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Important 19th C. Russian or Dagestani Shashka Sword Kindjal Kubachi Gold work

Important 19th C. Russian or Dagestani Shashka Sword Kindjal Kubachi Gold work

( ID: rs838 )

An important late 19th C. Russian shashka with enamel inlays and gold wire work in 24karat gold. The silver fittings are deeply chiseled with niello decoration.   ...

Excellent Antique 18th C. Japanese Sword Naginata Polearms mounted as a wakizashi

Excellent Antique 18th C. Japanese Sword Naginata Polearms mounted as a wakizashi

( ID: js837 )

A beautifully made and in excellent condition 18th C. Japanese naginata polearm that was mounted as a wakizashi. This polearm displays a powerful shape and is in superb polish. There are no blemishes or faults in the blade.  Overall length is 26", cutting edge is 17", blade is 1 1/4" wide. ...

18th c. Japanese Matchlock Pistol

18th c. Japanese Matchlock Pistol

( ID: jf836 )

A fine example of an 18th C. or later Japanese matchlock in completely original untouched condition.  The stock is black lacquered and the barrel is chiseled with various images of carp, an auspicious fish. Barrel is very finely formed. ...

Fine 18th C. Safavid Persian Dagger (kard) with chiseled watered wootz blade خنجر

Fine 18th C. Safavid Persian Dagger (kard) with chiseled watered wootz blade خنجر

( ID: id833 )

A very nice example of a late 18th -19th C. Persian kard with a beautifully chiseled blade ricasso with the remains of gold inlays.  The handle is made of water buffalo horn and the handle fitting is iron with engraved decoration.  The scabbard is original to the dagger and is in the typical Persian style. Overall length is 14 1/2" in scabbard, blade is 8 1/2". ...

Fine 18th C. South Indian Deccani Shamshir with wootz fittings and wootz blade

Fine 18th C. South Indian Deccani Shamshir with wootz fittings and wootz blade

( ID: is826 )

An elegant example of a south Indian shamshir with a beautifully formed handle with three lobed quillons indicative of more southern Indian origins. This example likely dates to the mid 18th C. and has a fine and wide heavy watered steel wootz blade composed of interesting Indian wootz.  The fittings are also wootz and in fine condition though one of the hanging rings is now missing. A very elegant sword of rare shape and proportions. Overall length is 37", blade is 32". ...

Fine and large 19th C. Georgian or Caucasian Black Sea Cossacks Kindjal with gold inlaid blade

Fine and large 19th C. Georgian or Caucasian Black Sea Cossacks Kindjal with gold inlaid blade

( ID: rs825 )

A very good example of a 19th C. Georgian Caucasian Black Sea Cossack officer kindjal. This example is silver mounted with niello decoration and with a gold embellished koftgari blade of very fine construction. Excellent condition. This piece was collected in the 1880s in the Black Sea region and kept in storage since 1930. Overall length is 20" blade is 15". ...

Fine War of 1812 Period American or British Naval Dirk or Dagger

Fine War of 1812 Period American or British Naval Dirk or Dagger

( ID: ad827 )

A fine example of an American War of 1812 period naval dirk or dagger with finely gilded fittings. Overall condition is 99% with a fine rapier style blade. Overall length is 22", blade is 15". ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Russian or Dagestan Kindjal dagger with blued blade

Gorgeous 19th C. Russian or Dagestan Kindjal dagger with blued blade

( ID: rd828 )

A very elegant and untouched 19th C. Russian or Caucasian dagger with a blued and silver inlaid blade. The fittings and handle fittings are en suite and original together. Overall length is 13", blade is 9". ...

Presentation 19th C. Indian Islamic Mughal Knife or Dagger خنجر

Presentation 19th C. Indian Islamic Mughal Knife or Dagger خنجر

( ID: id831 )

A superb, 19th century Indian dagger, this piece features a handle of refined banded agate, carved in a shape echoing 17th century Mughal design.  The quality of the agate reflects the choice materials sourced by Mughal stoneworkers.  The scabbard exudes a royal sentiment with gold metal work and a brilliant pink color.   Forged for presentation to a Raj or notable individual, the piece echoes a time of British rule in the sub-continent.  The handle, remounted in the 19th ...

