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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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Important 17th C. Royal Indian Mughal Zafar Takieh Tulwar Sword with beautiful wootz kilij style blade

Important 17th C. Royal Indian Mughal Zafar Takieh Tulwar Sword with beautiful wootz kilij style blade

( ID: is923 )

17th C. Mughal zafar takiyah sword. The handle is a standard zafar takieh shape, which translates as "crutch of victory" and would be utilized by nabobs and princes when reclining at court. The handle is iron overlaid with koftgari much of which remains, roughly 80%.  The blade is a work of art. Heavy for it's size and finely chiseled with different fullering on either side, the designs follow an example attributed to Emperor Aurangzeb, and an example in the Hermitage Muse...

18th C. Afghan or North Indian Pulwar Pulouar Sword with Persian Kara Taban wootz shamshir blade

18th C. Afghan or North Indian Pulwar Pulouar Sword with Persian Kara Taban wootz shamshir blade

( ID: is917 )

One of best example of an Afghan or North Indian pulwar Pulouar Sword we've had. This example is made with a large heavy watered steel handle of exceptional quality and workmanship, the watered pattern can be seen on the pommel disc and mirrors the watering of the blade with exceptional quality.  The hilt is chiseled and formed with exceptional care and quality workmanship.   The blade is a large and heavy Persian wootz shamshir blade displaying a rich watered wootz patter...

Antique Qajar Period Persian Dhal Sipar Shield, dating to the 19th c.

Antique Qajar Period Persian Dhal Sipar Shield, dating to the 19th c.

( ID: ia915 )

A good example of a Persian 19th C. dhal or sipar shield made of iron and etched with various Persian qajar figures and with some gold koftgari decoration. This example is in good condition and measures 20" in diameter.     ...

Exceptional Antique Imperial Russian Silver and Niello Kindjal Dagger, marked to Don region

Exceptional Antique Imperial Russian Silver and Niello Kindjal Dagger, marked to Don region

( ID: rd914 )

An exceptional antique and heavy Imperial Russian silver kindjal dagger, marked to the Don region and likely made in Novocherkassk, dating to the period 1908-1913. Russian made silver kindjals are exceedingly rare and this example displays quality workmanship and an aesthetic design different and unique to Russian examples as opposed to the more common Caucasian examples.  The quality of the silver, as evidenced by the thick borders and heavy weight is a sign of quality attributable to...

Fine 18th C. Mughal Rock Crystal and wootz pesh kabz

Fine 18th C. Mughal Rock Crystal and wootz pesh kabz

( ID: id913 )

A fine example dating to the 18th C. this is Mughal Indian pesh kabz of classic form and beautifully mounted with a rock crystal handle of nearly 100% clarity and mounted with gilded silver pins and a gilded silver finial.  The scabbard is original and covered in a type of Indian brocade cloth and mounted with gilded silver fittings.  The blade is in excellent condition and displays a rich wootz watered steel pattern.  The only minor condition issue is a small chip near the handle...

RARE 18th C. Chinese Snakehead iron mace

RARE 18th C. Chinese Snakehead iron mace

( ID: ca916 )

A very uncommon and rare 18th C. Chinese mace. This example is one of a few known that features an animomorphic design of as snakehead and with a crossguard modeled as a coiled snake's body.  The quality is superb and Chinese maces are generally of simple and poor quality design. The handle is made of wood modeled as a bamboo and fits the hand very well. The pommel is formed of an iron tiger's face design known in Sino-Tibetan and Sino-Mongolian arms, though the use of a mace is a pure...

Fine 19th C. Indian Hindu Pesh Kabz Dagger with wootz blade

Fine 19th C. Indian Hindu Pesh Kabz Dagger with wootz blade

( ID: id901 )

A very good example with the original scabbard chiseled with images and gilded with silver overlay and koftgari. The blade is recurved type well known in the 19th C. and has a museum or collection number written on the blade.  The handle is composed of jade or bowenite scales with mother of pearl and red lac, with gold koftgari inscriptions along the handle.  8.5 inch blade. 13 inches overall. ...

Fine Antique 19th C. Japanese Kabuto and Menpo Armor.

Fine Antique 19th C. Japanese Kabuto and Menpo Armor.

( ID: ja902 )

A very fine matching Japanese kabuto and menpo. The kabuto is composed of 16 plates and is made of iron with the original lining. The menpo is matching and has a wolf fur moustache.  Condition is very fine, with little losses of lacquer.  Dates to the 19th C.  ...

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 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

Rare 17th C. Indian ex. Bikaner Armory Axe Zaghnal

( ID: ia874 )

A unique example of early weaponry from Indian civilization, this unique 17th century piece originates from the Bikaner Armory.  The copious markings in punch marks applied to the counter-punch and the face of the blade illuminate the origins of the axe.  A rare find, the weapon extends 24 inches and the axehead is 10 inches long, while the haft likely consists of rosewood. Soldiers of the Mughal Empire at the time would employ the weapon as an armor-piercing blade in battle.  ...

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".     ...