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Malay Keris Kriss Kris Krisses pamor www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1756


$2795.00 USD

 



Vietnam sabre
A very rare Tonkin sword
Very rare hilt type
Repousse silver fittings

Vietnam sabre A very rare Tonkin sword Amman IndoChine Very rare hilt type Repousse silver fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Vietnamese sabre.

This rare and unusual sabre of known form is just one of the many sword types found within the large diverse region that Vietnam covered.
In its scabbard is measures just under 95cms long. Out it is 86cms long and has a blade length of 62cms.
The The broad curved tapering hilt is carved from a very finely selected rich coloured timber. It is bound with a repousse silver collar that displays native Vietnamese floral motifs and other plain wire bound sections at the guard.
The Tsuba like guard is bronze which is pierced in its traditional manner. To the blade side are two decorative silver spacers that sit between the tonkou and guard.
The blade is a very rare form in a Katana line fashion. It has a rounded spine through to the tip and a clear hardened edge.
The scabbard is of simple timber form retaining a simple silver strap to the mid section and repousse silver fittings to the throat and drag, both of which show a flaming Lion like mane design to the edges and masks within the floral decorations.

A very rarely seen Sabre from Vietnam with rare hilt and blade type.

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Stock No..
s1735


$1095.00 USD

 



Japanese sword
WWII Katana
Signed blade

Japanese sword WWII Katana Signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Japanese Katana, WWII period.

This Katana measures 104.5cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 97cms long with a blade length of 70cms including the Habaki or 67.5cms long excluding the Habaki.
Throughout, this sword is in fine condition with minimal wear.
The hilt binding shows light wear and is without fault. The standard military Menuki are secured in place beneath the binding which sit atop a black ray skin covering.
The blade shows use and is still in original polish with shows minor blemishes from its use.
There are very minor edge nicks in a few places.
The scabbard is a leather clad field dressing at remains free from loss or damage.

A good well priced example.

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Stock No..
s1757


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Thai Laos sword
A very rare example
Fine repousse silver Daab

Thai Laos sword A very rare example Fine repousse silver Daab Dha Dah Darb sabre Thailand Lanna www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare repousse silver Thai Laos sword or Daab.

This sword measures just over 84cms long in its scabbard.Out it measures just under 77cms long and has a blade length of just under 47cm.
The hilt is a highly detailed repousse silver over a shaped brass liner which then sits over what appears and feels like a timber pommel in the shape of an elephant's tusk, although, with the natural shape and various age lines, it is possible that this is a blackened tusk end.
The silverwork shows various motifs throughout including writhing dragons or Naga. As seen in the images, one small section of silver shows minor losses.
The blade has a very thick flat spine that that tapers acutely to a raised medial ridge that continues through to the tip. In profile, the sword and its blade show a very good curve from end to end. The blades base is narrow and it widens to a broad belly and cutting edge that still remains sharp.
Its scabbard is timber covered in a thick double leather covering.

A very rare sword type with features such as the curve and brass liner beneath the silver that are indicative of a fighting sword type for a person of some wealth and social standing.

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Stock No..
s1546


$395.00 USD

 



A fine Malay Keris
Thick broad blade
7 luk, NICE

A fine Malay Keris Thick broad blade 7 luk, NICE Bugis Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Malay keris with a thick heavy blade.

This example is a very good, totally original keris throughout with a thick heavy blade of near hexagonal cross section.
In its sheath it is just under 45cms long. Out it is 38.5cms long with a blade just under 30cms in length.
The hilt is very well carved from finely selected timber which sits perfectly within its heavy and unusual brass cup.
The blade is very fine quality. It is of a stout 7 luk profile, has a near hexagonal cross section and clear pamor patterning throughout.
The sheath 100% original to the blade, and complete with the exception of the butnut.
Like the hilt, it too is selected from fine timbers and free from damage.

A fine example of a strong keris.

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Stock No..
s1292


$1795.00 USD

 



Indian sword
Sosun Pattah
Sailaba

Indian sword Sosun Pattah Sailaba Tulwar Talwat Shamshir Pala Kilij Kilig www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare 18th century Indian sword, Sosun Pattah of classic elegant form.

This example measures 82cms long and has a blade length of 70cms being measured from the tip to the base of the blade under the langet.
The Tulwar hilt is absent of any decoration and retains a dark old age patina throughout its surfaces.
The blade, in profile measures 3cms wide at the base, 2.5cms through the waist and 3.5cms at the belly. It has a large forward curve and a recurved tip. Its thick "T" spine is pronounced throughout its full length whilst showing a clear distal taper.
Its cutting edge shows the traditional crisp bevelled cutting edge and a clear hardened edge is visible through the patina as are hints of watered/Wootz steel or pattern welded steel surface, of which the later is rarely seen.

A fine and rare fighting sword that would grade up very well with little effort.

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Stock No..
s1067


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African axe
Prestige symbol of
Chieftan power
A rare Songe axe
Very fine heavy example

African axe Prestige symbol of Chieftan power A rare Songe axe Very fine heavy example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of a Songe Chieftan axe.

This axe stands just under 38cms tall. From the back of the shaft to the cutting edge of the axe is just under 26cms long. The cutting edge is 27cms tall.
The timber shaft is completely covered in thick hammered copper. This copper sheeting is held in place by numerous copper tacks along the sides and seams. To the middle of the half of spiral strapping.
The very heavy and thick axe head shows very well manipulated iron that shows various spiral twists, loops and raised sections that display human faces to either side.

A very fine example with a pleasing age patina to all aspects of this impressive axe.

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Stock No..
s1763


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A very fine knife
Ottoman Crete dagger
Ivory and silver
Large example

A very fine knife Ottoman Crete dagger Ivory and silver Large example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and large Ottoman Crete dagger.

This rare example measures 38cms long in its sheath. Out is measures 35.5cms long and has a blade length of 23cms including the bolsters.
The hilt has large ivory grip slabs are just under 6cms across the ears and each is 11cms long. Each slab is pinned in 6 places, secured through the tang and finished with a broad tapering engraved silver grip strap.
Pinned between the ears of the pommel is carved ivory in a sea shell shape and mounted with a turquoise centre stone.
Where the grip strap meets the blade are decorative silver bolsters, engraved in the form of a clam shell.
The blade is in an old full bright polish that remains very good throughout. The left face shows a long engraved design whilst the right face remains free from engravings.
Its "T" spine is a work of art being a fuller running through to the tip, incised edges and a detailed repeated engraved pattern through to the tapering tip.
The blade remains very sharp.
The sheath is a thick and robust repousse silver type. It shows applied plaited wire work and bindings to the throat and detailed repousse work through to the tip.
Attached to the sheath are five silver chains with four of these chains ending in attached silver coins.

A very fine and rare Ottoman dagger from the Island of Crete.

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Stock No..
s1762


SOLD

 



A fine Daab
Thai laos regions
Fine silver dress
Maker stamped

A fine Daab Thai laos regions Fine silver dress Maker stamped www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Dah or Daab from the Thailand, Laos regions.

