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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. 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. 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. ...

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. 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. ...

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...

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". ...

Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period watercolor painting - signed

Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period watercolor painting - signed

( ID: ja757 )

~~Fine mid to late 19th C. Japanese Meiji period Watercolor painting signed by artist. Beautiful elderly woman weaving the thread sitting on the carpet in the kimono. The underlining of the painting is old letters or papers with hand drawn hieroglyphs. This not a woodblock print, it a an original watercolor of the exquisite quality. I will appreciate any palpable translation of the signature. Dimensions Painting 24"x18" Frame 28"x22" ...

Rare 19th- early 20th C. Kiribati Micronesian or Palau Coconut Fiber Armor Cuirass and Sharktooth sword

Rare 19th- early 20th C. Kiribati Micronesian or Palau Coconut Fiber Armor Cuirass and Sharktooth sword

( ID: ka761 )

A quite uncommon and rare to find set of Kiribati coconut fibre armor with an original sharktooth sword.  This example likely dates to the early 20th C.  Very nice condition. Dimensions: sword - 33" armor- 16"tall, 11" diam ...

 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 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 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 Antique19th C. Visayan Philippines Dagger Dirk in shape to a navaja

Fine Antique19th C. Visayan Philippines Dagger Dirk in shape to a navaja

( ID: kd744 )

A very uncommon dagger. This example is from the Visayan region of the Philippines and displays some of the finest quality work on a Philippino dagger we've encountered. The hilt with ferrule and pommel of finely wrought and engraved silver. The grip a single section of dark horn very finely and elaborately carved in relief, comprising floral and basketweave motifs.   Overall length is 11", blade is 6" long and 2 1/2" wide. ...

GIANT Antique 19th C. Nepalese Indian Kukri Sword of Hanshee Form

GIANT Antique 19th C. Nepalese Indian Kukri Sword of Hanshee Form

( ID: is751 )

This antique weapon is a fine example of a 19th century Nepalese kukri of hanshee form.  Fea-turing a blade following the curve of the handle, the piece is quite heavy and mounted with an iron handle.  When placed in its original scabbard, the piece extends 29 inches in length, while the blade alone is 23 inches. This ancient piece signifies the valor of Gurkha soldiers, and is considered the national knife of Nepal.  The piece has become esteemed like other renowned blades s...

Rare Antique 19th C. Chinese Qianlong Shuang Gou Sword or Tiger Hook Sword

Rare Antique 19th C. Chinese Qianlong Shuang Gou Sword or Tiger Hook Sword

( ID: cs752 )

A very uncommon sword, examples of these are often plain steel however this piece is beautiful decorated with silver work on both sides of the blade displaying the traditional male and female sides with appropriate characters to both. The blade is tight and display no shaking and are in excellent condition.  This piece dates from the 19th C.  These are known as "tiger hook swords" or qian kun ri yue dao (literally "Heaven and Earth, Sun and Moon sword", these weapons ...

Unusual 18th C. French Hunting Sword mounted with a Persian watered steel wootz kirk narduban blade

Unusual 18th C. French Hunting Sword mounted with a Persian watered steel wootz kirk narduban blade

( ID: es739 )

A very unusual 18th C. hunting sword. This piece of French origin with a dark horn or wood handle mounted in silver and with a Persian wootz blade of very fine quality displaying an inlaid cartouche and a magic square "baudah".  The blade itself also displays a wonderful kirk narduban pattern.  The blade and the handle appear to be completely original to each other and this example must have been produced in this way for a specific client. I believe that it is European in origin as the...

Very uncommon 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Caligraphers Knife خنجر

Very uncommon 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Caligraphers Knife خنجر

( ID: id740 )

A quite beautiful and uncommon 19th C. Ottoman Turkish caligraphers knife. This piece has a wooden handle inlaid with various designs that are more commonly seen on sword handles, rifles stocks and other 18th C. and earlier Ottoman decorative arts. This knife would have been used to cut paper used in caligraphic painting. Very fine original condition. Overall length is 6 1/2" ...

Rare 19th C. Chinese or Korean Dagger composed of fine translucent jade and gilded fittings

Rare 19th C. Chinese or Korean Dagger composed of fine translucent jade and gilded fittings

( ID: cd737 )

A quite beautiful and rare 19th C. Korean or Chinese dagger. This example is made of fine translucent jade of very high quality with gilded brass fittings.   Overall length is 6".     ...

Fine 17th C. Japanese sword with red lacquer groove, signed  Heianjo Hujiwara Morikuni

Fine 17th C. Japanese sword with red lacquer groove, signed Heianjo Hujiwara Morikuni

( ID: js734 )

A fine example of a 17th Century Japanese wakizashi in beautiful condition with red lacquer filled blood groove. This example is signed  Heiano Hujiwhara Moriguni.  The blade is in excellent polish. Blade length is 20 5/8 inches, overall 29 5/8 inches. ...

Fine 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi with carved horimono

Fine 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi with carved horimono

( ID: js735 )

A fine early 19th C. Japanese wakizashi blade mounted in a shirasaya. This example is signed and has a beautful carved horimono throughout the length of the blade of dragon chasing a pearl. Very fine overall condition. ...

Gorgeous Antique Japanese 17th C. Hirazukuri Wakizashi

Gorgeous Antique Japanese 17th C. Hirazukuri Wakizashi

( ID: js736 )

A beautiful example of a 17th C. Japanese wakizashi with a hirazukuri style blade signed Sosu Ju Tsujuhiro. The blade has a notare tempered edge. The scabbard and saya are both composed of pink tinted rayskin that is then gilded. The mounts are in the aikuchi style and very elegant. The habaki is silver and the kozuka is composed of shakudo nanako. One of the menuki is loose and comes off but this can easily be fixed. Blade is 13 5/8 inches Overall: 23 inches ...

