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Exceptional 19th C. Georgian Kindjal Dagger, chiseled and gilded iron with bulat damascus blade

Exceptional 19th C. Georgian Kindjal Dagger, chiseled and gilded iron with bulat damascus blade

( ID: rd1064 )

A beautiful early 19th C. Georgian kindjal dating to circa 1820-1850.  This superior and exceptional kindjal, represents classic Georgian work, and is made of chiseled steel unlike most other Caucasian work found in chiseled silver, inlaid with niello. The hilt is a single piece of walrus ivory or walrus tusk and shows off the characteristic grain of the inner tusk along the sides of the grip and at the pomme. It is mounted with two prominent iron bosses lavishly overlaid with gold....

Excellent 18th C. Sri Lankan Kastane with beautiful carved grip

Excellent 18th C. Sri Lankan Kastane with beautiful carved grip

( ID: is699 )

KASTANE 18th C, Sri Lanka Blade: Classical kastane with a short curved steel blade, better than the average mediocre quality. Hilt: A nicely decorated dark horn hilt with a monster head pommel. The monster styled quillons the D guard and the langet are all steel. Good age patina on the blade and the grip. Scabbard: Absent Dimensions: Blade (linear length): 20” OAL: 24” Condition: Literature: See Pinchot (2014): Arms of the Paladins, p. 69, fig. 4-24 for a simple, generally u...

Fine early North Indian Kard dagger with kirk narduban wootz blade

Fine early North Indian Kard dagger with kirk narduban wootz blade

( ID: id694 )

KARD with KIRK NARDUBAN BLADE 18th C, North Indian Blade: A kard with a fine watered kirk narduban wootz blade, which is very rare in daggers. Hilt: The handle is en suite silver of fine quality. Scabbard: Original leather covered with en suite matching silver fittings of fine quality. Dimensions: Blade: 7.75” OAL: 12.75” Condition: Literature: While fine examples of kards are widely published in numerous collections, no known published examples exist of silver fittings with...

Superb 18th C. Mughal Zaghnal Axe

Superb 18th C. Mughal Zaghnal Axe

( ID: ia806 )

ZAGHNAL 18th C, Mughal A rare type of battle-axe for mounted warfare, with a lineage tracing back to the Persian and Ottoman axes. This example is substantially weighted overall. The axe blade is beak-shaped (it is believed that zaghnal refers to the shape of a crow beak), and is attached to the axe head via two straps. The heavy rectangular axe head is clad in crystalline wootz panels, and terminates in a flattened ball peen. The haft is steel, with a dome springing from foliated pl...

Superb 18th C. Mughal or Deccan Tabarzin Axe, with a wootz axehead inlaid with precious stones

Superb 18th C. Mughal or Deccan Tabarzin Axe, with a wootz axehead inlaid with precious stones

( ID: ic1063 )

TABARZIN Early 18th C, Mughal or Deccan Saddle axes are Exemplary example of a tabarzin with a beautiful wootz axe head, overlaid with gold koftgari, chiseled with figures of animals, inlaid with precious stones. This example is in the form and style of Lotf Ali, the famous mid 18th century Persian armorer. The V & A Museum in London has an example of an Indian axehead made during this period in the form and style of Lotf Ali.  The quality of manufacture of this example may ind...

17th C. Mughal Indian Jade Wootz Khanjar Dagger, of baluster design, possibly of Chinese origin

17th C. Mughal Indian Jade Wootz Khanjar Dagger, of baluster design, possibly of Chinese origin

( ID: id501 )

KHANJAR with JADE HILT 17th – 18th C, Mughal Jade arts in India reached their zenith during the Mughal period. Some of the finest and most elaborately carved hilts were during this period. Blade: This fine example is mounted with a finely crafted double-edged wootz blade with polished edges, and with an armor-piercing tip. The wootz pattern is streaky, suggesting a classification as sham or Syrian damascus. Apparently, blades made of sham were less esteemed (Figiel, 1991); however, it’s...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel , Superb 17th C. Mughal Tulwar with kirk narduban laddered watered steel wootz blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel , Superb 17th C. Mughal Tulwar with kirk narduban laddered watered steel wootz blade

