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Rare 19th C. Tibetan silver and coral mounted sword

Rare 19th C. Tibetan silver and coral mounted sword

( ID: cs461 )

A rare style of Tibetan sword from the 19th C. This example is silver and iron mounted and has the circular crossguard which is very uncommon and difficult to find. The handle has coral inlay and the scabbard has an inlaid turqoise stone. 35" overall, 30" blade CLICK ON THUMBNAL TO SEE MORE IMAGES. ...

17th-19th C. Flamberge Broadsword

17th-19th C. Flamberge Broadsword

( ID: e81 )

A very interesting 19th C. Victorian remount of an earlier 17th C. flamberge blade. The blade is very well made and was cleaned at one point but is solid and has the proper feel of an older blade, is quite shapr in nice condition. The handle appears to be an older Victorian rapier style handle with a wooden grip which is somewhat loose to the handle, but is also very old as can be seen in the pictures. Overall length is 39" with a 33" blade. ...

18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword

18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword

( ID: e83 )

A gorgeous mid 18th C. French gold inlaid smallsword. This example has very finely chiseled and pierced steel hilt overlaid with gold in a very pattern. The blade is a heavy earlier fighting blade, and is quite heavy and not the normal lighter hollowground style of blade found on these. Condition is nearly perfect, with almost all of the gold overlay in excellent condition as well as the blade is in fine condition with the original etchings near the ricasso. Overall length is 38", blade is 32". ...

18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword with original scabbard

18th C. French Gold Inlaid Small Sword with original scabbard

( ID: e84 )

A very fine mid 18th C. French gold inlaid pattern smallsword. This example is similar to the previous example, and has the original scabbard with two original fittings displaying the same design as the handle itself. The handle is pierced and chiseled and overlaid with gold most of which is original and in excellent condition. The blade is etched Vaincre ou Mourier, a typical 18th C. slogan. Overall length is 38", blade is 31". ...

18th C. Mughal Indian Wootz Kard Dagger

18th C. Mughal Indian Wootz Kard Dagger

( ID: i71 )

Very nice late 18th C. early 19th C. Indian kard dagger with a very fine crystalline wootz armor piercing blade. This example has its nice original scabbard and is in very fine condition retaining all of its gold koftgari on the bolster and the handle. And the metal fittings of the handle appear to be crystalline wootz as well. A very elegant and pretty kard dagger in very nice condition. Overall length is 15", blade is 9 1/2", handle 1 " wide . ...

18th C. Mughal Jade handle Kirk Narduban Dagger Kard

18th C. Mughal Jade handle Kirk Narduban Dagger Kard

( ID: i69 )

A very fine 18th C. or earlier Indian mughal jade handle kard. This example retains all of its thick gold koftgar on the blade and the handle in nearly perfect condition. The blade is forged of very fine dark Kara Khorasan wootz in the krik narduban pattern with steps in the forging which can clearly be seen. Condition is very nice with the original or very old associated scabbard which fits very nicely. Overall length 11 1/2", Blade is 8 1/2" ...

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Shamshir

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Shamshir

( ID: i76 )

A very fine and interesting 18th C. Ottoman shamshir. This example is mounted with very nice ensuite steel mounts, which may be wootz but which appear to have been polished out. The fittings are all in very nice clean condition except for the crossguard which is lcea but has two breaks at the ricasso. The crossguard is still completely tight with no shaking at all. The blade is a very fine Persian wootz blade with a gold inlaid cartouche which may be an Assadullah mark. The blade was at one poin...

18th C. Persian Safavid Shamshir Sword

18th C. Persian Safavid Shamshir Sword

( ID: i75 )

A very nice late 18th C. Persian shamshir with a very nice strong wootz blade. This example is large and a good fighting example of these elegant swords. The handle is completely original with no tampering. Overall length is 37", blade is 32". ...

18th C. Safavid Persian Wootz Kard

18th C. Safavid Persian Wootz Kard

( ID: i70 )

A very fine safavid era Persian kard with a gorgeous thick wootz blade of very fine forging. This example is chiselled along the forte of the blade and is inlaid with gold on the bolster and on the forte as well. It has an armor piercing tip and is a very well balanced and quite large kard for this type. Overall length is 15 1/5", blade is 9 1/2". 1/4" thick blade and 1 1/4" wide ...

