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Exceptional 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Officers Saber with painted peony lacquered scabbard

Exceptional 19th C. Qing Dynasty Chinese Officers Saber with painted peony lacquered scabbard

( ID: cs896 )

A particularly fine example of a 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty officers sword. This example remains in absolutely superb condition and has the original matching belt hanger.  The handle is wrapped in the original orange silk wrapping and retains the original orange silk hanging cord, which fully matches the belt hanger straps as well.  The brass fittings are deeply chiseled and pierced brass with traditional motifs of dragons throughout. The scabbard is a particularly rare examp...

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Tulwar with wootz hilt and blade chiseled with gold inscriptions

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Tulwar with wootz hilt and blade chiseled with gold inscriptions

( ID: is895 )

A very fine 18th C. antique Mughal tulwar or tegha of strong form with a heavy hilt and blade both composed of very fine watered steel or wootz likley dating to the 17th C..  The hilt has a vivid pattern present and visible throughout on the handle and the pommel as well of vivid Persian kara taban style wootz.  The blade is composed of fine wootz with an Indian block ricasso.  The blade is heavy chiseled in relief with gold koftgari overlaid on the inscriptions in Ar...

Rare Circa 1800 Russian Georgian Black Sea Cossacks Kindjal Dagger of early form with gold inscriptions, silver mounted

Rare Circa 1800 Russian Georgian Black Sea Cossacks Kindjal Dagger of early form with gold inscriptions, silver mounted

( ID: rd897 )

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Antique 19th C. Syrian Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Broad Sword with very large blade

Antique 19th C. Syrian Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Broad Sword with very large blade

( ID: ms564 )

A fine antique 19th C. Ottoman Syrian or Arabic broadsword with original and fully matching scabbard. The blade is very wide and overlaid with koftgari script in very fine condition on both sides, fully covered in Arabic script of very interesting Kufic design. The scabbard is completely original and is mounted with silver overlaid fittings that are designed in the same style as the gold script on the blade completely matching. The blade is pattern welded damascus steel of good quality. The...

Excellent 19th C. Qajar Persian Set of Armor, etched with designs on Char Aina, Bazuband and Dhal Shield

Excellent 19th C. Qajar Persian Set of Armor, etched with designs on Char Aina, Bazuband and Dhal Shield

( ID: ia888 )

A fine 19th C. Set of Persian armor, this nearly full set needs a helmet to complete the set. It features an original and matching char aina or "four mirrors" to be worn around the torso and fully matching and in original condition. The decoration is etching on all four surfaces with warriors and Arabic caligraphy throughout. The quality is very fine for 19th C. etching work. The shield and bazuband are matching and feature similar designs of warriors and caligraphy. Condition is very fine. ...

Fijian South Seas Oceanic Rare late 19th C.- early 20th C. Yaqona kava priest's bowl

Fijian South Seas Oceanic Rare late 19th C.- early 20th C. Yaqona kava priest's bowl

( ID: ka893 )

A beautiful yaqona bowl in the shape of a human being this example is beautifully carved from vesi wood and likely dates to the early 20th C.  A fine large example at 16" in length. ~~Bowls carved as a shallow figure are rare and were used for priestly burau kava drinking rites. ~~ Yaqona drinking was an ancient custom when the first Europeans arrived, and its use today is still an accurate reflection of their observations. Basil Thomson, a 19th-century ethnologist, said: The chief...

Fine 17th C. Tanjore or Deccani South Indian Pata Gauntlet Sword

Fine 17th C. Tanjore or Deccani South Indian Pata Gauntlet Sword

( ID: is886 )

A fine and early example of a South Indian Gauntlet sword. This example likely dates from the late 17th C.- early 18th C. judging by the thick sheet silver overlay and aging on the hilt. The gauntlet is a finely formed with no structural losses with a thick layer of silver sheet overlay some of which has losses but mainly which is darkened and needs to be polished and cleaned. The blade is a thick lenticular cross section shaped European trade blade of fine quality. These types of swords were...

Fine Model 1909 WWI Imperial Russian Kerensky Provisional Government Officers Shashka Sword

Fine Model 1909 WWI Imperial Russian Kerensky Provisional Government Officers Shashka Sword

( ID: rs890 )

A very good example of a distinct sword made during a brief period right after the ceasefire of hostilities with the Imperial German Army and during the Kerensky Period. The officer example was made in 1917 without any identifying marks to the Imperial Russian army, such as the Nicholas II cipher at the pommel and is maker marked to the Zlatoust Armoury at the ricasso of the blade along with "Antonov" marks "A". This example is rare in having the original officers hanger. The handle is composed ...