This fine sword is of demure proportions and complete from end to end.
It measures 74.5cms long in its scabbard, 72cms out and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
The hilt is timber bound in fine rattan to the middle and dresses with very fine quality silverwork with shows multiple makers stamps to the pommel end.
The blade is narrow of waist and widens through the belly . The spine shows a medial ridge from the thick base through to the upswept tip.
The scabbard is timber bound in rattan and finished with fine silver ends that also show the makers stamps. Attached to the upper section is an original suspension baldric.

A very fine sword throughout.

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Stock No..
s1761


$4995.00 USD

 



A fine & rare sabre
Mughal India
Silver and ivory dress
Black Wootz blade
A fine Indian Shamshir

A fine & rare sabre Mughal India Silver and ivory dress Black Wootz blade A fine Indian Shamshir www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and high quality silver dressed Indo Persian, Mughal Indian Shamshir.

This sabre measures 98cms from tip to tip in a straight line. If the cutting edge was followed the sword would measure 103cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it is 93cms long in with a blade length (again in a straight line) of 81cms from the tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The entire sword is solid and in very good condition throughout. The hilt is Walrus ivory grip slabs pinned with silver. The pommel cap, grip strap and quillon block are also solid silver and of a high purity.
The blade is also of a higher quality than normally seen. It shows a very dark contrasting Wootz pattern throughout its surfaces and for its size, it is much heavier in the blade than it appears. The cross section is a thick wedge shape with a slightly rounded back edge and is a very well hardened steel, yet still shows signs of suppleness if flexed.
A very fine fighting sword.
The scabbard is original throughout. It retains all of its solid silver fittings over a worn velvet covering. As seen in the photos provided, the drag has suffered some damage to the tip, a very easy repair for a competent silversmith, an aspect I am happy to put right for the buyer of this sword if desired.
Beneath the scabbard coverings are solid scabbard timbers with only a very minor loss at one edge, so recovering in an antiqued velvet covering and a new bullion thread band at the seam would vastly grade up the appearance of this sword.

A fine and rare example in high end dress with a grip shape not often seen and a desirable black Wootz blade

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Stock No..
s1501


$675.00 USD

 



Chinese swords
Hudiedao
Iron guards
Fighting swords

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A very good pair of Chinese fighting swords, Hudiedao.

This pair each measure 57cms long with a blade length of 46cms.
The hilts are Rosewood with flat backs and a perfectly incised deep vertical relief to the front. These grips are bound in darkened brass collars to each end and sit tightly around the tangs.
The tapered iron guards offer very safe knuckle protection while the deep quillons offer both a practical blade catcher and offer plenty of room for a thumb to be hooked in for forearm defence.
The thick heavy forged blades remain uncleaned but will grade up very well if polished to reveal pattern welded surfaces. They are 1cm thick at the base with the spine remaining flat for half the length of the blade when they then have a domed spine through to the tips.

A very good pair of fighting swords at a great price.

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Stock No..
s1016


SOLD

 



Ex personal collection
Algerian Shamshir
Unbroken published provenance
Rhino horn hilt
Dated silver fittings
Dark wootz blade
Carried from the Bey of Algeria's palace in 1830

Ex personal collection Algerian Ottoman Kilij Kilig Kilic Shamshir sabre Unbroken published provenance Rhino horn hilt Dated silver fittings Dark wootz blade lame Carried from the Bey of Algeria's palace in 1830 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Algerian Ottoman Shamshir with provenance.

The sword measures just under 96cms long in its scabbard when measured tip to tip in a straight line. Out of its scabbard it is 92.5cms long with a blade length of 79cms from the tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is Rhino horn grip slabs pinned to the tang and separated by a fluted gilt silver grip strap and pierced with a gilt silver lanyard hole through the pommel.
The quillon block with its elongated quillons is solid silver with engraved edges.
The blade, although dark in places and with light pitting to the tip, is a very fine quality Wootz blade. The surfaces clearly show a very fine, small and tight pattern throughout its surfaces.
The forte contains several Quran verses applied in gold, now darked with age and worn in places but still very readable.
The scabbard remains in very good condition throughout with only a minor split and loss to the throat as is often the case with ottoman swords.
All silver mountings to the scabbard are decorated with engraved surfaces. Pictures, cartouches and script can be seen within these engravings as can remains of gilt wash.
the drag contains a signature and date to its inside edge, dating the swords dress to 1824, six years prior to the invasion of Algeria and the Palace of the Bey of Algiers from where this sword was carried from.

Until its purchase by us, the sword had remained within Blair castle in Scotland and was the property of Captain William Fordyce Blair (1805-1888) whilst attached to the French forces during the Invasion of Algiers in 1830.

A wonderful sword, of high quality and an unbroken line of provenance from its capture in 1830, and also datable to 1824.

Notations of his Naval career are below.

BLAIR. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 18; h-p., 11.)

William Fordyce Blair, born in 1807, is eldest surviving son of the late Col. Wm. Blair, of Blair, co. Ayr, M.P. for that shire, by Magdalene, daughter of the late John Fordyce, Esq., of Ayton, co. Berwick, for many years Commissioner of the Woods and Forests; and younger brother of the late Capts. Hamilton Blair and John Chas. Blair, R.N. He is the representative of a family which has been of high standing in the co. Ayr for the last six centuries.

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 5 March, 1818; and embarked, in July, 1820, as Midshipman, on board the Rochfort 80, Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg, bearing the flag of Sir Graham Moore on the Mediterranean station, where he shortly afterwards witnessed the taking of Naples by the Austrians, and was present in the Cambrian 46, at Scio and Smyrna, during the Turkish massacre of the Greeks, many of whom were saved in the boats of that frigate. After an attachment of a few months to the Diamond 46, Capt. Lord Napier, he served during part of the Burmese war on board the Liffey 50, Capt. Thos. Coe; and, on his subsequent transference to the Java 52, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Hall Gage, he appears to have been much employed in boat operations against the Malay pirates. Having passed his examination in Sept. 1826, he became successively Mate, in Oct. 1827, and March, 1828, of the Tamar 26, Capt. Jas. John Gordon Bremer, and Blonde 46, Capt. Edmund Lyons. He took part, about the latter period, in the blockade of Navarin, and in the following Oct. was employed on shore in constructing batteries, and otherwise co-operating with the French army during the siege of Morea Castle. Being promoted to a Lieutenancy, 4 March, 1829, in the Wasp 18, Capt. Thos. Edw. Hoste, Mr. Blair was next for some time occupied in watching the Russian fleet at the mouth of the Dardanells; after which, he united with the French in their operations against Algiers, and was further active in the extirpation of piracy from the Archipelago. While subsequently attached, from 1 Dec. 1830, until May, 1835, to the Britannia 120, bearing the flag of Sir Pulteney Malcolm, we find him variously employed in the Mediterranean in reference to the affairs of Greece and Turkey, and off Lisbon during the Pedro and Miguel disputes - independently of a short time spent in blockading the Dutch coast. He was reappointed, on 5 April, 1836, to the Britannia, as Flag-Lieutenant, pro tem, to Sir Philip Durham at Portsmouth, but was superseded in March, 1837, and has since been on half-pay. His last commission bears date 23 Nov. 1841.

Commander Blair is a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for co. Ayr. He married, 22 July, 1840, Caroline Isabella, youngest daughter of the late John Sprot, Esq., of London, by whom he has issue two daughters. Agents - Goode and Lawrence.

