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Exceptional 19th C. Ethiopian Saif Shotel with gilded and blued blade

Exceptional 19th C. Ethiopian Saif Shotel with gilded and blued blade

( ID: is713 )

A very fine and large example of a 19th C. Ethiopian saif with the original leather scabbard and belt. The blade is an excellent example and the only one of its type I've seen and is decorated with blueing and gilded along the entire length of the fuller on both sides. The hilt is of one piece and is in excellent condition. Overall length is 39", hilt is 4 1/2" long and 4 3/4" wide. ...

Fine 17th C. Persian Safavid Shamshir with rare spatulate crossguard

Fine 17th C. Persian Safavid Shamshir with rare spatulate crossguard

( ID: is714 )

A rare example of a Persian shamshir. This example dates to the 17th- early 18th C. It is mounted with exceptional wootz blade of dark deep contrast with a darkened hardened edge. The cartouche is beautifully inlaid of fine quality. The fittings are all original and in very fine condition displaying their original koftgari decoration. The crossguard is of a very rarely encountered type described as spatulate type, one of the example of which can be seen in Splendeur des Armes Orientale, the 1...

Fine 18th C. Ceylonese Sri Lankan Pia Kaetta Dagger

Fine 18th C. Ceylonese Sri Lankan Pia Kaetta Dagger

( ID: id718 )

This antique weapon is an exemplary model of an 18th century Sri Lankan pia kaetta dagger.  Mounted with finely aged grips, the piece is inlaid with silver and brass.  The entire weapon ex-tends 13 inches in length, while the blade is 8 inches.  Comparable ancient weapons of this origin are held in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Mu-seum of Art in New York. Ceylon, or as its known in contemporary times as the sovereign nation o...

Fine 18th C. Turkish Ottoman Yataghan with silver mounted scabbard

Fine 18th C. Turkish Ottoman Yataghan with silver mounted scabbard

( ID: is708 )

A fine late 18th C. Ottoman Turkish yataghan. The blade is inlaid with a gold cartouche and displays signs of the watered steel, but would need a cleaning to confirm.  The handle and the scabbard are both silver mounted and remain in fine condition. The scabbard mounts are split but stay firmly attached to the scabbard. Overall length is 29", blade is 23". ...

Fine 19th C. Caucasian Russian Blunderbuss Pistol with inlays and damascus barrel

Fine 19th C. Caucasian Russian Blunderbuss Pistol with inlays and damascus barrel

( ID: rf705 )

An exceptional example of an early 19th c. Caucasian, Georgian, Armenian or Azerbaijan blunderbuss pistol with a miquelet lock. This example has a fine damascus barrel with a silver nielloed capucin band. The beautiful grained walnut stock is heavily inlaid.  Superb condition, with 99% of all inlays remaining. Overall length is 16".   ...

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. ...

Gorgeous 18th C. North Indian Pesh Kabz with Wootz blade and gold inscription

Gorgeous 18th C. North Indian Pesh Kabz with Wootz blade and gold inscription

( ID: id704 )

A fine example of a North Indian pesh kabz dagger with a fine deeply curved blade, this antique weapon consists of  high quality wootz and is overlaid in gold koftgari of vinous form, with an Arabic inscription at the apex.  The thick and spacious handle supports a piece extending 18 inches in length and the blade is 12 inches long. As an art form, koftgari encompasses the inlay of gold and silver wire on iron objects.  Re-fined by the Sikligar community, Persian craftsmen intr...

Magnificent 17th C. Indian Sossun Patah

Magnificent 17th C. Indian Sossun Patah

( ID: is711 )

 A beautiful and representative example of an early Indian sossun patah sword with a beautiful kirk narduban blade. This example has a heavy iron hilt deeply inlaid and chiseled with silver and gold.  The blade is in nearly perfect condition and has a vivid kirk narduban pattern visible throughout on both sides.   ...

Magnificent mid 18th C. Antique Chinese Qianlong Officers Sword with carved iron dragon tunkou

Magnificent mid 18th C. Antique Chinese Qianlong Officers Sword with carved iron dragon tunkou

( ID: cs710 )

A truly exceptional antique Chinese Qianlong period sword and one of the few genuine examples of this quality offered on the market in the past several years.  This example dates from the mid 18th C. Qianlong period.  The hilt is composed of the traditional style of vinuous carved gilded copper, or tombac, fittings. These fittings are beautiful carved and have dragons throughout. The blade is extraordinarily rare and represents one of two known in the world. The other example f...