Rare 17th C. South Indian Tanjore or Mysore Hindu Bronze Yali Mace Axe

Rare 17th C. South Indian Tanjore or Mysore Hindu Bronze Yali Mace Axe

( ID: ia835 )

A very uncommon and early, 17th C. Hindu Indian cast bronze mace with a beautifully chiseled yali for  the mace head. This example was likely gilded at one point but now only the handle has the remains of the original gilding which would have been very beautiful.  Overall length is 24". ...

Superb and rare 18th C. Hindu Indian Sukhela or Firangi Sword with damascus blade

Superb and rare 18th C. Hindu Indian Sukhela or Firangi Sword with damascus blade

( ID: is832 )

A truly unique and rare sword from the 17th to 18th century, this sukehla features an ex-quisite damascus blade finely chiseled with a false edge.  The piece is in excellent condition with its original polish, as it has been maintained in its scabbard for centuries.  The handle echoes the stated time period, forged in sheet silver.   The original scabbard is in very nice condition, though the tip has separated but can be re-paired easily.  The entire piece extends 37 inche...

Very fine 19th C. Indian Shamshir with gilt copper fittings and old blade

Very fine 19th C. Indian Shamshir with gilt copper fittings and old blade

( ID: is829 )

A fine 19th century Indian shamshir, this piece boasts a beautifully forged handle with carved and gilded copper or brass fittings.  The blade, likely originating from the late 17th century, featuring a chiseled ricasso with gold koftgari remaining, consists of Persian wa-tered steel or wootz.  The original scabbard is mounted with ensuite matching fittings echo-ing the design of the handle.  The overall length of piece is 37 inches, while the blade extends 32 inches.   De...

Antique 17th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar with a 16th C. Mamluke wootz watered steel shamshir blade

Antique 17th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar with a 16th C. Mamluke wootz watered steel shamshir blade

( ID: ia749 )

As one of most intriguing swords in our collection, this piece serves as an early example of a very fine Mughal tulwar from the 17th century, based on the  the quality of the hilt consist-ing of inlaid gilded copper or tombac.  Mounted with part of an heirloom blade originating from Egypt during the time of the Mamluke dynasty from the late 15th to mid 16th century, this piece features the characteristic chiseling and design of the Mamluke with remains of gold inlays near the apex of t...

Fine 18th-19th C. Sindi or Oudh North Indian Axe with gilded silver decoration

Fine 18th-19th C. Sindi or Oudh North Indian Axe with gilded silver decoration

( ID: ia807 )

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Fine 19th C. Japanese Edo Period Katana Sword

Fine 19th C. Japanese Edo Period Katana Sword

( ID: js817 )

A very good 19th C. Japanese Edo Period antique katana sword with a very finely forged blade. The hamon is clear and visible throughout.    ...

Fine Antique Prussian German Model 1865 Sawback Pioneer Faschinenmesser Bayonet Dagger

Fine Antique Prussian German Model 1865 Sawback Pioneer Faschinenmesser Bayonet Dagger

( ID: ed810 )

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Fine Antique18th C. Japanese Sword to a Christian Samurai

Fine Antique18th C. Japanese Sword to a Christian Samurai

( ID: js816 )

A fine and interesting 18th C. Japanese sword belonging to a Christian samurai. The tsuba and menuki are both in cross shape, with the menuki particularly appearing like a cross. The blade is in very fine condition with a silver habaki.  Fittings are of russet iron inlaid with gold. The blade is 15 7/8 inches; overall 26 inches.   ...

Fine Indian Sossuun Pattah Matching Shield and Sword Beautiful Quality

Fine Indian Sossuun Pattah Matching Shield and Sword Beautiful Quality

( ID: is811 )

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Huge 19th C. Indian Tegha Zulfikar Executioner Sword

Huge 19th C. Indian Tegha Zulfikar Executioner Sword

( ID: is808 )

A very fine condition and interesting  late 18th C- 19th C. Indian executioner sword, commonly called a tegha, with a zulfikar style blade serrated. Very sharp blade. Overall length is  31", with blade 3 1/2"- 3/3/4" wide. ...

