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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....

19th C. French Napoleonic Naval Dirk Dagger

19th C. French Napoleonic Naval Dirk Dagger

( ID: e46 )

A rare early-mid 19th C. French naval dirk mounted with a horn handle and steel fittings. The crossguard is a bit shaky but otherwise in good condition. 12" overall. Blade is 6"....

19th C. Georgian Russian Persian Kindjal

19th C. Georgian Russian Persian Kindjal

( ID: i16 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Georgian kindjal qama. It has a good wide and clean fighting blade with armorers marks near the ricasso. It is complete with its steel mounted scababrd. Unfortunately the leather belt carrier has detached but is included with the kindjal. 22 1/2" overall. Blade is 16". ...

19th C. German Hunting Sword handle with gilded cross guard

19th C. German Hunting Sword handle with gilded cross guard

( ID: e26 )

A nice mounted antique German hunting sword. This example is very shape and could still be used today. The blade has some nice floral etchings as well. ...

19th C. Indian Gold Inlaid Pesh Kabz

19th C. Indian Gold Inlaid Pesh Kabz

( ID: i3 )

19th C. Afghan or North Indian pesh kabz dagger. This example has very nice green stained handles with a gold caligraphy and koftgari written throughout the blade and along the band running the length of the handle. The blade remains in fine conditon with most of the koftgari remaining. A lovely dagger, with very nice proportions and aesthetic appeal. 15 1/2" overall. Blade is 11". ...

19th C. Indo-Persian Percussion Dahl Gun Shield

19th C. Indo-Persian Percussion Dahl Gun Shield

( ID: i8 )

A fine 19th C. Persian dhal or Indian sipar with a very rare percussion gun mechanism built into the shield. This example has remained in very nice condition and the percussion mechanism is in very fine condition, and fully functional. The shield remains in good condition as well retaining a good percentage of its original koftgari. Definitely a rare addition to any collection. 12" diameter. ...

19th C. Kashmiri North Indian Enamelled Shield

19th C. Kashmiri North Indian Enamelled Shield

( ID: i67 )

A very fine quality and large mid 19th C. North Indian dhal shield. This example is beautifully made and completely chiselled out of brass. The chiselling work is of the finest quality. The recesses were then filled in with black enamel. There are few losses of enamel and one small ding, but otherwise the shield is in gorgeous condition. One of the finest of its type. 22" in diameter....

19th C. Mamluke Revival Ewer Aftabha and Basin

19th C. Mamluke Revival Ewer Aftabha and Basin

( ID: ii440 )

A very rare complete 19th C. Mamluke revival ewer and basin set. The pieces are completely original to one another and complement each other well. The decoration work on both is of very fine quality with good detailing and a nice original antique patina on the silver and the brass inlays. Mamluke revival arts developed in the 1840s in Egypt and were in many cases interpretations of older Mamluk designs by Western architects and designers. The first Mamluk revival structure, Jazire Palace in Cair...

19th C. Mamluke Revival Vase

19th C. Mamluke Revival Vase

( ID: ii439 )

A beautifully made 19th C. vase in the Mamluke revival style of work that became very popular at the time in the Middle East and in Western Europe. Mamluke revival arts developed in the 1840s in Egypt and were in many cases interpretations of older Mamluk designs by Western architects and designers. The first Mamluk revival structure, Jazire Palace in Cairo, was built by Austrian architect Julius Franz. The largest work on the topic was the illustrated work of Prisse D'Avennes in 1877 and was a ...

19th C. Maori Taiaha

19th C. Maori Taiaha

( ID: o65 )

A very fine original example of a 19th C. Maori Chief's taiaha war club fighting staff. This example is in very fine condition with paua abalone shell eyes and very fine carving. It even retains the orginal parrot feathers held on by some kind of organic material dating it to the 19th C. A very fine example of this rare Maori weapon and symbol of rank....

19th C. Massive Silver Anglo-Indian Hunting Knife

19th C. Massive Silver Anglo-Indian Hunting Knife

( ID: i2 )

A one of kind 19th C Anglo-Indian hunting sword. This piece has a very large chased and repoussed silver handle with very fine detail and design. The original scabbard is covered in green silk and has original silver fittings as well. The blade is well proportioned and thick, and easily could have been an actual hunting piece, but it was more likely for presentation as the quality of the fittings and the handle attest to. 22 ? ...

