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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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Gorgeous Presentation Quality 19th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

Gorgeous Presentation Quality 19th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

( ID: is774 )

A superb quality 19th C. Moroccan nimcha with a fabulous French made blade specifcally for the Moroccan trade in the classic Nimcha shape. The very large handle is in nearly perfect condition with a two tone color present in the highest quality Nimcha handles and with a gold koftgari crossguard in 99% condition and silver mounted scabbard. Particularly pleasing is the original thick and lustrous orange textile hanger.   Overall length is 40" ...

Very fine 19th C. Moroccan Koummiyah Jambiya dagger

Very fine 19th C. Moroccan Koummiyah Jambiya dagger

( ID: id775 )

Comes with original yellow textile hanger in fine condition. ...

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich with solid silver mounted scabbard and Persian Kara Khorasan Wootz blade

18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich with solid silver mounted scabbard and Persian Kara Khorasan Wootz blade

( ID: is763 )

About as nice a kilich as it gets. A massive late 18th C. Ottoman Turkish kilich mounted with an 18th C. Persian pala sword blade. This example is all en suite mounted with the original silver scabbard, very heavy, and matching silkver crossguard and mounts. It retains it's original hanging cord in fine condition.  Blade is chiseled and features gold caligraphy on both sides. Blade has a few age pits but nothing distracting.   Completely original and in beautiful condition. Overall ...

Antique 19th C. Moroccan Jambiya Koummaya Dagger

Antique 19th C. Moroccan Jambiya Koummaya Dagger

( ID: id764 )

Uncommon and rare 19th C. Tunisian or North Africa Ottoman dagger in the zulfikar shape. This  example has the original scabbard which fits well and is well made.  The metal surfaces has silver  koftgari which is now rather worn but otherwise the overall condition is fine. Overall length is 15" , blades are 7". ...

Antique North African or Persian Double Dagger with original scabbard

Antique North African or Persian Double Dagger with original scabbard

( ID: id765 )

Uncommon and rare 19th C. Tunisian or North Africa Ottoman dagger in the zulfikar shape. This  example has the original scabbard which fits well and is well made.  The metal surfaces has silver  koftgari which is now rather worn but otherwise the overall condition is fine. Overall length is 15" , blades are 7". ...

Excellent antique Japanese Katana 19th C. signed with a beautiful clean blade Higo Kuni ju Minamoto Morimitsu

Excellent antique Japanese Katana 19th C. signed with a beautiful clean blade Higo Kuni ju Minamoto Morimitsu

( ID: js770 )

Very fine original condition. No blemishes, double wide heavy blade with a wonderful hamon line  with a lot of activity. Just a fantastic samurai sword. 19th C. Blade signed Minamoto Morimitsu.  Tsuba is overlaid with silver. Blade 27 inches; overall 39 1/4 inches We recently purchased a large collection of Japanese swords and helmets. Please message us for more details. ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Yataghan Sword with silver inlaid blade

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Yataghan Sword with silver inlaid blade

( ID: is766 )

Great original condition with all original coral and cornelian inset stones. Handle a bit shaky but can easily be fixed. ...

Gorgeous 18th C. Indian Mughal Shamshir with kirk narduban blade

Gorgeous 18th C. Indian Mughal Shamshir with kirk narduban blade

( ID: is768 )

A very fine example of 18th century craftsmanship, this shamshir of Indian construction, features a very fine kirk narduban laddered pattern blade with fine contrast and an a hardened visible edge of darker wootz.  The blade includes an inlaid pennant and a magic quare Baduh with four numbers as well as a beautifully inlaid car-touche with Islamic calligraphy. The handle consists of dark wood and gold overlaid on all metal surfaces with thick Indian koftgari work.  The original...

