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Chinese sword sabre jian hudiedao dao guandao yan yue dao willow leaf www.swordsantiqueweapons.com www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1512


$1295.00 USD

 



Oman Jambiya
Very fine example
Rhino horn
Excepional silver sheath

Oman Omani Jambiya Very fine example Rhino horn Excepional silver sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1056


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A good and rare Kukri
Chiseled steel hilt
Fine hollow forged blade

A good and rare Kukri Chiseled steel hilt Fine hollow forged blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good all steel 19th century Kukri.

This Kukri measures 45.5cms long overall and has heavy blade 34.5cms long.
The hilt is entirely carved throughout, including the pommel.
Its narrow waist grip broadens through to a finely crafted blade.
The blade is 1cm thick and gently curved. It has double fullers under the spine and a single hollow forged fuller running most of the blades length. The blades belly is also hollow forged and has a fine beveled cutting edge.
The right face of the blade has a mirror image of a Kaudi chiseled above the blades Kaudi and is partially filled with brass inlay.

A very nice early Kukri with a full partial tang construction.

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Stock No..
s1649


$2395.00 USD

 



Tibetan sword
Long sword
With scabbard
Old hairpin blade

Tibetan sword Long Chinese sword Shamshir Mongolian With scabbard Old hairpin blade spear dagger knife shamshir Bhutan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare long sword from Tibet.

This example measures 90.5cms long in its scabbard, 86.5cms long out and has a blade length of 74cms.
The hilt is an all iron construction over a timber grip which is bound with low grade silver wire. The pommel and collar fittings are deeply chiselled with the cup guard being fluted and shaped. To the centre of the pommel is a single piece of red coral.
The blade is of classic Tibetan manufacture. There are multiple rows of hairpin return laminations throughout most its entire length with the blade ending in a hatchet tip. It shows good distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and from the guard through to the tip.
The scabbard is iron bound with leather covered timber faces. The lower half of the scabbard is deeply chiselled in the same manner as the guard with this section encasing two repousse panels in white metal/low grade silver. Set within the larger repousse panel are three large red coral like "stones" that appear to be a dyed wood or similar.

A very rare sword type of a rare and desirable length.

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Stock No..
s1619


$345.00 USD

 



Kurdish Khanjar
Tooled leather sheath
Persia

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A very good Kurdish khanjar / Jambiya.

This example measures 39.5cms long in its sheath and 37cms out. It carries a blade that is 22.5cms long. The large hilt is made from a dark brown horn. The blade is a very good quality example with what appears to be an old Sham Wootz steel pattern beneath the patina. It has a very strong needle point and a well forged medial ridge.
The blade sits within a dark brown tooled leather sheath and retains its original walrus ivory finial, a part of the sheath that is often missing on this fine old daggers.

A very good example of the type.

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Stock No..
s1582


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Burmese Dah Sword
a very fine example
Silver dragons to blade
Silver and ray skin hilt

Burmese Dah sword a very fine example Silver dragons to blade Silver and ray skin hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Burmese Dah.

In its scabbard this sword measures 83.5cms long. Out it is 82cms long with a blade length of 62.5cms long.
The Dah's hilt is a solid wood core dressed in silver ends and a very finely selected rough ray skin grip that is secured with native resins and approx 100 small brass tacks.
The blade is of the typically high quality type seen in Burmese swords and is decorated in the desirable high quality silver overlays. This particular blade pictures 6 Chinthe amongst flowing vine like foliage to each side and a silver decorated spine throughout its entire length.
The scabbard is timber halves bound with a very fine resin covered rattan, of which only 6 sections remain in place.

A very fine and capable status fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1655


$1495.00 USD

 



Hudiedao
A very rare pair
Wing Chun sized
fighting knives
19th century
Rare and complete

Chinese swords Hudiedao A very rare pair Wing Chun sized fighting knives 19th century Rare and complete www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare fine & pair of Wing Chin sized 19th century Hudiedao with their original sheath.

In their sheath, this pair of fighting knives measure 45cms long.
Out of the sheath they measure 43cms long with a blade length of 32cms.
These knives are precision made with construction aspects rarely seen. Of note is the perfect alignment of the blades. Such care has been taken to align the angles of the full length tangs through the grips, that when the flat sides of these knives hilts are together the tips of the blades meet perfectly.
The large iron guard are also of a seldom seen form, being rectangular in cross section, having a raised medial ridge through the knuckle guards and quillons extended further than typically seen, quillons which also have decorative faceted aspects to the outer edge.
Within these one piece knuckle bow and quillons are horn grips capped in brass collars.
The blades are broad based, single fullers and have long hatchet like tips.
Rarely seen on these old weapon types are the sheath. This sheath with the double lucky coin motif stitched in to the throat remain is solid non deteriorated condition.

A very rare complete set of traditional Chinese fighting knives, also known as Butterfly swords.

