.  The blade is exceptional and you can see the hardened edge underneath the polish.  This was not a show blade. It rings beautifully and is certainly of lamellar forging of the highest level of quality. Remains razor sharp. Etching also remains in very fine condition. ...

Exceptional 17th C. Indian Mughal Khanjar of Mutton Fat Jade inlaid with hardstones and exceptional wootz blade

Exceptional 17th C. Indian Mughal Khanjar of Mutton Fat Jade inlaid with hardstones and exceptional wootz blade

( ID: id1004 )

It is our pleasure to be able to offer a premier example of Mughal Indian art. Of typical and well known form, this 17th C. Mughal dagger is of superb construction and fully complete with the original scabbard and matching jade scabbard chape and locket, which retains it's small jade clasp. The handle and scabbard fittings are of fine pale green mutton fat jade and the overall dagger is quite large and pleasingly heavy at 17" in overall length.  The handle is intarsia inlaid with a ...

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, ...

Fine 19th C. North Indian Pesh Kabz or Karud, Sialkot koftgari work of the finest quality

Fine 19th C. North Indian Pesh Kabz or Karud, Sialkot koftgari work of the finest quality

( ID: id934 )

Dagger dates 19th century, overall 21 ½, inches, blade 14 inches. This exceptional karud is a variant of the pesh kabz having a  straight spine rather than a form with a slightly curved spine. The blade is forged of fine Indian wootz. The spine and forte of the blade, the bolsters, tangbands and scabbard mounts are entirely covered with beautiful koftgari  inlay in the manner of the village of Sialkot. The motifs are traditional featuring paisley, vine and trellis designs. The gri...

18th C. Chiseled Iron Tibetan Derge Horsetrappings and crupper

18th C. Chiseled Iron Tibetan Derge Horsetrappings and crupper

( ID: ca1161 )

A rare set of Tibetan horse trapping in chiseled and gilded iron, with horse crupper damascened in gold with a dragon.  the work is likely Derge work from eastern Tibet, possibly from Kham. Dates to the 18th C. comprehensively.  ...