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Magnificent 19th C. Gold Inlaid Dagestan Caucasian Kindjal with belt

Magnificent 19th C. Gold Inlaid Dagestan Caucasian Kindjal with belt

( ID: rd664 )

A beautiful 19th C. Dagestan kindjal with wonderful gold inlaid belt.This gorgeous example has a wonderfully gold inlaid handle and scabbard mounts with true zarneesh or true gold inlay work. The gold is then chiseled over  with fine design. The belt is made of the same type of work with an inscription in Arabic on the obverse side of the metal piece that slides through the buckle.  Blade is signed by the maker, and the scabbard has the two original and finely crafted side knives. P...

Original antique19th C. Chinese Jian with true Chinese damascus blade

Original antique19th C. Chinese Jian with true Chinese damascus blade

( ID: cs660 )

A very finely crafted and original 19th C. Chinese Qing period jian. This example is of superlative quality with a very finely forged and sharp blade made of true damascus with fine etching on the ricasso on either side. The handle is covered in finely made sharkskin. The scabbard is lacquered sharkskin with nicely patined brass and an especially finely crafted middle hanger with a heavy relief dragon.  A very finely made example of these types of jians.  Overall length is 38 1/2", ...

Rare WWII period Korean sword

Rare WWII period Korean sword

( ID: cs661 )

A very rare and uncommon Korean sword from the 1930-WWII period. This was likely a Korean partisans sword, composed of Japanese parts but mounted in a very Korean style with many Korean symbols and embellishments.  Really an interesting piece. The blade is well-forged with traces of temperline; there is a visible kizu at the spine on one side. Habaki is copper, guard is brass as are the menuki,while the fuchi is iron or shakudo with a little gold inlay; it was made without a ka...

Beautiful 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi Sword with gold accented fittings and Moko pattern tsuba

Beautiful 19th C. Japanese Wakizashi Sword with gold accented fittings and Moko pattern tsuba

( ID: js657 )

 A truly wonderful and whimsical Japanese wakizashi. This example is mounted with , gold, malachite stones, and stained bone. The motif throughout the sword is of a wonderful naturalistic crawling bugs pattern, especially visible on the stained pommel with a small brass bug crawling over it.  The blade has a slightly wavy temper line, and a silver collar with gilt reinforcement panels. Moko pattern tsuba, with raised floral and insect designs made from gold and green stone. A two ...

Fine 17th C. Spanish or Italian Rapier Sword with finely made Juan Martinez of Toledo blade

Fine 17th C. Spanish or Italian Rapier Sword with finely made Juan Martinez of Toledo blade

( ID: es658 )

A fine example of a classic 17th C. Spanish rapier made by the famous bladesmith Juan Martinez of Toledo.   The single-fluted ricasso extends into the guard, with "JUAN MARTINEZ EN TOLEDO" in the flutes and a combined square and hexagonal cross-section, transitioning to a lozenge profile for the rest of the length. The ricasso has the town mark of Toledo at the lower end of the guard. The guards is fitted with a pair of straight quillions, 8 1/4 inches wide, with the basket section ext...

Magnificent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Sword with Kirk Narduban Watered Wootz Blade and fully silver mounted scabbard

Magnificent 19th C. Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Sword with Kirk Narduban Watered Wootz Blade and fully silver mounted scabbard

( ID: is656 )

A premium example of a very large and heavy 19th C. Ottoman shamshir. This example is mounted with a huge, and very well defined translucent horn grip of very fine grain structure with a nice honey color.  There are no replacement parts and everything is completely original down to the small hinged scabbard piece that closes up the forte of the blade.  The scabbard is fully silver hallmarked, on every single piece that was made seperately, and the silver is almost all silver gilt. &nbs...

