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Antique Model 1904 WWI Austrian Cavalry Sword

Antique Model 1904 WWI Austrian Cavalry Sword

( ID: e397 )

This Austrian Cavalry Officer Sword is a model 1904. It is mounted with a slightly curved, quillback blade that measures 29 1/2 inches in length. The blade is plated and remain in nice condition. It wears a beautifully highly detailed half-basket which is nicely pierced which also now has some flaking to its plating but no dings. The hilt is sharkskin covered and remains healthy with its original twisted wire wrap still tightly in place Overall measuring 37 1/2 inches in length. ...

Antique Russian Scandinavian Model of a Sled Cannon

Antique Russian Scandinavian Model of a Sled Cannon

( ID: e414 )

Very uncommon antique model of a sled cannon. These types of cannon were used in the snowy battlefields of Europe, primarily in the Russian and Swedish armies during the 16th-18th C. A similar example is currently in the Norwegian army museum. See the last picture, and dated to the mid 18th C. Very interesting example and a great addition to a cannon collection. Overall length is 10"....

Antique Scottish Dirk with original scabbard

Antique Scottish Dirk with original scabbard

( ID: e416 )

A fine original early 19th C. Scottish dirk with the original scabbard. This example has a nicely made blade with is maker marked to Kennedey Manufacturers. The original brass scabbard and handle fittings retain a very nice patina. The handle also has a small silver escutcheon. Overall is 18.5", blade is 12". ...

Beautiful 16th C. Japanese Signed Kunimitsu

Beautiful 16th C. Japanese Signed Kunimitsu

( ID: j399 )

A very fine early 16th C. pre-Koto period katana sword. The blade is in wonderful condition with a beautiful undulating hamon with both nie and nioi visible. The tsuba is quite an old example also and appears to be contemporary with the blade, and is squared shape. The habaki is very finely proportioned and cut out with the mon of the samurai that would have worn this sword. The tang is signed with tHe signature "Kunimitsu" and the nagasa is 26". Overall length is 38"....

Best Quality Chinese 19th C. Qianlong Qing Dynasty Shuangjian Sword Pair

Best Quality Chinese 19th C. Qianlong Qing Dynasty Shuangjian Sword Pair

( ID: c403 )

This is the best example of this type of sword I've had in the past five years. Part of a small recently purchased collection of original Chinese swords. This example is fantastic condition, and the blade are especially vivid and very finely made. It has the original scabbard which retains all of its fittings in nice condition. Overall is 34", blades are 24"...

Fine 18th-19th C. Caucasian Niello Persian Kard Dagger

Fine 18th-19th C. Caucasian Niello Persian Kard Dagger

( ID: rd565 )

A beautiful late 18th through early 19th C. Persian kard with a silver and niello mounted Caucasian or Central Asian scabbard. These types of pieces were made by Bukharian craftsman from the Caucasus region through Uzbektistan, but the syle of decoration suggest a Caucasian origin for this example. The kard is finely proportioned and is original to the scabbard, which was made on order for it.  Very fine condition. Overall dimensions 15.5", blade is 9". ...

Gorgeous 19th C. French mid 19th C. Hunting Sword

Gorgeous 19th C. French mid 19th C. Hunting Sword

( ID: es551 )

A very fine 19th C. French hunting sword. Large proportioned and mounted with a fine blue and gold accented blade, in very fine condition. The handle is made of fluted finely carved wood, and moutned with gilt brass fittings. Overall length is 36", blade is 30". ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Oversized Qajar Persian Khanjar Dagger  فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Oversized Qajar Persian Khanjar Dagger فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ...

( ID: md558 )

This example is of a very fine large size and in nearly perfect condition. The handle and scabbard are carved of iron and then overlaid with gold koftgari in very fine condition. The blade is finely proportioned and chiseled at the ricasso and overlaid with gold. 20" overall , 12.5" blade  فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ... ...

Magnificent 19th C. Hindu Indian Sosson Pattah Khanda

Magnificent 19th C. Hindu Indian Sosson Pattah Khanda

( ID: i420 )

Truly one of the finest examples of Indian metal carving available on the market. This massive 19th C. Indian sword that is completely carved with images of Hindu goddesses and with the names of the goddesses carved and overlaid with gold at the base of the blade. The handle is particularly finely made and is a large Hindu basket hilt. The sword also has it's original scabbard which is very difficult to find. The translation are below: The first 8 have numerals against them. Not all are th...

Nice 19th C. Syrian Islamic Khanjar dagger

Nice 19th C. Syrian Islamic Khanjar dagger

( ID: i418 )

A fine 19th C. Syrian Ottoman khanjar. This example has a nice thick horn handle with a thick beefy armor piercing blade with Islamic caligraphy at the ricasso. The scabbard fittings are overlaid with silver koftgari of very nice quality. 12" overall, 6.5" blade....

