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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".     ...

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: as845 )

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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: as843 )

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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. ...

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.    ...