18th C. South Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket Rifle with Carved Iron Barrel

18th C. South Indian Toradar Matchlock Musket Rifle with Carved Iron Barrel

( ID: if654 )

A fine late 18th C. South Indian Mysore matchlock. This example has a finely crafted and chiseled steel barrel with a carved peacock at the base of the barrel, an indication of Mysore manufacture. The rest of the barrel is carefully stipled to create an interesting effect.  The stock is made of more than one piece and is slightly loose where the joints are, but this can easily be fixed with a set of capucins.   Overall length is 64", barrel is 44". ...

19th C. Chinese Ching Dynasty Trousse Dagger set with shark skin mounted scabbard

19th C. Chinese Ching Dynasty Trousse Dagger set with shark skin mounted scabbard

( ID: ia642 )

A very uncommon Chinese 19th C. trousse set. This example is mounted in sharkskin and is detailed with teardrops shape which give this example a more pleasing appearance than most Chinese trousses.  The blade is quite dark but easily restorable while the handle scales are made of a very finely grained type of wood, possibly cherry due to the richly decorative grain. Overall length 12", blade is 6". ...

19th C. Qing Period Chinese Matchlock Musket Rifle with inlaid stock

19th C. Qing Period Chinese Matchlock Musket Rifle with inlaid stock

( ID: cf653 )

An extremely rare Chinese matchlock musket. This example is one of the finest of these that I've encountered, and has original oddly shaped uncut stock, inlaid with bone scales, finely detailed. The barrel is of interesting design starting at the base of a very large diameter and then slimming considerably to the size of a nickel or so.The stock is also inlaid with a strip of buffalo horn, inlaid itself, with florets.  The mechanism is fully functioning. Just a beautiful example of ...

Antique 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Miquelet Pistol with ball butt

Antique 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Miquelet Pistol with ball butt

( ID: rf644 )

A very fine example of a Caucasian, and specifically Georgian, ball butt pistol. This example has a fully leather covered stock in very nice condition with no losses. The ball butt is completely original to the pistol, and not a later replacement. The barrel is finely chiseled and the lock features a fine makers stamp.  A very good example of this type of pistol.   16" overall length, barrel is 11". ...

Antique 19th C. Moro Kampilan Headhunter's Sword with Finely Carved Wooden Handle ex. museum collection

Antique 19th C. Moro Kampilan Headhunter's Sword with Finely Carved Wooden Handle ex. museum collection

( ID: is650 )

A very good example of a Moro Kampilan sword. This example dates from the late 19th C. and was picked up during the Spanish American War, as most of these were, by an American serviceman. From then until now it had sat in a museum collection, visible by the lightly sratched museum catalogue number on the ricasso and the tip of the blade.   A fine and sturdy example of these headhunter swords.   Overall length is 36", blade is 26". ...

Fine 18th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar Sword with Wootz Watered Steel Blade

Fine 18th C. Mughal Indian Tulwar Sword with Wootz Watered Steel Blade

( ID: is647 )

An 18th C. Indian Mughal tulwar with a fine damascus blade retaining a gold inlaid cartouche. This example is mounted with a handle richly decorated in thick gold koftgari which remains in nearly 100% condition.  The blade has a fine wootz pattern, which appears to be a mix of sham and crystalline damascus, quite uncommon.  The sword is well balanced overall and of very pleasing appearance.   Overall length is 34", blade is 29". ...

Imperial Russian Caucasian Kindjal Dagger with gold koftgari signed and dated 1275AH=1859

Imperial Russian Caucasian Kindjal Dagger with gold koftgari signed and dated 1275AH=1859

( ID: rd649 )

A good example of a Caucasian dagger or kindjal with a finely gold overlaid koftgari blade displaying typical south Caucasian or Georgian designs, with the small dragon heads at the tips of the gold panels.  The original scabbard still retains much of the velvet finish and fits well.  The handle is in fine condition as well and the displays no pitting or poor condition issues. A fine example of this type of kindjal. Overall length is 25", blade is 18". ...

