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Superb 18th C. Spanish Miquelet Pistol by maker Joan Deop

Superb 18th C. Spanish Miquelet Pistol by maker Joan Deop

( ID: ef992 )

Deop was Ripoll`s first family of gunsmiths. They supposedly immigrated from Germany in the mid sixteenth century, and were still manufacturing gun locks well into the nineteenth century. The size and long history of this family contributes to the confusion when trying to identify an individual maker though this example is clearly signed Joan Deop. He is known to have made another pistol now currently in the Collectton of the Porte de Hal in Brussels and is noted as having made a lock in 17...

Superb Mughal Chainmail Iron and Brass pattern shirt with original cloth textile with poppy designs

Superb Mughal Chainmail Iron and Brass pattern shirt with original cloth textile with poppy designs

( ID: ia994 )

A very fine example of an 18th -early 19th C. Indian Mughal chainmail shirt in fine original condition, with a few later brass link repairs. The shirt is made of both brass and iron butted links with the original thick textile neck protector.  This is a rare find as the textile has survived fully intact with the original green velvet lining and only some fading on the outer silk poppy design.  The sleeves are cut in three-quarters length with v-shaped cuffs. Especially fine and interes...

17th C. Deccan or Mughal Indian Khulah Khud

17th C. Deccan or Mughal Indian Khulah Khud

( ID: ia979 )

A wonderful 17th C. Indian helmet with a chainmail coif and gold koftgari overlays of fine condition. The bowl is chiseled with a mihrab shape design. ...

Beautiful 19th Indian Dagger with spearpoint wootz blade

Beautiful 19th Indian Dagger with spearpoint wootz blade

( ID: id982 )

An important 19th C. Indian dagger with a carved handle in the form of a Durga goddess. Some of the finest Indian carving we've seen on an Indian dagger. ...

Fine 19th C. Indian Bagh Nakh Tiger Claw Dagger

Fine 19th C. Indian Bagh Nakh Tiger Claw Dagger

( ID: id983 )

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Fine Antique European or Polish War Hammer

Fine Antique European or Polish War Hammer

( ID: ea978 )

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Fine early 20th C. Nationalist Wuchang Period Chinese General's or High Officers Sword

Fine early 20th C. Nationalist Wuchang Period Chinese General's or High Officers Sword

( ID: cs986 )

A very rare early 20th C. Chinese Officers or Generals sword, Japanese made, with a very fine, heavy, and sharp blade with an etched hamon pattern.  The handle displays the flag and symbol of the the Iron Blood 18-star symbol of the Wuchang Uprising.  The Wuchang period lasted from 1912-1928 and was a tumultuous period in Chinese history.  This sword would have belonged to a high officer or General in the Wuchang army.  The handle is veneered with tortoiseshell and is ve...

Rare 19th C. Arabian Shamshir with wootz blade and fittings, and solid silver scabbard

Rare 19th C. Arabian Shamshir with wootz blade and fittings, and solid silver scabbard

( ID: is987 )

A quite rare early 19th C. Arabian or Yemeni shamshir with a very fine wootz blade, crossguard and scabbard fittings.  The scabbard is solid silver mounted with chiseled designs and with silver point work that recall certain Yemeni jambiyas. The blade displays a fine Persian wootz pattern throughout and has almost no signficant pitting or age darkening. A fine condition blade. Very fine overall condition and overall length of 38". ...

Rare 19th C. Moroccan Flintlock Pistol

Rare 19th C. Moroccan Flintlock Pistol

( ID: if981 )

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Spectacular 19th C. Burmese or Yunnanese Chinese Dha Sword

Spectacular 19th C. Burmese or Yunnanese Chinese Dha Sword

( ID: cs980 )

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Superb 19th C. Russian Silver Mounted Caucasian Miquelet

Superb 19th C. Russian Silver Mounted Caucasian Miquelet

( ID: rf977 )

A superb condition mid 19th C. caucasian miquelet pistol. Silver and niello engraved mounted with perfect condition gold koftgari. ...

Superb early 20th C. Japanese Red Cross Officials Dagger Dirk with signed handmade blade

Superb early 20th C. Japanese Red Cross Officials Dagger Dirk with signed handmade blade

( ID: jd984 )

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WWI German Prussian Naval Dagger Dirk

WWI German Prussian Naval Dagger Dirk

( ID: ed985 )

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Fine 19th C. Indian Ankus Goad with gold and silver koftgari and rolling ball inserts

Fine 19th C. Indian Ankus Goad with gold and silver koftgari and rolling ball inserts

( ID: ia974 )

ANKUS 19th  C, North India A fine and beautigully crafted ankus or goad crafted of finely chisled iron, with gold and silver koftgari designs in nearly perfect condition. This is a well known type and can be found in numerous museum collections, usually of similar design and always high craftsmanship.   23" long Literature: Near-identical example in in Hales (2013) Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour, p. 335/ no. 810. See Christies Sale 5270, Lot 39. See National Army Muse...

