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WWII Japanese Army Kyu-Gunto Katana Sword

WWII Japanese Army Kyu-Gunto Katana Sword

( ID: js553 )

A nice condition original WWII Japanese Army katana. This example remains in good condition with a fine heavy blade of fine proportion. The scabbard and fittings are in fine original condition. The blade has some packing grease but this can be cleaned off and the hamon pattern would likely come out very well. The tang is also nicely signed on both sides. Overall is 39", blade is 27" ...

1792-1794 French Revolutionary Period Masonic Officers Sword

1792-1794 French Revolutionary Period Masonic Officers Sword

( ID: es426 )

An extraordinary and gorgeous circa 1792 French Revolutionary Officers broadsword. This example is mounted with a gorgeous gilted hilt displaying very rare Masonic symbols. The French revolution was inspired by Freemasons and masonic symbols are prominently displayed in many French revolutionary period artifacts. One of the rarest examples is a sword with masonic symbolism. The blade is completely original to the hilt and to the leather handle, and have been together since the sowrd was carried ...

18th C. Indian Zaghnal Axe with wootz blade

18th C. Indian Zaghnal Axe with wootz blade

( ID: i395 )

An uncommon 18th C. Indian zaghnal axe with a wootz fulled blade. This example is mounted with an iron core wooden handle and finely formed blade likely made from an old 17th C. south Indian dagger. Overall 24". Blade is 10" long. ...

18th C. Mughal Lahori Style Tulwar

18th C. Mughal Lahori Style Tulwar

( ID: is539 )

An interesting and beatifully decorated Mughal sword, this tulwar is mounted with a large and well decorated blade showing hunting scenes of various animals from the pantheon of Mughal imagery. The handle is in the Lahori style with flowery quillons, and is decorated with gold damascene throughout. Overall it could use a light cleaning, and the blade possibly could be wootz but due to the etching designs, we've decided to allow it's next owner decide whether to clean the blade. Overall is 36", b...

1920s Chinese Warlord Presentation Sword

1920s Chinese Warlord Presentation Sword

( ID: c389 )

An extremely rare sword. This examples mimics almost exactly a very rare dagger sold by us three years ago, picture attached. This style was called the "warlord" style for it's archaic style of crossguard and was popular with the warlords who presided over the dissolution of the Chinese republic during the 1920s and early 30s. The quality of this sword and the size testify to it's having been a presentation sword to one of those warlords. The design and the construction, with an all metal scabba...

19th C. Chiseled iron rapier

19th C. Chiseled iron rapier

( ID: e393 )

A finely made Victorian era, likely French made, chiseled iron rapier. This example has a pierced and cut out guard and maker marked blade. Overall it is well balanced. Overall length is 43", blade is 36"....

19th C. Indian Wootz Shamshir Tulwar Sword

19th C. Indian Wootz Shamshir Tulwar Sword

( ID: is540 )

A fine example of a 19th century Indian wootz blade shamshir, this ancient weapon features a blade with a gold koftgari design, while the handle is a unique brass.  The sword maintains its overall taughtness and good condition, and is accompanied by its original scabbard of blue vel-vet.  The piece extends 34 inches in overall length, and the blade reaches 29 inches.  These types of pieces have been displayed at the Louvre in Paris and the Cairo Museum in Egypt.  The koftg...

19th C. Italian Carved Wooden Bust of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice

19th C. Italian Carved Wooden Bust of St. Mark, patron saint of Venice

( ID: ka549 )

A beautifully carved, 1.25-1.5X lifesize head of St. Mark, the patron saint of Venice. This piece is well carved of a solid piece or oak or mahogany and displays some wonderful age, in the cracks seen underneath and the blackened spots where it appears to have survived a fire. A really interesting piece, likely carved in Europe to be set in a church altar or tabernacle. Dates from the 19th C. and is quite heavy. Dimensions are 16" x 8" x 5" and 15lbs. ...

19th C. Qajar Persian Silver Inlaid Khanjar Dagger

19th C. Qajar Persian Silver Inlaid Khanjar Dagger

( ID: i546 )

A fine 19th C. Qajar Persian dagger mounted with a wootz blade. The scabbard and handle are chiseled iron with gold koftgari and inlaid with thick silver flowers. Overall a very pleasing dagger. The scabbard is only missing the wooden inserts, making the fit a bit loose. Overall is 20", blade is 12". ...