M1898 German WWI Quillback Prussian Bayonet with Ersatz Metal Scabbard

M1898 German WWI Quillback Prussian Bayonet with Ersatz Metal Scabbard

( ID: ed648 )

A good example of a M1898 Prussian quillback bayonet. This uncommon example has the original ersatz all metal scabbard which were replacement for the leather and metal mounted ones that rotted apart in the humid and filthy conditions of the trenches.  The blade on this example is marked W, for Wilhelm, and 14 for 1914 the year of manufacture. Overall length is 27", blade is 20". ...

Original American Civil War Dahlgren Naval Bayonet Dagger dated 1863

Original American Civil War Dahlgren Naval Bayonet Dagger dated 1863

( ID: ad652 )

A very fine example of the exceedingly difficult to find Civil War era U.S. Navy Dahlgren bayonet. This example is completely original and has the original scabbard and blade polish.  This example is dated 1863, and maked Ames Mfg Cp Chicopee Mass. Overall length is 17", blade is 12". ...

RARE 18th C. Chinese Qianlong Period Jian with Carved Brass Fittings

RARE 18th C. Chinese Qianlong Period Jian with Carved Brass Fittings

( ID: cs646 )

Beautiful and very rare Chinese true Qianlong 18th C. Chinese jian sword.   Overall length is 38", blade is 26". ...

RARE 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Niuweidao Sword with beautiful Islamic influenced blade and carved dragon tunkou

RARE 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Niuweidao Sword with beautiful Islamic influenced blade and carved dragon tunkou

( ID: ia645 )

A truly exemplary 19th C. Chinese niuweidao. This is one of the finest examples of these types of sword, I've seen on the market and features an extremely interesting multi-fullered blade with a chiseled and gilded brass tunkou formed in the shape of a dragon. A wonderful sword. Very large length and very finely crafted blade with an excellent balance in hand.   Overall length is 40", blade is 32", 3/8" thick at the ricasso.  ...

RARE Original 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Cavalry Officer's Sword

RARE Original 19th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Cavalry Officer's Sword

( ID: cs651 )

A rare sword, this example was one two types made by the Imperial German manufactuer E.F. Horster at Solingen, for the Imperial Chinese army. This example is the rare  cavalry sword model, based on the model 1889 Prussian quillback cavalry sword.  This example is in very nice condition with the original scabbard, which retains much of the gun metal finish.   Overall length is 39", blade is 32". ...

Unique 16th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilt Carved Iron Dagger

Unique 16th C. Sino-Tibetan Gilt Carved Iron Dagger

( ID: cd643 )

16" overall length, blade is 10 1/2", top scabbard fitting 2 1/4" wide X 5 3/4" long ...

Huge 19th C. Indian Tegha with Anglo-Indian inlaid handle

Huge 19th C. Indian Tegha with Anglo-Indian inlaid handle

( ID: is637 )

A fantastic sword commonly known as a tegha or executioner sword. This example measures nearly 45" in length and 5" in width.  The handle is composed of carved iron overlaid with gold damascene and two inlaid rosewood slabs that display beautifully. ...

18th C. Indian Rajastan Khanda with wootz steel hilt and gold decoration

18th C. Indian Rajastan Khanda with wootz steel hilt and gold decoration

( ID: ia635 )

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 n...

Excellent 17th C. Indian Mughal Firangi

Excellent 17th C. Indian Mughal Firangi

( ID: is636 )

One of the finest example of an early Mughal firangi that we've had the pleasure to handle. This example is fitted with a beautifully detailed handle and an extremely well made blade, likely of Spanish 16th century origin judging by the profuse marking along the blade.  Truly one of the best examples available.     ...

Magnificent 18th C. Shield from the Udaipur Maharana Sangram Singh II of Mewar

Magnificent 18th C. Shield from the Udaipur Maharana Sangram Singh II of Mewar

( ID: ia634 )

A truly wonderful example of Indian art. This example is contemporary with the shields in the Indian National Collection in New Delhi, and which are featured prominently in Pant's books "Indian armors from the National Collection: A Catalogue", pages 85-88.  This example is painted in the exact same manner and with similar design features, such as the glass knobs, and likewise made from rhinocerous hide, as those which belonged to the regent of the Udaipur, in the 1720's and 1730's, the Mah...

