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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. Native American Wax Head

19th C. Native American Wax Head

( ID: ka434 )

A very rare 19th C. Museum de-accessioned Native American wax head. The sculpting is superb and has a loads of character. It is only slightly deformed by heat over the years but is in otherwise very nice condition with most of the original hair and eyebrows as well as the two original glass eyes. It looks really cool. ...

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"...

19th C. Wax Head

19th C. Wax Head

( ID: ka435 )

A fine 19th C. Museum de-accessioned wax head. It is missing the right eye but is in otherwise very nice condition. It would look great with an antique helmet. ...

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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French made wheel lock style  19th C. Eastern Flintlock Pistol

French made wheel lock style 19th C. Eastern Flintlock Pistol

( ID: o63 )

A large and very interesting French made wheellock style flintlock pistol with silver wire inlays. A very large pistol. ...

Gorgeous 19th c. Caucasian, Persian, Azerbaijani Blunderbuss pistol

Gorgeous 19th c. Caucasian, Persian, Azerbaijani Blunderbuss pistol

( ID: o58 )

A very fine late 18th C. Persian or Caucasian flintlock miquelet blunderbuss pistol. This example is in superb condition and retains nearly all of its very nicely made mother of pearl inlays as well as gold koftgari on the twist damascus barrel. 14" length, 9" barrel....

Gorgeous 19th c. Sino-Vietnamese Curved Kiem with beautiful carved dragon handle

Gorgeous 19th c. Sino-Vietnamese Curved Kiem with beautiful carved dragon handle

( ID: c50 )

A very rare 19th C. Vietnamese kiem sword sabre with a gorgeously carved handle. This example has the original scabbard with silver fittings, with a few lossed. The wood is also inlaid with much nicer than usual mother of pearl inlays of flowers and small creatures. The blade is probably older and has some age darkening and slightly shaky to the hilt. Overall 32", blade is 27". ...

Gorgeous Napoleonic Era British Line Officers Sword

Gorgeous Napoleonic Era British Line Officers Sword

( ID: e42 )

Nice late 18th-early 19th C. British Napoleonic era British Officers sword. This example is mounted with a very finely made gilt brass and ebony wood handle and comes with the original scabbard. The blade has blue and gold 1/3 of the way with some losses and a few spots of pitting. The scabbard has a small weak spot but is otherwise structurally sound. The crossguard is also a bit shaky. Overall the sword looks very nice and is of a rarely seen style. 36" overall. 30" blade....

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"....