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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. 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....

Caucasian Persian Blunderbuss Rifle

Caucasian Persian Blunderbuss Rifle

( ID: rf544 )

A very uncommon southern Caucasian and Northern Persian blunderbuss rifle. This example is mounted with mother of pearl inlays in the butt in the style of some Azerbaijani pistols or rifle that can be seen in the national museum in Baku, and which are similar to two pieces sold by us, and which can be seen in the sold section. The barrel is an odd shape with the duckbill opening and is chiseled at the top. A fine addition to a Caucasian or Persian firearms collection. Overall length is 32". ...

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". ...

Iban Dayak Borneo Indonesian Painted Shield Kliau

Iban Dayak Borneo Indonesian Painted Shield Kliau

( ID: oa545 )

An uncommon early-mid 20th C. Iban Dayak Borneo carved and painted shield. Overall is 42" long and 12" wide. ...

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 Edo Period Aikuchi Dagger

19th C. Japanese Edo Period Aikuchi Dagger

( ID: jd367 )

A nice aikuchi dagger from the mid 19th C. period. It need some TLC and restoration but could become a nice elegant example. Overall length is 11.5", blade is 7.5" ...

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. North African Algerian Yataghan Sword

19th C. North African Algerian Yataghan Sword

( ID: ms537 )

A very uncommon 19th C. Algerian or North Africa yataghan. This example has it's grips in very fine original condition with almost no losses at all. The blade is a Turkish Ribbon achieved by forge welding of several twisted steel rods to one ingot. Very finely made and vivid pattern throughout. There is a maker mark cartouche on the ricasso of the blade as well. The scabbard is pleasing as well with chiseled and repoussed metal designs. An common type of yataghan. Overall length is 33", blade is...

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"....

19th C. Russian Caucasian Dagestan Wootz Watered Steel Shashka Sword

19th C. Russian Caucasian Dagestan Wootz Watered Steel Shashka Sword

( ID: is386 )

It is very rare to find a shashqa with a wootz watered blade. This is one of those examples. The blade is in very nice condition with a beautiful watered pattern visible throughout the whole blade. The ricasso is wonderfully chiseled with arabic motifs done in the Caucasian manner, and the obverse side has a gold koftgari cartouche. The designs are Caucasian and the shape of the blade is purely the shape of a shashka blade, further indicating it was made in the Caucasus region and not a Persian...

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...

BIGGEST 19th C. Sri Lankan Piha Phi Kaetta

BIGGEST 19th C. Sri Lankan Piha Phi Kaetta

( ID: id373 )

The most substantial example of this type of dagger that we've ever offered. This piece has a wonderful grip and is mounted in the nicest chiselling work on a Sri Lankan dagger that I've seen. The blade is the typical darkened iron which contrasts beautifully with the bright finely chiseled brass. A very heavy and large example. Overall length is 17" in scabbard 15" out of the scabbard and a 9" blade ...

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 18th C. Mughal Kirk Narduban Wootz Pesh Kabz

Fine 18th C. Mughal Kirk Narduban Wootz Pesh Kabz

( ID: id527 )

A very fine example of this type of dagger. With a finely curved and chiseled blade, the watered kirk narduban wootz pattern is pronounced throughout the length of the piece. The grips are nicely aged, and the grip strap appears to be wootz as well. A very nice overall example. Overall length is 15", blade is 11". ...

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 English 18th C. Hanger Sword with Tortoiseshell handle

Fine English 18th C. Hanger Sword with Tortoiseshell handle

( ID: es380 )

A very nice 18th C. English hunting hanger with a beautiful tortoiseshell scale grip handle. The blade is signed Pro Deo et Patria and features hunting motifs. Overall length is 20", blade is 15". ...

Fine Pair of 19th C. Qianlong Period Chinese Qing Shuangjian Swords

Fine Pair of 19th C. Qianlong Period Chinese Qing Shuangjian Swords

( ID: cs377 )

A fine pair of 19th C. Chinese Shuangjian swords. This example comes from a small collection of shuangjians, all from an old missionary family. Very uncommon to find these types of swords, especially the double examples. The blades are inlaid in silver on both sides and display a few losses of silver but are otherwise in good condition. The handle scrimshaw is better quality that usual and the crossguards show etched writing on the obverse side. Overall length is 36", with 28" blades....

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....

Finest 19th C. Moroccan Silver and Enamel mounted Nimcha sword

Finest 19th C. Moroccan Silver and Enamel mounted Nimcha sword

( ID: is374 )

The finest nimcha we've offered in the past ten years. This example is mounted with a gorgeous oversize horn handle of clear fibrous structure. The iron fittings are gold damascened as is the blade and dated to the late 19th C. The scabbard is mounted with silver gilt mounts stamped with Moroccan silver hallmarks, and incised and decorated with Moorish enamel designs. Truly and investment quality example of the finest order. Overall length is 42" and a 35" blade. ...

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 18th C. German Crossbow with horn inlays

Gorgeous 18th C. German Crossbow with horn inlays

( ID: es388 )

A very finely made and well proportioned early to mid 18th C. German crossbow. This example appears to be in perfect working condition, and remains in very fine condition with nearly 95% of the original inlays intact. Nicely aged inlays, and also a mother of pearl plaque set with red wax inlays underneath the sliding site. The cord appears to be completely original to the piece and not a later replacement. A great example of these uncommon pieces, and a very finely decorative piece from the earl...

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 Mid to late 19th C. Imperial German Admirals Sword with damascus blade

Rare Mid to late 19th C. Imperial German Admirals Sword with damascus blade

( ID: es525 )

A very uncommon and rare Imperial German naval sword with a damascus blade from the mid 19th C. This example is monogrammed to a very famous German admiral who served in Tsingtao China, Von Haxthausen, and is of much earlier design than almost all other Imperial German naval swords on the market. The blade is German damascus steel with beautiful etchings throughout the lower half of the blade retaining much of their gold. The hilt is very finely made of fire gilded brass with his monogram on ...

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 interesting 19th C. Afghan Wootz and Gold inlaid Choora Dagger

Very interesting 19th C. Afghan Wootz and Gold inlaid Choora Dagger

( ID: id385 )

A very uncommon 19th c. Afghan dagger. This piece is mounted with a watered steel wootz blade inlaid with gold koftgari at the ricasso. It has the original scabbard and remains in very nice condition. These types of dagger almost never have wootz blades. Overall length is 14", blade is 9". ...

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 with sharkskin and iron scabbard

19th C. Burmese Chinese Dah sword with sharkskin and iron scabbard

( 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 and retains the original green stained sharkskin covering. 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....