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Stock No..
s1349


$725.00 USD

 



A very rare Jambiya
Fine silver hilt
very sturdy blade
A very rare type

A very rare Jambiya Fine silver hilt very sturdy blade A very rare type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare but known Jambiya type.

These full sized daggers likely originate in Oman when viewing the design and silverwork. Little in known about them but perhaps these are the working knives of the more wealthy?

This fine example measures 33.5cms tall in its sheath, 33cms tall out and has a blade length of 19.5cms.
The hilt is thick silver bound in a large variety of silver panels and various wire twists. Atop of this large thick grip there is a castle like spire.
The blade very strong and ridged with tall medial ridges and very sharp edges.
The sheath is leather over timber bound by 5 broad plaited leather sections and a leather belt stitched around the scabbard, secured in place by stitching to the rear.

A rarely seen type of high quality and showing signs of age and use.

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Stock No..
s1760


$565.00 USD

 



Tiger Tooth Jambiya
rare Indian dagger
Chiselled blade

Tiger Tooth Jambiya rare Indian dagger Chiselled blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good bone handled Tiger Tooth Jambiya, India.

This Jambiya or Khanjar measures 30.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 28.5cms long with a blade length of 19cms.
Its handle measures 5cms across the pommel and 4.5cms wide where the bolster meets the blade. It is a full tang construction with the bone grip slabs secured with metal pins in three places.
The blade's forte is engraved to both sides, it is fullered, has a thickened armour piercing point and sharp bevelled cutting edges.
The sheath is leather over timber with a correct but poorly fitting copper end that is heavily aged.

A good rare dagger from Northern India.

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Stock No..
s1720


$595.00 USD

 



Nias sword, Balato
Head Hunting sword
Nias Island

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A good rare Nias Island head hunting sword.

This example measures 62cms long and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
The carved timber hilt shows very fine age patination throughout and a minor loss. The carving represents a monkey like figure atop of an elaborately carved Lasara head. This finely carved hilt sits within a beautiful cast bronze collar with integral small guard.
The forward curving blade has a small block forte, clear laminated pattern surface and a very fine and sharp edge.
Its scabbard is timber bound with bronze strapping showing a heavy patina. It has minor losses to the throat and tip.
Many of these swords carry "Magical" amulet baskets in various stages of completion that are formed throughout the owners life. These appear as very simple rattan band basket sometimes empty, others contain carved figures, bronze artefacts, teeth, bones, small skulls and other votive object. Crocodile teeth often adorn very old examples and boars teeth are also seen tied to the outer basket.

A good authentic head hunting sword from Nias Island.

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Stock No..
s1719


$475.00 USD

 



Nias sword
A very rare type
A rare Baloto

Nias sword A very rare type A rare Baloto spear shield armour jacket gold www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Nias sword, Balato.

A rarer seen and little known Nias sword, being the coming of age sword used as an everyday sword, and usually worn as a companion sword to the head-hunting type in festival and head hunting.
This sword measures 49.5cms long in its scabbard, 48cms out and with a 37cm long blade.
The hilt is a rich dark timber mounted in a bronze collar. Its pommel is a simply carved representation of the Lasara and has a small pierced hole between its jaws.
The blade is heavy for its size. It is forward curving with a clipped tip and a deep belly. Its edge remains sharp and there is a small and unusual decorative profile at the forte.
The scabbard is rattan bound timber with a lightly carved throat.

A fine example in excellent condition throughout.

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Stock No..
s1712


$195.00 USD

 



Burmese Dah
Iron fittings
Unusual dress
Kachin region

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A good quality Dah with iron fittings.

This sword from the Burmese regions is likely from the northern regions in to Assam where open scabbards are more common.
It measures 69cms long in its scabbard, 61.5cms out and has a blade length of 42cms.
The hilt is a solid bamboo core that has been fitted with thick steel fittings that are lightly decorated at the edges. The central grip area has been decorated in brass tacks that offer a sure grip when swung.
The blade is a very strong hard blade type with minor flex. It has a narrower waist that widens through to the concave tip.
The scabbard is timber with an open face and decorative brass bands to keep the Dah in place. It is pierced at the top where it appears a leather belt suspension strap may have been located.

A good solid working Dah for fighting and or daily use.

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Stock No..
s1280


$295.00 USD

 



Corsican folder
Large Vendetta knife
over 51cms long open

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A good French made oversized folding knife, French Corsica.

This Vendetta knife measures 27.5cms closed and 51.5cms open.
The body of the handle is steel from end to end with a steel locking bar running its full length and is dressed in painted bone slabs.
The blade is distal tapered to the tip and cutting edge. The tip is full and a small fingernail recess is found at the tip.

A good large folder os a rarer size.

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Stock No..
s1721


$65.00 USD

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

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Stock No..
s1722


$95.00 USD

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

Hmong knife Dah dagger Mid 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1641


$325.00 USD

 



A fine Dah knife
Tai Shan dagger
Ivory and and silver

A fine Dah knife Burma Burmese Thai Tai Shan dagger Ivory and and silver www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1500


$175.00 USD

 



French Model 1866
"Chassepot" Yataghan
Sword Bayonet
Dated 1867

French Model 1866 Chassepot Yataghan Sword Bayonet Dated 1867 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1246


SOLD

 



Chinese sword
A very fine Jian
Original full polish
Original tassel
A unique signed blade

Chinese sword A very fine Jian Original full polish Original tassel A unique signed blade  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1380


SOLD

 



Two handed Jian
Massive Chinese sword
A very rare type
Fine fighting blade
Iron hilt fittings

Two handed Jian Massive Chinese sword A very rare type Fine fighting blade Iron hilt fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1741


$695.00 USD

 



Navaja
A fine example
Rare type
Unusual blade type

Navaja A fine example Rare type Unusual blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1564


$465.00 USD

 



Malay Keris
Fine blade
Rare Pamor type

Malay Keris Fine blade Rare Pamor type Bugis Pamor Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1745


$325.00 USD

 



A good Sumatran Keris
A very fine hilt
good pamor blade
Minang regions

A good Sumatran Keris Kris sword dagger knife spear A very fine hilt good pamor blade Minang regions www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1743


$895.00 USD

 



A fine large Podang
Sumatran Piso Podang
Rare native Pamor blade
Batak tribes

A fine large Podang Sumatran Piso Podang Rare native Pamor blade Batak tribes www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and large Sumatran sabre with a rare native pamor type blade.

In its scabbard, this sabre measures just under 91cms long. Out it is 86.5cms long and carries a blade 75cms long.
The hilt is a bronze type with expertly crafted crisp features. Within the main bronze hilt sits a secondary cup type pommel make from a brighter mixed alloy metal, an aspect that adds a pleasing and striking contrast. As seen in the images, the pommel area has suffered several minor dings as it is so much lighter in construction when compared to the solid bronze hilt.
The blade is a rather interesting form with the top half of each face having a broad hollow forged fuller running its length whilst the lower half distally tapers to fine cutting edge. The last 23cms of its tip has a sharpened back edge.
Not often seen, this sabre retains its original timber scabbard and rattan binding. It is free from loss or breaks and has a wide faceted throat in which the sabre perfectly sits.