17th-18th C. Indian Khulah Khud helmet

17th-18th C. Indian Khulah Khud helmet

( ID: ia620 )

Indian armor is rare, and Indian helmets especially so. This example is a classic and fine example of a Mughal era piece of armor. The helmet bowl is beautifully decorated with gold koftgari and is likely made of watered steel wootz.  The nasal protection piece is beautifully made with two leaf shaped end pieces that give it the distinct Indian shape and decoration.  The chainmail is particularly fine quality as well, made of riveted, not butted links.  The main helmet bowl also f...

19th C. Persian calligraphy scissors signed by maker

19th C. Persian calligraphy scissors signed by maker

( ID: ia608 )

A fine example of 19th C. Persian calligraphic scissors used to cut the paper used for calligraphy.  Normally these would be held in a writing calligraphers set, or a Qalamdan, of which we have several fine examples available in the Islamic Arts section. ...

Beautiful 19th C. Russian Dagestan Caucasian Silver kindjal dagger with maker's mark  Кинжал

Beautiful 19th C. Russian Dagestan Caucasian Silver kindjal dagger with maker's mark Кинжал

( ID: rd626 )

A very fine 19th C. Dagestan made silver kindjal кинжал. This example is of superb quality, much better than most silver mounted kindjals.  Beautifully chiseled and repoussed, this example is richly decorated with niello as well.  The blade is sectional type with multiple fullers and is stamped with the makers name “KOPBAH” or "KURBAH" or "KORBAN".  Quite rare in this level of quality. 21" Long Кинжал ...

Excellent 18th C. English or American Naval Dirk Dagger

Excellent 18th C. English or American Naval Dirk Dagger

( ID: ed596 )

A very finely made 18th C. naval dagger. This example is mounted with whalebone scales, and comes with the original scabbard made of finely grained fishskin.  The blade, crossguard and tang are made of a single piece of metal making this an exceptionally deadly stabbing weapon.  The tip of the blade swells to make an armor piercing point, but also to make it easier to open up tightly wound knots of rope found on sailing vessels of the 19th C. and before.  The blade is also finely ...

Excellent 19th C. Indian Rajastani Kard Dagger with a watered steel wootz blade

Excellent 19th C. Indian Rajastani Kard Dagger with a watered steel wootz blade

( ID: id601 )

A very fine example of a 19th C. Indian kard. This example has a heavy and thick wootz blade, overlaid with gold koftgari in the shape of the sun in a very similar style to lacquer work paintings on Rajastani shields. This leads us to believe that the piece originates from Rajastan though the shape and type could be found throughout India. Overall lenght - 14, blade - 8"     ...

Excellent Ethiopian Shotel Sword with beautiful blade

Excellent Ethiopian Shotel Sword with beautiful blade

( ID: ks628 )

A very fine example of an Ethiopian shotel sword with an excellent presentation blade.   It comes with the original scabbard ...

Fantastic 17th C. Indian Firangi Sword with massive blade and watered steel wootz hilt, Ex. Robert Hales Collection

Fantastic 17th C. Indian Firangi Sword with massive blade and watered steel wootz hilt, Ex. Robert Hales Collection

( ID: ia578 )

This is a remarkable example of an Indian firangi of very high quality.  Spanning nearly 50 inches in length, the wootz watered steel hilt is chiseled and overlaid with gold koftgari in very nice condition. The blade is European, marked at the base with Latin and Arabic lettering, serving likely as an attribution to the owner.  The broadsword blade is one of the grandest encountered on a firangi, while proportioned well by the oversized hilt - also in excellent condition.  Increas...