19th C. Moroccan Gold Inlaid Nimcha Sword

19th C. Moroccan Gold Inlaid Nimcha Sword

( ID: i38 )

A very fine quality 19th C. Moroccan nimcha. This example has a classic horn handle with a finely gold inlaid crossguard. The blade is a layered steel Moroccan made blade with an armorers mark near the crosssguard and with a good very nice condition scabbard with the original cloth hanger. A fine example of this classic sword. OAL 41 ...

19th C. Ottoman Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol

19th C. Ottoman Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol

( ID: o60 )

Typical Ottoman Blunderbuss with Crescent and a star silver ornament and finely carved hardwood stock. Barrel is covered with silver koftgary ornaments. 18" length, barrel is 10"....

19th C. Persian Qajar Axe

19th C. Persian Qajar Axe

( ID: i10 )

A nice and very good looking 19th C. Qajar tabar axe. This example retains almost 99% of the gold koftgari decoration on the axe head in addition to the niello decoration on the calligraphy on the blade. The blade has a mechanical etched damascus which looks very fine against the blade and contrasts nicely with the gold and niello decoration. The handle is in very fine condition as well with a chiselling in a spiral pattern throughout the length. 28" length, 8 1/2 diameter of axehead....

19th C. Persian Qajar Officer's Shamshir

19th C. Persian Qajar Officer's Shamshir

( ID: i33 )

A gorgeous example of an Qajar officers shamshir from the 19th C. This example is mounted with a large handle in nearly perfect condition, with a very nicely detailed and formed silver crossguard, on one side is the Persian Lion and on the other in Farsi it says "Tehrani". The scabbard is in very nice condition with only one old repair near the chape but is otherwise in good condition with very nice tombac or brass fittings in the Persian style. The blade is a very fine with a strong black wootz...

19th C. Persian Qajar Tabarzin Axe

19th C. Persian Qajar Tabarzin Axe

( ID: ma423 )

A fine 19th C. Qajar era tabarzin axe with a very fine wootz axehead with gold inlays. This example is in very nice condition with minimal losses and is completely tight and sound. 22 1/2" length, 3 1/2" length of cutting edge. ...

19th C. Polish/Turkish karabela mounted in the Turkish style with damascus yatagan blade

19th C. Polish/Turkish karabela mounted in the Turkish style with damascus yatagan blade

( ID: e41 )

A very nice 19th C. Polish or Turkish karabela with a nice Ottoman or Blakan yatgan blade. This example has very nice black wood or black horn grips with a nicely detailed brass mounts. The condition is very nice....

19th C. Qajar Persian Kindjal

19th C. Qajar Persian Kindjal

( ID: i4 )

An absolutely massive and probably one of a kind late 18th C. to early 19th century Persian Qajar era qama. Saying it is a kindjal or a qama just doesn't do justice to this piece. It is tremendous and of very good quality. Please see the comparison picture with a normal sized Persian qama (which is not available with this piece but is for sale separately). This piece has a massive finely made handle of horn scales in traditional kindjal shape with chiseled steel fittings. The blade is tremendous...

19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Jian Short Sword

19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Jian Short Sword

( ID: c47 )

A nice 19th C. Chinese short sword jian. This example has a nice blade mounted with brass dots and the original scabbard which is missing the two middle mounts. The crossguard is a bit shaky....

19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Jian Short Sword

19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Jian Short Sword

( ID: c48 )

A nice 19th C. Chinese short sword jian. This example has a nice blade mounted with brass dots and the original scabbard in very nice condition. The crossguard is a bit shaky....

19th C. Rajastan Indian Painted Shield

19th C. Rajastan Indian Painted Shield

( ID: i1 )

One of the nicest 19th C. Indian painted dhals I've seen. This example must have been painted by a miniaturist because the quality of the paintings is gorgeous and very lively, with strong movement and retention of color. It does have a few losses, some of which are more recent but others which appear to have been done deliberately to the faces of some of the characters. It appears to be made of leather which was then lacqured over with several layers. It is very slightly warped, about half an i...

19th C. Rare Indian Fakir's Crutch Mace

19th C. Rare Indian Fakir's Crutch Mace

( ID: i13 )

A nice and quite rare 19th C. Indian fakir's crutch. As fakir's were not allowed to carry edged weapons, they carried these kinds of crutches which also functioned as maces, and a type of axe. They usually contain a concealed dagger on the inside, but that is missing on this example. A fine and rare Indian weapon. 18" length, 8 1/2" length of spike and macehead....