Rare 17th C. Spanish or Italian Main Gauche Dagger with original scabbard

Rare 17th C. Spanish or Italian Main Gauche Dagger with original scabbard

( ID: ed719 )

A beautiful example of a 17th C. main gauche left hand dagger. This is an original example and not a later Victorian reproduction. The main sail type guard is finely etched with 17th c. designs and with an inscription " AUSTYN S.CHZ GUARTAYRO DEL RAY" It appears that this example likely belonged to a guard of the king. The thumb rest is beautiful chiseled and etched matching the decoration on the guard.  The blade is four sided and completely original type with two armorers marks on...

16th C. South Indian Deccan Bikaner All Steel Chilanum Khanjarli Dagger خنجر

16th C. South Indian Deccan Bikaner All Steel Chilanum Khanjarli Dagger خنجر

( ID: id701 )

A truly elegant example of an extremely rare Indian dagger, this type of piece is prominent in several esteemed collections around the world, including the the Al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait and the Bikaner Armoury.  The recently released Bob Hales Collection catalogue, the most sig-nificant publication on antique Eastern arms and armor of the last decade, also features the mag-isterial work. Our piece remains in beautiful original condition, with excellent chiseling and detail.  The...

Rare North Indian 18th C. Wootz Pesh Kabz Karud Dagger

Rare North Indian 18th C. Wootz Pesh Kabz Karud Dagger

( ID: id702 )

A fine example of an 18th c. Indian pesh kabz. This example is quite rare in that the grips are composed of two pieces of horn cut laterally and which remain in very fine condition. The blade is in excellent condition displaying a rich high contrast wootz pattern. Overall length is 18", blade is 13". Comes with an associated but later scabbard. ...

Fine 19th C. North Indian Zaghnal axe

Fine 19th C. North Indian Zaghnal axe

( ID: id696 )

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Gorgeous early 18th C. Indian Tiger Tooth dagger khanjar with finely watered wootz blade

Gorgeous early 18th C. Indian Tiger Tooth dagger khanjar with finely watered wootz blade

( ID: id695 )

A very fine condition early 18th C. Indian dagger called a tiger tooth dagger due to it's handle shape being similar to a tiger's tooth. The blade is finely chiseled at the forte and is composed of well forged wootz steel. ...

Magnificent 18th C. Mughal Tabar Axe with wootz head and inlaid with precious stones

Magnificent 18th C. Mughal Tabar Axe with wootz head and inlaid with precious stones

( ID: ia697 )

A truly exemplary example, this tabar from the early 18th C. is from Mughal India and displays a beautiful axehead which is composed of wootz steel, overlaid with gold koftgari, chiseled with figures of animals and inlaid with precious stones. One of the best examples of it's type we've had the pleasure to handle. ...

Massive 19th C. Indian Tegha Executioner's Sword with original scabbard

Massive 19th C. Indian Tegha Executioner's Sword with original scabbard

( ID: is698 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Indian executioner's sword with it's original scabbard. A huge and massive blade which features chiseled decoration, with an inscription running along the spine, this example remains in very nice condition. ...

Very fine 18th C. Indian Tulwar Shamshir Sword with wootz handle and kara taban blade

Very fine 18th C. Indian Tulwar Shamshir Sword with wootz handle and kara taban blade

( ID: is700 )

A fine and quite uncommonly good quality antique 18th C. Mughal Indian sword, likely from North India.  This example has a finely crafted blade made from kara taban watered steel or wootz, of very strong deep contrast and quality.  The handle is made of wootz as well and remains in very nice condition.  The scabbard is later, but has a fine silver chape.  For the purist who appreciates aesthetic design and clean lines. Overall length is 39", blade is 31" and 1 1/8" wide...

Antique 19th C. Moroccan Jambiya Koummaya Dagger

Antique 19th C. Moroccan Jambiya Koummaya Dagger

( ID: id693 )

A good 19th C. Moroccan koumayya dagger of large proportions. This example is made of brass with silver appliques and remains of some enamelwork on the handle. The blade is quite sharp and definitely servicable. Overall length is 16", blade is 8". ...

19th C. Algerian or Moroccan Flyssa Sword or Dagger

19th C. Algerian or Moroccan Flyssa Sword or Dagger

( ID: is690 )

A good example of a 19th C. Algerian flyssa. This example has the characteristic nicely carved wooden handle with a finely carved steel blade inlaid with brass designs. The scabbard is quite interesting and displays the French influence as it is a French bayonet scabbard adapted for the sword and fits perfectly. Overall length is 25", blade is 16".   ...

