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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 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 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 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 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...

Magnificent 16th C. Tibetan dagger with a carved iron vajra form handle

Magnificent 16th C. Tibetan dagger with a carved iron vajra form handle

( ID: ia625 )

Truly a work of art. This examples forms the keystone to our Tibetan collection, and our particular love of carved ironwork.  The dagger is fitted with a beautiful handle carved out of iron and richly overlaid with gold and silver. The scabbard is wood covered in leather and framed with carved and gilded iron, mounted with three stones in gilded iron cups, the bottom one which is especially finely made.  The blade is standard Tibetan style blade, and is slightly shaky.   Ref...

Nice 19th C. Chinese Mutton fat white jade belt buckle

Nice 19th C. Chinese Mutton fat white jade belt buckle

( ID: ca605 )

A nice archaic design 19th C. Chinese white jade belt buckle.  This example is well carved with dual images of reticulated dragons on the parallel faces of the buckle.  The inside has two buttons for attachment to a belt.  Finely carved and in good condition with no chips or breaks. ...

Pre-WWII Period 1936 Soviet Russian Red Army Cavalry NKVD officers sword with bayonet  русская шашка

Pre-WWII Period 1936 Soviet Russian Red Army Cavalry NKVD officers sword with bayonet русская шашка

( ID: rs624 )

A very rare and uncommon sword this Cossack officers shashka is actually an NKVD -  НКВД officers shashka with the bayonet mount. The nickel plated fittings, as opposed to the brass fittings for the army version denote this as an NKVD model.  Truly fantastic condition for this type of sword, and profusely marked throughout  and dated to the year 1936, right before the horrible purges of 1937 which were primarily carried out by the NKVD on Stalin’s orders.  An especially ...

RARE 16th C. Indian Temple Sword of exquisite quality

RARE 16th C. Indian Temple Sword of exquisite quality

( ID: is581 )

This Indian temple sword likely dates from the 16th-17th C.  and possibly originates from the Malabar coast.  These examples are normally found in poor to middling condition and quality. This piece contravenes all of that, and is of superb quality.  The brass cast on the handle recalls some of the more complex Hindu brass sculpture of the 14-17th centuries, and likely this was made by one of the more masterful practitioners of that art. An exceptional addition to any advanced c...

RARE 17th C. Persian leather bookbinding from a Quran Koran Qur'an

RARE 17th C. Persian leather bookbinding from a Quran Koran Qur'an

( ID: ia630 )

A very rare and early leather bookbinding from an early Quran. The quality of the leather work and the gold overlay would have denoted the book inside to have been a fine edition of a Quran. Size 14" x 10"   القرآن الكريم ...

RARE 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Axe

RARE 18th C. Sino-Tibetan Axe

( ID: ca595 )

Part of our Tibetan collection, featuring antique Tibetan arms and armor of museum level quality this is a very uncommon type of weapon. This small hand axe is decorated with gold and silver overlay of a Chinese and Tibetan style, though overall the piece is likely to be Tibetan, from the 18th – early 19th C..  Of a large enough size to have been used as a weapon of personal protection it is likely that it formed part of a set of a ritual implements used by llamas in the performance of the ...

RARE 19th C. American Boarding Axe War of 1812 period

RARE 19th C. American Boarding Axe War of 1812 period

( ID: aa580 )

A very rare 19th C. American, U.S. boarding axe likely dating from the War of 1812.  This example displays the salt oxidized head that denotes a long time of shipboard use, and also the W shaped protrusion underneath the main cutting blade, which was used by sailors to carry rope across the length of the sailing vessel.  The wooden haft is attached to the head by means of three bolts on either side of iron extensions. The ball at the base of the haft that would have normally been there...

RARE 19th C. Chinese Qing period Sword to a trooper of the White Banner

RARE 19th C. Chinese Qing period Sword to a trooper of the White Banner

( ID: cs621 )

An exceptionally rare Qing period Chinese sword to an officer or soldier from the White Banner regiment.  The Qing army was divided into 8 banners.  Previously viewed swords of this type have displayed Chinese calligraphy denoting their use by the White Banner, one of the 8 regiments of the Qing Army.  The uniform decoration throughout the entire sword, on the completely original scabbard and handle fittings, as well as the shape of the cross guard itself, displays further ev...

Rare 19th C. Russian or Eastern European Naval Dirk Dagger

Rare 19th C. Russian or Eastern European Naval Dirk Dagger

( ID: rd603 )

A very uncommonly well made naval dirk of the 19th C. This example is made with a well polished cruciform blade similar to the Russian Imperial naval dirk, but which is of superior strength as it is made in one piece with the tang.  The scabbard is solid brass and very well formed as well. The dagger fits well into the scabbard but there is a tiny bit of space that it will not go any further, an easy fix. Overall Length: 11"  Blade Length: 7" ...