19th C. Silver Balkan Ottoman Jambiya Dagger

19th C. Silver Balkan Ottoman Jambiya Dagger

( ID: md428 )

A very fine example of a classic 19th C. Ottoman Balkan jambiya. This piece has a very large and solid silver handle with very fine silver chase and repousse work . The blade is of a good Turkish style wootz which can be seen throughout and the scabbard is of an Arab Iraqi style. The dagger is in very good condition with very few losses of the silver, a very small break which can be seen in the pictures, but otherwise is in very fine condition. OAL 19". Blade is 11", handle is 7". ...

19th C. Silver Turkish Yataghan Bichaq Kard Dagger

19th C. Silver Turkish Yataghan Bichaq Kard Dagger

( ID: i31 )

A nice 19th C. Turkish dagger with pretty chiselled and repoussed silver work on the scabbard. The handle is an interesting style with niello engraving and decoration. The blade is in nice condition with an armorers mark and some arabic writing. OAL 14", blade is 8"....

19th C. Sudanese War Mace

19th C. Sudanese War Mace

( ID: i66 )

A great really interesting 19th C. Sudanese Dervish war mace. This example has the classic Sudanese style etching and writing and has two knives inset in crocodile skin with the small feet attached as well. Just a great old ethnographic weapon....

19th C. Toledo Moorish Sword

19th C. Toledo Moorish Sword

( ID: e23 )

A very rare 19th C. Toledo made Moorish sword. It is nearly impossible to acquire any original moorish items, all are in museums in Turkey or Spain, but the next best thing is an original antique and guaranteed 19th c. Toleda made example of a 15th C. Moorish sword. This example is made very well according to the standards of good older Toledo work, and displays the characteristic Moorish handle shape. The scabbard is also original to the sword as well. 42" overall. Blade is 34". ...

19th C. Turkish Ottoman Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol

19th C. Turkish Ottoman Flintlock Blunderbuss Pistol

( ID: mf431 )

An excellent Turkish Ottoman Blunderbuss pistol. Hardwood stock is elaborately covered with silver overlays. Twisted Damascus barrel completely covered in gold and silver koftgary inlays in design typical to 19c Ottoman empire style. This type of blunderbusses is also known as a ...

19th C. Turkish Ribbon Damascus Yataghan Sword

19th C. Turkish Ribbon Damascus Yataghan Sword

( ID: i34 )

A nice example of an early Turkish yataghan with a rare ribbon damascus blade. This piece is in good condition with few losses. The goat horn handle scales are good with no losses and the scabbard is solid as well. The blade is very fine with ribbon damascus pattern visible throughout, which could use an acid etch with lemon juice to bring it out even more. Though it is clearly visible in the blade as it is. OAL 31", blade is 25"...

20th C. Nigerian Air Force Officers Sword

20th C. Nigerian Air Force Officers Sword

( ID: es433 )

An uncommon example of a contemporary or late 20th c. Nigerian Airforce Officers sword. Good condition and made by a German manufacture. ...

Beautiful 19th C. Sino-Vietnamese Kiem with silver mounted scabbard

Beautiful 19th C. Sino-Vietnamese Kiem with silver mounted scabbard

( ID: c52 )

A rare 19th C. Vietnamese kiem sword sabre in very nice condition. The scabbard is of a kind of red woord with mother of pearl inlays. Overall the sword is mostly tight with just a little bit of looseness in the guard which is finely decorated with copper and silver inlays. Overall 35" blade is 27". ...

Early 19th C. English Presentation Sword

Early 19th C. English Presentation Sword

( ID: e24 )

19th C. English artillery officers presentation sword. This example has a clean and nicely patinaed handle with a gilted lionhead fittings. The leather and gilt mounted scabbard is also in good condition and only a bit soft. The blade is very interesting and made in the style of a Turkish kilich, with a nicely swelling yelman for the last 1/3 of the blade length. The blade is frost etched with nice martial designs and the symbols for "HAC". A fine early English officers sword. ...

Fine 19th c. Spanish Toledo combination Scissors Dagger

Fine 19th c. Spanish Toledo combination Scissors Dagger

( ID: e44 )

A finely made novelty item of the 19th C. displaying all the excellent workmanship that Toledo is known for. This example is a pair of scissors that converts ingeniously into a small dagger. This piece is gilded with gold and the metal is chiselled throughout, on one of the blades Toledo is chiselled into it....

Fine Quality 19th. Caucasian Kindjal Dagger

Fine Quality 19th. Caucasian Kindjal Dagger

( ID: e40 )

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