Important 17th C. Mughal Tulwar with Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus Kilich Blade

Important 17th C. Mughal Tulwar with Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus Kilich Blade

( ID: is814 )

A truly beautiful sword. One of the largest Indian tulwar swords I've handled, this example features a blade just under 35" in length and overall at 40". The blade is forged from deep and rich kirk narduban forged wootz with a hardened dark edge and overlaid with koftgari decoration signed Assaddulah, likely apocryphal, though the quality of the wootz and the forging is an indication of a highly skilled smith. The overall shape of the blade is of an early Ottoman kilich with a hatchet po...

Large 19th C. Indian or Mughal Tegha Tulwar Executioner Sword

Large 19th C. Indian or Mughal Tegha Tulwar Executioner Sword

( ID: is809 )

A fine 19th century Indian, tulwar hilted tegha executioner sword featuring a gold decorat-ed hilt. The blade features a precious metal koftgari decoration in script that is now some-what worn but still visible.  The piece in its entitreity extends 31 inches, while the blade is 3.5 to 3.75 inches wide.  Forged for executions, the piece echoes a time of British rule in the sub-continent.   Koftgari or damascening is the art of the inlay of gold and silver wire on iron objects. I...

Rare Chinese Soldiers Hat or Helmet- Qing Dynasty Banner Army hat

Rare Chinese Soldiers Hat or Helmet- Qing Dynasty Banner Army hat

( ID: ca813 )

Colored with the colors of the Qing Dynasty banner armies ...

18th C. Chiseled Iron and Gold Royal French Smallsword

18th C. Chiseled Iron and Gold Royal French Smallsword

( ID: es802 )

A very fine and sturdy French court or smallsword dating to the period 1750-1770.  Very finely made with a heavy oval cross-section blade well balanced with the beautifully chiseled iron hilt, which remains in nearly perfect condition.   Overall length 39". ...

19th C. Indian Khanjar with ruby kundun eyes خنجر

19th C. Indian Khanjar with ruby kundun eyes خنجر

( ID: id800 )

This piece, extending 13 inches in length, is an exemplary 19th century Indian khanjar or janbiya dagger of intrigue. The handle is carved likely from alabaster or perhaps some type of marble, with kundun gold and ruby inlaid eyes.  The blade ostensibly features a damascus pattern with fine carving, echoing a Middle Eastern style.  Research suggests that this dagger originates from the west coast of India underscoring the influence of monsoon trade routes. Monsoon trade routes exten...

19th C. Indian Mughal Agate or Bowenite Stone Handled Khanjar Dagger خنجر

19th C. Indian Mughal Agate or Bowenite Stone Handled Khanjar Dagger خنجر

( ID: id805 )

This unique 19th century Indian khanjar dagger features a carved pistol grip stone handle.  The blade is double-recurved echoing its origin in South India.  Extending 16 inches, the reinforced blade boasts an intriguing construction, which extends 16 inches. Based on research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, weapons at this point in Indian his-tory, are linked to several superstitions and cultural beliefs in South Asia.  Drawing a weapon without reason is forbidden and consid...

Antique Bukharan Caucasian or Persian 19th C. Silver Mounted Kard Dagger with wootz chiseled blade

Antique Bukharan Caucasian or Persian 19th C. Silver Mounted Kard Dagger with wootz chiseled blade

( ID: id799 )

Fine untouched condition. Blade has been sharpened. Original silver mounted scabbard. Overall length is 16". ...

Beautiful 19th C. Dagestan Caucasian Silver and Gold Inlaid Kindjal

Beautiful 19th C. Dagestan Caucasian Silver and Gold Inlaid Kindjal

( ID: rd803 )

A nearly perfect condition 19th C. Dagestani Caucasian kindjal heavily inlaid with true zarneesh silver and gold.  A quite uncommon style of kindjal to find in this quality and condition. The blade also has a thick gold inlaid Arabic character matching the gold inlay on the handle and the scabbard. The scabbard finial appears to be a later replacement. Overall length is 17" blade is 12". ...

Magnificent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kard Dagger with carved and chiseled wootz blade

Magnificent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kard Dagger with carved and chiseled wootz blade

( ID: id801 )

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Original 19th C. Native American Pipe Tomahawk with trade axehead and brass tack inset

Original 19th C. Native American Pipe Tomahawk with trade axehead and brass tack inset

( ID: aa804 )

A very fine 19th C. original Native American pipe tomahawk. The axehead is very well forged and rings very clearly when tapped, a sign of quality antique manufacture and not later manufacture. The wooden handle is well aged and has a fine patina. Old collection number painted on the head. Overall length is 21" long, axehead 9 1/2" long. ...