1921/1922 Polish NCO Sword Szablya

1921/1922 Polish NCO Sword Szablya

( ID: e80 )

A nice Model 1921/22 Polish Non-commissione officers sword. This example is completely original and in nice condition retaining its original scabbard which has lost some nickel plating. The handle is steel with what appears to be the remains of some gilding though it may actually be a patina of the metal, it's hard to tell. The blade is maker marked as can be seen in the pictures. The blade has a few small nicks throughout, but is otherwise quite nice condition with most of the plating still the...

19th  C. Qianlong Ching Jian Broadsword

19th C. Qianlong Ching Jian Broadsword

( ID: c86 )

A very nice and original 19th C. Qing Qianlong era jian sword. This classic example has a scrimshawed bone handle displaying both a male and female side. The blade is overlaid with silver koftgari running the entire length. The condition is very nice, and the only issue is that the pommel is very slightly loose, though this can be fixed easily. Overall length is 39", blade is 31". ...

19th C. Fine Indian Dhal Shield

19th C. Fine Indian Dhal Shield

( ID: i79 )

A very nice chased and repoussed Indian dhal shield from the 19th C. This is not one of those newly made Indian junk pieces, but a heauy brass display shield fo very nice quality. The brass has been hammered from the inside and then chased for the final detailing on the front side. It is unfortunately missing a bolster but that can be found at a hardware suppyly store. It displays very well. Diameter is 21"....

19th C. Greek Ottoman Shamshir

19th C. Greek Ottoman Shamshir

( ID: i77 )

A very nice 19th C. shamshir with greek silver mounted handle in the Epiros style. This example has a very nice handle mounted with silver wire work and an eagle head pommel. The blade displays a very nice wootz pattern throughout showing a hardened edge of darker color. Overall condition is very nice and the sword is completely tight. Overall length is 34", blade is 30"....

19th C. Japanese Yari Spear

19th C. Japanese Yari Spear

( ID: j92 )

A nice early Japanese yari spear, which appears to be mounted in later mounts, probably 20th C. The spear itself is in nice condition with red inlays on each side of the spear. The tang displays rust and a hole for mounting which these mounts do not utilize. An interesting spear with a very elegant design. Overall length is 23", 5", 3/4" wide per side...

19th C. Ottoman Balkan Turkish Yataghan Sword

19th C. Ottoman Balkan Turkish Yataghan Sword

( ID: i74 )

A nice 19th C. Ottoman yataghan sword. This example has a nicely chased and repoussed scabbard, with what appears to be a lacquered red wood in between as opposed to the usual leather. The blade is free of pitting but has some age darkening and some very light rust on it that can easily be cleaned away. A good condition early yataghan. Overall length is 32", blade is 27" ...

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Officer Sword Shamshir

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Officer Sword Shamshir

( ID: i73 )

A nice military issue standard Ottoman officers sword. This example has a very nice original fittings and scabbard with the leather in pristine condition. The chape of the scabbard has a nice gold inlaid fittings but much of it is rubbed off. The blade is in very nice condition with a good double fuller and armorers marks near the ricasso. Overall length is 35", 29" blade....

19th C. Qing Dynasty Military Issue  Shortsword

19th C. Qing Dynasty Military Issue Shortsword

( ID: c87 )

A nice 19th C. Qing issue shortsword. This classic example is in nice condition with all the original fittings, which display better than average chiselling. The handle is in good condition as well and is missing the brass wire wrapping. The blade is clean and without nicks or rust. The handle and middle fitting are somewhat loose, but can be fixed with a smallleather washer. Overall length is 27", blade 18"...

19th C. Qing Tortoiseshell Short sword

19th C. Qing Tortoiseshell Short sword

( ID: c88 )

A nice standard 19th C. Chinese shortsword jian. This example has the original scababrd which has some losses of tortoise shell. The blade is in nice condition as well. The fitting are somewhat loose. Overall length is 24", 16 1/4"....

19th C. Shell Barutdan

19th C. Shell Barutdan

( ID: i91 )

Mughal Indian Nautilus Barutdan...

19th C. Steel Rajastani Tabar

19th C. Steel Rajastani Tabar

( ID: i78 )

A nice 19th C. Indian Rajastani steel axe. This example is very well made and quite solid, with a good quality steel which rings when knocked with a small piece of wood. The handle has a very nicely made dagger inside which unscrews out of the pommel. Overall length is 22 1/2" long, axehead is 4" cutting edge. ...

19th C. Victorian Rapier

19th C. Victorian Rapier

( ID: e82 )

A nice Victorian era rapier. This example has a good looking red velvet handle with a steel dot inlaid pommel. Good look overall. Length is 34", blade is 27"....