19th C. Rajput Indian Tulwar with wide Wootz blade

19th C. Rajput Indian Tulwar with wide Wootz blade

( ID: i390 )

A beautiful Indian tulwar mounted with a gold decorated handle in fine condition, and a fine wide Persian made wootz blade chiseled with caligraphic script and a makers mark cartouche. The wootz pattern is prominent throughout the blade and displays a very fine black kara taban type. An elegant and finely proportioned sword. Overall length is 34", blade is 29"....

19th C. Tombak South Indian Dagger

19th C. Tombak South Indian Dagger

( ID: i394 )

A gorgeous and nearly perfect condition South Indian dagger in the arabian style. This example is made of golt covered copper, better known as tombac from the Ottoman Empire. However this example originates either in the Sind in northern India, or in south India, in the 19th C. Both areas had large populations of Arabs who settled following voyages along the Indian Ocean monsoon trade. This piece would likely have been commissioned as the quality of the chisel work is outstanding and the quality...

Antique Indian Brass Mace

Antique Indian Brass Mace

( ID: i391 )

A very uncommonly seen antique Indian mace. This example is mounted with a finely cast brass head with a nice patina, and appears to have been made from a rifle barrel repurposed as a long and heavy handle. The "pommel" and the "ferrule" are made from nicely chased silver. Overall it is quite heavy definitely could be used to today and has a surprisingly good balance. Dates from the 19th C. Overall is 23", head is 3" in diameter....

Chinese Jian Sword with presentation inscription

Chinese Jian Sword with presentation inscription

( ID: cs541 )

A very uncommon and rare Chinese jian longsword with a presentation inscription on both side of the blade, on one side it appears to be in gold, and on the other reddish copper, very finely inscribed. Overall the sword is quite large and in good condition, mounted in white brass and wood. Dating from the late 19th C. Overall length is 40", blade is 30". ...

Imperial Russia Model 1834 Artillery Tesack Sawback Sword,  French war trophy from the Crimean War

Imperial Russia Model 1834 Artillery Tesack Sawback Sword, French war trophy from the Crimean War

( ID: es548 )

A wonderfully historic item. First, as a rare collectors item, this Imperial Russian artillery sawback short sword is in a wonderful state of preservation with its original scabbard, and fully marked and stamped throughout on the blade and the scabbard fittings. What makes this sword especially unique is that on the crossguard is written " Sebastopol 8 7bre 1855" dating it to the 8 Septembre 1855 (Sept being 7 in French). On this day the attack on the Imperial russian position at Malakov by the ...

Museum Quality  Persian Qajar Lacquer Qalamdan pen box  آقا نجف و قلمدان

Museum Quality Persian Qajar Lacquer Qalamdan pen box آقا نجف و قلمدان

( ID: ii547 )

A PERSIAN QAJAR PAPIER MACHE POLYCHROME LACQUER PENBOX (QALAMDAN) آقا نجف و قلمدان Painted all throughout in the finest Qajar style, this example likely dates from the mid to late 19th C. The imagery and the designs are vivid and alluring, and the colors richly textured. It is possible that it was painted by one of the great masters of Qajar era painting. School of Abbas Shirazi, Persia, 1870s Overall length is 9". ...

Pair 19th C. Indian Bidriware Rug  holder birds

Pair 19th C. Indian Bidriware Rug holder birds

( ID: i392 )

A fantastic and very large pair of 19th C. Indian bidriware birds likely to be used to hold a rug down. This pair is in very fine condition with silver koftgari "Bidri" covering both birds which are of different design and decoration, but obviously a pair. A really fine addition to a bidriware collection or an Indian or Islamic art collection. Female is 24...

RARE mid 16th C. Austrian Halbard of the Guard of Archduke Ferdinand

RARE mid 16th C. Austrian Halbard of the Guard of Archduke Ferdinand

( ID: ea542 )

An uncommonly rare and finely proportioned halbard, polearm, for the royal guard of the the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria. Dating from roughly the 1540s-1570s this example would have been carried only by the personal body guard of the archduke, whose history attests to having been involved in many of the most interestings wars and skirmes of the time. Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was the second son of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. He was a younger brother of E...