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Sword with Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus Saber Blade

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Sword with Kirk Narduban Wootz Damascus Saber Blade

( ID: is784 )

A magisterial example with a heavy, wide and deeply curved kirk narduban damascus blade of the finest quality. Inlaid with a maker mark now missing it's gold inlay, but heavily overlaid with gold koftgari inscriptions.  The crossguard is unusual in it's Persianate motifs and the blade features a short fuller at the ricasso which is an unusual smiths addition, rarely seen.  Overall length 38". ...

19th C. Indian Shikargar Hunting Shamshir Tulwar with gorgeous carved iron handle with gold inlay

19th C. Indian Shikargar Hunting Shamshir Tulwar with gorgeous carved iron handle with gold inlay

( ID: is792 )

Huge hilt with true gold inlay outlining carved figures and hunting images. Overall in superb original condition. ...

Antique 18th C. Japanese Tanto Dagger with heavy wide clean blade

Antique 18th C. Japanese Tanto Dagger with heavy wide clean blade

( ID: jd797 )

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Antique Japanese Wakizashi Dagger

Antique Japanese Wakizashi Dagger

( ID: jd791 )

A nice antique 19th C. Japanese wakizashi or tanto dagger. Blade could use a cleaning. OAL 18". ...

Fine 18th C. Deccan or Mughal Khanjarli Dagger with stained lunette grip

Fine 18th C. Deccan or Mughal Khanjarli Dagger with stained lunette grip

( ID: id788 )

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Fine 18th C. Japanese Naginata Wakizashi Sword with Chinese symbology chiseled fittings

Fine 18th C. Japanese Naginata Wakizashi Sword with Chinese symbology chiseled fittings

( ID: js785 )

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Fine Antique Japanese Edo Period Arrow Quiver with original 6 arrows in excellent condition

Fine Antique Japanese Edo Period Arrow Quiver with original 6 arrows in excellent condition

( ID: ja796 )

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Late 18th C. English Sword with fascinating provenance to Bannister Trulock

Late 18th C. English Sword with fascinating provenance to Bannister Trulock

( ID: es786 )

A fine late 18th C. English civilians smallsword belonging to Bannister Trulock. He was imprisoned in 1803 for the attempted assasination of King George III and was partly the reason for the first ever Insanity Act of 1800 to prevent his and his co-conspirator, James Hadfield's, release into the care of their family. An important historical item. The grip was likely replaced at a later point but otherwise condition is superb with all original fire gilding and no losses and completely tight. ...

Super 19th C. Indian Sind Flintlock Rifle very fine Damascus barrel Ex. Jaipur Armory

Super 19th C. Indian Sind Flintlock Rifle very fine Damascus barrel Ex. Jaipur Armory

( ID: if794 )

A very fine rosewood stocked Indian Sind Flintlock rifle with an English lock, likely from the Mir Talpur family of Sind.  This example was originally purchased from the Maharajah of Jaipur in the 1960s by a German collector and is in very fine condition. The stock is silver mounted and the barrel displays a deep and fine quality twist damascus with gold koftgari highlights. Beautiful quality work overall.   ...

Superb 18th C. Indian Sosun Pattah with Kirk Narduban Blade

Superb 18th C. Indian Sosun Pattah with Kirk Narduban Blade

( ID: ia793 )

Very fine example with large heavy silver inlaid hilt and fine very wide kirk narduban blade. ...

Superb 18th-19th C. Indian Mughal Iron Ankus Goad

Superb 18th-19th C. Indian Mughal Iron Ankus Goad

( ID: ia787 )

A wonderful condition ankus goad of chiseled iron with brass details.  Several examples are found in museum collections, on at the Walter Gallery of Art in Baltimore and another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 15 " oal. ...

Superb 19th C. Nepalese Royal Kora Sword mounted in gold with original green velvet scabbard

Superb 19th C. Nepalese Royal Kora Sword mounted in gold with original green velvet scabbard

( ID: is789 )

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19th C. Moroccan Silver Tiger Claw Koumiyyah Jambiya Dagger

19th C. Moroccan Silver Tiger Claw Koumiyyah Jambiya Dagger

( ID: id782 )

A very fine example of a huge 19th C. Moroccan koumiyyah jambiya dagger with a finely formed tiger claw style shape, very uncommon. This example is in excellent untouched condition and is fully silver hallmarked with one huge solid piece of horn for the handle.  A superb and elegant dagger. Overall 15", handle is 6". ...