( ID: is616 )

ROYAL MUGHAL TULWAR (Ex-Figiel Collection) 17th C, Mughal From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel (firm provenance provided). Blade: Exceptional and substantial watered steel blade. The large size of 33” and the width of 1 ½” allows the extraordinarily crisp kirk narduban pattern to be seen the length of the blade.  The blade edge exhibits a parallel arrangement of cementite and pearlite aggregates, as seen in the finest Persian blades (e.g., see Figiel 1991, p. 28-29), strongly i...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel 18th c. Baskethilt tulwar shamshir sword with a kirk narduban laddered wootz blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel 18th c. Baskethilt tulwar shamshir sword with a kirk narduban laddered wootz blade

( ID: is612 )

TULWAR with OPEN BASKET HILT (Ex-Figiel Collection) 18th – 19th C (heirloom Indian or Persian blade), possibly Delhi or environs From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel (firm provenance provided). Blade: An unusually long and elegant wootz blade exhibits a prominent kirk narduban pattern that is easily visible, with overall complex Damascus pattern of wavy lines and whorls. The quality of the blade suggests that it’s an heirloom that was re-hilted in the 18th/19th C. The sword has two ...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel, 18th C. Wootz Pesh Kabz Dagger with mother pearl grips

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel, 18th C. Wootz Pesh Kabz Dagger with mother pearl grips

( ID: id584 )

PESH KABZ (Ex-Figiel Collection) 18th C, North India From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel (firm provenance provided). Blade: This example has a fine watered steel single-edged blade that has the classical backward curve, with a robust T-spine extending halfway that terminates in unique a decorative element, and a thickened (armor-piercing) tip. Hilt: The hilt is classically shaped, with beak-shaped pommel, and a hinged pommel-tag. The grip scales are mother of pearl, common in wo...

RARE 17th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar

RARE 17th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar

( ID: i419 )

"Tears of the Wounded" TULWAR 17th – 18th C, Rajasthan or Agra A rare sword because of the overall quality of the sword in conjunction with a feature known as Tears of the Wounded. Blade: The broad and substantial single-edged blade, with a false edge, and of a very fine pattern-welded steel. The spine is pierced with 7 narrow channels; the channels are undercut permitting the retention of freely moving steel balls (some of which are still present). When the sword is...

Antique Japanese Muromachi Period 16th C. Tanto Dagger with NBTHK Papers for Osafune Kiyomitsu

Antique Japanese Muromachi Period 16th C. Tanto Dagger with NBTHK Papers for Osafune Kiyomitsu

( ID: jd1050 )

A fine example of a large Muromachi period 16th C. Japanese tanto in aikuchi mounts.  The scabbard is mounted in patterned and checkerboard shark skin; with a copper multi metal kozuka; blade has a straight tempering line with a wide single groove. The tanto has it's original Kicho NBTHK papers attributing the tanto to Osafune Kiyomitsu. The Kiyomitsu group of smiths date to the mid 16th C. and are known for their suguha or straight temper lines, such as this tanto is forged with. Swo...

Exceptional 16th C. German Hand and Half Bastard Sword

Exceptional 16th C. German Hand and Half Bastard Sword

( ID: es1057 )

This example is in very fine condition and dates to circa 1550. The blade is double-edged with a wide shallow fuller on each side approximately half the length of the blade. Further, the upper part of each side of the  blade is very finely and delicately engraved with a central flower, leaves and vines and also with the wolf mark of Solingen inlaid with copper wire. The quillons form an S-curve and each terminal is grooved resembling a paw or fingers. Similar grooves appear on the terminals...

Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Korean Choson or Joseon General's or Prince Sword Byeolwungeom or Nokchiljang wungeom

Exceptionally Rare 18th C. Korean Choson or Joseon General's or Prince Sword Byeolwungeom or Nokchiljang wungeom

( ID: cs1051 )

A beautiful Korean sword dating to the 18th or early 19th C. This example is of typical Korean royal construction and features aesthetic features that indicate the high level of manufacture and ownership of the sword. The scabbard is mounted with a hanging feature in the Korean style which has carved chiseled reptiles or lizards for the notch that fits into the crossguard. The bottom fitting of the scabbard has empty sockets where there were likely precious stones inlaid, similarly as can be see...