A fine complete sword from the Sumatran Batak tribes.

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Stock No..
s1709


$595.00 USD

 



Jian
Chinese broadsword
For restoration
Quality fighting blade

Chinese broadsword Jian For restoration Quality fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1715


$425.00 USD

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Morocco
African sword

Flyssa Kabyles Morocco African sword Algerian Berber sword knife spear dagger shield  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1742


$995.00 USD

 



Afghani sword
Khyber knife
Rare guard type
A fine fighting sword

Afghani sword Khyber knife Rare guard type A fine fighting sword Kabul Afghanistan Central Asia Bukhara Shamshir www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare solid old fighting Khyber knife, short sword or Salawar from Afghanistan.

In its thick iron bound sheath, this example measures 76cms long. Out it is 70cms long with a thick 57cms long blade of fine fighting quality.
The hilt is carved horn grip slabs mounted in long steel bolsters, a thick central steel grip strap and broad and heavy iron knuckle guard. The iron guard has a single quillon to the spine side of the blade and a pierced tri bar formed knuckle guard. The end of the knuckle guard is of a decorative nature, reminiscent of old world Persian metalwork.
The blade is mounted against a thick brass plate that separates the hilt and blade. It is of classical Khyber form, having a thick 12mm "T" spine tapering to the tip, simple fullering under this pronounced spine and a strong and sharp bevelled cutting edge.
The sheath is leather over timber with larger thick steel fittings with various file finished decorations. To the reverse is a single thick iron suspension ring

A good and rarely seen example of soldiers fighting Khyber knife/short sword.

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Stock No..
s1740


$1995.00 USD

 



A large Tolelo Navaja
Over 81cms long open
Dated 1900
With valour motto

A large Tolelo Navaja Over 81cms long open Dated 1900 With valour motto www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare near mint Toledo made Navaja, dated 1900.

This oversized fighting knife measures 43cms long closed and a over 81cms long when opened.
The body of the Navaja is perfectly formed thick rolled brass over a timber core. Its surfaces are decorated in traditional manners throughout its entire length with each end expertly capped. The long steel back spring is very tight and holds the 9 tooth ratchet very firmly where so often age takes a toll at this pivot point in a Navaja.
As noted, the blade has a solid 9 tooth ratchet that locks very firmly in place. It tapers to a very fine yet strong needle point and it clipped to one side for over half its length.
The left face has a large central cartouche with floral designs running through the middle. To the top of the cartouche, reads, when loosely translated "Fabricated in Toledo 1900". Below the floral motifs, again loosely translated, it reads, "If this viper itches for you, there is no remedy in the pharmacy".

A long fighting knife with a very dangerous reach.

A fine near mint provenanced example or a rare Toledo Spanish Navaja that would take very little effort to have this Navaja again appear new.

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Stock No..
s1730


$375.00 USD

 



Chinese dagger
Republican period
1911 - 1945 issue
Military dirk

Chinese dagger Republican period 1911 - 1945 issue Military dirk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good complete Republican military dagger with sheath and suspension.

This dagger is 39.5cms long in its sheath, 37.5cms out and has a blade length just over 25cms.
The hilt is timber that appears to be leather covered and wire bound that sits under a large single piece of decorated brass that acts as both the grip slabs and pommel. The brass surfaces are decorated with flowers throughout and a large starburst or sun burst on the pommel.
Its guard is brass and it has a push button release from the sheath.
The sheath is plated steel capped in a decorative drag and through. This sits within a simple leather suspension with light steel buckles and leather strapping.
The blade is of earlier Jian form with a block ricasso, a double edged rofile and a small central fuller.

A harder to find genuine Chinese military dagger for the republican or military collector.

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Stock No..
s1728


$425.00 USD

 



Jian
Chinese sword
Mid sized sword
Quality blade

Jian Chinese sword Mid sized sword Quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early 20th century midsized jian in need of some TLC.

This jian measures 80cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard it is 75cms long with a blade length of 54.5cms from the tip of the guard to the tip of the blade or 59cms to where it sits within the recess of the guard.
The hilt is of a timber grip bound in ray skin with a brass pommel, collar, lanyard hole and guard.
The blade is in its original bright polish throughout but shows some surface wear in places. It has a black ricasso and a central medial ridge through to the tip.
the scabbard is timber, wire bound and lacquered. It sits in brass fittings and carries and repaired break to the base.

A good jian with a good quality blade that would grade up well with a sharpen and clean.

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Stock No..
s1581


$225.00 USD

 



Sumatran Keris
Unusual features
For restoration or study

Sumatran Keris Unusual features For restoration or study Bugis Malay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Sumatran Bugis Keris that will grade up very well.

In its sheath this Keris is 46cms long. Out it is 40cms with a blade length of 32cms.
The entire keris throughout carries some good age to it, with the hilt in particular having survived numerous repairs or modifications. The base of the hilt has been replaced with black horn as had the crown which is now lost. Of further interest are two ivory disc plugs to each side, an aspect unknown to keris enthusiasts, a point worthy of further study.
The hilt sits within a decorated cup of low grade silver, now tarnished with age.
The blade is of a narrow 7 luk design and its pamor surfaces show clear pamor typical of Sumatran Keris.
The sheath is in near perfect condition throughout but does have an ivory butnut pinned to the base that has losses. The timbers are dark and well chosen.

A good study piece with interesting qualities and at a very good price.

A keris that would grade up very well with minimal effort.

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Stock No..
s1471


$375.00 USD

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

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A good rare Thai military or naval hanger, dirk, mid 20th century.

This example measures 40cms long in its sheath. Out it is 37cms long with a 26cms long blade.
Based upon the 19th century Japanese Naval dirks and with European influence this dagger was formed. The hilt contains an EU style back strap arrangement that is integral with the Elephant headed pommel. Its curved trunk is a loop to retain a military, naval or police lanyard.
The guard is loosely based on the Japanese types with the push button scabbard release so very popular with most of the worlds military forces from the early 20th century.
The blade is single edged with a clipped back edge and a deep single fuller to each side. The blade retains 98% of its original bright polish.
The sheath appears to have been recovered and is bound in thick brass fittings.

A fine military dirk from Thailand made under German contract.

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Stock No..
s1615


$775.00 USD

 



A rare set
Naga axe and Belt
Naga Dao
Fine shell decoration

A rare set Naga axe and sword Naga Dao Kachin Burma Burmese Assam fine shell decoration www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare set, Naga axe and belt.

Often found on their own, this early Naga axe comes complete with its shell encrusted belt and sheath.
The axe stands 71cms tall. The broad head sits atop of a bamboo shaft that is 53.5cms long. It is resin set along its long tang in to the end of the bamboo shaft which is rattan and pitch bound which ends in an iron collar.
The metal axe head is approx 7cms wide and on its face, various punch marks and two crescents can be seen.
To the opposite end of the shaft there are the matted hair protrusions that make these weapons so famous.
The belt in itself is a fine work of tribal art.
The central wooden sheath displays native motifs and various red and black plugs of hair to its sides. Across the middle is a double wire which would keep the axe in place; however there is a small amounts of wood loss at this point. Atop of the timber sheath is a single "U" shaped wire insert, likely used to suspend the belt at home when not in use.
To either side of the sheath are hard shaped leather belts that are embossed with hundreds of tiny shells.