RARE and original 19th C. Persian Astrolabe made of chiseled brass

RARE and original 19th C. Persian Astrolabe made of chiseled brass

( ID: ia609 )

A truly wonderful example of this rare scientific instrument.  This example is a Persian astrolabe, likely dating to the 19th C, but possibly earlier. It is not a copy of an antique piece as there are many of those current available and circulating, most originating from India. This is a true and original antique example, containing all of the original retes and navigating disks that would help one to determine the position of the Sun, and thereby the latitude where one was located.  T...

RARE Edo period Nanban Japanese set of armor with image of Buddhist Deity Fudō Myōō (不動明王)

RARE Edo period Nanban Japanese set of armor with image of Buddhist Deity Fudō Myōō (不動明王)

( ID: ja618 )

A beautiful and early armor, likely from the 18th C. displaying the characteristics of Nanban style armor, with a Morion style helmet.  The breastplate a work of art, and very uncommon to see of this quality.  Made of two pieces of iron that have been chiseled and then overlaid with gold and silver, the back of the armor displays Japanese kanji and calligraphy, and the front displays the Buddhist deity Fudo Myoo, making it likely to be the armor of an armed Mahayana follower. I...

Rare Late 19th C.- Early 20th C. Indonesian Kris dagger of huge proportions

Rare Late 19th C.- Early 20th C. Indonesian Kris dagger of huge proportions

( ID: od593 )

A mounted spearhead this kris is not a spearhead but a purpose made kris blade of tremendous, for krises, proportions. With a beautiful pamor, and chiseled garuda deities at the base this example is a one kind example.  It comes with the original purpose built scabbard. 22" LONG Blade 2 1/4" wide in the middle ...

Rare Model 1833 French Boarding Dagger or Dirk

Rare Model 1833 French Boarding Dagger or Dirk

( ID: ed602 )

This is great example of a rare type of dagger, the French Naval issue Model 1833.  Issued concurrently with the model 1833 Naval boarding axe there are many fewer of these examples available than of the axes.  This example is in very nice condition and is marked with the French naval anchor signifying it as official issue. Overall length - 12":, blade - 7" ...

Rare original miniature Model 1924 Polish Naval Honor Dagger

Rare original miniature Model 1924 Polish Naval Honor Dagger

( ID: ed604 )

A beautifully made pre-WWII Polish naval honor dagger. The blade is not maker marked as is standard for these types of daggers. The condition is superb and the etching crisp. A full-size example of this dagger can be seen on p. 31 of A Guide to Military Dress Daggers by Kurt Glemser. Yellow celluloid grip has the Polish eagle attached. Scabbard leather is in excellent condition and has a Polish naval anchor attached.  Attached to the scabbard rings is a high-quality set of blue leather hang...

RARE WWI Turkish  General Hat served under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk or Kemal Pasha

RARE WWI Turkish General Hat served under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk or Kemal Pasha

( ID: ia629 )

A very rare and almost never encountered Turkish General hat, called a papakha. This example is made from sheepskin and displays the Turkish army crescent. This is exactly the type of hat that Ataturk was commonly pictured wearing and displays the same level of quality.  There is some loss of sheepskin now and the condition is fragile, however it would look very fine on a mannequin of a Turkish WWI officer. "I learned about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk from someone who knows him very well. As I...

WWII Japanese Naval Dirk Dagger in excellent condition

WWII Japanese Naval Dirk Dagger in excellent condition

( ID: jd582 )

An excellent condition WWII Imperial Japanese naval dirk or dagger.  This example is in nearly perfect condition remaining much of the original gilding and mounted with premium quality fittings stamped with manufacturers markings, an uncommon feature.  The scabbard is mounted with high quality ray skin, and premium quality fittings with the traditional sakura blossoms.  The blade is beautifully made and is possibly a handmade gendai blade or maybe a high quality machine made blade...

18-19th C. Qajar Metalworks Collection آقا نجف و قلمدان

18-19th C. Qajar Metalworks Collection آقا نجف و قلمدان

( ID: ii557 )

Our entire collection of antique Qajar metal work. Available for sale as an entire collection. آقا نجف و قلمدان Price on request ...