19th C. Victorian English British Officers Sword Model 1822

19th C. Victorian English British Officers Sword Model 1822

( ID: es973 )

A fine example of a model 1822 officers sword. This example has a brass hilt and a finely etched blade with an iron scabbard.  the handle is covered in galuchat or sharkskin.   ...

Antique 18th C. Japanese Wakizashi in Shirasaya fully signed

Antique 18th C. Japanese Wakizashi in Shirasaya fully signed

( ID: js967 )

A fine 18th C. Japanese wakizashi with a strong and clean blade displaying a vivid hamon with nie and nio components.  The shirasaya appears to be original but is slightly loose from dry handling conditions.  Otherwise overall condition is very nice. Overall length is 35", blade is 22". ...

Antique 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi, signed with royal Chrysanthemum mark

Antique 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi, signed with royal Chrysanthemum mark

( ID: js968 )

A fine example of a Japanese wakizashi dating to likely from the 19thC. The blade has seen better days and has several flaws, but displays a rich hamon and the tang is stamped with the Imperial Chrysanthemum marking along with a signature. Overall length is 30", blade has a 20.5" cutting edge. ...

Excellent Condition Victorian 19th C. Scottish Officers Sword, made by Firmin

Excellent Condition Victorian 19th C. Scottish Officers Sword, made by Firmin

( ID: es971 )

Beautiful and original condition 19th C. Queen Victoria era Scottish officers claymore made by A. Firmin.  Etching is perfect. ...

Exquisite 19th C. Victorian Era General's Sword Model 1822 made by Prosser

Exquisite 19th C. Victorian Era General's Sword Model 1822 made by Prosser

( ID: es972 )

A beautiful condition Model 1822 English General's or high ranking officer sword. This example has a deeply mercurized gilded hilt pierced with the monogram of Question Victoria, VR.  The sword is maker marked to Prosser and the etching on the blade is in perfect condition and of superb quality. ...

Fine 19th C. English Victorian Officer Sword in nearly perfect condition

Fine 19th C. English Victorian Officer Sword in nearly perfect condition

( ID: es970 )

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Fine 19th C. Japanese Katana Sword

Fine 19th C. Japanese Katana Sword

( ID: js966 )

A fine 19th C. Japanese katana sword, with matching mounts of chiseled and deeply patinated brass of feathered form with roosters as the menuki.  The blade is in nice condition with a visible hamon, and one very small chip in the cutting edge, and displays the proportions of an earlier blade, but we date this conservatively to the 19th c. Overall length is 37", blade has a 25" cutting edge. ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Khanjar with ribbed blade with gold koftgari

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Khanjar with ribbed blade with gold koftgari

( ID: id962 )

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Late 19th C. Japanese Showa Period Tachi Sword, signed

Late 19th C. Japanese Showa Period Tachi Sword, signed

( ID: js964 )

A fine example of a late 19th C. Japanese tachi sword, without the tsuka or crossguard.  This example has the original scabbard finely lacquered in reddish gold maki-e, with the original hanging fittings.  The blade is in fine condition with hamon clearly visible.  length is 27", overall length is 37". ...

Massive 19th c. Mughal or North Indian Broadsword shamshir with watered steel wootz blade and bowenite grips

Massive 19th c. Mughal or North Indian Broadsword shamshir with watered steel wootz blade and bowenite grips

( ID: is965 )

A fine and large sword of an uncommon type. This example is mounted with "faux jade" or bowenite grip scale, and a large and wide watered steel wootz blade, displaying the darkened hardened edge typical of Persian wootz, though this blade displays both crystalline Indian structure and areas of Persianate work, implying it was made by skilled smith in Northwest India.  The crossguard is interesting and in the European style with mother of pearl inlays and red lac eyes.  Overall conditio...

Rare World War Two Japanese Naval Officers Set of a Dress Sword and Dress Dagger or dirk

Rare World War Two Japanese Naval Officers Set of a Dress Sword and Dress Dagger or dirk

( ID: js963 )

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Wonderful 18th C. Indian Lahori Wootz Watered Steel Axe or Tabar

Wonderful 18th C. Indian Lahori Wootz Watered Steel Axe or Tabar

( ID: ia961 )

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19th C. German Artillery Sword

19th C. German Artillery Sword

( ID: es958 )

A good example of a 19th C. German Artillery soldiers sword. This example follows a typical 19th C. pattern with a cast brass handle with ribbed grip.  The blade is single fullered. The handle is stamped with unit marks written in the typical German states manner. Likely dates from 1840-1860. Overall length is 33". ...