A fine and seldom seen set of Naga artifacts.

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Stock No..
s1525


$425.00 USD

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

War sword Sacrifice sword Dua Lalan Toraja Central Sulawesi www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, Central Sulawesi

This rare antique sword is from the Mountainous regions of Central Sulawesi. It measures 66cms overall in the scabbard, 63.5cms out.
The thick straight 46.5cm long blade shows a lovely pamor throughout its surfaces.
The finely carved horn hilt shows tribal geometric patterns to the side faces and its spine. It is rattan bound towards the blade and lightly engraved with an owner's name on the left face of the flared pommel, an aspect that can easily be polished out. The wood scabbard is also bound in rattan and has a large horn ferrule to the base.

"Dua Lalan" comes from its double useage, to either slaughter buffaloes for funeral sacrifice or to slaughter invaders during times of war.
A strong and lethal sword capable of delivering a mighty blow.
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Similar swords can be seen in Albert G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 43.

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Stock No..
s1697


$495.00 USD

 



Sumatran Keris
Bugis Penghulu dress
Very rare Naga blade

Sumatran Keris Bugis Chieftain Chief Penghulu dress Very rare Malaysian Malay Naga blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sumatran Chieftain Keris of rare blade form.

This fine and rare Keris remains in fine original condition throughout.
There are old minor repaired breaks to the base of the sheath and the hilt, with both stable.
The hilt remains fixed in its current position and sits within a very fine old and thick brass cup that is chased in typical floral designs.
The very rare blade, may at first glance be dismissed as a typical Javanese Naga type but the type is a much rarer and very seldom seen Malay Naga blade as is seen by the working of the blade in the base regions and the Malay pamor type.
Very little is known about the type and how and why they came to also be of Malay construction and this is certainly a worthy study piece.
The sheath is of a very large cross piece being of very finely grained timbers that are free from loss or damage. The base of the sheath howver shows an old break previously mentioned.

A fine and rare Malay Naga keris in Sumatran Chieftain dress.

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Stock No..
s1646


$95.00 USD

 



Old Thai fighting sword

Old Thai fighting sword dah dha darb daab www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A old fighting sword from the Thai Lao regions of South East Asia.

In its scabbard it is 86cms long, out it is 69.5cms long with a blade length of 42.5cm.
The Hilt is bound in rattan with signs of traditional old replaced binding to the fore grip. The pommel is capped with a copper spacer as is seen on many different sword types in the region.
The blade is thick at the base and shows good distal taper through to the tip and cutting edge. The tip of the blade carries a deep chip.
The scabbard is timber bound in rattan and it retains and old red baldric

A good well priced fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1705


$5995.00 USD

 



Central Asian Sabre
A very fine sword
A very rare signed blade
Exceptional condition
Thick silver sittings
Ivory grip
Afghanistan, Scinde

Central Asian Sabre A very fine sword A very rare signed blade Exceptional condition Thick silver sittings ivory grip Afghanistan Scinde www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A superb Central Asian sabre with ivory grip slabs, very thick and heavy silver fittings and an outstanding signed blade.

In its leather and silver clad scabbard, this very fine sabre measures 95cms long. Out it is 93.5cms long with a blade length of 78.5cms long.
The thick ivory grip slabs appear to be the outer edges of walrus ivory and they display a very fine patina throughout. The grip slabs are riveted through three places as is one of the standard manufacturing methods for the type. These slabs rest over a very thick full tang and against long steel bolsters with brass fore-edges, being of a type akin to those found on the Afghani Khyber knives.
The blade is simply stunning. It is of a high quality construction with rare multiple fullered arrangement with a gold signature, an aspect that is extremely rare.
The heavy blade is thick through its spine that narrows through the tip. It has a very small black forte, a broad, crisp and very sharp bevelled cutting edge, free from loss or damage and still in original mirror polish.
The blade's faces show a large central fuller running through to the tip and a second lesser but deep and broad fuller running from the forte for 20cms where it then changes in to three deep and very precise fullers that follow the broad central fuller through to the tip.
Of special note is the extremely rare gold signature which seems to show a military or house standard and a signature that appears to read "work of Faqeer Hussain".
The scabbard is expertly covered in stitched black leather with perfect seams seen on the upper edge. The silver fittings are without decoration but are very substantial in weight and of high quality.

A very rare sword type of very high quality and an academically important blade type displaying the Afghanistan flag, circa 1901-1919.

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Stock No..
s1636


$295.00 USD

 



Thai sword
Long fighting type

Thai sword Dah dha daab darb fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old long handled fighting sword, Thailand.

This Thai Daab measures just over 97cms long in its scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 86.5cms long with a blade length of 53cms long.
The handle is bound in individual rattan straps with all but a few present and all very firm and tightly in place.
The blade is a very sharp fighting type that is thick through the base with fine distal taper through to the tip and cutting edge. Its surfaces show light pitting to places and old grind marks, aspects that could be greatly improved with a polish.
The scabbard is timber or bamboo bound with rattan with most appearing to be intact. It retains a fine old and original suspension baldric.

A good long fighting type.

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Stock No..
s1589


$425.00 USD

 



1821 pattern sword
With scabbard
1st Cumberland volunteers
Well marked blade
H L Soulsby

1821 pattern sword 1st Cumberland volunteers H L Soulsby www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good English regimental sword.

In its scabbard this sword measures 101cms long in its scabbard. Out is is just under 98cms long with a blade length of 83.5cms.
The plated hilt remains in good condition for its age with only minor blemished throughout. The chagrin grip shows minor losses and the copper grip binding is complete and intact.
The blade shows a pleasant age patina throughout and is free from rust and damage.
Its surfaces are etched throughout. To the right face is a flaming grenade over a cannon that sits amongst vine motifs whilst the left face shows angel wings with lightning bolts and "1st Cumberland Art Vols". The bade of the left face shows the mark of H L Soulsby and the right carries the proof plug.
The leather field scabbard retains its brass throat and is in good condition throughout with the exception of cracks in the lower half of the scabbard, nearing a break but still together.

A good well marked artillery Volunteers regiment sword.

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Stock No..
s1460


$1895.00 USD

 



A very rare Borneo sword
Tilang Kamarau
A fine old example
Complete with scabbard
Pigment dyed

A very rare Borneo sword Tilang Kamarau A fine old example Complete with scabbard Pigment dyed www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete example of a very rare Borneo sword, Southern Sarawak.

The sword in its scabbard measures 74cms long. Out it is 72.5cms long with a blade length just over 58cms.
The entire sword and scabbard displays a very pleasing old, undisturbed patina throughout. The bone/antler hilt shows a very mellow caramel colour typically seen on old ivory and displays a very unusual inlaid brass pin decoration. The grip retains its original rattan binding, darkened with age and the hooked pommel displaying very interesting and unusual motifs.
The blade is quite heavy for its size with a spine thickness almost 1cms at the base and narrowing slightly through to the oval cross section tip. The faces of the blade have a single downward curving fuller or blood let that opens on to stylised carved iron leeches. The combination of facets, curves and cross sections make for a very unusual and high quality blade.
The upper part of the spine, where the fuller ends has 4 inlaid brass plugs, another very rare aspect as this area would have once had raised carved features as is seen at the blades base but appear to have been removed with purpose a very long time ago.
The scabbard is is complete and undamaged with all rattan binding intact. The rear shows further rattan binding present that would have once attached a suspension baldric. The mouth is lightly carved and a yellow pigment has been used in alternative fashion between the rattan binding and at the tip of the mouth.