Outstanding 1909/1913 Imperial Russian Officers Sword "For Bravery" with St. Anna Fourth Class Enamel Order

Outstanding 1909/1913 Imperial Russian Officers Sword "For Bravery" with St. Anna Fourth Class Enamel Order

( ID: rs891 )

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Outstanding WWI and Provisional Period Imperial Russian Generals Golden Sword

Outstanding WWI and Provisional Period Imperial Russian Generals Golden Sword

( ID: rs894 )

A gorgeous and rare style of sword. This example has a gilded hilt with the original knot. The blade is a 1909 shashka officers form made by WK&C Solingen but with an all chrome scabbard in the style of a 1913 Officers Saber. One of the only examples of this style we've encountered.  The gilded hilt displays that this was an officers or General's sword of a very high level of quality. The blade and the pommel of the handle have had the marks of NII erased during the provisional perio...

Rare Persian Qajar Officers Sword Shamshir with Wootz scabbard and Wootz blade!

Rare Persian Qajar Officers Sword Shamshir with Wootz scabbard and Wootz blade!

( ID: is892 )

A very fine quality Qajar Period officers sword. This example is of the type made in Imperial Russia for the Royal Persian army officer corp. Most examples of this type are of poor quality however this example features a custom made scabbard and blade fully decorated with gold koftgari and made from watered steel or wootz. The scabbard is in excellent condition retaining almost 95% of the gold koftgar and showing wootz beneath a thin layer of darkening, and which would clean up beautifully. The ...

19th C. Hindu Indian Presentation Tulwar

19th C. Hindu Indian Presentation Tulwar

( ID: is883 )

A very nice 19th C. Indian presentation tulwar with an inscription in Hindu in gold koftgari on the inside of the disc pommel. This example in in excellent condition with a damascus, layered steel, blade displaying the pattern throughout. The handle retains all of the original gold koftgari and the scabbard has a gold koftgari matching iron chape fitting.  A fine heavy sword likely for presentation to an important dignatary. Overall length is 34", blade is 28". ...

19th C. Persian Wootz Watered Steel Shamshir Sword

19th C. Persian Wootz Watered Steel Shamshir Sword

( ID: is878 )

A nice 19th C. Persian shamshir with a fine watered steel blade of typical Persian style of yellow wootz or jauhar.  The handle is composed of bone scales with iron fittings. The scabbard is timber covered in thin leather with german silver fittings.  The blade is a particularly good example of Persian style wootz and retains some gold koftgari designs at the base. Overall length is 35", blade is 29". ...

Antique 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Jambiya or Khanjar Dagger

Antique 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Jambiya or Khanjar Dagger

( ID: id877 )

A beautiful and large example of a traditional style Ottoman jambiya or khanjar. This is a well known type but of particularly pleasing appearance with a gilded brass design of elegant proportions.  The blade is a cruciform type, likely of watered steel, but in original polish and retaining silver koftgari designs at the ricasso on both sides. Overall length is 21", blade is 14". ...

Fine 19th C. Indian Mughal Tulwar with wootz blade and original scabbard

Fine 19th C. Indian Mughal Tulwar with wootz blade and original scabbard

( ID: is882 )

A fine example of a Mughal tulwar with a finely watered wootz steel blade, and a scarf weld at the base. The tulwar has the original scabbard and displays a good pattern throughout. The scabbard is worn velvet and remains in nice condition. This example dates to the early 19th C. century and is a fine representative example of a fighting sword of that era, though it is possibly earlier. Overall length is 34", blade is 28". ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir with silver fittings and wootz blade

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir with silver fittings and wootz blade

( ID: is879 )

A large and textbook example of an early 19th C. Ottoman Turkish shamshir. This example has alternately been referred to as originating in the Greek provinces and was likely carried by Greeks during the War of Independence of the early 19th C. but was also widely dispersed through the Ottoman Empire. This example is mounted in silver with finely chiseled circular and floral designs. The blade is made of watered steel of fine quality with several unpolished spots throughout that would clean ...

Fine antique Katana 18th C. period signed Masashige with JTK papers

Fine antique Katana 18th C. period signed Masashige with JTK papers

( ID: js884 )

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Fine Early 19th C. French Napoleonic Mamluke Shamshir with watered steel wootz blade

Fine Early 19th C. French Napoleonic Mamluke Shamshir with watered steel wootz blade

( ID: es880 )

A beautiful early 19th C. French shamshir or mamluke style officers saber with a large and well made handle. This example features French made style guard of gilded brass and brass fittings with a worn velvet covering. The blade is a very fine condition watered steel wootz shamshir blade with gold koftgari designs at the ricasso in 90% original condition.  The wootz pattern is vivid and of very high quality. Overall length is 37.5", blade is 31". ...