19th C. Indian Jade handle Pesh Kabz Dagger with Wootz Blade

19th C. Indian Jade handle Pesh Kabz Dagger with Wootz Blade

( ID: id529 )

A nice example of a Northwest Indian dagger with a dark and richly defined wootz blade. The scales are type of jade hardstone and are in fine condition with some old repairs. It has the original scabbard which fits well. Overall length is 15", blade is 10" ...

19th C. Japanese Katana with fine cut iron tsuba

19th C. Japanese Katana with fine cut iron tsuba

( ID: js381 )

A 19th C. Shinto period katana mounted in WWII era mounts. This examples has a somewhat darkened blade, which needs to be cleaned. The tsuba is a very fine early example, likely from the 18th C. Overall length is 37", blade is 24 1/2"...

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Jade Handle Kard Dagger with Rubies and Turquoise stones

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Jade Handle Kard Dagger with Rubies and Turquoise stones

( ID: id382 )

A very fine 19th C. Ottoman jade handled kard. This example comes with the original finely chiseled and designed scabbard mounted with ruby and turquoise stones, though some have been lost over the years. The blade is signed and in very fine condition with gold and silver koftgari. Very fine example. Overall length is 10 1/2" blade is 7 1/2"....

Beautiful Late 16th C. English or German Silver Inlaid Left Handed dagger

Beautiful Late 16th C. English or German Silver Inlaid Left Handed dagger

( ID: ed523 )

A fine example of this rare type of dagger. This example is silver inlaid in the style of the finest rapiers from the late 16th and early 17th C. It is in very fine original condition with an original gold washed blade and armorers marks at the ricasso. Very fine provenance as well to be provided to buyer. Overall length 14", blade is 10". ...

Beautiful mid 18th C. German or Italian Horseman's Pallash Sword

Beautiful mid 18th C. German or Italian Horseman's Pallash Sword

( ID: es533 )

A truly wonderful sword. This example is mounted with a large and beautiful made hilt that covers the whole hand, and is made from hand chased and gilded brass. The fire gilding remains throughout much of the handle and the wear that shows through is just enough to know that you're holding an 18th C. example. It retains its original scabbard, and is mounted with a fantastic late 17th C. German blade that maker marked on both sides to Willem Tesch Solingen. A showpiece for any collector to be pro...

Excellent Wootz 17th C. Indian Mughal Patissa with Wootz Watered Blade

Excellent Wootz 17th C. Indian Mughal Patissa with Wootz Watered Blade

( ID: is365 )

A fantastic sword. This is a much better than usual 17th C. Indian patissa. Most remaining examples generally are devoid of decoration and exhibit blackened fittings. This example is not like that. It features finely etched and chiseled fittings, and very clean, for a 400 year old sword, watered steel wootz blade. The edges are still extremely sharp. the middle iron reinforcing section jutts out almost half an inch and is very formidable. Truly one of the most interesting and alien looking w...

Fine 19th C. Sind Mughal Dagger

Fine 19th C. Sind Mughal Dagger

( ID: id536 )

A gorgeous gilt copper mounted Sind or Kutch dagger. This example has beautifully en suite matching fittings and a very fine clean blade, which can possibly be wootz, but needs a proper etching. The handle and fittings are richly chiseled copper and show the original fire gilding that makes this such an attractive example. Overall length is 14" and blade is 8 1/2 ...

Fine Mughal Indian or Persian 18th C. Gold Qalamdan Pen Box

Fine Mughal Indian or Persian 18th C. Gold Qalamdan Pen Box

( ID: ii528 )

A very example of an original late 18th C.-mid 19th C. gold overlaid Qalamdan pen box. This example is overlaid with numerous designs of riders on horseback and other motifs. The underside also shows the remains of silver koftgari overlay. Very fine example, and uncommon to find all iron with gold overlay of this quality. ...

