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Rare Circa 1900-1920 Japanese Forestry Service Dagger Dirk with handmade blade

Rare Circa 1900-1920 Japanese Forestry Service Dagger Dirk with handmade blade

( ID: jd1159 )

A very rare Japanese Forestry service dirk or dagger with a handmade blade dating to the period 1900-1920. This example features a rare oversized blade in fine condition throughout with a visible temper line.  The dagger is in very fine condition with no losses or condition issues. The scabbard is leather mounted with light colored brass fittings engraved with the Paulonia flower. This is likely an NCO or Officers version. Overall length is 24", blade cutting edge is 17". ...

Very fine Early 20th C. Japanese Meiji Period Naval Dirk with Gendai Blade

Very fine Early 20th C. Japanese Meiji Period Naval Dirk with Gendai Blade

( ID: jd1157 )

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18th C. Japanese Wakizashi Sword

18th C. Japanese Wakizashi Sword

( ID: js1153 )

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Fine 18th C. Indian Firangi Sword with massive blade

Fine 18th C. Indian Firangi Sword with massive blade

( ID: is1149 )

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Fine 18th C. Indian Hindu Mahratta Patissa Tulwar Sword with wootz blade and presentation inscription

Fine 18th C. Indian Hindu Mahratta Patissa Tulwar Sword with wootz blade and presentation inscription

( ID: is1151 )

An uncommon sword, this Indian sword can be confidently attributed to an original Hindu owner.  The fine overall condition and quality indicate someone of high stature owning the sword and wanting a distinctly Hindu form, with a Hindi inscription, a patissa form blade, and re-inforcing strips most often found on Mahratta swords. The hilt is a classic North Indian tulwar hilt but of distinct stockier shape with downward curving quillons and fine quality vegetal koftgari of thicker and ear...

Fine English Model 1796 Officers Sword with extraordinary blade

Fine English Model 1796 Officers Sword with extraordinary blade

( ID: es1148 )

A rare late 18th C. English officers sword of very interesting origin.  The blade is exceptional and chiseled with various depressions all throughout and fine chiseling on every surface. The overall effect is like no other English sword we've seen, except for a Scottish baskethilt sword with a similar blade in a Swedish museum ...

Important 15th C. Chinese Ming Dynasty Chiseled and Gilded Iron Fitting

Important 15th C. Chinese Ming Dynasty Chiseled and Gilded Iron Fitting

( ID: ca1154 )

A rare and important 15th C. Chinese Ming Dynasty chiseled and gilded iron fitting.  This piece would have likely formed part of a belt belonging to a high ranking warrior or prince.  It is also possible that it was produced for sale to Tibet as other extant Ming, and earlier, period Chinese chiseled and gilded iron workmanshipis thought to have been. The dating of this piece can be attributed to a number of 15th C. Ming dynasty iron artifacts with certain similar features, spe...

Rare Presentation 19th C. English Raja of Sarawak Navy Sword

Rare Presentation 19th C. English Raja of Sarawak Navy Sword

( ID: cs1152 )

A very interesting and rare Wilkinson made Sarawak Naval presentation sword.  The history of the Rajah of Sarawak is fascinating and we were able to obtain the original Wilkinson records which document that this sword was purchased by the Rajah of Sarawak, James Brooks, for presentation to Henry Lucas.   The Wilkinson proofs is 12894.  A copy from the archive is attached in the listing and the records state this sword was a...G. S. Plated, Mounted, Sarawak,Navy Sword with Flat ...

Very rare Japanese WWII Type 95 NCO Gunto Prototype sword

Very rare Japanese WWII Type 95 NCO Gunto Prototype sword

( ID: js1150 )

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18th C. Thailand Ngao Heavy Cavalry Spear from Ayutthan Period

18th C. Thailand Ngao Heavy Cavalry Spear from Ayutthan Period

( ID: cs1146 )

An exceptional and rare Thai spearhead from the 18th c. of a Thai heavy cavalry officer fighting from platforms on elephants. The iron spearhead is in original condition and appears to be laminated.  The hardwood shaft is in exceptional condition and retains the original steel and silver mounted butt.  The spearhead collar is finely crafted from silver with a silver crossguard.   It is exceptionally rare to find an original length spear of this for with the original sil...