Fine 18-19th C. Indian Lahori Style Khulah Khud helmet

Fine 18-19th C. Indian Lahori Style Khulah Khud helmet

( ID: ia619 )

A very nice example of an Indian khulah khud, likely from the Lahore area.  E. Jaiwant Paul dates examples like this to the 17th and 18th C. however we are conservative in dating and will place this later acknowledging that it is possibly earlier. This example is finely chiseled in a soft design style reminiscent of the finest soft floral designs of Mughal jades and is very well made with an unscrewing top plume holder and fine nasal protective iron piece.  Good condition throughout, w...

Fine 19th C. Indian Sind Jambiya Dagger in the Arabian style

Fine 19th C. Indian Sind Jambiya Dagger in the Arabian style

( ID: id600 )

A nice example of this unique style of dagger that mixes Indian decorative work and aesthetic styles with the shape of the Arabian jambiya.  These types of jambiyas were made for the Indo-Arab residents of Sind and Gujarat on the Western coast where the monsoon trade winds created a unique cultural melting pot, as Arab sailors, merchants and traders came to the Western shore of Indian to settle and live their lives. They brought with them their traditional jambiya daggers, the shape of whic...

Fine 19th C. Persian Qajar era kindjal dagger with wootz blade

Fine 19th C. Persian Qajar era kindjal dagger with wootz blade

( ID: id594 )

A very nice example of a 19th C. Qajar era dagger, this piece is shaped as a kindjal with a finely chiseled and channeled water steel wootz blade, displaying very fine quality Persian wootz.  The handle is nicely chiseled iron, and at the base of the blade one can see similarly styled decoration, bordered and inlaid with gold. Completely tight overall with no shaking. 15" Long فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ...

Fine Model 1881  1909 Imperial Russian Officers Sword Shashka Sword Zlatoust Tsar "Nicholas II"  русская шашка

Fine Model 1881 1909 Imperial Russian Officers Sword Shashka Sword Zlatoust Tsar "Nicholas II" русская шашка

( ID: rs622 )

An excellent example of a Model 1909 Imperial Russian officers shashka sword.  This example comes with the original scabbard in very fine condition. The handle mounts and scabbard mounts have a fine patina. The sword was made by the renowned Zlatoust (ЗЛАТОУСТ) armory as can be seen by finely made inscription at the forte of the blade. At the base of the blade you can see the Nicholas II marking as well as the double headed eagle, both of which are of very fine quality. русская шашка ...

Fine WWII Russian Cossack Officers Sword Soviet Cavalry dated 1945 русская шашка

Fine WWII Russian Cossack Officers Sword Soviet Cavalry dated 1945 русская шашка

( ID: rs623 )

A very good example of a Red Army Cossack officers sword from WWII. This example is dated to 1945 and remains in superb condition, with minimum crazing on the leather, and with a bright well made blade. русская шашка 38" long ...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a fine 19th C. Indian kard dagger

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a fine 19th C. Indian kard dagger

( ID: id590 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a large 19th C. Indian kard dagger with watered steel blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a large 19th C. Indian kard dagger with watered steel blade

( ID: id591 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Mughal tegha sword with a Damascus blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Mughal tegha sword with a Damascus blade

( ID: is611 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Rajput tulwar a watered steel wootz blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Rajput tulwar a watered steel wootz blade

( ID: ia613 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Rajput tulwar with a chevron pattern Damascus blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a Rajput tulwar with a chevron pattern Damascus blade

( ID: ia614 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 17th C. Mughal kard with sectioned grips of Gujarati style

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 17th C. Mughal kard with sectioned grips of Gujarati style

( ID: id589 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 18th C. Mughal katar

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 18th C. Mughal katar

( ID: id586 )

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 n...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a unique 19th C. Indian kard dagger with watered steel blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a unique 19th C. Indian kard dagger with watered steel blade

( ID: id592 )

From the renowned collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel, this ancient weapon as well as others in our collection was purchased directly from the estate of the namesake.  The piece features a fine, large watered steel blade with an intriguing, faceted handle made of thin sections of exotic hard-woods, mounted alternately with disks.  The scabbard particularly captivates, consisting of sculpted leather over wood with a subtle, elephantine countenance.  The antique weapon in its entirety...