Fine WWII Army Kai Gunto Katana with an early 17th C. marked blade to Minamoto Nagayuki

Fine WWII Army Kai Gunto Katana with an early 17th C. marked blade to Minamoto Nagayuki

( ID: js372 )

A fine and quite early Japanese sword. This example is mounted in WWII Gunto mounts, with a very early 17th C. blade that is marked Minamoto Nagayuki (?). the last character is difficult to read but one translator indicated that it reads Nagayuki. The blade is in very fine condition showing good proportions for its size, indicating its early manufacture. The mounts are in nice condition as well. Overall length is 38", blade cutting edge is 24"....

Fine WWII Kyu Gunto Army Katana Sword Signed Kaneshige with hot stamp

Fine WWII Kyu Gunto Army Katana Sword Signed Kaneshige with hot stamp

( ID: js369 )

A good example of a WWII Japanese Army kai gunto. This example is signed Kaneshige and features his personal kokuin. This example has a fine blade displaying a beautiful wavy hamon, but has some dark spots over the years. This would easily clean away with careful cleaning, but this will be left to the buyer. Overall length is 38", blade has 26" cutting edge....

GIANT 18th C. French hunting sword

GIANT 18th C. French hunting sword

( ID: es368 )

A really very large example of this type of hunting sword. Very finely pierced iron fittings, with a huge finely etched blade. Very finely designed etching of eastern motifs, with two turks heads. Overall length is 30", blade is 23 1/2" and 2 1/2" wide....

Gorgeous 19th C. Chinese Jade Screen inlaid with Hardstones Ex. Peter Tillou Collection

Gorgeous 19th C. Chinese Jade Screen inlaid with Hardstones Ex. Peter Tillou Collection

( ID: ka530 )

A beautiful example of a 19th C. Chinese jade screen inlaid with hardstones of various types. This example shows a guilin sitting atop of pearl dragon. This example is richly decorated and of much finer quality than normally found on these examples. Very fine size and comes with the original wooden stand, where the wooden frame inserts into. ...

Model 1810 Imperial Russian Naval Artillery sword hanger

Model 1810 Imperial Russian Naval Artillery sword hanger

( ID: es366 )

A very uncommon Model 1810 Imperial Russian Naval Artillery sword. This is a very difficult sword to find in any condition and this example displays some age and wear that shows it was in use, likely at the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars and through the conflicts in the early to mid- 19th C. where the Imperial Russian navy participated, such as the Crimean War. This piece displays Russian armory stamps on the ricasso of the blade, which show that it was likely made in the early part of the 19th...

Nearly Pristine Model 1852 Civil War U.S. Naval Sword

Nearly Pristine Model 1852 Civil War U.S. Naval Sword

( ID: as371 )

A fine example of the Model 1852 U.S. Naval Officers sword. This example retains much of the gilt throughout the handle and the scabbard fittings. The blade is in 95% condition with all of the frosting very crisp and clear. The sharkskin handle is in very nice condition with no losses and the wire is in good condition as well. The only condition issue is that the drag as detached from the scabbard and is held with some electrical tape, an easy fix. Otherwise tight with no shaking. Overall lengt...

Nice 19th C. Silver Mounted Syrian Shamshir

Nice 19th C. Silver Mounted Syrian Shamshir

( ID: is378 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Syrian shamshir mounted with silver fittings with presentation inscriptions. The blade is a very well made Polish or Hungarian trade blade that is quite clean. The handle is the standard Syrian type. A very nice and well proportioned sword. Overall length is 40" , blade is 33"....

RARE 1820s period Silver U.S. Naval dirk W/ original 1820 Sailor hat

RARE 1820s period Silver U.S. Naval dirk W/ original 1820 Sailor hat

( ID: ad384 )

A very rare set of items, both originally purchased from an old Connecticut estate, and the property of an early member of the family. The dagger is a very well known type of early 19th C, circa 1820s, U.S. naval dagger. An exact similar example can be found in Peterson book "The American Sword". Very fine condition silver work, with a darkened blade. The best part of the set is the early 19th C. American naval sailors hat. This is the exact type featured on the cover of "Boarders Away". This...