A fine example, complete, old and original.

A very rarely seen sword.

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Stock No..
s1347


$595.00 USD

 



A fine & rare Kukri
Nepalese fighter
Very rare guard varient
Very rare Stupa pommel
Chirra blade

A fine & rare Kukri Nepalese fighter with rare guard varient Stupa pommel Chirra blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Nepalese kukri of fighting form.

This heavy fighting kukri measures just over 55cms long in its sheath and just under 55cms out. The blade measures 38cms long from the top of the bolster to the tip of the blade.
The hilt of this formidable weapon is of a known type that is of rare form. It is of genuine Nepalese manufacture, indicated by the long stupa pommel and the bolster of the type seen on Nepalese Kora.
The presence of a practical knuckle guard is likely European influenced but could just as well be directly influenced by the many Indian sabres found within the region. The presence of the very large disk pommel suggests this.
The grip's surface is decorated with engraving placed in geometrical formations. The knuckle bow is also engraved. The disk pommel and oval quillon block or guard show scalloped edges and toward the knuckle bow on the guard ar two fang like protrusions.
The blade is of the desirable chirra type with multiple fullers. To the forte in an engraving not unlike the kaudi in design but reversed/facing upwards.
The sheath is of a typical type being black leather over a timber inner. The back of the scabbard, towards the tip has opened up like so many Kukri do.

A fine and rare fighting Kukri from Nepal.

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Stock No..
s1011


$225.00 USD

 



A good rare African sword
Takouba with rare blade type

A good rare African sword Takouba with rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare African Takouba, western Sahel regions.

This example complete with its original scabbard measures 90cms long. The blade length is 74cms long.
The hilt is leather over tin with losses of leather to the cross guard.
The large oval pommel is steel with four stacked domes cups held in place on the peened tang.
The blade is of native construction and very unusual form.
It is approx 5cms wide at the guard and tapers for 47cms to a width of 4cms at which point it narrows to 3cms through to the rounded tip that is 2cms wide. Each side of the blade has two simple narrow fullers running near the cutting edge.
The blade is as found and unclean, still coated in an old cosmolene covering.
The leather scabbard remains in good condition throughout with wear typical with age as seen in the images. It appears to have shrunk over time. The shrinkage does not affect the storage of the blade but the blade does slightly protrude the bottom on the scabbard.

A good and rare Takouba type seldom seen and one that is in original untouched condition and well preserved.

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Stock No..
s1620


$525.00 USD

 



Sumatran sword
A large sabre
Unusual materials
Carved pommel

Sumatran sword A large sabre Unusual materials Carved pommel www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Sumatran sword or rarer large proportions.

This dress and fighting sword measures 92cms long in its scabbard, 88cms out and has a blade length of 71.5cms.
The combination of materials used to make this sword are a rather unusual and rare example.
The hilt is of carved timber in the manner of a Makara with its upturned snout. The warm patina and well chosen timber is very pleasing to the eye and hand. This hilt sits atop of a carved horn collar.
The blade is a broad curved example in good condition, is of a light yet very capable fighting type.
The timber scabbard has a bone throat and a horn tip. The horn tip is secured with an iron pin and is shaped as such, that the sword could double as a walking aid or support of which there is evidence of it used as a support with the horn upturned at the edges.

A good old Sumatran sword of considerable size.

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Stock No..
s1504


$675.00 USD

 



Sumatran klewang
A very fine and rare sword
Pamor blade
Silver inlayed blade

Sumatran klewang A very fine and rare sword Pamor blade Silver inlayed blade keris Java Malay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare South Sumatran Klewang.

This silver hilted Klewang measures 49cms long and is 8.5cms wide across the tip of the blade.
The silver hilt is expertly chassed throughout and displays several different native motifs. The base of the blade is wrapped in silver very much akin to the tonkou found on many Chinese swords. Atop of this silver wrapping sits a thicker shaped and engraved section of silver.
The blade is a forward curving type with a broad blade tip. There is distal taper from the base through to the tip and the cutting edge and the spine is inlayed 20 thin silver strips in a 3/2 alternating pattern.
The blade surfaces are of a grey Keris like Pamor that show various longitudinal patterns and a clear central circle motif at the tip.

For a comparable Klewang, figure 265 of page 70 of Zonneveld's Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago.

A very rare Klewang type likely of status and a ritual nature.

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Stock No..
s1654


$775.00 USD

 



Naval Dirk
Japanese 1883 pattern
Naval Officer’s Dagger

Naval Dirk apanese 1883 pattern Naval Officer’s Dagger www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and very well price Imperial Japanese Naval dirk, 1883 pattern.

In its sheath it is 42cms long. Out it is 32cms long with a blade length of 21cms.
The entire dirk remains in excellent condition throughout with the exception of a repaired break to one side of the leather at the base. The fittings all gilt with 95% retained throughout.
The ray skin grip is without fault and pegged to the middle.
This example appears to be an older type with a pegged tang as was traditional with all Japanese swords and knives. The blade is in good polish for its age.

A good complete example throughout at a very competitive price.

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Stock No..
s1484


$1995.00 USD

 



Ceylonese knife
Pia Kaetta
18th century
Fine and large
Unique features
Ivory & Gold alloys

Ceylonese knife Pia Kaetta 18th century Fine and large Unique features Ivory & Gold alloys www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and large Pia Kaetta with a rare inlaid sheath.

This large and heavy Ceylonese knife measures 32cms long in its sheath. Out it is just under 30cms long and carries a thick blade 18cms long from the out edge of the bolster to the blade's tip.
The ornate hilt consists of an expertly carved full tang encased in dark blade liners and large, thick expertly carved ivory grip slabs. The liners and slabs are pinned and dressed in superbly detailed repousse silver fittings with the exception of the foremost pin that is a broad copper type like that in the bolster, it is decorated with a floral motif to one side.
The grip slabs flow through to a golden alloy space then on to the large bronze bolsters which are decorated with the same precision as the ivory slabs. These bolster or fore grip are chased in deep relief. The blade is of a forward curving type and is chiselled heavily throughout. It is over this chiselling that golden alloys are hand beaten and inlaid to form a continuation of the designed seen throughout the hilt.
The blade remains uncleaned but like all Pai Kaetta of this age, a fine contrasting steel surface would be found beneath the undisturbed patina.
The sheath is made from an ebonised timber. it has numerous carved features but of special note is the inlaid coral and motifs that surround it. To the rear is an integral suspension hole through which an old fabric suspension or belt look is fastened. The fine fabric loop shows a particular manufacture and binding rarely seen. The throat of the sheath is dressed in a copper alloy fitting.

A very fine, large and rare Pia Kaetta with some very rare features.