Antique 19th C. Zlatoust Russian Caucasian Shashka with Georgian fittings

Antique 19th C. Zlatoust Russian Caucasian Shashka with Georgian fittings

( ID: rs691 )

A beautiful 19th C. Imperial Russian shashka made with silver and gilded silver pointillist work.  This example wears a Zlatoust made blade and was adapted by being fitted with a Georgian style gilded silver and niello inlaid handle. The scabbard top mount is ensuite as is the middle carrying ring. The chape is missing and was replaced contemporary with the life of the piece with leather.  The blade is from an 1881 Officers Shashka sword and is marked Zlatoust Fabric. A quite rare e...

Beautiful 19th C. Norwegian Knife with wonderful carved birch handle and scabbard

Beautiful 19th C. Norwegian Knife with wonderful carved birch handle and scabbard

( ID: ed687 )

A fine example of a 19th C. Norwegian knife. This piece has a very nicely carved birch wood handle and scabbard, with deep fine carving in the Norwegian floral manner.  The blade is marked DeConinck Cristiania ( the name of the capital Norway before it was renamed Oslo in 1924). Overall length is 8", blade is 3". ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich or Pala Sword

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Wootz Kilich or Pala Sword

( ID: is689 )

One of the most desirable swords of the Ottoman Turkish arsenal. This example is in nearly perfect condition with a fine crystalline wootz blade. The blade retains some gold inlay at the base of the yelman and the wootz pattern can be seen throughout with a damascus pattern forming the hardened ricasso for the first few inches.  The handle is made of very finely grained honey colored horn with a brass crossguard. Dates from the early 19th C. Overall length is 33 1/2", blade is 28". ...

Gorgeous Antique 19th C. Qianlong Qing Dynasty Shuangjian pair of matched swords

Gorgeous Antique 19th C. Qianlong Qing Dynasty Shuangjian pair of matched swords

( ID: cs685 )

This is the best example of this type of sword I've had in the past five years. Part of a small recently purchased collection of original Chinese swords. This example is fantastic condition, and the blade are especially vivid and very finely made. It has the original scabbard which retains all of its fittings in nice condition and has finely made brown Chinese style lacquer.   The handle are in nearly perfect condition with no losses and all the original scrimshaw in fine condition. A...

Superb 19th C. Dated 1865 Imperial Russian Georgian or Circassian Miquelet Pistol кавказский пистолет

Superb 19th C. Dated 1865 Imperial Russian Georgian or Circassian Miquelet Pistol кавказский пистолет

( ID: rf686 )

A premier example of this famous pistol. This example is in mint condition silver mounted with beautiful niello work, as well as a finely made ballbutt of proper flattened form.  Every seperate silver piece is hallmarked "84" and the primary piece near the trigger is hallmarked "84" with an assayer stamp and the date 1865, dating this example just to the end of the Caucasian wars of 1847 through the 1860s. An excellent  and large example. 20" overall length. кавказский ...

Antique 19th C. Ethiopian Shotel Sword

Antique 19th C. Ethiopian Shotel Sword

( ID: is674 )

A very fine example a 19th C. Ethiopian sword with a finely carved and formed handle.  Original scabbard is slightly shrunk. ...

Excellent 18th C. Hungarian or Polish Hussars or Cavalry Sword

Excellent 18th C. Hungarian or Polish Hussars or Cavalry Sword

( ID: es677 )

A really gorgeous 17th-18th C. Polish or Hungarian sword. This example a real fighting example with a beautiful figural iron hilt with a thumb ring and finely decorative long quillons.  The blade is a fine heavy example remaining in good condition for it's age.  The handle leather is somewhat worn but still remains some suppleness.  An elegant example of this type of sword and a true battle sword from the heyday of the Polish and Hungarian legions.     ...

Excellent 19th C. Caucasian Shashka by Mudunov

Excellent 19th C. Caucasian Shashka by Mudunov

( ID: rs681 )

A really fine example of these rare swords. This example is mounted with a finely carved grip and mounted with a silver and niello decorated crossguard. The blade is a superlative example of a deep curve and finely etched with the name of Mudunov and stamped with his maker name stamp.  Dates from the mid to late 19th C.        ...