JFK President Kennedy and  Lyndon Johnson Masks Election Campaign 1960

JFK President Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson Masks Election Campaign 1960

( ID: ka731 )

Amazing piece of history! Superb detailing and stunning resemblance. Add this to your collection of JFK President Kennedy collection. Two silicon masks. Made from carved silicon or rubberized material, probably around election year of 1960.  The rubberized material easily comes off the plaster bases.Good condition. Dimensions as seen on pictures. about 1" wide and 3" tall.   ...

Beautiful 18th C. Japanese Kabuto with gold foil and matching menpo and maedate

Beautiful 18th C. Japanese Kabuto with gold foil and matching menpo and maedate

( ID: ia723 )

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Excellent 19th C. Pair of Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss pistols with silver inlaid decoration

Excellent 19th C. Pair of Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss pistols with silver inlaid decoration

( ID: if715 )

A fine and quite rare pair of Ottoman Turkish blunderbuss pistol. This example is perfectly matched and heavily inlaid with silver decoration on the exposed metal parts and inlaid into the matched wooden stocks.  Very fine condition and dating to the early 19th C. Overall length is 21", barrel is 12" for each. ...

Excellent early antique Japanese  signed 32 plate Kabuto with matching menpo

Excellent early antique Japanese signed 32 plate Kabuto with matching menpo

( ID: ja726 )

A very fine condition example of 17th-18th C. Japanese russet iron kabuto signed at the maedate holder on the front.  The menpo is matching russet iron.  An exceptional type of this helmet.     ...

Excellent Fully Silver Mounted 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Yataghan Sword

Excellent Fully Silver Mounted 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Yataghan Sword

( ID: is728 )

An excellent piece, this yataghan is fully silver mounted with a beautiful carved and detailed silver scabbard in perfect condition with no dents or losses.  The handle is silver and niello mounted with inscriptions in panels on both sides. There are some very slight losses on the handle but which do not detract from the overall appearance.  The blade is an excellent Turkish ladder pattern damascus blade with a carved inscription and gold koftgari inscriptions on both sides of ...

Exceptional 18th C. Indian Tulwar with wootz blade and thick gold cartouche

Exceptional 18th C. Indian Tulwar with wootz blade and thick gold cartouche

( ID: is709 )

An exceptional and elegant example of an 18th century Indian tulwar with a bulbous handle and a unique crossguard that has been identified as Sikh in origin  (Rawson), the finely crafted blade of the piece features multiple fullers and gold inlays at its forte. The ricasso on one side includes a thick and detailed inlaid gold cartouche.  The piece in its entirety extends 34 inches, while the blade is 28 inches long. Indian wootz steel technology comes from the Tamil Nadu region, emp...

Fine 19th C. French Dagger in the Mameluke Style

Fine 19th C. French Dagger in the Mameluke Style

( ID: ed706 )

A beautiful ebony and gilt brass mounted French dagger with an etched blade in the Mameluke style. This dagger is a smaller version fo the French Versaille made daggers for the Mamluke Guard during the Napoleonic era. The blade on this example is etched with an "M" to signify the Mamluke origin.  The inner wooden lining of the scabbard is missing so the blade is slightly loose in the scabbard but this is an easy fix. Overall length is 9 3/4" , blade is 6".  9 3/4 6 ...

Fine 19th C. Mughal Indian Khanjar with wootz blade

Fine 19th C. Mughal Indian Khanjar with wootz blade

( ID: id703 )

An elegant example of a 19th C. Indian khanjar with a parrot form handle overlaid in thick silver koftgari.  The blade is Indian crystalline wootz and remains in quite good condition. Overall length is 14" , blade is 10" ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Pistol with heavy gold inlaid barrel

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Pistol with heavy gold inlaid barrel

( ID: if716 )

An excellent example of an early 19th C. Ottoman Turkish blunderbuss with a thick and heavy carved barrel chiseled and overlaid with gold koftgari with Arabic inscriptions and designs. Overall length is 19 1/2", barrel is 10 1/2" long.     ...

Fine antique Japanese Kabuto helmet 18th- 19th C.

Fine antique Japanese Kabuto helmet 18th- 19th C.

( ID: ia725 )

A really beautiful 18th-19th C. Japanese kabuto helmet with the original maedate of interesting  demon head design with what appears to be original wolf's fur hair.  The condition of the helmet is  quite fine and the lacquer remains in good condition.  Quite an elegant example and a great  addition to any Japanese arms and armor collection. We recently purchased a large collection of Japanese swords and helmets. Please message us for more details. All...

Fine Belgian Percussion musket made for member of a royal family

Fine Belgian Percussion musket made for member of a royal family

( ID: ef730 )

A very finely mounted Belgian percussion rifle with a carved ebony stock and finely proportioned and blued barrel. The trigger guard displays a thickly inlaid gold cartouche monogram. Excellent condition and fully functioning mechanism.  Roughly dates to the 1850-1880 period. ...

Fine WWII Japanese Naval Officers Katana Sword dated 1942

Fine WWII Japanese Naval Officers Katana Sword dated 1942

( ID: js720 )

An excellent example of a WWII Japanese officers naval katana. This example is mounted with all of the original fittings in exceptional condition. The blade is displays a very fine hamon and is in excellent condition as well. Overall length is 39", blade is 26 3/4. ...