18th C. Italian Left hand dagger

18th C. Italian Left hand dagger

( ID: e413 )

A gorgeous and beefy 18th C. left hand dagger. This example remains in very fine condition and has a thick quadrangular cross-section blade with a thumb space at the ricasso. The color of the metal is yellowish from having been covered in a layer of cosmoline but this has preserved it for the past several hundred years. Otherwise condition is fabulous and all parts are original to each other, not a composite. Overall length is 19", blade is 13". ...

19th C. Indian Tulwar Sword

19th C. Indian Tulwar Sword

( ID: i405 )

An interesting 19th C. Indian Tulwar sword with the original scabbard, and a blade that has some darkening. Overall 32", blade is 25". ...

19th C. Indian Wootz Katar Dagger

19th C. Indian Wootz Katar Dagger

( ID: i406 )

A fine condition 19th C. Indian wootz katar. This example retains good gold koftgari on the handle and has a fine proportioned armor piercing blade, of heavy weight for its size. The scabbard is very nicely made, or iron cutout with hunting figures. Overall length is 14", blade is 8"....

19th C. Persian Qajar period Rosewater sprinkler

19th C. Persian Qajar period Rosewater sprinkler

( ID: ii560 )

A very finely proportioned 19th C. Persian rosewater sprinkler. Very finely chiseled and then overlaid with gold and silver. ...

99% Condition American Ames Chicopee 1840s Officer Sword

99% Condition American Ames Chicopee 1840s Officer Sword

( ID: a396 )

This is the beautifully designed sword that is known to collectors as the "Knights pommel" militia officer sword. The style swords were very popular during the 1850s. This one has the full-length 31 1/2 each double edged blade with the original factory etching still visible on each side. The action is light but you can see it on both sides. On the front side it has the union Eagle with the small "E Pluribus Unum" Latin motto of the United States which roughly translates "Of Many, One". On each...

Antique 1920s Czechoslovakian Sword

Antique 1920s Czechoslovakian Sword

( ID: e400 )

A fine condition and quite uncommon post-WWI Czechoslovak army or police sword. In very nice condition and with the original leather hanger. The blade is marked Wlaslovitz, and Zak Chrene. Overall length is 37", blade is 30"...

Antique 19th C. Austrian Hunting Sword with Dragon motif

Antique 19th C. Austrian Hunting Sword with Dragon motif

( ID: e407 )

A very fine quality 19th C. European hunting sword, likely Austrian or German, from 1830s or so. This example has a nicely gilded brass handle carved and the crossguard is in the shape of a sleeping dragon, very fine imagery for this kind of dagger. The blade is in good condition and the handle are tight with no shaking. Overall length is 24", blade is 19"....

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 2

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 2

( ID: i409 )

Another nice example of a 19th C. Caucasian or Russian kindjal dagger. This example may also be Circassian by the thick off set fullered blade. The horn scales are in nice condition as well. 24" overall, and 18" blade....

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 3

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 3

( ID: i410 )

A smaller example of this classic 19th C. Russian Caucasian dagger. This example has horn scales with a multi-fullered blade, featuring what appears to be a makers mark stamped in the blade. Overall length is 12.5"...

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 4

Antique Caucasian Russian Kindal 4

( ID: i411 )

Another smaller example of this classic 19th C. Russian Caucasian dagger. This example has horn scales with a multi-fullered blade, featuring what appears to be a makers mark stamped in the blade. Overall is 14.5"....

Antique Model 1904 WWI Austrian Cavalry Sword

Antique Model 1904 WWI Austrian Cavalry Sword

( ID: e397 )

This Austrian Cavalry Officer Sword is a model 1904. It is mounted with a slightly curved, quillback blade that measures 29 1/2 inches in length. The blade is plated and remain in nice condition. It wears a beautifully highly detailed half-basket which is nicely pierced which also now has some flaking to its plating but no dings. The hilt is sharkskin covered and remains healthy with its original twisted wire wrap still tightly in place Overall measuring 37 1/2 inches in length. ...

Antique Russian Scandinavian Model of a Sled Cannon

Antique Russian Scandinavian Model of a Sled Cannon

( ID: e414 )

Very uncommon antique model of a sled cannon. These types of cannon were used in the snowy battlefields of Europe, primarily in the Russian and Swedish armies during the 16th-18th C. A similar example is currently in the Norwegian army museum. See the last picture, and dated to the mid 18th C. Very interesting example and a great addition to a cannon collection. Overall length is 10"....

Antique Scottish Dirk with original scabbard

Antique Scottish Dirk with original scabbard

( ID: e416 )

A fine original early 19th C. Scottish dirk with the original scabbard. This example has a nicely made blade with is maker marked to Kennedey Manufacturers. The original brass scabbard and handle fittings retain a very nice patina. The handle also has a small silver escutcheon. Overall is 18.5", blade is 12". ...