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( ID: i90 )

19th C. bhuj...

Civil War-era Confederate Georgia Pike Polearm

Civil War-era Confederate Georgia Pike Polearm

( ID: a89 )

A nice original Civil War era Georgia pike polearm. The blade is in somewhat pitted condition, and the shaft appears to be an early replacement. But definitely a piece that saw some action and with a lot of good salty history. ...

Early 18th C. Ottoman Shamshir Dagger with Gold inlays

Early 18th C. Ottoman Shamshir Dagger with Gold inlays

( ID: ms442 )

A very rare and early Ottoman shamshir. This example is a sister piece to two items from the Moscow Military Museum. This example is mounted with a very rare early blade with gorgeous gold koftgari work all along the blade throughout and on the other side of the blade as well. The Quranic verses run inside a snake throughout the blade, and are also inlaid near the ricasso. The original scabbard fits perfectly, and the crossguard is an original Turkish tombac crossguard in very nice condition, an...

Late 18th C.- Early 19th C. Bukharan Central Asian Jade Handle Kard shortsword with inlaid rubies

Late 18th C.- Early 19th C. Bukharan Central Asian Jade Handle Kard shortsword with inlaid rubies

( ID: i72 )

A very nice and quite rare late 18th C. Bulharan Central Asian short sword kard dagger. This example is mounted with an outsized and quite large nephrite jade handle with two inlaid rubies on either side of the handle, and one missing from the butt of the handle. The bolster is a gold overlaid iron and in very nice condition. The blade is quite interesting an appears to be two sections of different wootz that were forged together which shows the forging area in the middle of the blade. The sca...

Model 1833 French Naval Boarding Axe

Model 1833 French Naval Boarding Axe

( ID: e85 )

A very fine original early 19th C. French naval boarding axe. This example is in nice condition with the origina markings of the rack number and an anchor. It also retains much of the original black tar paint on the wooden handle. Completley tight with no shaking. 10" long axehead, 20" long overall, 5" cutting edge....

16th C. German or Swiss Landsknecht sword

16th C. German or Swiss Landsknecht sword

( ID: e18 )

A rare and very early type of European figting swo. This type of sword was used in the late 15th century through the 16th century. This example is completely original and in very nice condition. It has been cleaned at some point, but everything else is otherwise original to the sword including the old leather handle wrapping. It has very large S-curved quillons which are incised on either side, as well as the pommel which has similar kind of decoration. It is well balanced and completely origina...

16th-19th C. Wheellock Axe

16th-19th C. Wheellock Axe

( ID: e19 )

One a of a kind European combination weapon. It is a large and oversized axe mounted on a wheelock mechanism. The overall piece is most likely Victorian, but the mechanism appears to be considerably older and is most likely an original 16th C. mechanism mounted by a skilled Victorian armorer. It truly is a one of a kind weapon with the barrell making up the handle, and weight being substantial and quite difficult to wield. Overall a great addition to any collection. 26" in length, 5" width and v...

17th C. English Dishhilt Rapier

17th C. English Dishhilt Rapier

( ID: e20 )

An early English Catholic or French rapier. This example is very large over 48", and mounted with a gorgeous original fighting blade, incised with the Latin letters for Jesus Christ. The wide bowl guard is finely incsied and chiselled with floral designs, there is one small but very old repair which can be seen in the pictures. An early and nice example of a rare type of fighting rapier. For a similar English dishhilt raper see Armes Anciennes Des Collection Suisse Musee Rath Geneve 1972 pg 135,...

17th C. Polish War Hammer Czekan Nadziak

17th C. Polish War Hammer Czekan Nadziak

( ID: e21 )

A gorgeous and rare early Polish war hammer. The hammer head on this example is from the 17th C. and displays charcateristic Polish style incisings on the head and proper old age and some pitting, though minor. The wooden handle is a later addition, probably 19th C., judging by age on the wood. Overall, a quite rare war hammer, particularly because of the Polish origin. 29 1/2" length, 8" length of warhammer head. ...

17th C. Venetian Aquamanile

17th C. Venetian Aquamanile

( ID: ii441 )

A very rare Venetian aquamanile ewer with a decidely Islamic tinge to the aesthetic following on Persian motifs of the a bearded face and with an arched wolf for a handle. A very rare piece from an earlier time. more information can be found: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aqua/hd_aqua.htm ...