Rare 18th C. Chinese Goosequill Yanmadao Sword

Rare 18th C. Chinese Goosequill Yanmadao Sword

( ID: cs552 )

An interesting and completely original 18th C. Chinese yanmaodao. This example is mounted with brass which retains a fine patina, and fine goosequill blade also with an original patina, which could be cleaned very nicely. The crossguard is slightly shaky but the sword is otherwise tight, an easy fix. These types of swords were primarily developed after the zhibeidao or the straight back knife, a zhibeidao is vailable for sale in our Chinese section (these were used during the Song Dynasty), and ...

RARE 18th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword with an enameled handle

RARE 18th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword with an enameled handle

( ID: is550 )

This rare Mughal Indian sword likely originates from the late 18th to early 19th century.  Mount-ed with a wide Persian blade and a chiseled forte on both sides and fine wootz pattern visible throughout, the handle of the sword is copper and inset with colored enamel. The sword in its entirety extends 36 inches in length, while the blade is 31 inches. Developed originally in India, wootz steel technology features a system of isolating micro carbides within a matrix of tempered martensi...

Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan

Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan

( ID: i398 )

A quite rare style of yataghan. This example is mounted entirely in metal and German silver with small red coral stones inset into the handle. The blade is in overall very fine condition and is inlaid, not overlaid, with silver including several inscriptions and an early date of the late 18th C. The blade is likely earlier and was mounted in the 19th C in the Balkan region, possibly in Bosnia or Albania. Overall length is 27", blade is 20"...

RARE 19th C. Silver Moroccan Nimcha Sword

RARE 19th C. Silver Moroccan Nimcha Sword

( ID: i404 )

A gorgeous 19th C. Moroccan nimcha mounted with a complete chiseled and repoussed scabbard, with a small presentation inscription. The handle is a very large single piece of horn and mounted with a gold koftgari overlaid triple pronged crossguard. Very nice overall condition. Overall is 40", blade is 33" ...

RARE early 19th C. Russian Model 1839 Percussion Conversion Pistol

RARE early 19th C. Russian Model 1839 Percussion Conversion Pistol

( ID: rf563 )

A very rare pistol. This example started life out as Nicholas I period Model 1839 Half Stock flintlock pistol that was converted in 1844 to percussion system. The entire pistol is matching and dated 1844 and remains in very nice condition. The lock is marked IZVH for Ivzhesk. A very nice and rare pistol with all original parts. 16" overall. ...

RARE Large Ottoman Empire 19th C. Wootz Horn Shamshir Sword

RARE Large Ottoman Empire 19th C. Wootz Horn Shamshir Sword

( ID: ms556 )

A great 19th C. Ottoman Empire shamshir of nice large proportions. This example is mounted with a much wider and larger than usual blade, than is usually found on these types of mid 19th C. Tanzimat period swords. The blade has a vivid wootz pattern visible throughout, and has a gold inlaid cartouche at the base. The handle and scabbard are mounted in silver and have wonderfully matching artillery cannon designs, the first time I've seen this matching design, and are also silver hallmarked with ...

Rare WWII Korean Officials Sword during the Japanese Occupation

Rare WWII Korean Officials Sword during the Japanese Occupation

( ID: js554 )

This is a rare 1910-1940 period Korean officers sword. These were made for Korean officers who served in the Japanese army during the decades long Japanese occupation. This example is in fine condition with sharkskin handle and leather and white metal mounted handle and scabbard fittings. The maker is stamped at the base of the blade which is in very fine condition and is nicely made with multiple fullers. ...

RARE Zlatoust Made Russian 1830s Kindjal Dagger

RARE Zlatoust Made Russian 1830s Kindjal Dagger

( ID: rd562 )

A very rare mid 19th C. Russian made, Zlatoust or Tula Armory, kindjal кинжал. This classic example is the largest known size with fine checkered scales and the original scabbard and metal fitting which retain their Zlatoust style iron etching. A very rare kindjal dagger. 20" overall, blade is 13" . ...

Soviet Russian WWII Red Star Order of Glory

Soviet Russian WWII Red Star Order of Glory

( ID: e415 )

A nice example of a WWII era Soviet red star of Glory. Nicely marked on the back Monetny Dvor and the serial number. Nice original example....

WWII German Army or  Artillery Sword

WWII German Army or Artillery Sword

( ID: e401 )

A nice condition WWII Germany artillery sword. This example has the original scabbard. The blade is in very nice condition with almost all of the original plating. Overall length is 36", blade is 30"...

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. French Hunting Sword

19th C. French Hunting Sword

( ID: es543 )

A finely made early- mid 19th C. French hunting sword. The handle is mounted in nicely carved horn or wood, and the furniture is gilded brass. The blade is nice type with a double fuller and blue and gold decoration remaining in very nice condition. Overall length is 29", blade is 22.5". ...

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". ...