Extraordinarily Rare Dated 1747 Imperial Russian Ilya Salischev Pair of Flintlock Pistols

Extraordinarily Rare Dated 1747 Imperial Russian Ilya Salischev Pair of Flintlock Pistols

( ID: rf1062 )

An extraordinary pair of pistols of superb quality.  These are attributed to the import Imperial Russian gunsmith Ilya Salischev. The locks are beautifully chiseled again in the exact typical style of that period, particularly the 1740s, and display the characteristic quality that Salischev put into his guns with hunting scenes, and wonderful carved iron details.  Another distinctive Salischev feature is the partially suspended flashpan, in a miniature lattice of iron, a beautiful f...

Japanese Tanto Dagger, Signed Sadahiro, dated Heisei 11 (1999) with Umabari dagger

Japanese Tanto Dagger, Signed Sadahiro, dated Heisei 11 (1999) with Umabari dagger

( ID: jd1061 )

A beautiful and large Japanese tanto, hand made by the famous maker Sadahiro and dated Heisei 11 for 1999. This is a traditional hand made tanto with an oversized blade, beautifully carved and chiseled by this famous bladesmith. Very fine silver fittings with black same for the grip and fitted with silver dragon menuki.  Superb condition throughout. Overall length is 18", blade is 12".   ...

Rare 16th C. Italian Venetian or Dalmatian Schiavona sword with original scabbard

Rare 16th C. Italian Venetian or Dalmatian Schiavona sword with original scabbard

( ID: es1055 )

A rare find. Most schiavonas are found dating to the period of the 18th C. but this example is of an earlier type likely from the late 16th C. and has the original scabbard, which is almost never found and rarely in fine condition such as on this example.  The distinguishing feature of this type of sword is the hilt each bar of which is carefully forged. The design shows that the aim to provide maximum coverage for the hand while minimizing weight and complexity. The later form of...

Very Fine 17th C. South Indian Chiseled Iron Deccani Katar of exceptional quality, Mughal motifs

Very Fine 17th C. South Indian Chiseled Iron Deccani Katar of exceptional quality, Mughal motifs

( ID: id1053 )

This example is a beautiful representation of a south Indian katar from the Deccan region.  Composed of a single piece of chiseled, carved, and gilded iron, with two grip bars, this katar is a tour de force of Indian iron work and design.  Likely a court presentation piece from one of the Deccani sultanates, the décor comprises carved and pierced floral representations of poppy flowers, a typical Indian motif and found on many Deccan arms from the period.  Unlike most katars from ...

Very Important 18th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Prince's or General Helmet of hardened lacquered leather with gilt brass mounts

Very Important 18th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Prince's or General Helmet of hardened lacquered leather with gilt brass mounts

( ID: ch1052 )

One of the rarest examples of Korean arms and armor that can be acquired. This Korean prince's helmet is of a type found in numerous museum collections around the world, and seldom found in private collections.  The quality of the workmanship is outstanding and rivals the finest Chinese work in the chiseled gilt brass designs on the outside of the helmet, with Buddhist designs of swastikas and traditional Korean animal motifs such as the phoenix bird and the dragons. Examples of this ...

17th C. Indian Hindu Khanjar, with chiseled Trisula hilt and wootz blade

17th C. Indian Hindu Khanjar, with chiseled Trisula hilt and wootz blade

( ID: id1047 )

A fine example of a 17th C. Indian chilanum khanjar of an early style.  The examples dates to the 1670. The hilt has finely designed branching arms, chiseled palmettes and a rhomboid center block. The hilt also bears unusual, unique pierced motifs of a trisula often associated and found on Hindu and Sikh weapons, sometimes in the form of a stamp on a blade and more rarely chiseled and pierced through.  The grip is coverered in delicate gold koftgari in floral design...

