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Napoleonic French Naval Dirk

Napoleonic French Naval Dirk

( ID: e25 )

A very nice and scarce early 19th C. French naval dirk or short sword. It has the proper proportions of a Mamluke style short sword but has the dimensions of an oversize naval dirk. It is undoubtedtly naval by the style of decoration and the size. The ebony wood handle is in fine condition with the original steel guard chain. The blade has faint etching of oriental symbols, popular on European weapons in the early 19th C. A very pretty naval dirk. 26" overall. blade is 20"...

Nice quality 19th C. Turkish Flintlock Pistol

Nice quality 19th C. Turkish Flintlock Pistol

( ID: o61 )

A nice 19th C. Turkish pistol with silver wire inlays and a flintlock mechanism....

Rare 19th C. Persian Turcoman Bukhara Kard Dagger

Rare 19th C. Persian Turcoman Bukhara Kard Dagger

( ID: i36 )

This is an interesting example of a very scarce type of Central Asian kard dagger. The silver work on the scababrd with the stone inlays denotes it as from Bukharan where this kind of silver decoration work was prevalent. The blade is wootz but has some pitting near the edge and in a few other places. However a complete set as this piece is quite rare especially with the Bukharan scabbard. OAL 12 ? ...

Rare 19th C. Scottish or German Whale Tooth Powder Flask

Rare 19th C. Scottish or German Whale Tooth Powder Flask

( ID: e45 )

A rare 19th C. Scottish priming flask made from a whale's tooth which is hollowed out and mounted with fine silver fittings. ...

Rare 20th C. Chinese Nationalist Spinach Jade letter open presented to American General Lyman

Rare 20th C. Chinese Nationalist Spinach Jade letter open presented to American General Lyman

( ID: c51 )

A rare post WWII Chinese nationalist jade dagger presented General Lyman L. Lemnitzer who was the head of the U.S. mission to Taiwan in 1961 and met with Chiang Kai-Shek. This piece is one of a kind and quite rare and came from a sale of the General's estate....

Rare and Large Fine Quality WWII Chinese Nationalist Officers Sword

Rare and Large Fine Quality WWII Chinese Nationalist Officers Sword

( ID: c49 )

A quite rare WWII era Chinese nationalist officers sword of very large proportions and design. This example appears to be Japanese made since the blade may have a temper line which a good polish would bring out. The handle is mounted in fishskin and brass. The mounts are finely chiselled and quite deep as opposed to the usually made Chinese officers sword of poor quality. This example is the best quality of these I've seen. 36" overall, blade is 28 1/2"....

Rare Civil War Period American Naval Sword

Rare Civil War Period American Naval Sword

( ID: a55 )

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Rare German made Boer War Sawback Bayonet

Rare German made Boer War Sawback Bayonet

( ID: e43 )

A rare German made bayonet for the Boer war troops. This example may have been re-issued to Turkish troops and chromed later on as well. A rare bayonet....

Rare Pre-Civil War Period American Coast Guard Sword

Rare Pre-Civil War Period American Coast Guard Sword

( ID: a56 )

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Rare Taiwanese Presentation Dagger to American General

Rare Taiwanese Presentation Dagger to American General

( ID: c54 )

A rare post WWII Taiwanese Chinese Nationalist presentation dagger letter open to another American general. The translation on the handle reads: The front side of the dagger says: "ka bu xi"- this is the name of a western general transliterated in Chinese "we present to you this dagger" or " please accept this dagger" Back side says: "secretary of the military of republic of china" "Huang jie jing zheng" - person who gave the dagger On the inside of the dagger: One side says: "cheng gong" -S...

SOUTH INDIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, 19c

SOUTH INDIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL, 19c

( ID: o62 )

A rare type, the hardwood full stock elaborately inlaid with silver studs in geometrical patterns, the lock of European type. Octagonal barrel with swamped muzzle and elaborated silver inlaid motifs. Mid-19th century. See R. Elgood, Firearms of the Islamic World, (Tauris: London) p. 183 for quite similar. Overall is 17 1/2", barrel is 11". ...

Very rare 19th C. Caucasian/Indo-Persian Combination Percussion Flintlock Rifle with damascus barrel and gold inlays

Very rare 19th C. Caucasian/Indo-Persian Combination Percussion Flintlock Rifle with damascus barrel and gold inlays

( ID: o59 )

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WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger

WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger

( ID: c53 )

A nice WWII era Chinese Nationalist Airforce officers dagger. This example is longer than normal and has the original scabbard and remains in good condition. The ferrule and the crossguard are slightly loose and the eagle is missing the two little plastic red eyes. However good condition overall. 14 1/2" overall. Blade is 9"....

WWII Kanezane (Kanesane) Katana Sword blade

WWII Kanezane (Kanesane) Katana Sword blade

( ID: j28 )

Asano Kanesane, also spelled Kanezane, is one of the better documented swordsmiths of the Showa (WW II) Era. He was born Asano Shinichi on December 19th 1910 in the city of Seki in Mino (Noshu) Province and was apprenticed to master swordsmith Kojima Kanemichi in 1923. In April of 1930, he became an independent swordsmith and adopted the art name of Kanesane. He established a school of swordmaking in Seki and began teaching the art in 1933 when he accepted his first students, Kanetada and Michis...

WWII Rare 1500s Straight Japanese Blade in very fine WII Mounts

WWII Rare 1500s Straight Japanese Blade in very fine WII Mounts

( ID: j29 )

A very rare 16 th C. Koto blade mounted in very fine WWII officers mounts of the best quality, with a pierced and gilt tsuba and fine other fittings. The blade is unsigned and is straight with a nice temper line that can be seen. The blade has a few issues which are best seen in the pictures but for a rare blade and very nice fittings the price is fair and negotiable. Overall length is 38", blade cutting edge is 25 1/2". ...