Antique 19th c. Chinese Qing Dynasty Laminated Damascus Peidao Sword Saber

Antique 19th c. Chinese Qing Dynasty Laminated Damascus Peidao Sword Saber

( ID: cs1143 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese officers peidao sword.  This example has very fine and pleasing fullers running the length of the blade with fullering reminiscent of Middle Eastern sabers and likely adopted through Persian trade influence in Western China. Blade has a thick spine and displays a vivid laminated Chinese damascus pattern. This is also visible along the spine where the laminations of the iron can be seen as straight lines running the length of...

Fine 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir/Kilich Sword with Sham Wootz blade

Fine 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir/Kilich Sword with Sham Wootz blade

( ID: ms1145 )

A large 18th-early 19th C. Ottoman Turkish shamshir with a kilich style double edged form at the blade tip.  The large original scabbard is covered in the orignal red velvet, now worn, with the fine chiseled silver fittings of heavy construction.  The gripscales are horn, and display one original old repair.   The overall condition of the sword is very good and the blade is clean and displays a latent sham wootz pattern which can be seen in some areas. Further cleanin...

Rare Chinese 1920s Beiyang Army Republic Period Field Grade Officers Sword Saber

Rare Chinese 1920s Beiyang Army Republic Period Field Grade Officers Sword Saber

( ID: cs1144 )

A rare style of Chinese sword dating to the period 1912-1928 or the Beiyang Army period.  This example is a field grade officer's sword of regulation pattern.   The grip has turtleshell grip of standard form and has the five bar Republic of China Army emblem signifying the Five Races Under One Union and the embem of the Wuchang Uprising of 1911, The Iron Blood 18-star flag. These twin emblems are found on swords of this period and it is rare to find any field officers sword of ...

Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Peidao Saber with fine fullering and damascus blade

Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Peidao Saber with fine fullering and damascus blade

( ID: cs1141 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese officers peidao sword.  This example has very fine and pleasing fullers running the length of the blade with inlaid brass or copper dots.  The fullering is reminiscent of Middel Eastern sabers and likely acquired through Persian trade influence in Western China. Blade has a thick spine and displays a heat treated edge and damascus layering in addition to chiseled dragons forms at the ricasso. The handle wrap is slightly undone...

19th C. Wootz Indian Mughal Zirah Bouk Kard Dagger

19th C. Wootz Indian Mughal Zirah Bouk Kard Dagger

( ID: id1134 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Indian kard but with a large and hardened inserted tip ito create an armor piercing tip in the form of a zirah bouk dagger.  The grip is finely chiseled and chased silver with a floral pattern and the blade is wootz, while the hardened edge appears to be damascus steel. A fine and interesting example.   ...

Fine 19th C. Chinese Jian Sword with damascus blade with hardened edge

Fine 19th C. Chinese Jian Sword with damascus blade with hardened edge

( ID: cs1132 )

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Fine and Uncommon Georgian Caucasian 19th C. Miquelet Pistol, silver and niello mounted

Fine and Uncommon Georgian Caucasian 19th C. Miquelet Pistol, silver and niello mounted

( ID: rf1133 )

This is a fine example of a 19th C. Caucasian pistol. Beautifully mounted with silver and niello stock mounts over the typical pebbled leather, this example displays rare silver chiseling with animal forms in niello, in the form of birds and a lion.  This type of decoration is uncommon to find in silver niello and one example known with this type of work is found on a kindjal in the Hermitage Museum collection, published in K. Rivkin's "Arms and Armor of the Caucasus". The ball butt...

Antique 18th C. Qing Qianlong Dynasty Period Chinese Bannerman's Helmet

Antique 18th C. Qing Qianlong Dynasty Period Chinese Bannerman's Helmet

( ID: ca1131 )

A fine 18th C. Chinese iron helmet of typical form and shape.  Excellent condition throughout with two piece iron bowl with reinforced front and back plate, eye protector and brim.   Fine original and untouched condition.   ...