Antique 17th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir with Kara Taban Persian Wootz blade

Antique 17th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir with Kara Taban Persian Wootz blade

( ID: is1048 )

A fine example of rare quality, the iron hilt with knucklebow of Delhi form elaborately inlaid with flowering vines in gold with interesting chinoiserie influence which became popular among the Mughals in the latter 17th century. The deeply-curved, single-edged blade of classic form, tapering continuously to the acute tip and forged of superior Kara Taban (brilliant black) Persian wootz damascus steel, with original finish throughout. At the right forte three gold-inlaid cartouches with inscr...

Exceptional 18th C. Hindu Khanda Sword with chiseled Tanjore hilt and wootz blade

Exceptional 18th C. Hindu Khanda Sword with chiseled Tanjore hilt and wootz blade

( ID: is1046 )

A rare 18th C. Indian khanda. This example has a straight 30 inch double edged blade of dark, watered steel having typical reinforcing plates formed with lappet-shaped panels decorated with gold koftgari. Heavy steel hilt of familiar form with pierced languets, robust quillon tips, bilobate guard, broad knucklebow and wheel pommel with long, downturned 'stem', all with pierced beaded rims and decorated with gold koftgari florals. Grip retains the heavily worn red velour covering.  Overal...

Extraordinary 18th C. Presentation Kilich Sword solid silver fittings, early 17th C. Turkish wootz blade

Extraordinary 18th C. Presentation Kilich Sword solid silver fittings, early 17th C. Turkish wootz blade

( ID: is1049 )

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19th C. Spanish Toledo Islamic Moorish Presentation Sword of early Ottoman or Mamluke form

19th C. Spanish Toledo Islamic Moorish Presentation Sword of early Ottoman or Mamluke form

( ID: e103 )

A stunning 19th C.  Toledo made Kilich sword. This example has a magnificent chiseled iron lionhead and elephant head handle of very large and heavy proportions. Made from one solid piece of iron and hand chiseled by master Toledo iron workers the cross guard looks very cool, the Lionhead is also considerably more detailed than any German made Lionhead swords, since this one was chiseled from iron as opposed to cast from brass. The scabbard is completely original to the sword and has matchi...

Extremely Rare Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, late 16th-mid 17th C. Brigandine Dingjia Armor Set, Emperor Shunzhi Period 1644-1661

Extremely Rare Late Ming-Early Qing Dynasty, late 16th-mid 17th C. Brigandine Dingjia Armor Set, Emperor Shunzhi Period 1644-1661

( ID: ca1043 )

An exceptionally rare and early Chinese armor with armored plates called a brigandine armor.  This example is similar to an example in the Horniman Museum in the United Kingdom which is dated to the period of Emperor Shunzhi, 1644-1661. Another example in the Beijing Police Museum is dated to the Ming period.  This example is more complete than either and we are comfortable giving it an early dating based on these two museum collections. Chinese armour consisting of a brigandin...

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kubur Flintlock Pistol of massive proportions

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kubur Flintlock Pistol of massive proportions

( ID: if1024 )

A fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish kubur pistol, fully inlaid with silver wire work and a barrel overlaid with silver.  A massive example of 25" in length. ...

Collection of three Persian Luristan daggers Circa 1000-650 B.C.

Collection of three Persian Luristan daggers Circa 1000-650 B.C.

( ID: id1038 )

Luristan bronzes (rarely "Lorestān", "Lorestāni" etc in sources in English) are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in west-central Iran. They include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings and a smaller number of vessels including situlae, and those found in recorded excavations are generally found in burials. The ethnicity of the people who crea...

Excellent 18th C. South Indian Deccani Gupti Sword Cane

Excellent 18th C. South Indian Deccani Gupti Sword Cane

( ID: is1027 )

A very fine example of an 18th C. or possibly earlier sword stick of fine large proportions and excellent quality.  The handle is chiseled in the form of a makara demon head of very fine detail.  The blade is a 17th C. European rapier blade as the best examples of these types are normally mounted with. Both the scabbard and handle are made of a form of brass and both scabbard and handle are original to each other and have been together since the original construction, as can be...