18-19th C. Persian Wootz Tabar Axe

18-19th C. Persian Wootz Tabar Axe

( ID: i12 )

A gorgeous and large 18th-19th C. Persian Qajar era wootz tabar axe. This example has a large wootz blade embellished with gold inlays and very fine chiselling work. The counterbalance is interestingly made of brass dragonheads similar to Persian shamshir and kilich crossguards, and Indian makara finials. Overall a very nice example of the type. 31" length, 9" cutting edge diameter. ...

1808-1813 Napoleonic Portuguese Legion Sword

1808-1813 Napoleonic Portuguese Legion Sword

( ID: e27 )

A gorgeous and large 1808-1813 Peninsular War period Portuguese Legion Napoleonic Officers sword. This example is very large with a very fine NATURAL handle with checked scales and silver insets. The crossguard, fittings, and the scabbard are SOLID SILVER and in gorgeous condition with no scuffs or losses. The only issue is that the silver strip of silver going the length of the handle scales may have been fixed. Otherwise everything is original to the sword. Please see the silver hallmarks at t...

1830-1850 Imperial Caucasian Lifeguards Unit Bazuband Armguards

1830-1850 Imperial Caucasian Lifeguards Unit Bazuband Armguards

( ID: e39 )

A very rare Imperial russian Caucasus-Mountains' half-squadron of His Imperial Majesty Konvoi escort set of bazuband armguards. This elite unit was formed in 1828 by Nicholas I's order to serve at the Imperial Court's Konovoi escort. "Eastern" konvoi was formed from the voluntarily conscripted local high nobility shortly after Russia's conquest of the Northern Caucasus with the political mission of showing the people of the Caucasus that the Russian government desired their wellbeing and not the...

18th C. Afghan Wootz Pulwar

18th C. Afghan Wootz Pulwar

( ID: i17 )

The nicest Afghan pulwar I've seen. This example is mounted with a gorgeous Persian wootz blade, of very wide proportions with chiselleing throughout and with a Sun and Lion cartouche at the base. The blade is untouched and displays its original finish, with a strong wootz pattern visible throughout. The handle is very finely formed example of the classic Afgan pulouar style, with a North Indian addition of a d-guard with brass inlaid designs of very nice quality. The scabbard appears to be orig...

18th C. Finest French Blue and Gold inlaid hunting hanger sword

18th C. Finest French Blue and Gold inlaid hunting hanger sword

( ID: ed437 )

One of the finest mid 18th C. French hunting swords I've seen. This example has a rare blade which has blue and gold etching almost the entire length of the blade. Almost 90% of the decoration remains in very fine condition with few losses, and with very nicely detailed fire gilding. The handle is in good condition though the wire is loose and seperated at one point. This can easily be fixed but will be left up to the buyer. 24" length, 20" blade. ...

18th C. Indo-Persian Wootz Pallash

18th C. Indo-Persian Wootz Pallash

( ID: i5 )

Beautiful and complete 18th C. Indo-Persian straight pallash with a wootz blade and gold koftgari running the entire length of the sword. This example has a very fine wootz blade, which can been seen throughout the blade. The original scabbard is covered in red leather, and has very fine silver inlaid fittings that match the tulwar handle decoration and lead me to believe that these were together for quite some time. A very fine and rare Islamic straight sword. 36" length. 31" blade length, 2" b...

18th C. Moroccan Wootz Nimcha Sword

18th C. Moroccan Wootz Nimcha Sword

( ID: i37 )

This is one of the rarest nimchas I've ever seen. Usually these kinds of swords are mounted with a European trade blade of poor quality or captured European sword blade. In this case, this nimcha has a gorgeous Persian wootz blade with a chiselled forte and with two cartouches on one side. The wootz can been seen throughout the entire blade and is good Persian wootz with fine contrast. The blade has some pitting in the deeper recesses but is otherwise in very fine condition. The handle is in gor...

18th C. Mughal Tabar Axe

18th C. Mughal Tabar Axe

( ID: ia422 )

Nice 18th C. Mughal axe. This example has the original green velvet covered shft with iron fitting inalid with gold. The axe head has some rust patches, but still retains its elegant shape and some of the gold koftgari. A nice 18th C. tabar axe. 26" length, 4 3/4" cutting edge ...

18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

18th C. Mughal Tabarzin Axe

( ID: ia421 )

This example of a select antique weapon features a durable fighting head with much of the gold koftgari preserved.  The original shaft retains the original brown velvet, which is now stained.  The pierce in its entirety spans 25 inches in length with the cutting edge of the axehead is 5 inch-es long.  Examples of the piece are found in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Muse-um of Art in New York.  The Tabarzin, translated from the original Persian as "saddle-hat...