Fine 18th C. Sri Lankan Ceylonese Piha/Pia Kaetta Dagger Knife

Fine 18th C. Sri Lankan Ceylonese Piha/Pia Kaetta Dagger Knife

( ID: id1129 )

A very nice example of an early Sri Lankan or Ceylonese piha kaetta dagger.  The hilt is of black coral, finely carved and detailed with a liya-pata pattern. The pommel is encased in a chiseled silver piece of typical form, but of finer than normal quality.  The hilt is further embellished with fine diamond-shaped leaf motif plaques in silver.   The blade is inlaid in brass and silver of delicate chiseled and true inlay form, while the crossguard area is finely chisel...

Fine 19th C. Burmese Thailand Chinese Yunnan Dha or Darb Sword

Fine 19th C. Burmese Thailand Chinese Yunnan Dha or Darb Sword

( ID: cs1128 )

A fine example from the Burma/China/Thailand border regions, this example displays elements of design from all cultures, including enamel inlay work, in a plique a jour technique with silver wire enclosing vari colored enamel.  The blade is a fine fighting blade with a tiger mark, a known mark on Burmese blades but the edge is rounded in a way more atypical of Burmese blade which normally have a flattened blade edge, whereas this is rounded in a style more reminiscent of Thai darb.   ...

Fine Antique 19th C. Mughal Indian Presentation Solid Silver Gilt Shamshir Sword Tulwar with wootz blade

Fine Antique 19th C. Mughal Indian Presentation Solid Silver Gilt Shamshir Sword Tulwar with wootz blade

( ID: is1127 )

A very fine 19th C. Indian Mughal shamshir, with a solid silver gilt handle in the form of a lions head inlaid with what appears to be smoky quartz and a ruby (glows beautifully under a blacklight, indicating an original and early mined stone).  The handle is finely chiseled and chased with floral designs with makara head quillons.  The original scabbard is mounted with silver ensuite mounts and retains it's original velvet now displaying a few losses. The blade is  Persia...

Exceptional 18th C. Qianlong Period Qing Dynasty Chinese Officers Peidao Saber Sword

Exceptional 18th C. Qianlong Period Qing Dynasty Chinese Officers Peidao Saber Sword

( ID: cs1126 )

Description: An exceptional and large 18th C. Chinese Qianlong Guard’s officer sword.  The combination of the finely carved workmanship of the hilt fittings and the exceptionally rare 17th- 18th c. blade h this a singular example.  This style of sword is listed in the Imperial Regulations (Huangchao Ligi Tushi in Yingyin Wenyuange siku quanshu, vol. 656 [Shanghai, 1983], p. 6) as having been worn by the bodyguard of the Emperor (see the Portrait of the Imperial Bodyguard Zhan...

17th C. Choson Dynasty Korean Geom Straight Sword, with pierced and chiseled damascened iron fittings

17th C. Choson Dynasty Korean Geom Straight Sword, with pierced and chiseled damascened iron fittings

( ID: cs1125 )

The mounting on this sword combines surviving elements of Ming design on its hilt with Korean decoration and purely Korean elements.  In addition the blade features gold inlays found on several Korean swords in the Smithsonian Museum Anthropology Archives.   The style of the damascened work displays purely Korean methods and elements which can be seen in other forms of Korean metalwork.  Our sword may be most closely compared with an example in the Metropolitan Museum dated t...

19th C. Naga Assam Head hunters two handed sword

19th C. Naga Assam Head hunters two handed sword

( ID: is1121 )

A fine example of an Assamese head hunter's sword made entirely of iron. Heavy sharp double edged blade with an iron crossguard. Completely tight and 32" overall. Dating to the 19th C. or earlier. ...

19th C. Philippines Moro Barong with carved wood sundang pommel

19th C. Philippines Moro Barong with carved wood sundang pommel

( ID: os1123 )

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Excellent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Pala Sword with original scabbard

Excellent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich Pala Sword with original scabbard

( ID: is1119 )

A fine and large Ottoman kilich dating to the 19th C. This example has the original scabbard, mounted with silver fittings, now atrnished, chiseled and engraved with floral designs.  The blade is thick and heavya nd made of Turkish Istanbul watered steel, a distinctive type and signficantly Turkish manufacture. The blade is of interesting design with a beveled yelman and  think fuller running along near the spine.  The blade has gold cartouche at the ricasso. A large and powerf...