Fine Indian 19th C. Tulwar with watered steel blade and kirk narduban style pattern

Fine Indian 19th C. Tulwar with watered steel blade and kirk narduban style pattern

( ID: is881 )

A fine condition 18th-early 19th C. Indian tulwar with a Rajput style grip and a fine watered steel blade of excellent quality. The grip retains much of the original gilding and gold koftgari. The blade is of very fine watered steel showing in parts a kirk narduban pattern throughout.  The Rajputs were a group of ruling clans in North, Central and Western India that claimed to be descendents of the ruling Hindu warrior classes of North India. They rose to prominence in the 6th-...

Fine 19th C. Indian Mughal Rock Crystal Kard Dagger with wootz watered steel blade خنجر

Fine 19th C. Indian Mughal Rock Crystal Kard Dagger with wootz watered steel blade خنجر

( ID: id872 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Indian kard or dagger with a wootz or watered steel blade of fine quality with gold koftgari decoration. This piece has the original scabbard and comes with a custom made stand that displays beautifully. Overall length is 13", blade is 8". ...

Fine early 18th C. Spanish Ripol Miquelet Pistol made by Domingo Mas circa 1715

Fine early 18th C. Spanish Ripol Miquelet Pistol made by Domingo Mas circa 1715

( ID: ef873 )

A fine condition early 18th C. Spanish Ripol miquelet lock pistol made by Domingo Mas, who operated circa 1715.  This example is in very fine original condition with the original belt hook and all the finely chiseled and decorated iron work in the traditional Spanish style. The cartouche is punched into the barrel and overlaid with gold. Mechanism works perfectly.   ...

Rare Original American Civil War Confederate Naval Cutlass Sword made by Mole, retailed by Courtney and Tennant

Rare Original American Civil War Confederate Naval Cutlass Sword made by Mole, retailed by Courtney and Tennant

( ID: as871 )

A fine and original example of a Civil War period British made, Robert Mole & Co, naval cutlass that was retailed in the famed South Carolina civil war period retailers, Courtney and Tennant.  Mole was the primary English exporter of military goods and swords to the Confederate central government through the importer Courtney & Tennant of Charleston, SC. In addition to Courtney & Tennant cavalry sabers, Mole also produced naval cutlasses for the Confederacy. George Ten...

Fine WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger or Dirk

Fine WWII Chinese Nationalist Airforce Dagger or Dirk

( ID: cd869 )

A fine example in excellent condition of a WWII period Kuomintang or Nationalist Chinese Air Force Dagger or dirk. Overall length 14 1/2", blade is 9".     ...

Gorgeous Antique Indo-Persian 18th C. Pesh Kabz Dagger with Kara Taban wootz blade

Gorgeous Antique Indo-Persian 18th C. Pesh Kabz Dagger with Kara Taban wootz blade

( ID: id870 )

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17th C. Renaissance Period German or Saxon Long Hunting Sword

17th C. Renaissance Period German or Saxon Long Hunting Sword

( ID: es864 )

A rare sword, this 17th - 18th C. German sword is likely from Saxony judging by the judicious use of deer horn and antler for the interesting decoration reminiscent of Silesian work from the 16th-18th centuries. The blade is a rapier blade with an interesting off set fullering pattern more reminiscent of Caucasian kindjals.  The sword is in fine condition, though there is some light splitting along the length of the scabbard and there is a chip of wood missing from one of the quillons. O...

18th C. Model 1765 Second Variant Imperial Russian Artillery Sword Dated and marked 1777 from the reign of Catherine the Great, Ekaterina Pavlovna

18th C. Model 1765 Second Variant Imperial Russian Artillery Sword Dated and marked 1777 from the reign of Catherine the Great, Ekaterina Pavlovna

( ID: rs867 )

A truly rare sword. 18th C. Imperial Russian swords are very rare to find especially dated. This example is a textbook example of the Model 1765 Artillery Sword of the second variant. The brass patina on the handle is beautiful aged and completely untampered with. The blade is also a well known style and is dated 1777 under the crown of Catherine the Great, and maker marked "SB" on the obverse side under her crown as well. The brass handle is stamped on both sides of the quillon with inspector m...

Fine Antique European German or Spanish 17th C. Rapier or Backsword

Fine Antique European German or Spanish 17th C. Rapier or Backsword

( ID: es866 )

A very fine condition and completely untouched 17th C. German broadsword or backsword with a wide Spanish made blade marked on both sides with  traditional Spanish slogans and a cross on either side. Blade has not been cut down or tampered with otherwise. Overall length is 42", blade is 36". ...