Rare 19th C. Qajar Persian Horse Saddle Implement

Rare 19th C. Qajar Persian Horse Saddle Implement

( ID: ii534 )

A very uncommon 19th C. Persian horse saddle implement meant to be put at the top and front of a saddle, where the rope could be tied around to secure carriage or other implements to the saddle. Very fine condition with chiseled figures and gold damascene. ...

RARE mid 17th Japanese Yukihira Signed WWII Katana Gunto Sword

RARE mid 17th Japanese Yukihira Signed WWII Katana Gunto Sword

( ID: js387 )

A fine WWII Era kyu gunto sword mounted with an ancestral blade signed Yukihira. Yukihira was active in the late 17th C. in the 1680s in Bungo Province during the Jokyo era (1684-1688). Hawley gives him a rating of 75 out of 100, which is a very high rating. 75 and above is considered to be a very high quality smith, the reference is YUK59. The fittings are in very nice condition, and the blade displays a nice hamon line. Overall length is 41", blade is 25"....

RARE WWI Imperial Russian Made Officers Shashqa

RARE WWI Imperial Russian Made Officers Shashqa

( ID: es376 )

A very rare Russian made shashqa fulled maker marked to L.M. Shabsel St. Petersburg and mounted with a gorgeous E. F. Horster made blade decorated with numerous martial motifs of the very quality. The blade displays the Imperial Russian motto " S nami Bog! ...

RARE WWII Nationalist Chinese Dagger Dirk

RARE WWII Nationalist Chinese Dagger Dirk

( ID: cd383 )

An unknown model of a nationalist Chinese dagger. This example resembles the Japanese naval prison short sword, but is smaller and is dirk size. Very uncommon example for the advanced collector likely dating from the 1930s period. Overall length is 22", blade is 15" ...

RAREST Unknown type pattern of the late war 1944 Japanese NCO Sword

RAREST Unknown type pattern of the late war 1944 Japanese NCO Sword

( ID: js370 )

This is a very rare sword. I spoke to several high level Japanese sword dealers and none has seen this pattern. It is a late war 1944 NCO pattern sword, but the handle appears to be highly lacquered wood or made of a type of plastic. The blade is numbered but there are no numbers on the other parts but the original paint and the wear shows that these pieces have been together since the war. The condition is really superb throughout. The scabbard is made of an uncommon type of vulcanized rub...

Very rare and early Germanic or Austrian Boar Hunting Axe, Renaissance period mid 16th C. - early 17th C.

Very rare and early Germanic or Austrian Boar Hunting Axe, Renaissance period mid 16th C. - early 17th C.

( ID: ea526 )

A beautiful Renaissance, 16-17th C. period boar hunting axe. This example shows beautiful age in the carved and weatehred wood with the large carved boar head finial, inset with carved actual boar teeth. The axe head is very finely forged and has been with the haft the entire working life which can be seen by looking at the top of the head where it is attached to the haft with old hand made rose cut nails. Some pieces have a commanding presence, and this is one of them. A wonderful example for t...

Wonderful 19th C. Imperial Russian Silver Hallmarked Shashka Sword

Wonderful 19th C. Imperial Russian Silver Hallmarked Shashka Sword

( ID: rs535 )

A very fine example of a 19th C. Dagestan of Cherkessian made Imperial Russian shashqa. This example is fully hallmarked on all the silver parts and displays fine silver chiselling and niello. The blade is a fine German trade blade with the Solingen wolf, and the blade is mounted to the handle with old whitish material usually used on Caucasian and Persian sword. Very fine original sword in excellent condition. русская кавказская шашка Overall length is 36", blade is 29" ...

WWII Japanese Gunto Sword in Civilian Mounts Signed Tadayoshi

WWII Japanese Gunto Sword in Civilian Mounts Signed Tadayoshi

( ID: js379 )

A fine and large Japanese WWII era sword signed Tadayoshi. The blade is clean and shows a distinct hamon with peaked waves, but has some dark spots and stains, which can be cleaned. The fittings and scabbard are original to the sword and remain in good condition. Overall length is 40", blade is 26 3/4"....