Exceptional 17th C. Indo-Portuguese Silver Gilt Filigree South Indian Tanjore Katar Dagger, with original scabbard and damascus blade

Exceptional 17th C. Indo-Portuguese Silver Gilt Filigree South Indian Tanjore Katar Dagger, with original scabbard and damascus blade

( ID: id1117 )

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Exceptional 18th C. Persian Safavid/Qajar Broadsword Shamshir, watered steel wootz, chiseled fittings

Exceptional 18th C. Persian Safavid/Qajar Broadsword Shamshir, watered steel wootz, chiseled fittings

( ID: is1124 )

A truly exceptional sword and one of the finest Persian swords we've handled. The form of the blade of this example is a very rare type in a non-traditional broadsword form, much wider than a shamshir and made of uniformly exceptional quality kirk narduban Persian wootz with a wide visible hardened edge.  The forte of the blade is chiseled in early Timurid form, the forte chiseling which inspired the east Asian tunkou on Chinese swords and the habaki on Japanese swords, and which can be dat...

Exceptional 19th C. Moro Philippines Barong with carved sundang pommel

Exceptional 19th C. Moro Philippines Barong with carved sundang pommel

( ID: or1114 )

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Fine laminated damascus steel Philippine Moro Panabas Axe Sword

Fine laminated damascus steel Philippine Moro Panabas Axe Sword

( ID: os1122 )

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Rare 12th-15th C. South Indian Bronze Nayar Sword

Rare 12th-15th C. South Indian Bronze Nayar Sword

( ID: is1115 )

A rare sword, this is a Nair Indian temple sword. These examples have been dated from the 12th-19th C. century and we would date this example to the earlier part of that period, to the 12th-15th C..  Elgood identifies a sword of very similar design and age in "Hindu Arms and Ritual" and dates his example to the 12th C. This example is in very nice condition for it's age, and is now deeply patinated with verdigris, a fine sign of age.  The design is of the scarcer type with a sharply L ...

Rare 19th C. Indonesian Borneo Niabor Nyabor Sword

Rare 19th C. Indonesian Borneo Niabor Nyabor Sword

( ID: os1113 )

The niabor has a convex edge and concave back broadening towards the tip so that so that the center of gravity lies at the point. The edge curves in a faint curve towards the tip. The blade usually has one or more broken hollow sections and no midrib. They are usually not decorated. In some versions, a nose-shaped projection is forged to the blade, which is seated on the cutting edge. This projection serves as a kind of parry and finger guard is called Kundieng. It is typical of these swords. Be...

Rare Model 1769 Austrian Heavy Cavalry Officers Napoleonic Pallash Sword

Rare Model 1769 Austrian Heavy Cavalry Officers Napoleonic Pallash Sword

( ID: es1120 )

A fine example of an Model 1769 Austrian Napoleonic period officers broadsword. These are very uncommon swords and this examples remains in excellent condition with much of the original gilding remaining. The blade retains the double-headed eagle etching and the maker name on the spine Pottenstern is correct for this model. A rare fighting sword from the period of the Napoleonic Wars. Overall length is 38", balde is 32". For reference see Konopisky and Moudry 1991 ...

Very rare 1770-1780 American British Revolutionary War Naval Cutlass Sword, Harvey Sr. marked blade with original scabbard

Very rare 1770-1780 American British Revolutionary War Naval Cutlass Sword, Harvey Sr. marked blade with original scabbard

( ID: as1118 )

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18th C. Thailand Narai Hok Spear from Ayutthan Period with silver damascene

18th C. Thailand Narai Hok Spear from Ayutthan Period with silver damascene

( ID: ca1112 )

18th C. Thai Narai Hok spear of original uncut length.    The iron head is inlaid with silver, much of which remains but needs to be cleaned. The haft is hard wood and the iron spear blade is hollow ground now with original age darkened patina.  A large and rare original example.    Overall length is 84". Spearhead is 13" and iron socket with the spearhead together is 23".   A fine and well balanced Thai spear. The silver damascene will clean ...