Fantastic 19th C. Udaipur style Indian tegha tulwar sword

Fantastic 19th C. Udaipur style Indian tegha tulwar sword

( ID: is683 )

A truly fantastic antique 19th C. example with a beautiful gold koftgari handle with matching scabbard mounts. The inside of the pommel shows a chiseled off space which is where there would have been a Devangari inscription. Likely the sword was picked up by a Muslim warrior who was offended by the Hindu script and inscription.  Otherwise the sword is in excellent condition with nearly no koftgari lossses.  The large heavy tegha style blade is a work of the smith's art made with a...

Fantastic Early Ottoman Dagger, likely 18th C. wootz and encrusted gold blade

Fantastic Early Ottoman Dagger, likely 18th C. wootz and encrusted gold blade

( ID: id678 )

A beautiful 18th C. Ottoman Turkish of kindjal shape. This example has a solid grip of fine age, with a finely formed large wootz blade with a medial ridge on both side. The ricasso of the blade on both sides is chiseled with gold koftgari overlaid, with numerous Q'uranic verses and imprecations.  The scabbard is from a kindjal and is later, but fits well and was originally with the dagger. Overall length - 19" Blade - 13 3/4"     ...

Fine 19th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

Fine 19th C. Moroccan Nimcha Sword

( ID: is682 )

A very fine example of a 19th C. Moroccan Nimcha, with an excellent and large carved grip of a rich fibrous grain. ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with profusely gold decorated damascus blade

Gorgeous 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Kilich Pala Sword with profusely gold decorated damascus blade

( ID: ia680 )

 An exceptional example of the most sought after Turkish sword. This pala or kilich sword is an excellent example with a damascus blade and profusely decorated with gold koftgari designs.  There are numerous designs throughout including various inscriptions including Q'uranic verses and the name of the maker.  The handle is of two horn scales and includes two iron plates inlaid into the horn grips and overlaid in gold koftgari.  A truly excellent example. ...

Rare 17th C. Ottoman Turkish Dagger with silver gilt scabbard

Rare 17th C. Ottoman Turkish Dagger with silver gilt scabbard

( ID: id673 )

Very rare late 17th C. Battle of Vienna period Ottoman Turkish dagger. This example is of the period mid 17th c. to early 18th c. The characteristic faceted handle is beautifully aged with the exact color and shape of similar examples to be found numerous references.  The scabbard is of the characteristic shape and design with chiseled silver and then gilded designs overlaid onto the silver. The blade is an excellent example of this type with gold koftgari writing and designs on the ri...

Rare antique 19th C. Ethiopian Sword or Dagger

Rare antique 19th C. Ethiopian Sword or Dagger

( ID: is675 )

A very fine antique Ethiopian sword with an interesting shaped blade, razor sharp, and the original scabbard.  The handle is large and formed of two carved pieces, with a fine silver pommel cap. ...

Very fine 19th C. Sri Lankan Piha Kaetta or Piha Kahetta with carved grip

Very fine 19th C. Sri Lankan Piha Kaetta or Piha Kahetta with carved grip

( ID: id679 )

A very nice example of an early Sri Lankan Piha Kahetta dagger. These Sinhalese daggers were of varying quality. This example has a very finely carved grip mounted in silver. The silver pommel cap is slightly loose.  The blade is heavy iron construction chiseled and displaying the deep patina characteristic of Sri Lankan pia kaetta. Overall solid and tight. ...

Wonderful 19th C. Bukharan Persian Kard with Turqoise and Niello Silver mounts

Wonderful 19th C. Bukharan Persian Kard with Turqoise and Niello Silver mounts

( ID: id676 )

An excellent and large 19th C. Bukharan or Persian kard.  The blade is of very finely forge Persian wootz, with excellent contrast throughout.The original scabbard is made of tooled leather with a silver chape, and remains in good condition. Overall -18.5" Dagger 16" Blade - 10.5" A very pleasing dagger of large size and pleasant feel in hand. ...

Magnificent 72" Japanese Temple Sword late 19th C, Made for the Imperial Shrine at Yasukuni by Ichiryu sai Toshitura

Magnificent 72" Japanese Temple Sword late 19th C, Made for the Imperial Shrine at Yasukuni by Ichiryu sai Toshitura

( ID: js438 )

By far one of the largest examples of this kind of sword and leaps and bounds in terms of quality from any similar pieces ever offered for sale. The entire sword is made from bone with 80% bone and is signed by a well known Japanese carver Toshimitsu who can be found listed as a well know Japanese carver Ichiryu sai/Toshitura in Ivory and the elephant in art,in archaeology and in science by George Kunz published in 1911, he is listed on page 511. The sword is in good condition and w...