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Stock No..
s1226


$1195.00 USD

 



A fine and rare knife
Bhutan
Hairpin laminated blade

A fine and rare knife Bhutan Hairpin laminated blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Bhutanese dagger.

This rare dagger measures 41.5cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures 39cms and carries a 32cms blade.
The white metal hilt has a fluted waist grip section that is bound in ray skin and red leather. The pommel is engraved to one side with a Dorje or Thunder Bolt of Enlightenment.
The blade is a heavy strong type, typical of the regions. The blade surfaces display very clear hair pin laminations and would grade up with little effort.
The scabbard is red leather covering a timber core and remains in good condition for its age.

A fine and rare dagger typically carried in the front folds of the robes worn by knights and others of rank.

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Stock No..
s1462


$125.00 USD

 



Sword cane blade
Toledo 1901
Makers marked
RARE

Sword cane blade Toledo 1901 Makers marked RARE www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Spanish sword cane blade.

This single edged narrow walking stick sword blade is dated 1901 and made in Toledo Spain.
The length including the tang is 72.5cms, excluding the tang, 66cms.
The tang is also maker marked as seen in the photos supplied.

A rare marked blade for a Walking stick.

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Stock No..
s1430


$175.00 USD

 



Sumatran Batak sword
Podang or Piso Podang
All steel type

Sumatran Batak sword Podang or Piso Podang All steel type Tulwar Talwar Shamshir sabre saber fighting www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Sumatran Batak sword.

This all steel sword is in as found untouched condition and would grade up well is desired or left as is, would display very well.
The sabre is 82cms long with a blade length just under 71cms.
The blade appears to be a fine early EU type with double fullers running the length, a sharpened back edge and cutting edge.
The hilt carries the same age old patina as the blade but carries a small loss to the grip.
The pommel is a deep bowl type with a long central tang within, a type consistent with early Hindu Patissa from Indian and several other rare types of Tulwar hilts.

A good old example.

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Stock No..
s1141


$795.00 USD

 



Kukri with provenance
A very fine example
All steel fighting type
A fine & complete example

Kukri with provenance A very fine example All steel fighting type A fine & complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine complete Kukri with provenance.

The all steel Kukri measures 47.5cms long in its sheath. Out is it 46.5cms long with a blade length of 36.5cms and a width a little over 6.5cms.
The hilt and bolster are all steel and lightly carved and incised with simple geometric designs throughout.
The blade is very well forged, has crisp lines, a deep drop and a very good sharp cutting edge.
The Karda and Chakmak are actually two identical Karda of very good quality.
Double Karda are quite common amongst many of the better made Kukri.
Its original tinder or flint pouch is also present.
The scabbard is leather over timber and ends in a chiseled steel cap. The leather is very good quality and is expertly stitched.
As is the case with many Kukri of this age, the bottom of the sheath is open due to friction wear on the blades edge.

Of special interest is the double sided letter dated May 1st 1900 which talks about the 5 year delay in getting this gift being one of a pair of Kukri to two individuals. The author also speaks of his time in India and the manufacture point of this Kukri along with further notes that the manufacture centre, (Which is named) is the best makers of Kukri and that they are very real and capable weapons.

A full translation of this document will certainly be of interest to the serious Kukri collector.

A rare opportunity to obtain a special interest Kurki with genuine history.

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Stock No..
s428


$125.00 USD

 



Civil War period
Sword cane blade & hilt

Civil War period Sword cane blade & hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare walking stick sword blade and handle.

This good mid 19th century defense sword cane measures 78.5cms long and carries a blade 71cms long.
The handle is antler with a simple applied silver shield on the outer face.
The blade is a simple home or farm forged type of rectangular cross section and a clear pronounced medial ridge to both sides and a full needle point.

A fine piece of 19th century Civil War period Americana

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Stock No..
s1176


$275.00 USD

 



African club
Unusual Knobkerrie
Long curved type

African club Unusual Knobkerrie Long curved type Zulu Shona www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good long and unusual Knobkerrie.

This slender curved African club 90cms long and have a ball end approx 5.5cms across.
The striking two tone timber remains in excellent condition throughout and is free from cracks, loss or damage.

A very nice clean African fighting club.

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Stock No..
s1311


$325.00 USD

 



A good Ethiopian shield

A good Ethiopian shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Ethiopian shield.

This shield measures 42cms across and approx 16cms tall.
The shield is shaped metal with faded velvet covering to the outside, secured with white metal panels.
The entire outer surface is decorated in the traditional manner, being the mentioned white metal panels that are secured with small copper stove bolts.
The inner surface and handle are all wrapped in a red cloth including the steel handle.

A good Ethiopian shield from the early 20th century.

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Stock No..
s1270


$1995.00 USD

 



Salawar, Khyber knife
Very rare all steel type
A fine recurved blade
Pierced steel fittings
Northern India
Bukhara Central Asia

Salawar Khyber knife Very rare all steel type A fine recurved blade Pierced steel fittings Bukhara Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare all steel Salawar with a fine deep re-curved blade.

Based on the dress, pommel and several key points below, this is likely Bukhara made, though possiblely Through to North Indian/Afghanistan border redions. It is a very rare, all steel example comes complete with its original scabbard and fittings.
The very finely shaped grip slabs, the bolsters, grip strap, pommel ends and scabbard fittings are all very well crafted steel.
The subtle carving to the underside of the grip, the unusual pommel profile, re-curved blade, protruding tang through the pommel all point to Bukhara through to as does the pierced steel fittings that are seen from this region across in to Northern Indian/Afghanistan borders. Fittings that are know in silver on Bukhara Kards and larger similar silver fittings on a very fine Sosun Patah currently in stock.
The blade is of a T-section cross section and in profile has a very rare and pleasing forward curve and a deep re-curve. Its edge remains sharp and the needle tip is full.
It is interesting to note that the the re-cuved end, again curves forward at the last 4cms.
The left blade face shows a very distinct pattern welded surface whilst the right side remains free from a patterne surface.
The scabbard timbers are solid but worn through the spine area. The steel fittings are healthy and the rare ball finial is complete and intact.

A extremely rare type of Khyber knife / Salawar from minority region of Central Asia.

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Stock No..
s1192


$795.00 USD

 



A British Cavalry lance
Queens Royal lancers
20th century
A very fine example

A British Cavalry lance Life guards Queens Royal lancers 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An outstanding example of a British Cavalry lance.

This lance measures 276cms long. Its triangular spear tip measures 31cms long, the butt spike measures 17cms long.
The shaft is made from a solid and specially selected bamboo that was imported for the manufacture of these lances, a bamboo that does not split or distort with age.
93cms below the socket of the spear head is attached, a buff leather wrist strap with a 75cm long loop.
48cms above the butt spike socket is a 47cms long section of stitched blade leather, being under arm bracing.

A very fine example of a regimental cavalry lance, free from loss or damage.

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Stock No..
s1057


$425.00 USD

 



A very large Kukri
Solid all steel type
Hollow forged blade

A very large Kukri Solid all steel type Hollow forged blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very large and heavy, all steel 19th century Kukri.