Important 17th C. Indian Mughal Axe with animorphic one piece wootz head, and Bikaner Armory inscriptions

Important 17th C. Indian Mughal Axe with animorphic one piece wootz head, and Bikaner Armory inscriptions

( ID: ia1099 )

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Exceptionally Rare Model 1900 German East Asian Battalion (Ostasiatische Expeditionskorps) Officers Shako for troops serving in China

Exceptionally Rare Model 1900 German East Asian Battalion (Ostasiatische Expeditionskorps) Officers Shako for troops serving in China

( ID: ea1087 )

An exceptionally rare piece of headgear this shako was worn by an officer in the East Asian Expeditionary Corps (and its later successors, the East Asian Occupation Brigade and East Asian Detachment).  In basically perfect condition, this example retains the original cockade in red, black and silver wire, and is stamped on the inside of the brim with the correct arsenal markings for the East Asian Battalion, and with a stamped makers mark on the inside of the top of the shako. The...

Fine 17th C. Indian Mughal Chainmail Armored Shirt Zirah Baghtar, marked to Anup Singh, Governor of Adoni in the Deccan1689-1698

Fine 17th C. Indian Mughal Chainmail Armored Shirt Zirah Baghtar, marked to Anup Singh, Governor of Adoni in the Deccan1689-1698

( ID: ia1095 )

A fine example of a Zirah Baghtar (or jawshan, zirh gomlak, yushman) or a Mughal chain and plate shirt, this example is in superb condition with all of the plates in original untouched condition and was modified to include four sets of brass and ruby inlaid top closures pieces which slide in through the rings, a very interesting style we have not seen before, and possibly of Oudh or Sindh origin judging by the chiseled brass work characteristic of Oudh/Sindhi armors.  The plates on thi...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Agate mounted wootz dagger kard

( ID: id1090 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kard mounted with agate slad grips, and gilded copper, or tombac, mounts.  The blade is of very fine quality and displays a vivid wootz pattern throughout.  The original scabbard appears to be a vellum like materials over wood and is in the Central Asian or Persianate style with part of the grip visible once the dagger is all the way in.   Overall length 15", blade is 9". ...

Rare Napoleonic War English British Dog-Head Officers Sword, likely a presentation with heirloom blade

Rare Napoleonic War English British Dog-Head Officers Sword, likely a presentation with heirloom blade

( ID: es1091 )

A rare 18th C. English or British doghead officers sword. This example is mounted in a fire gilded hilt with a dog head pommel in fine condition. The blade is multi-fullered earlier blade dating to the early 18th C. and likely a family heirloom blade, remounted in very unique mounts, possibly for presentation, and likey for an Army officer judging by the army officer sword style crossguard though the side bar guard is in a more cavalry-esque style..   The scabbard locket is marked t...

Superb Late Rennaissance 17th C. Dutch or German Rapier Court Sword in the Grotesque manner

Superb Late Rennaissance 17th C. Dutch or German Rapier Court Sword in the Grotesque manner

( ID: es1089 )

Dating to the mid to late 17th C. this example is one of the finest chiseled iron mounted court swords we've owned. Fully chiseled and carved in relief and pierced throughout, the crossguard, pommel and guard are all decorated en suite. The quality of the workmanship is superb and vividly shows a warrior on horseback and a reclining woman, likely an allegorical representation of Victory, in addition to other more grotesque representations in the aesthetic tradition of 17th C. Grotesquerie. Th...

Superb Revolutionary War English or American Slotted Hilt Sword

Superb Revolutionary War English or American Slotted Hilt Sword

( ID: as1088 )

A very fine example of a Revolutionary War period hanger. This example remains in very nice condition and has a leather and brass mounted scabbard with the matching belt hanger.  The grip is beautifully crafted in russet iron and completely tight to the fullered blade. This type was used in the Revolutionary War by both the English and American revolutonary forces under George Washington. Dates to the period 1770-1790.  Overall length is 35", blade is 27". ...

Very Rare 18th C. North Indian Flintlock Blunderbuss, inlaid with rubies and turquoise

Very Rare 18th C. North Indian Flintlock Blunderbuss, inlaid with rubies and turquoise

( ID: if1094 )

An exceptional quality North Indian, Punjab or Kashmir, blunderbuss, dating to the late 18th C. This example is in the traditional North Indian style, with a fine damascus barrel and singularly inlaid with gold kundun mounted ruby and turquoise stones.  Precious gemstone inlaid Indian firearms of any era are exceptionally rare and this example with a damascus barrel and a fine original polished Indian redwood stock is a premier example.  The distinct downturned butt and form of the ...