19th C. Sudanese Persian Kindjal Dagger خنجر

19th C. Sudanese Persian Kindjal Dagger خنجر

( ID: id778 )

A truly interesting item. This example is a 19th C. Sudanese dagger, likely Dinka, mounted with a 19th C. Persian, or possibly Armenian blade from a small kindjal, inlaid with numerous gold animals and with the original scabbard and even handle mount which is seen on the pommel of the black ebony wood handle. This piece has likely seen several thousand miles just in its construction and the tales which it could tell would especially interesting.  12" overall. ...

Fine 18th C. Venetian Croatian Schiavona Broadsword

Fine 18th C. Venetian Croatian Schiavona Broadsword

( ID: es781 )

A fine 18th c, blackened iron Venetian or Croatian mercenary broadsword. This example has a fine hilt with a unique pommel likely from a rapier and period done with a heavy and fine formed broadsword blade. The handle wire wrap is loose but the sword is tight overall.  It is likely that all parts are original judging from the age evident throughout and the original patina, however some binder was applied at some point where the blade meets the handle, and which was covered with some point. ...

Large 19th C. Russian or Georgian Kindjal Dagger with Bulat Damascus blade خنجر

Large 19th C. Russian or Georgian Kindjal Dagger with Bulat Damascus blade خنجر

( ID: rd779 )

A hefty and large 19th kindjal with an exceptionally rare early 19th C. Georgian blade chiseled with images and formed of true bulat twist core damascus steel. This example is mounted with a walrus handle, dispaying a small crack, but totally structurally sound. The heavy double edged blade is chiseled throughout with fine motifs and has a fine bulat twistcore structure evident in the finely formed fullers. The scabbard is beautiful made of chiseled silver with quite unique and likely southern R...

Rare 19th C. Korean Hwando Short Sword

Rare 19th C. Korean Hwando Short Sword

( ID: cd783 )

An uncommon and rare 19th C. Korean short sword. This example displays typical Korean characteristics in the lacquered pig skin handle wrap, the faux metallic ray skin same, the short habaki of odd cross section, and the typical leather covered scabbard.  Uncommon to find Korean short swords. Overall length is 20". ...

Rare 19th C. Ottoman Islamic Yataghan, Ex. Robert Hales Collection

Rare 19th C. Ottoman Islamic Yataghan, Ex. Robert Hales Collection

( ID: is777 )

A unique and finely formed yataghan sword from the Ottoman Empire and dating to the late 18th- early 19th C. with a possibly earlier blade.  The mounts are all of chiseled silver, and the handle displays niello enamelling.  The scabbard chape appears to have been taken off and put on the wrong way some years ago. This piece was purchased from Bob Hales in the 1970s, and appears in his new publication. Very fine original condition, with no restorations or issues. Blade is finely formed ...

Rare Model 1725 Austrian Hungarian Cuirassiers Pallasch Sword

Rare Model 1725 Austrian Hungarian Cuirassiers Pallasch Sword

( ID: es780 )

A very fine Model 1725 Austrian officers or NCO's pallasch sword. This example is in excellent original condition with the original sharkskin handle and gilded brass fittings. The blade is very finely formed of interesting construction with an 8 sided rhomboid and then a 6 sided rhomboid cross-section.  Totally tight with no shaking.  It is possible the pallash is an 18th C. Saxon pallasch but judging by the shape and the sharkskin it is likely to be Model 1725 Austrian pallasch. Ov...

Antique 19th C. Islamic Moroccan Nimcha Sword, all silver mounted Excellent condition

Antique 19th C. Islamic Moroccan Nimcha Sword, all silver mounted Excellent condition

( ID: is772 )

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Beautiful Antique 19th C. Moroccan Koummiyah Jambiya Dagger, silver mounted and hallmarked

Beautiful Antique 19th C. Moroccan Koummiyah Jambiya Dagger, silver mounted and hallmarked

( ID: id773 )

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