Exceptional 19th C. Caucasian Miquelet Rifle mounted in silver with gold zarnishan inlay work

Exceptional 19th C. Caucasian Miquelet Rifle mounted in silver with gold zarnishan inlay work

( ID: if1034 )

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Exceptional 19th C. Indian Mughal  Indo Persian Patterned Ganga Jamni Zirah Mail Shirt

Exceptional 19th C. Indian Mughal Indo Persian Patterned Ganga Jamni Zirah Mail Shirt

( ID: ia1039 )

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Exceptionally Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Matchlock

Exceptionally Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Matchlock

( ID: cf1022 )

A very fine Korean matchlock pistol dating to the 19th C. These examples are very rare and are very characteristic with an armory mark at the base of the barrel inlaid in gold or silver and often crudely done compared to similar Japanese work. Many of these pistols were made in Japan and traded to Korea where they would be inlaid with the typical Korean armory or good luck marks at the base of the barrel. It is deeply uncommon to find an example of this type and this one was purchased direct...

Fine 18th C. Dutch or German Flintlock Pistol

Fine 18th C. Dutch or German Flintlock Pistol

( ID: ef1023 )

A graceful 18th C. Dutch or German flintlock pistol, brass mounted with a grotesque butt and finely incised barrel and tiger wood maple carved wooden stock. Overall length is 20". ...

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger of Rare Form, wootz watered steel blade

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger of Rare Form, wootz watered steel blade

( ID: id1026 )

A rare 18th C. Indian Katar of tiger claw form.  A known type this example has been ascribed to Udaipur by design of koftgari however this piece has a chiseled iron grip more of a southern or central Indian form, possibly Deccani.  Overall the effect is quite pleasing as the deeply curved and thickly armor pirced blade creates a particularly vicious katar dagger. Overall length is 13". ...

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Shamshir, excellent condition

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Shamshir, excellent condition

( ID: is1020 )

A fine 18th C. Indian Mughal form shamshir of graceful design and curvature.  The blade is curved of dark wootz steel, expertly forged of two different types on each side with a perfectly forged line visible along the spine.  A tour de force of the smith's art and significantly harder to create that one with a solo type of iron. Crossguard of wootz steel with slender languets, faceted fig-shaped quillon tips and decorated with panels of gold koftgari florals and borders frami...

Fine 19th C. Algerian North African Snaphaunce Rifle mounted with corals and silver

Fine 19th C. Algerian North African Snaphaunce Rifle mounted with corals and silver

( ID: if1029 )

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Fine 19th C. Caucasian Northern Persian Azerbaijan Miquelet Rifle with gold koftgari and damascus barrel

Fine 19th C. Caucasian Northern Persian Azerbaijan Miquelet Rifle with gold koftgari and damascus barrel

( ID: if1035 )

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Fine 19th C. Caucasian Russian Inlaid Miquelet Rifle with damascus barrel and silver mounts

Fine 19th C. Caucasian Russian Inlaid Miquelet Rifle with damascus barrel and silver mounts

( ID: if1040 )

A fine 19th C. Caucasian rifle of fine design, beautifully inlaid with mother of pearl, with no losses. The barrel is damascus and overlaid with silver bands. Fine original piece with no restoration and in fine mechanically functional condition. ...

Fine 19th C. Moroccan North African Snaphaunce Miquelet Kabyla or Kabila Rifle

Fine 19th C. Moroccan North African Snaphaunce Miquelet Kabyla or Kabila Rifle

( ID: if1036 )

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Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle

( ID: if1030 )

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Model 1898 U.S. American Krag Bayonet Spanish-American War Period 1898-1902

Model 1898 U.S. American Krag Bayonet Spanish-American War Period 1898-1902

( ID: ad1025 )

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Original Antique United States American Civil War period Officers Burgundy cloth Sash

Original Antique United States American Civil War period Officers Burgundy cloth Sash

( ID: aa1028 )

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Rare 18th C. Balkan Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle of Italian 17th C. form

Rare 18th C. Balkan Ottoman Turkish Miquelet Rifle of Italian 17th C. form

( ID: if1032 )

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Rare 19th C. Afghanistan Sind Percussion Rifle with a fine Omani barrel inlaid with a Lapis Lazuli sight