Beautiful 16th C. Japanese Signed Kunimitsu

Beautiful 16th C. Japanese Signed Kunimitsu

( ID: j399 )

A very fine early 16th C. pre-Koto period katana sword. The blade is in wonderful condition with a beautiful undulating hamon with both nie and nioi visible. The tsuba is quite an old example also and appears to be contemporary with the blade, and is squared shape. The habaki is very finely proportioned and cut out with the mon of the samurai that would have worn this sword. The tang is signed with tHe signature "Kunimitsu" and the nagasa is 26". Overall length is 38"....

Gorgeous 19th C. Oversized Qajar Persian Khanjar Dagger  فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ...

Gorgeous 19th C. Oversized Qajar Persian Khanjar Dagger فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ...

( ID: md558 )

This example is of a very fine large size and in nearly perfect condition. The handle and scabbard are carved of iron and then overlaid with gold koftgari in very fine condition. The blade is finely proportioned and chiseled at the ricasso and overlaid with gold. 20" overall , 12.5" blade  فارسی قاجار مجموعه شمشیر خنجر ابریق ... ...

Magnificent 1860s period Japanese Iki Ningyo Wrestler

Magnificent 1860s period Japanese Iki Ningyo Wrestler

( ID: j555 )

Called "iki ningyo" or living doll, these were carved by hand and covered in a layer of crushed oyster and egg shell and then the fine details would be added. This example features an extraordinary lifelike face and body that is inset with real hair. Really a wonderful piece and a true work of art. 15.5" tall; base 7"x9" ...

Magnificent 19th C. Hindu Indian Sosson Pattah Khanda

Magnificent 19th C. Hindu Indian Sosson Pattah Khanda

( ID: i420 )

Truly one of the finest examples of Indian metal carving available on the market. This massive 19th C. Indian sword that is completely carved with images of Hindu goddesses and with the names of the goddesses carved and overlaid with gold at the base of the blade. The handle is particularly finely made and is a large Hindu basket hilt. The sword also has it's original scabbard which is very difficult to find. The translation are below: The first 8 have numerals against them. Not all are th...

Nice 19th C. Syrian Islamic Khanjar dagger

Nice 19th C. Syrian Islamic Khanjar dagger

( ID: i418 )

A fine 19th C. Syrian Ottoman khanjar. This example has a nice thick horn handle with a thick beefy armor piercing blade with Islamic caligraphy at the ricasso. The scabbard fittings are overlaid with silver koftgari of very nice quality. 12" overall, 6.5" blade....

Rare 18th C. Chinese Goosequill Yanmadao Sword

Rare 18th C. Chinese Goosequill Yanmadao Sword

( ID: cs552 )

An interesting and completely original 18th C. Chinese yanmaodao. This example is mounted with brass which retains a fine patina, and fine goosequill blade also with an original patina, which could be cleaned very nicely. The crossguard is slightly shaky but the sword is otherwise tight, an easy fix. These types of swords were primarily developed after the zhibeidao or the straight back knife, a zhibeidao is vailable for sale in our Chinese section (these were used during the Song Dynasty), and ...

RARE 18th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword with an enameled handle

RARE 18th C. Mughal Indian Shamshir Sword with an enameled handle

( ID: is550 )

This rare Mughal Indian sword likely originates from the late 18th to early 19th century.  Mount-ed with a wide Persian blade and a chiseled forte on both sides and fine wootz pattern visible throughout, the handle of the sword is copper and inset with colored enamel. The sword in its entirety extends 36 inches in length, while the blade is 31 inches. Developed originally in India, wootz steel technology features a system of isolating micro carbides within a matrix of tempered martensi...

Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan

Rare 19th C. Balkan or Turkish Yataghan

( ID: i398 )

A quite rare style of yataghan. This example is mounted entirely in metal and German silver with small red coral stones inset into the handle. The blade is in overall very fine condition and is inlaid, not overlaid, with silver including several inscriptions and an early date of the late 18th C. The blade is likely earlier and was mounted in the 19th C in the Balkan region, possibly in Bosnia or Albania. Overall length is 27", blade is 20"...

RARE early 19th C. Russian Model 1839 Percussion Conversion Pistol

RARE early 19th C. Russian Model 1839 Percussion Conversion Pistol

( ID: rf563 )

A very rare pistol. This example started life out as Nicholas I period Model 1839 Half Stock flintlock pistol that was converted in 1844 to percussion system. The entire pistol is matching and dated 1844 and remains in very nice condition. The lock is marked IZVH for Ivzhesk. A very nice and rare pistol with all original parts. 16" overall. ...