19th C. Burmese Chinese Dah sword

19th C. Burmese Chinese Dah sword

( ID: cs518 )

A very odd old Burmese dah sword with an interesting scabbard. The dah itself is a standard style 19th C. Burmese dah with a cord wrapped grip and a nice thick solid blade. The scabbard is very interesting and must have belonged to a Chinese sword, and a nice one at that. It has original iron and silver overlaid middle fitting. Very nice overall condition. 27" overall, blade is 18" ...

Antique 18th C. Indian Rajput Pata Sword with burnished brass hilt and a long Indian flexible blade with original scabbard

Antique 18th C. Indian Rajput Pata Sword with burnished brass hilt and a long Indian flexible blade with original scabbard

( ID: is521 )

A very fine, rare pata from the 18th century, this antique weapon retains its original wooden leather covered scabbard.  Though the scabbard is slightly split in a few places, it is exceptionally rare to find one with this type of piece.  The gauntlet consists of finely patinated brass, while the blade is very sturdy yet flexible.  Likely wootz in origin, the blade requires some polishing to accentuate the pattern.  In the scabbard, the sword extends 48 inches in length, whil...

Early 18th C. Spanish Colonial Cuphilt Rapier with early Solingen Flamberge blade

Early 18th C. Spanish Colonial Cuphilt Rapier with early Solingen Flamberge blade

( ID: e360 )

A fine late 17th- 18th C. Spanish colonial cup hilt rapier with flamberge blade and marked to IHSSolingen. The piece is completely tight overall with no shaking.  Overall length is 42", blade is 34" ...

German Model 1889 Prussian Officers Sword

German Model 1889 Prussian Officers Sword

( ID: e356 )

A nice Model 1889 officers sword. This example has the original scabbard with a nice clean blade. Missing the small eagle piece at the crossguard. 38" overall, 32" blade....

GIANT 19th C. Indian Rajput Mughal Tegha Sword with Damascus blade

GIANT 19th C. Indian Rajput Mughal Tegha Sword with Damascus blade

( ID: i361 )

A really massive Indian tegha sword with an old Indian khanda style hilt likely dating from the 18th-19th C. The blade is very finely forged from damascus steel visible throughout. The handle is beautifully made as well with the original green leather covering providing a soft grip. The hand guard is made of damascus steel as well. Very fine overall sword and very impressive in hand. The overall size is 35", with a 26" blade, 2 1/8" wide at the ricasso, 2 1/4" wide at the yelman, and 1/4" thi...

Gorgeous late 18th C. Mughal Rajput Wootz Khanda with gold overlay and original scabbard

Gorgeous late 18th C. Mughal Rajput Wootz Khanda with gold overlay and original scabbard

( ID: i358 )

A truly beautiful late 18th C. Indian Rajput or Mughal khanda. This example is mounted with a beautiful persian wootz blade with a very fine pattern visible all throughout. The iron fittings are overlaid withg old koftgari which remains in 85-90% excellent condition. Museum quality item. 37" overall. blade is 30" ...

Nice 19th C. Tibetan silver mounted dagger

Nice 19th C. Tibetan silver mounted dagger

( ID: c362 )

A nice 19th C. Tibetan silver mounted dagger. The handle has red cloth covering. A nice representative dagger. 14" in length, blade is 10" ...

Prussian Damascus IOD1889 Officers Sword with blue and gold inscription

Prussian Damascus IOD1889 Officers Sword with blue and gold inscription

( ID: e357 )

A fine late 19th C. Prussian officers degen sword. This example has a very fine blue and gold blade with inscriptions on both sides. The maidenhair damascus pattern is clearly visible throughout. There is one small nick in the blade towards the end. Otherwise very fine original condition. 38" overall, blade is 32"...

Rare 18th C. Indian Sikh Wootz Tulwar Shamshir

Rare 18th C. Indian Sikh Wootz Tulwar Shamshir

( ID: is519 )

A very uncommon Sikh tulwar likely dating from the 18th-19th C. This example has a fine chiseled and gold overlaid handle which remains over half of the original decoration, and has an uncommon d-guard addition which displays the Sikh trident symbol. The blade is fine wootz which is visible throughout with a hardened edge. There are few spots of pitting but overall the blade is fine. Comes with leather covered wood scabbard in tired condition. 36" in length, blade is 31" ...