Antique 18th -19th C. Ottoman Turkish Dervish Faqir's Crutch with hidden dagger

Antique 18th -19th C. Ottoman Turkish Dervish Faqir's Crutch with hidden dagger

( ID: ia1072 )

An interesting and uncommon item. This is an antique Ottoman Turkish dervich crutch. Made entirely of metal and formed with two downswept curved points at either end, the head of this example is decorated with gold koftgari in the Ottoman style.  The haft is iron and gilded at the base, with a small hole for what was likely a strap to the item.  The head actually goes into the haft with a long trianglar cross sectioned hidden dagger which is secured through a pin that screws ...

Exceptional 19th C. Spanish Damascene Toledo Dagger, in the manner of Eusebio and Placido Zuloaga with Moorish designs

Exceptional 19th C. Spanish Damascene Toledo Dagger, in the manner of Eusebio and Placido Zuloaga with Moorish designs

( ID: ed1069 )

An exceptional 19th C. Spanish damascene dagger. This is one of the larger left hand style daggers we've seen that is decorated in the Toledo style damascene which was pioneered by the Zuloaga family. The quality of this example is outstanding and rivals some of the finest Zuloaga work, found in the world's finest museums and private collections, and highlighted in the Khalili Collection publication Lavin, D., "The Art and Tradition of the Zuloagas: Spanish Damascene from the Khalili Collection,...

Exceptional British English Cut Steel Small Sword Circa 1800

Exceptional British English Cut Steel Small Sword Circa 1800

( ID: es1073 )

A very fine late 18th C. English cut-steel small sword. This example has a fine hilt with chiseled and inlaid polished steel beads approximating the look of diamonds.   The hilt of this sword is made of cut and polished steel and is similar in design and look to those made in Matthew Boulton's Soho Manufactory in Birmingham. The blade was likely made in Solingen, Germany, famous for the production of blades. Similar hilts cut with facets are shown in the Boulton and Watt pattern boo...

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar with inlaid rubies

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar with inlaid rubies

( ID: id1068 )

A rare 18th C. Mughal katar. This example has a central grip with places for inlaid rubies. Two of the original rubies remain. The blade is finely chiseled and in good condition. The grp is finely overlaid with gold koftgari remaining in good condition and displays an old repair to one of the grip straps. Very likely the katar is made from wootz or watered steel but is in original old polish. Overall length is 17". ...

Fine 19th C. Indonesian Bali Dagger Wedung Ceremonial Knife

Fine 19th C. Indonesian Bali Dagger Wedung Ceremonial Knife

( ID: id1070 )

Quite a fine and rare large example of a Balinese ceremonial dagger in the form of a wedung knife. This example has a finely carved grip that is either buffalo horn or wood, and displays a traditional Balinese Hindu creature at the pommel, and inlaid in brass at the forte of the heavy blade. The handle collar is silver, now heavily darkened.  The blade is very sharp and well made with inlaid silver and brass decoration in the shape of swastikas, a traditional Balinese decorative motif in...

Fine Circa 1600 German Pappenheimer Rapier Panzerstecher with Tuck or Estoc Blade

Fine Circa 1600 German Pappenheimer Rapier Panzerstecher with Tuck or Estoc Blade

( ID: es1067 )

A rare style of sword from the period of the 30 Years War.  This is a pappenheimer hilted tuck or estoc sword. The pappenheimer hilt was popular in the early 17th C. and is usually found with stiff rapier blade. However the blade on this example is a very thick armor piercing estoc blade, very rarely found.   The tuck normally would be carried hanging from the saddle, and was used as early as the 1320s as an additional side arm for the cavalry. It was used into the 17...

Very rare 18th C. Thailand Narai Hok Spear from Ayutthan Period

Very rare 18th C. Thailand Narai Hok Spear from Ayutthan Period

( ID: cs1066 )

An exceptional Thai spear from the Ayutthayan period, likely 18th C. This example is mounted with a gilded silver and niello inlaid spearhead socket with a hollow ground blade that flares at the tip, a typical Thai feature. The haft is made of a very pleasing style of bamboo, known to be used on these types of spears, and which offers the spearman a very good grip with the characteristic bamboo spherical sections creating natural hand grips. This example also has the original scabbard for the...