19th C. Persian Chiseled Qajar Kilich Pala Sword

19th C. Persian Chiseled Qajar Kilich Pala Sword

( ID: is955 )

A very fine and uncommon 19th C. Qajar Persian kilich.  This example has a finely gold overlaid koftgari blade with a chiseled grip with gold koftgari designs in the floral style typical of the early 19th C. The blade is finely fullered and has a strong yelman false edge and is possibly watered steel wootz.  The condition is excellent and completely tight overall. Overall length is 37", blade is 31:. ...

Fine 18th C. Antique Persian Safavid Watered Steel Wootz Shamshir Sword

Fine 18th C. Antique Persian Safavid Watered Steel Wootz Shamshir Sword

( ID: is952 )

A very fine 18th Persian Safavid era shamshir. This example is fitted with a beautiful Persian wootz blade displaying the original gold inlaid cartouche, possibly noted as Assadullah. The blade has fine top level fullers along its length on both sides and displays a very rich wootz pattern throughout. The grip scales are bone and the crossguard also displays a watered steel wootz pattern.  Completely tight and original condition. Overall length is 38", blade is 33". ...

Fine 19th C. Indian Hindu Khulah Khud Helmet

Fine 19th C. Indian Hindu Khulah Khud Helmet

( ID: ia956 )

A fine 19th C. Indian khulah khud helmet with a stamped Devanagari armory mark number.  The extra attachment of patterned ganga jamun chainmail is likely later to the helmet. The nasal fits up with an interesting design of a small spring-like protrusion of steel from the nasal. The design reminds one of earlier Bikaner armory work but is certainly of the 19th C. though the weight and construction are indicative of a helmet that could withstand serious use. ...

Finest 19th C. North Indian Karud Sword, wootz blade, gold inlaid with silver fittings

Finest 19th C. North Indian Karud Sword, wootz blade, gold inlaid with silver fittings

( ID: is954 )

Without question one of the finest examples of a North Indian or Afghan karud sword that we've encountered. Every part of the sword is of the finest quality. The sword fits comfortably into the leather and silver mounted scabbard. The scabbard fittings are very finely chased silver with a darkened patina but with the designs clearly visible. The grip is finely aged with a beautiful patina and the metal grip band is of finely patterened Persian wootz. The bolsters display one of the strongest ...

Rare 19th C. Pair of Vietnamese Dao swords

Rare 19th C. Pair of Vietnamese Dao swords

( ID: cs953 )

A rare paired example daos. This pair was likely either made in the style of polearm blade or are polearms that were modified to be used as swords. The blades are thick with a fine taper, and one seems to display a damascus pattern. The crossguard are similar but different in shape as are the handles.  Dates to the 19th C. or earlier.  Overall length 29", with 22" blade 1/4" thick at the ricasso.  A very fine and true fighting pair. ...

Important 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Presentation Kilich Pala Sword with lavender jade grips, emeralds and rubies and silver gilt scabbard

Important 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Presentation Kilich Pala Sword with lavender jade grips, emeralds and rubies and silver gilt scabbard

( ID: is949 )

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17th C. Crystal Hilt Mughal Khanjar ex. Maharaj of Patiala Collection

17th C. Crystal Hilt Mughal Khanjar ex. Maharaj of Patiala Collection

( ID: id932 )

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19th C. Ottoman Turkish Carved Ebony Khanjar Dagger, European influenced late baroque carving

19th C. Ottoman Turkish Carved Ebony Khanjar Dagger, European influenced late baroque carving

( ID: id933 )

A very rare type of 19th C. Ottoman Turkish khanjar dagger composed entirely of carved ebony wood. The handle and scabbard are beautifully formed and carved with the finest late Ottoman period, European influenced baroque aesthetic, floral carving.  The quality is outstanding and represents the apex of Ottoman baroque design. The blade is finely formed with a raised rib and perfectly clean and in very fine condition. The silver plate at the base handle is loose but otherwise condition is...

Exceptional 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Trebizond Trabzon Laz Bichaq Yataghan Sword

Exceptional 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Trebizond Trabzon Laz Bichaq Yataghan Sword

( ID: is960 )

An exceptional 19th C. Ottoman Turkish yataghan of trebizond type. Normally these examples are found made of crude iron without fine detailing on the blade or scabbard.  This example is one of two examples known, the other published example in Astvatsaturian's "Turkish Weapons" and belonging to the Moscow State Historical Museum that exhibits exceptional workmanship and are truly artistic examples of bladesmithing.  These are called Laz Bichak and associated with the Lazeri ethnic...