Important and Huge 19th C. Phillipine Moro Datu's Ceremonial Kris with Massive kakatua pommel

Important and Huge 19th C. Phillipine Moro Datu's Ceremonial Kris with Massive kakatua pommel

( ID: is767 )

19th C. Moro Datu's kris. Maguindanao work, the elaborate junggayan hilt typically carried by a datu or noble, with kakatua-form pommel and silvered copper or brass mounts with okir engraving.  The kakatua pommel is absolutely huge at over 7" long.  Likely dating to the late 19th C.. Blade is of very fine construction with an inset damascus core and razor sharp edges.  Overall length is 41". blade is 24".  See the last photo comparing the size of the kris with a norma...

Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Shuangjian swords niuweidao swords

Rare 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Shuangjian swords niuweidao swords

( ID: cs769 )

A very uncommon pair of 19th C. Chinese Qing period shuangjian niuweidao swords. These are in original conditon with the original brass mounted scabbard with ensuite matching fittings and the original wrapping. Very fine condition throughout.  Blades in original untouched condition.  Overall length is 38".  ...

Superb 19th C. Indian tulwar sword with fine damascus blade and presentation inscription

Superb 19th C. Indian tulwar sword with fine damascus blade and presentation inscription

( ID: is771 )

A very fine quality 19th C. Indian tulwar sword with a heavy and very finely made pattern welded blade of fine and variegated design.  The base of the blade has an inscription in what appears to be Sanskrit under one of the quillons.  The blade has a chiseled cartouche with Arabic caligraphy. The hilt is in the Sindh or Oudh style of more slender design.  Original scabbard, Overall length is 37". ...

19th C. Large Indian Mughal Tegha sword  with damascus blade

19th C. Large Indian Mughal Tegha sword with damascus blade

( ID: is759 )

This unique antique weapon from the 19th century Mughal Empire in India is a choice item for a discerning collector.  The Tegha sword  features a long, curved damascus blade with a large handle.  Soldiers of the imperial domain relied heavily on the piece considering its armor piercing prowess.  The Mughal found the weapon essential at the time given its constant conflict with rival "gunpowder empires" of the epoch, i.e., Safavid Iran and the Ottoman Empire.  The...

Beautiful Russian Dagestan kindjal  dagger sword with original belt, dated 1916

Beautiful Russian Dagestan kindjal dagger sword with original belt, dated 1916

( ID: rd758 )

A fine example with the original matching silver and niello encrusted belt. This is a well made Dagestani or Georgian kindjal with chiseled silver and repousse scabbard fittings. The handle is horn and the blade marked with a maker stamp. Fine original condition all around.  The fittings are stamped with Russian cyrillic and Arabic characters. All silver parts are stamped with Russian silver proof mark "84" and womans head. overall length - 23.5" ...

Fine antique European German Rapier sword dating to the 17th- early 18th C.

Fine antique European German Rapier sword dating to the 17th- early 18th C.

( ID: es760 )

Fine original 17th C. -early 18th C. European, likely German or Italian rapier of ring hilt form.  The iron is attractively  chiseled throughout with swirling designs of a form well known in other  collections. The blade is of  hexagonal cross section and has a makers mark running down the  fuller  on either side.  The grip  retains the original wrapping or a period re-wrap. Overall length is 40" , blade is 32". ...

Rare Antique 17th C. Flemish Dutch Corpus Jesus Christ Crucific with Saint's Relics -  St. Theresa and St. Joseph

Rare Antique 17th C. Flemish Dutch Corpus Jesus Christ Crucific with Saint's Relics - St. Theresa and St. Joseph

( ID: ka762 )

A very fine condition 17th-18th C. Crucifix mounted on a seperate base with a hidden compartment with four saint's relics.   Bones of St. Theresa and the nail of the St. Joseph.  Very fine original condition. Dimensions: 23" tall mounted on the base ...

 Chinese Saber Qianlong Period Dao

Chinese Saber Qianlong Period Dao

( ID: 300 )

A very rare complete sword dating to the mid 18th century. This example is from the reign of the Qianlong Emperor and reflects the design and aesthetics of early Chinese swords.  The blade of this example is particularly rare. With ridges on each side the style is associated with a style popularized by general Qi Jiguang in the late Ming, referred to as Qijiadao -Qi family sabers. This form of blade is commonly associated with Japanese blades but the Japanese form is origi...

Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger with excellent wootz and original scabbard

Superb 18th C. Indian Mughal Katar Dagger with excellent wootz and original scabbard

( ID: id756 )

This antique weapon is a very fine example of an original condition 18th century Indian Mughal katar dagger. The item features its original scabbard with matching iron mount. The blade dis-plays very fine chisel work and a very sturdy and rich wootz pattern.  The full piece extends 17 inches overall, while the blade reaches 9 inches with its armor piercing tip in tact. Developed in India, wootz steel features a pattern of sheets of micro carbides within a tem-pered martensite or pearlite...

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Court Dagger Dirk

Excellent 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Court Dagger Dirk

( ID: id746 )

A fine original example of a 19th C. Ottoman Court Dagger. This example is mounted with a carved watered steel wootz blade and is mounted with a silver and coral handle.   Overall length is 16", blade is 11". ...

Excellent 19th C. Tibetan Sword Ke-Tri mounted in gilded iron with hairpin damascus

Excellent 19th C. Tibetan Sword Ke-Tri mounted in gilded iron with hairpin damascus

( ID: cs753 )

A very good example an 19th C. Tibetan sword. This type is called a Ke-Tri and this one is mounted fully in carved iron, with some gilding remaining.  The scabbard is mounted with three large corals and one is mounted on the handle as well. The handle was at some point wrapped in velvet but this is quite old at this point and matches the sword itself. The blade is a really excellent type with a deep damascus hairpin folding pattern that is quite vivid and uncommonly strong for these types o...

Fine 19th C. Wootz Indian Tiger Tooth Dagger

Fine 19th C. Wootz Indian Tiger Tooth Dagger

( ID: id747 )

A good example of a 19th C. Indian watered steel dagger called a tiger tooth due to the shape of the pommel. This example has a powerful blade with good visible Persian style wootz of good contrast. Overall length is 12", blade is 7"  ...

Fine Antique 18th C.  Model 1765 Austrian Infantry NCO Sword Saber Hanger

Fine Antique 18th C. Model 1765 Austrian Infantry NCO Sword Saber Hanger

( ID: es754 )

An uncommonly fine condition example of a Model 1765 Austrian Infantry NCOs sword. This example is in excellent condition with a fine origina patina on the brass and the matching scabbard, which has shrunk from age. The blade is decorated with Central European symbols and Oriental style motifs, very common to Austrian and Hungarian swords of that time period.   Overall length is 29" , blade is 22". ...

Fine Antique 18th C. Ottoman Turkish or Greek Wootz Yataghan Sword dagger with gold koftgari Dated 1690

Fine Antique 18th C. Ottoman Turkish or Greek Wootz Yataghan Sword dagger with gold koftgari Dated 1690

( ID: is755 )

A beautiful 18th C. Ottoman Turkish yataghan. This example is mounted with a wootz blade of very quality covered in gold koftgari on both sides.  The blade displays a fine contrast and the fittings are chiseled and carved silver in the Greek Epiros style, the gold koftgari is in superb condition as well.  The fittings are all in very fine condition except that the bottom scabbard fittings has split along the bottom from age, but this would be a very easy fix for a silversmith, and othe...

Fine Antique 19th C. Arab Omani Al Bu Saidi Khanjar Jambiya Dagger

Fine Antique 19th C. Arab Omani Al Bu Saidi Khanjar Jambiya Dagger

( ID: id743 )

A very fine example of an Al Bu Saidi type of khanjar from Oman. This example is in very fine condition, heavily silver mounted with a fine horn handle of excellent quality. The seven ring mounts on the scabbard and silver belt fittings denote it as having belonged to an important individual. The blade is a strong forged example and in fine condition. The silver work is especially fine quality. This example came from a fine collection of khanjars of which we were able to purchase the three fi...