18th C. Mysore Wootz Spear

18th C. Mysore Wootz Spear

( ID: i7 )

A rare and very nice 18th C. Mysore or Tanjore Indian spear. This example has a very large and clean wootz (watered steel) blade with an active pattern throughout. There is one weak spot at the bottom of theblade, but the blade is completely structurally sound and displays a very interesting flexibility from the quality of the steel used in the construction. The handle is the particularly nice as well and appears to be the end of a spear shaft which was attached to the spear to make its use easi...

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Pallasch

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Pallasch

( ID: i15 )

A very fine and rare Ottoman Turkish or Hungarian fighting sword. This is a very interesting example of an 18th C. European most likely German or Hungarian damascus, layered steel blade, mounted in Ottoman Turkish mounts with a horn pistol grip handle and traditional brass and ass skin scabbard fittings. The blade is very fine with the layered steel damascus pattern fully visible throughout and some darkening in places, but otherwise is in good condition. The handle has an old repair with silver...

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Silver Jambiya

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Silver Jambiya

( ID: i14 )

A very fine and early large 18th C. Ottoman Turkish wootz blade jambiya. This example has its original scabbard which identifies it as Ottoman Turkish as opposed to the more common Persian jambiya. This is evident in the fine Turkish style floral silver chase and repousse work on the scabbard. Other indicators are the gorgeously aged massive walrus handle which does not follow a Persian style but rather is Turkish in design and finally the beaded silver work at the top of the scabbard as well as...

18th C. Persian  Qajar Mughal Indian Armor Bazuband

18th C. Persian Qajar Mughal Indian Armor Bazuband

( ID: ma427 )

A gorgeous probably 18th C. Mughal bazuband. This example is in very fine condition and retains much of its original gold koftgari work as well as the chainmail golve that would fit over a normally cloth gloves. OAL 18" with the glove, 4" diameter near the elbow. ...

18th C. Persian Kirk Narduban Wootz Shamshir

18th C. Persian Kirk Narduban Wootz Shamshir

( ID: i6 )

A gorgeous 18th C. Persian shamshir with a wootz blade, displaying the rare Tears of Allah pattern, otherwise known as kirk narduban pattern, and fine dark wootz patterning throughout the blade. This example has a beautiful scabbard made from tooled leather and with similar cartouches as on the blade, also tooled on the scabbard, a very unique feature The overall sword is balanced beautifully and is an excellent example of the type. 38 1/2" overall length, with the deep curve the blade is 3...

18th C. Persian Wootz Axe

18th C. Persian Wootz Axe

( ID: i11 )

A very fine quality 18th C. Persian tabar axe, with a gorgeous wootz blade with chiselled forte and gold wash and gold koftgari. This example has a very finely formed counterbalance in the form of a cow or a devil head, with a small bird shaped top. In the handle is a very finely formed spike that runs almost the entire length of the handle, and screws into it very tight with barely any space to be seen. Length is 24 1/2", cutting edge is 6 1/2". ...

18th C. Polish Battle Axe

18th C. Polish Battle Axe

( ID: e22 )

A nice and rare early Polish battle axe from the 18th C. This example has a nicely sculpted head and mounted with similarly silver decorated handle mounts. The handle also has leather covering between mounts. Length is 24", cutting edge is 2 3/4" long. ...

19 C. Persian Russian Gold inlaid Qaddara Kindjal

19 C. Persian Russian Gold inlaid Qaddara Kindjal

( ID: i9 )

A very fine early Persian kindjal with a nice gold inlayed blade. This example is in very nice condition with the original green leather scabbard and the original walrus handle with a very nice rich yellow patina. A fine early kindjal, late 18th century - early 19th c. Overall length is 21" blade is 14". ...

19th C. Chiseled Gold inlaid Qajar Persian Armor bazuband

19th C. Chiseled Gold inlaid Qajar Persian Armor bazuband

( ID: i32 )

A good example of a 19th C. Qajar period bazuband. This example has a fine chiselling and is also inlaid with gold koftgari most of which remains in good condition. OAL 13 1/2". 4" diameter at the elbow....

19th C. Chiseled Qajar Shield Dhal

19th C. Chiseled Qajar Shield Dhal

( ID: i35 )

A nice and original condition 19th c. Persian Qajar period dhal shield. This example has very fine chiselling all throughout and remains in very fine condition with much of the original gold koftgari remaining on the metal. The caligraphic script around the edges also has niello and silver inlays many of which remain as well. 18 1/2" diameter....