Fine 19th C. Indian Bundi Chevron damascus dagger khanjar

Fine 19th C. Indian Bundi Chevron damascus dagger khanjar

( ID: id942 )

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Finest 18th C. Indian Mughal Rajastani Marwari Pony Khanjar, solid silver gilt grip with inlaid turquoise and rubies

Finest 18th C. Indian Mughal Rajastani Marwari Pony Khanjar, solid silver gilt grip with inlaid turquoise and rubies

( ID: id936 )

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Finest early 19th C. Georgian Kindjal Dagger

Finest early 19th C. Georgian Kindjal Dagger

( ID: rd943 )

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Large 19th C. Caucasian or Ottoman Turkish Bichaq with niello inscription

Large 19th C. Caucasian or Ottoman Turkish Bichaq with niello inscription

( ID: rd938 )

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Rare 16th-17th  C. Indian Mughal Bazuband Armguard Vambrace of Persian Safavid form with gold koftgari

Rare 16th-17th C. Indian Mughal Bazuband Armguard Vambrace of Persian Safavid form with gold koftgari

( ID: ia940 )

A fine and quite rare example of an early 16th C.- 17th C.bazuband. This example is formed of chiseled iron of heavy form and design with riveted chainmail support two wrist plates and what appears to the original leather straps, now dry.  The main plate is formed of chiseled iron with v-shaped scalloped decoration of fine form and represented in numerous museum collections, most notably the Stone Collection at the Metropolitan Museum (see page 108, ex 23 and 24 noted as Mughal 16th - ...

Rare 19th C. Greek or Cretan Dagger with silver mounts and unique large Grecian Rams head silver pommel

Rare 19th C. Greek or Cretan Dagger with silver mounts and unique large Grecian Rams head silver pommel

( ID: ed944 )

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Rare late 18th C.- early 19th C. Tula-made Imperial Russian Dagger Bebut Kindjal inlaid with gold, silver and copper

Rare late 18th C.- early 19th C. Tula-made Imperial Russian Dagger Bebut Kindjal inlaid with gold, silver and copper

( ID: rd946 )

Overall length is 16". ...

18th C. Mughal Indo-Persian Dhal Shield with silver and enamel rosettes of Lucknow design

18th C. Mughal Indo-Persian Dhal Shield with silver and enamel rosettes of Lucknow design

( ID: ia929 )

 A fine 18th C. Mughal shield of classic Indo-Persian dhal or sipar shape formed from hardened and lacquered leather in the style of tortoiseshell. This example retains much of the original coloration, and the six bosses, four large ones with parcel silver overlaid and two smaller ones of silver with Lucknow enamel style work.  The shield also retains the original hand pillow and the original cloth carrying strap that would have secured the shield the back of the wearer when not in use...

19th C. North Indian Dhal Shield of colored wicker with copper detail

19th C. North Indian Dhal Shield of colored wicker with copper detail

( ID: ia931 )

A beautiful and large 19th C. North Indian shield made of wicker, stained blue and green and mounted with iron mounts and copper details.  This type of form is influenced by the Turkish kalkan of older form and as such is an Islamic crossover form.  Finely formed and in fine condition. Diameter is 22". ...

Fine 17th C. German or English Rapier Town Sword with unique double-edged blade

Fine 17th C. German or English Rapier Town Sword with unique double-edged blade

( ID: es926 )

A fine mid 17th C. German or English rapier with a very uncommon tapering double-edged blade angled along the back over its entire length on one side, the forte on one side etched with symmetrical designs of foliage centred on a foliated oval bearing a crowned horseshoe, the back-edge etched 'Peter Monsit Me Fecit Solinge' between stars, and on the other side with foliage en suite centred on an oval bearing the pincer mark and bladesmith's name 'Johannes Wersberger' between star marks,...

Fine 18th C. Mughal Indo-Persian Matchlock Musket Rifle Toradar

Fine 18th C. Mughal Indo-Persian Matchlock Musket Rifle Toradar

( ID: if930 )

A fine and original late 18th C. Mughal matchlock musket rifle or toradar of long and slender form.  This example has a beautiful blond wooden stock with a fine formed barrel with inlaid silver bands (now darkened).  The stock is bone inlaid and has the original ramrod though at least one capucin is now missing.  The side panels of the mechanism are made of mechanical Indian damascus steel and the barrel may be damascus though would need to be etched. Overall length i...

Fine WWII Chinese Kuomingtang Nationalist Airforce Dagger or Dirk

Fine WWII Chinese Kuomingtang Nationalist Airforce Dagger or Dirk

( ID: cd925 )

A superb condition WWII Period Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang air force officers dirk or dagger. This example is in nearly perfect condition with much of the original shine or gilding to the brass fittings which are chiseled finely.  The scabbard and blade retain nearly 100% of the original chrome polish as well. Overall length is 12", blade is 7". ...

Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Hwando Sword Saber

Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Hwando Sword Saber

( ID: cs924 )

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Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Hwando Sword Saber

Rare 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Hwando Sword Saber

( ID: cs927 )

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