Oversized 19th C. Antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Dao Jian Sword or Saber

Oversized 19th C. Antique Qing Dynasty Chinese Dao Jian Sword or Saber

( ID: cs862 )

A very large and well made antique 19th C. Chinese dadao or dao sword. This example has a blade forged from good quality steel, possibly of lamellar pattern, with a pronounced yelman in the Turkish shape.  The oversized handle is wrapped in the traditional style with finely patinaed brass fittings. All completely tight. Sword is very large at 44" and well balanced in hand.   ...

Rare 17th- early 18th C. German or Polish Axe with battle captured Ottoman Turkish 17th C. Axehead

Rare 17th- early 18th C. German or Polish Axe with battle captured Ottoman Turkish 17th C. Axehead

( ID: ea865 )

An interesting historical oddity, this axe dates from late 17th C. through the early 18th C. Germany, likely Saxony judging by the staghorn inlay, or Poland judging by the syncretic design. The axehead itself is a very rare and early Ottoman Turkish head with a makers mark deeply impressed and brass inlaid designs on both sides of the head. The counter-punch is beautifully designed in an old form that European smiths often copied, particularly in Poland. Overall length is 26" , axeh...

Rare late 17th C. Swedish naval polearm from the period of the Russian Swedish wars

Rare late 17th C. Swedish naval polearm from the period of the Russian Swedish wars

( ID: ea868 )

A rare model of a Swedish naval polearm in nice condition, only the pole has been cut down. Blade is in fine original condition. Overall length is 42" ...

19th C. Iraqi or Persian Kurdish Wootz Khanjar Dagger

19th C. Iraqi or Persian Kurdish Wootz Khanjar Dagger

( ID: id856 )

 A nice example with a wootz blade and original scabbard. Handle is made of buffalo horn. ...

19th C. Moroccan Koumiyyah Jambiya Khanjar Dagger

19th C. Moroccan Koumiyyah Jambiya Khanjar Dagger

( ID: id861 )

A nice brass and niello mounted Moroccan jambiya dagger. This example remains in fine condition with a red glass or carnelian stone mounted handle.  ...

Fine 16th C. Japanese Katana Wakizashi Signed Kanemitsu from the Tenmon Era,  Kanemoto school

Fine 16th C. Japanese Katana Wakizashi Signed Kanemitsu from the Tenmon Era, Kanemoto school

( ID: js857 )

Signed "Choshu ju Kanemitsu," who worked in the Tenmon era (1532-55). This Kanemitsu (of the many, there was only one Kanemitsu who signed as living in  Choshu [Nagato] province) is recorded as belonging to the Kanemoto school (curiously not the Kanemitsu school), Kaneui branch of the Mino school. He is ranked by Hawley at 15 (quite respectable).   The saya is known as Han-dachi Koshirae, or  “Half-Tachi” (“Han” means half, and dachi is for “Tachi, that is, halfway between k...

Fine 18th C. Japanese Katana Wakizashi Sword signed Bizen Onomichi

Fine 18th C. Japanese Katana Wakizashi Sword signed Bizen Onomichi

( ID: js858 )

A fine 18th Japanese wakizashi with a finely carved dragon horimono.  The blade displays a beautiful suguha hamon and is signed Bizen Onomichi. Blade length is  17 3/4 inches and 26 3/4 inches overall. ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Kindjal Dagger Shashka Sword خنجر

Gorgeous 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Kindjal Dagger Shashka Sword خنجر

( ID: rd859 )

A very fine example of a mid 19th C. Georgian kindjal. This example is mounted in iron with gold koftgari in the traditional Georgian style and with a Georgian style carved handle mounted with gold koftgari bosses.  The blade is double fullered and in very fine condition with gold koftgari at the ricasso with a makers mark stamp halfway visible. Overall length is 17 1/2".   ...

Antique 18th C. American or English United States Revolutionary War Mourning Sword Rapier

Antique 18th C. American or English United States Revolutionary War Mourning Sword Rapier

( ID: as846 )

A fine and completely original example of an 18th American or English blackened hilt mourning sword. These types of swords were worn to signify a mourning period.  The grip is wrapped in the correct black horse hair or black cord. ...