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel an Imperial Indian Mughal shamshir with an extraordinary rich watered steel wootz blade

From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel an Imperial Indian Mughal shamshir with an extraordinary rich watered steel wootz blade

( ID: is615 )

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 n...

Gorgeous 18th C. Mughal tulwar dated to 1758, with watered steel wootz blade

Gorgeous 18th C. Mughal tulwar dated to 1758, with watered steel wootz blade

( ID: is579 )

A beautiful 18th C. Mughal Indian tulwar in very fine condition.  The hilt is richly overlaid in thick gold, and the blade is a beautiful wootz watered steel, displaying several types of watering. At the base is  tight richly watering while in the middle of the blade the watering is looser but undulating and very pleasing to the eye, at the end of the blade, the last ten inches or so, the wootz becomes tight again. A very unique style that was undoubtedly done by the bladesmith to prod...

Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kirk Narduban Watered Steel Wootz Kard Dagger خنجر

Gorgeous 18th C. Ottoman Turkish Kirk Narduban Watered Steel Wootz Kard Dagger خنجر

( ID: id597 )

A lovely  18th C. Indian kard with example is mounted with a finely wrought handle with gold koftgari designs throughout, in completely original condition with the original silver mounted scabbard, with a small flame like design at the tip of the scabbard, paralleling the koftgari flames on the handle.  The blade is beautifully made with a very finely visible kirk narduban pattern all throughout.   Quite rare to find a piece of this quality with this kind of blade, especially...

Gorgeous 19th C. Persian Khanjar Dagger with watered steel wootz blade

Gorgeous 19th C. Persian Khanjar Dagger with watered steel wootz blade

( ID: id599 )

A nice example of a 19th C. Persian khanjar dagger, of typical shape with a nice heavy grip. This example is mounted with a silver mounted red velvet over wood scabbard, that fits the dagger perfectly.  The blade displays rich watered pattern throughout and is in very fine condition. Overall lenght - 15", blade  - 9.5" ...

Gorgeous Napoleonic 19th C. French Naval Dagger

Gorgeous Napoleonic 19th C. French Naval Dagger

( ID: ed606 )

This is a very fine example of an early 19th C. French naval dagger. Mounted with a boxwood grip and a beautifully blue and gold decorated blade, this piece remains in good condition. The crossguard displays the fouled anchor, and is just slightly shaky.  Otherwise condition is very good. Overall Length: 14"  Blade Length: 9.5" ...

Huge French 19th C. Satanic Dagger with terrifying fire gilded demon grip

Huge French 19th C. Satanic Dagger with terrifying fire gilded demon grip

( ID: ed607 )

A truly magnificent dagger, that is difficult to convey without seeing in person. Judging by the decoration and the blade style this was an occult and satanic dagger dating from the mid 19th C. The fire gilded brass fittings are nearly in perfect condition, and display a level of quality rarely seen on daggers from this period. Coupled with the extremely large size and the wonderful made blade, which brings to mind ancient Egyptian willow leaf shaped blades, this piece is truly a unique offering...

Imperial Russian Navy Mod.1856 Seaman's Boarding Cutlass Sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864 Палаш абордажный Россия

Imperial Russian Navy Mod.1856 Seaman's Boarding Cutlass Sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864 Палаш абордажный Россия

( ID: rs617 )

A very rare type of Imperial Russian sword, this model 1854 Naval cutlass is in fine original condition.  The grip is painted black as was standard at the time to prevent rusting. The blade is maker marked at the base, see Kulinsky “Russian Cold Weapons” 2003 for several similar examples.  At the base of the blade the remains of a leather washer can be seen.  Very good solid example of this rare sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864. Blade slightly curved, single edged. The last third of...