Rare 19th C. Afghanistan Sind Percussion Rifle with a fine Omani barrel inlaid with a Lapis Lazuli sight

( ID: if1037 )

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Rare 19th C. Greek Ottoman or Balkan Kariophili Rifle Carbine with Miqulet lock

Rare 19th C. Greek Ottoman or Balkan Kariophili Rifle Carbine with Miqulet lock

( ID: if1033 )

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Rare 19th C. Joseon Choson Korean Mace Sword Breaker

Rare 19th C. Joseon Choson Korean Mace Sword Breaker

( ID: cs1021 )

A very rare 19th C. Korean made mace in the Japanese style. The grip of brass inlaid with copper and silver and a small bird.  A fine and interesting example, of pleasing size and weight.  The pommel is a silver modeled heart shape. 22" in length ...

Spectacular 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Flintlocks fully veneered in tortoiseshell

Spectacular 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Flintlocks fully veneered in tortoiseshell

( ID: if1041 )

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Antique Rare Ottoman Turkish Bow for archery, Excellent preserved condition, Signed by maker and dated 1824

Antique Rare Ottoman Turkish Bow for archery, Excellent preserved condition, Signed by maker and dated 1824

( ID: ia1018 )

A very rare early 19th C. Ottoman bow from the one of the last periods of great Ottoman bow making.  This example is made in the traditional Ottoman way, through the compound method made of wood and horn, as can be seen in the case of this bow which was left undecorated, with the natural cow horn forming the decorative component. The Turkish bow is the shortest of all the Asian composite bows.  Although the ears  become shorter with time, the differentiating cross-section of th...

Early 19th C. Greek or Ottoman Turkish Silver and Niello Flintlock

Early 19th C. Greek or Ottoman Turkish Silver and Niello Flintlock

( ID: if1016 )

A fine example of an early 19th C. Greek or Ottoman era flintlock pistol. This example is heavy and mounted in solid silver with niello highlights of a fine quality workmanship. The butt displays finely cast and chiseled fluting of very pleasing design.   The pistol is of the period of the Greek War of Independence and was likely used during that time period. Barrel has inset stamps that are likely indications of Italian 18th C. manufacture. Overall length is 15". ...

Fine Philippines 19th C. Talibon Sword, Sword of Christian Tribes of North Philippines

Fine Philippines 19th C. Talibon Sword, Sword of Christian Tribes of North Philippines

( ID: ks1019 )

The Talibon sword is the primary sword of the Christian tribes of northern Philippines. The heavy and very sharp blade has a beveled edged witha  thick spine. The original carved wooden handle is wrapped with cane, and the wooden scabbard has the original hanging cloth as well with a Chinese coin. This sword is characterized by the floral style pommel and was the favored weapon of the Dios-Dios cult, also known as the Pulajanes. A fine condition and original battle sword. Ov...

Rare Full 19th C. Qajar Persian Armor Set with Char Aina, Helmet, Bazuband (armguard), and Shield

Rare Full 19th C. Qajar Persian Armor Set with Char Aina, Helmet, Bazuband (armguard), and Shield

( ID: ia1017 )

A fine set of 19th C. Persian Qajar period armor. This set features the usual helmet, shield, and bazuband, but also has the original and beautiful crafted char aina, or four mirrors, in the rare fitted armor set, and actually composed of five parts, with the two front halves closing in the middle with a thing wire that goes the length and claps them in place. The metal on all four components is etched and overlaid with silvert koftgari, with close to matching designs on the helmet, bazuband,...

Late 18th C. Indian Mughal Bichwa Dagger Gilded Copper  grip with original scabbard

Late 18th C. Indian Mughal Bichwa Dagger Gilded Copper grip with original scabbard

( ID: id1014 )

A fine late 18th c.  Indian bichwa dagger, or Scorpion dagger, with double blades and the original gilt gopper engraved copper mounted scabbard, mounted in the Oudh or Sindh style. Normally found with less aesthetic appeal, this bichwa is finely crafted with a gilded copper grip surmounted with a small finial cap.  The double blades are in fine untouched condition with some age darkening provided a nice contrast to the gilt copper grip.   Overall length is 12 1/2". ...