Antique 19th C. American United States Masonic or Grand Army of the Republic Sword

Antique 19th C. American United States Masonic or Grand Army of the Republic Sword

( ID: as843 )

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Antique 19th C. American United States Masonic or Grand Army of the Republic Sword

Antique 19th C. American United States Masonic or Grand Army of the Republic Sword

( ID: as845 )

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Beautiful 19th C. Islamic Persian Enameled and Gold mounted Khanjar Dagger

Beautiful 19th C. Islamic Persian Enameled and Gold mounted Khanjar Dagger

( ID: id851 )

A beautiful dagger with a watered steel blade with gold decoration at the forte and remaining in superb condition, mounted in copper with gold overlay and champleve blue, green, black and yellow enamel decoration. An exact similar example can be see in the Wallace Collection. ...

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with gorgeous wootz watered steel blade

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with gorgeous wootz watered steel blade

( ID: is849 )

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Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Parrot Headed Iron Khanjar with wootz watered steel blade

Fine 18th C. Indian Mughal Parrot Headed Iron Khanjar with wootz watered steel blade

( ID: id854 )

KHANJAR 18th -19th C, Mughal Blade: Double-edged wootz blade, with a beautifully modeled parrot head hilt in the classical Mughal style. Hilt: The hilt is a warm russet, with restrained gold koftgari. Scabbard: Original scabbard in brown velvet, with chiseled and pierced silver throat (locket) and chape Dimensions: Blade (linear length): 8” OAL: 12.75” Condition: Excellent for its age Literature: A fine, similar example illustrated in Hales (2013) Islamic and Oriental Arms a...

Fine 19th C. Antique Indian Mughal Sind or Oudh Combination Percussion Axe

Fine 19th C. Antique Indian Mughal Sind or Oudh Combination Percussion Axe

( ID: ia852 )

Beautifully made and crafted with an interesting mechanism.  Dates to 1840-1860. ...

Japanese WWII Army or Police Sword

Japanese WWII Army or Police Sword

( ID: js844 )

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Japanese WWII Army Sword

Japanese WWII Army Sword

( ID: js842 )

A nice example of a WWII Japanese army sword. ...

Outstanding 17th-18th C. South Indian Tanjore Chiseled Pata Gauntlet Sword with gilded flowers and original gold koftgari

Outstanding 17th-18th C. South Indian Tanjore Chiseled Pata Gauntlet Sword with gilded flowers and original gold koftgari

( ID: is848 )

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Outstanding 19th C. European Presentation Sword with rubies, emeralds and bloodstone grip, with damascus blade

Outstanding 19th C. European Presentation Sword with rubies, emeralds and bloodstone grip, with damascus blade

( ID: es847 )

A truly beautiful sword. This example is mounted in hilded brass, gilded silver, and mounted with scores of small rubies, emeralds and two large star sapphires and a moonstone. The grip is carved bloodstone with a jade pommel in the form of a fish. The blade is likely German made of fine maiden hair damascus with blue and gilded decoration at the base.  Once of the finest 19th C. presentation European swords we've had available for sale. ...

Rare 18th C. French or English Combination Flintlock Hunting Sword with carved boxwood dog's head grip

Rare 18th C. French or English Combination Flintlock Hunting Sword with carved boxwood dog's head grip

( ID: es855 )

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Outstanding Antique 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Officers Sword Hwando

Outstanding Antique 19th C. Korean Choson Joseon Dynasty Officers Sword Hwando

( ID: cs841 )

An exemplary and rare antique 19th century Korean sword. Nearly perfect condition. Dates from the early-mid 19th C. There are numerous types of Korean swords including Byeolun-Geom, Nokchiljang Wun-Geom, Wun-Geom, Sain-Geom, Samin-Geom, In-Geom and small daggers such as Hoshindo, Eunjangdo. This sword is a hwando in truly wonderful condition. ...

Rare Antique 18th C. Choson Joseon Dynasty Korean Hwando Court Sword

Rare Antique 18th C. Choson Joseon Dynasty Korean Hwando Court Sword

( ID: cs840 )

A Korean sword in the Japanese style, latter Joseon Dynasty (c. 1800.) Mounts of gilt brass or copper, superbly chiseled on a stippled ground with large panels of cloisonné enamel in floral motifs displaying the naturalism characteristic of the best Korean work. The grip and scabbard covered in leather, the grip with two bands of gilt geometrical motifs, the scabbard painted with lotuses overall. The handforged blade shows evidence of a pattern and appears to have...

Fine 18th C. English Spearhead blued with gold decoration

Fine 18th C. English Spearhead blued with gold decoration

( ID: ea839 )

A fine mid 18th C. English sponton or spearhead with blued decoration and an gilded English lion in repose on both sides of the blade. Some age darkening but otherwise a nice example. ...