19th C. Chinese Qing Period Army Officers Sword with Fangshi fittings

19th C. Chinese Qing Period Army Officers Sword with Fangshi fittings

( ID: cs669 )

A nice example of a 19th C. Qing officers sword. This is a much more uncommon type with angular fangshi fittings, and with original grip wrap. The fittings are very finely chased and repoussed with images of dragons chasing the pearl and other motifs.  The balde is clean and true with no bends, and in very nice condition. Overall length is 23 1/4", blade is 17 1/4". ...

Antique Ottoman Turkish 19th C. Kard with agate handle and gold inlays

Antique Ottoman Turkish 19th C. Kard with agate handle and gold inlays

( ID: id667 )

A fine example of an antique Ottoman dagger, aesthetically similar to a kard and from that same family of weapons. This example has a nicely formed agate handle with inlaid gold tendrils similar to those on older Turkish pieces. The original green velvet covered scabbard fits nicely as well.  The blade is made of wootz with a visible pattern and remains of gold and silver koftgari at the base. ...

Excellent Antique Indian Shikargar Hunting Shamshir with fine damascus blade

Excellent Antique Indian Shikargar Hunting Shamshir with fine damascus blade

( ID: is671 )

A very fine example of these types of rare swords. This example has a finely crafted damascus pattern welded blade carved with animal and hunting scenes. It has the original scabbard with heavy silver fittings.  Dates from the late 18th c- early 19th C.     ...

Excellent quality 18th C. All Steel Wootz Indian Bikaner Katar

Excellent quality 18th C. All Steel Wootz Indian Bikaner Katar

( ID: id665 )

A premier example of an 18th C. Bikaner armory katar dagger with a finely chiseled and finished wootz blade and a very well crafted cloth covered wood scabbard. Beautiful proportions and an elegant design. Overall length is 18", blade is 8 1/2".   ...

Excellent quality antique Qajar Period Wootz Persian Shield Sipar Dhal

Excellent quality antique Qajar Period Wootz Persian Shield Sipar Dhal

( ID: ia666 )

A beautifully made example of a late 18th C.- early 19th C. Persian shield. This example is two piece with very finely carved surfaces overlaid in gold and with silver koftgari along the rim over the inscriptions.  The iron is wootz or watered steel some of the design which can be seen in the empty spaces.  Certainly this example could benefit from a cleaning. Fine quality for this type of shield. Diameter is 18". ...

Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Army Sword

Fine 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Army Sword

( ID: cs668 )

A good example of this type of sword. This example is completely original with all matching fittings and in untouched condition.  The cord wrapped handle is in good condition, with thick finely aged brass fittings which provide a good counterbalance to the heavy damascus blade. The blade displays a slight pattern which can be seen in the photographs but which needs a cleaning to be brought out.  The scabbard is covered in sharkskin and in good condition. Overall length is 33.5", bla...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel , a beautiful18th C. Indian shamshir with kirk narduban blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel , a beautiful18th C. Indian shamshir with kirk narduban blade

( ID: is670 )

From the renowned collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel. This example was purchased from a sale of the individual who purchased this and several other items now available on our site, directly from Dr. Figiel. Dr. Figiel, the well known author of “On Damascus Steel”, the classic 1992 reference work featuring stunning examples of watered steel, and much of which came up for sale in 1998. The pieces we feature were purchased and sold before the reference work was published and therefore do not feature i...

99% condition WWII Japanese Formosa Taiwan Naval Officer Sword

99% condition WWII Japanese Formosa Taiwan Naval Officer Sword

( ID: js663 )

A truly beautiful and high end example of these rare swords. This is the best example of this type that I've encountered and is in basically perfect condition with 99% of the gilding remaining, the blade in 99% original polish condition. The same on the handle and the polished rayskin on the scabbard also in excellent condition. Nearly impossible to get a better example. Overall length is 33 1/2", blade is 27". ...

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish or Syrian Shamshir with gold inlaid sham wootz blade

Fine 19th C. Ottoman Turkish or Syrian Shamshir with gold inlaid sham wootz blade

( ID: is662 )

A finely crafted 19th C. Turkish shamshir with a nicely gold inlaid blade with a long detailed inscription. The blade is sham wootz and very clean. The wootz pattern can be seen throughout the blade. The hilt is very nice translucent horn, and the fittings are silver overlaid iron and all en suite, the scabbard has a small piece of wood missing from the forte area of the blade near the middle, but is completely structurally solid. A nice example of this type of sword. Overall length is ...