Overall, in its sheath, this Kukri measures 51cms long.
Out of its sheath it is 49.5cms long with a 39cm long blade.
This Kukri is expertly crafted and remains in very good condition for its age. The steel hilt is over 6cms tall across the pommel and has a very tall grip ring. Its surfaces are incised and chiseled showing both simple geometric and floral designs.
The blade is near 12mm thick, has double fullers beneath the spine, is deeply hollow forged and a wide beveled cutting edge.
It comes with its original leather bound timber sheath that is worn with time, age and use. It does retain a large silver tip.

A fine old fighting Kukri or generous proportions and heft.

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Stock No..
s1415


$125.00 USD

 



A rare Pichoq
Central Asia

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A small and heavy Central Asian Pichoq.

This rare little knife measures just over 22cms long with a blade length of 12cms.
The hilt is a heavy solid brass type with its sides scalloped out to accommodate for a lead silver panel and green stone or glass inlay.
The pommel and back edge retain parts of its engraved niello patterns
The blade is of typical Pichoq form with a single narrow fuller and upswept tip.

A good and very rare Central Asian knife with some condition issues as seen in the images but listed at a cheap price for the type.

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Stock No..
s1251


ON HOLD

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

A fine Afghan Sabre Kilij style blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a 19th century Afghanistan fighting sword.

This heavy sabre measures just under 85cms long. The blade length is 72cms long.
The hilt entirely blackened as would have been the scabbard if present as seen on examples within the SOLD page. This blackening of fittings was a necessary measure to stop sunlight shining off metal ware that would reveal a person's whereabouts under the harsh sunlight of the region.
The quillons of this sabre are a more unusual variant being a large dragon like mouth opening to reveal a hollow interior. Example are known to have a red fabric like twine sit within these openings, perhaps to resemble fire with the creatures mouth.
The heavy fighting blade is of good quality. It has an Indian block ricasso, a strong beveled cutting edge and a raised yelam and false back edge.

A fine example of an unusual variant of the Afghanistan sabre or Pulwar as it is sometimes referred to.

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Stock No..
s761


$995.00 USD

 



Java, Pedang Lurus
Early 19th century example
Outstanding pamor blade
Fine silver dress
Unique facial pommel with hair
Ex Personal collection
Museum quality artifact

Java Javanese Pedang Lurus Early 19th century example Outstanding pamor blade Fine silver dress Unique facial pommel with hair Ex Personal collection Museum quality artifact www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a Javanese Pedang Lurus, being of a very rare and old form.

This Javanese sword measures 69cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it is 64cms long and carries a blade that is 5.5cms wide at the balde and 52cms long.
What sets this rare example apart from most Pedang seen in today's market is its age and presence of the unique silver pommel with human hair top knot and high quality blade.
The large silver pommel is expertly chased in various depths oth relief to create a very fine rendition of a Hindu Deity, likely Rakshasa. The grip is a well selected black horn and it has a silver cross guard, now loose.
The blade is razor sharp and in exceptional condition for its age. The pamor is very high contrast and perfect throughout.
The scabbard is leather over timber with decorative silver fittings tip and bottom, fitting sof the same general appearance of those seen In Zonneveld's Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago that was collected in the mid 19th century.

A very rare museum quality example, 1850 or earlier.

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Stock No..
s915


$875.00 USD

 



A stunning African sword
Cameroon Grasslands
Tikar, Bamum, Bamileke
A very fine complete example

A stunning African sword Cameroon Grasslands Tikar, Bamum, Bamileke A very fine complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine African sword, Cameroon, rare complete condition.

The African sword stands 68cms tall in the sheath.
The sheath stands 52cms tall and 17cms wide. At the widest points, across the suspension loops the width is 41cms.
A rarity to find in such complete condition, this sword retains all its original features with the exception of a few small cowries and the suspension baldric.
The sword within measures just over 60cms tall and just under 10cms across the flared tip. The hilt is carved timber with a large fluted bulbous pommel. The base is bound with heavy gauge copper wire.
The entire patina is a pleasing dry, stable and untouched patina.

An exceptional piece of African artwork, complete and retains all of the native Cameroon fabrics and design elements.

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Stock No..
s1054


ON HOLD

 



A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

A rare Yemen sword Yemeni Saif Pallasch Sabre Heavy fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Yemen fighting sword.

The length of this sword is 89.5cms from end to end.
The blade length is just under 77cms long and is 3.5cms wide.
The hilt is horn with a large bulbous pommel. The guard is nickel silver with silver wire wrapping recessed flush into the horn grip.
The blade is a strong straight type with good distal taper through the spine and from the spine to the cutting edge. The width of the blade narrows gently to 3cms wide at the hatchet type tip.

A good and rare fighting sword from the Yemen regions of Arabia.

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Stock No..
s665


$245.00 USD

 



A fine African club
Knobkerrie, iwisa

A fine African club Knobkerrie, iwisa www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine African club of good weight and proportions.

The overall length is 65cms. The shaft is just over 55cms.
The shaft tapers from 2.5cms at the head to just under 2cms near the base where it flairs slightly for the last 8cms.
The heavy onion shaped head is 9cms in diameter and 10cms tall.
The entire Knobkerrie is a very dark rich coloured timber, being one of the many exotic timbers found in the South African regions.
The head is also of this same dark timber, though it retains a lighter contrasting colour to one side.

A fine old Knobkerrie.

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Stock No..
s1015


$4995.00 USD

 



Chinese swords
Very rare Shuang Gao
Tiger head hook swords
Exceptional fighting swords
19th century

Antique Chinese swords Very rare Shuang Gao Tiger head hook swords Exceptional fighting swords 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and exceptional pair of Chinese fighting swords.

These Shuang Gau or tiger head hook swords are a very rare find.
Both swords measure 95cms long overall. The blades, bottom spikes and crescent moons are stiff and of a flat diamond shape cross section.
The worn timber grips still retain most of the original cloth wrapping which is now also very well worn with use and age.
The swords are an all iron forged construction with a pair of "arms" and crescent moons protruding beyond the grips of each sword. Fine pattern welded forging surfaces can be seen throughout these swords as shown on the moon sections of the baldes.
These types of swords are recorded in ancient Chinese writings but where not seen and recorded by European sources until the 1870s. Various types of Gou are recorded but this type being the most common type known within Military and Martial circles from the late 1800's through to the very early 1900's.

A rare and exceptional sword type that would be the centre piece of any Chinese sword collection.

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Stock No..
s129


By negotiation and offers

 



Private European collection of Weapons

Private European collection of Weapons www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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On offer is a large diverse collection of weapons from a Private deceased estate in Italty.

Rather than buy this collection and have it shipped I am working on behalf of the owner to dispose of this collection through negotiation with interested parties.
Please find within the next page a number of nice swords and knives from various regions of the world.
Apart from stunning old origial pieces there are a number of entry level weapons too
There are lovely old shields, maces, belts, daggers, swords and old firearms. Pieces include an old Nimcha/Saif, 1767 Granediers sabre, Dhal, Pagan ritual dagger with silver hilt, Yataghan, Keris, all steel Halidie, Scottish basket hilt, Antique rifles and antique pistols, axes, Austro-Hungarian swords, Hungarian Hussars sabre, Katana, walking cane swords, various European swords, transitional rapier, Dadao, Shashka and others

Please indicate through email what items you may be interested in for further description, details and pricing.

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