A perfect addition to a modern Wing Chun martial artist's collection.

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Stock No..
s1569


$1295.00 USD

 



Patissa
Old Hindu Khanda
A fine fighting blade

Patissa Old Hindu Khanda A fine fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine early Hindu Patissa.

This old Hindu Khanda measure 92cms long with a blade length of 76.5cms.
This early type hilt remains in good condition throughout and retains what is rarely seem on the type, being the lobed pommel spike and inner dome sitting within the large domed pommel.
The guard, to one side has separated slightly from the spiked quillon.
The long chiselled central langet is pinned in two places and supports a broad blade.
The blade is 4.5cms wide at the base, narrowing to 4cms through the waist of the blade at the langets, it then widens to a 5cms tip.
The blade has a pronounced medial ridge through the centre of the hollow forged fullers. These fullers then drop back in to a sharp bevelled cutting edge.

A fine old fighting sword in very good condition throughout.

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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..
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..
s1258


$995.00 USD

 



Han Dynasty
Chinese knife
Bronze age knife
Blade characters
Ex Higgins Museum
Long provenance

Han Dynasty Chinese knife Bronze age knife blade characters Ex Higgins Museum Long provenance www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare find.

Ex museum piece from the world famous Higgins Armoury, bought with a group of other small bronzes with a line of provenance back from 1928-1944. See other listings shortly.

Genuine Chinese bronze age items are rare and we are lucky enough to have secured this and other bronze age items that hold a distinguished pedigree.
This personal side knife with Han ring pommel measure 24cms long and has a 15cm cutting edge.
The knife has a faceted ring pommel with a decorative inner end, a fine recessed broad fuller running through to the tip and an engraved script of early Chinese symbols.

A quality and very rare knife from an important world class museum.

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Stock No..
s1340


$495.00 USD

 



Kora
Indian Nepalese
A fine bladed example
Fighting sword

Kora Indian Nepalese A fine bladed example Fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early fighting Kora from India.

This heavy old fighting sword measures 65cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 64cms long and has a 51cm blade excluding the bolster. The hilt is of a rarer Tulwar form with its faceted and angular features to the grip section, but a type that seems to be preferred on Tulwar and Kora hilted Kukri alike so perhaps it is a more regional thing closer to Nepal. Its large discs top and bottom offer great support for the hand and wrist as well as protection in combat and are at a spacing suitable for large hands.
The blade is of a heavy and well forged type. If polished, these faces would reveal a typical high quality patterned welded surface. Its edges are sharp and the tip is re-curved. Not always seen, the tip also has bevelled cutting edges as seen in the photos, along with an unusually shaped protrusion from the spine.
To each face is am eight leaf Hindu flower motif chiselled in to the faces of the blade.
The Kora comes with an original sheath. It is in worn and split condition but is largely present. There are tooled surfaces to the leather and a recess in the timber throat for the large bolster to sit in.

A good quality North Indian and or Nepalese fighting sword of the Ghorkas.

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Stock No..
s1374


$455.00 USD

 



Keris Panjang
an original old example
Sumatran sword of status
Carved & pierced hulu

Keris Kris Panjang an original old example Sumatran sword of status Carved & pierced hulu www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old and original Keris Panjang.

This example measures 67cms long in its sheath. Out is is 61cms long with a blade length of just over 49cms long.
The hilt or hulu is of a very rare form of pierced and carved dark horn. The bulbous face like pommel is of a writhing floral motif sitting in a carved decorated collar beneath.
The hilt sits in a plain silver cup and a faceted silver ring beneath the cup.
The blade is very good original condition throughout. It has a pair of short fullers to the base of each side and long clear forging lines throughout that run from the base to the tip.
The sheath is of native timbers, bound with two remaining silver rings and the base retains its original dark horn end piece.

A Status Keris type that is getting increasingly harder to find in fine orignal old condition.

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Stock No..
s1654


$775.00 USD

 



Naval Dirk
Japanese 1883 pattern
Naval Officer’s Dagger

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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

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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

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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..
s1550


$375.00 USD

 



Afican axe
Zulu war axe

Afican axe Zulu war axe battle axe Shona www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old fighting axe, Africa.

The axe stands 74cms tall. The shaft is 72cms in length and tapers from the bulbous head to the base where it gently flares again.
Axe steel axe head is 23cms tall and ends 18cms from the back of the shaft. The kite shaped head is hollow forged and sits on a rounded tang which is peened at the back of the shaft.

A very good fighting axe that can both stab with its protruding edge or deliver a lethal both.

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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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Stock No..
s1455


SOLD

 



Cuchillos Canarios
Canary Island knife
Punal or naife

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Stock No..
s874


$1595.00 USD

 



Wootz bladed Khanda
Thin wootz blade of early form
Stiff reinforced spine
Rare fighting type
Rare form

Wootz bladed Khanda Rare form Stiff reinforced fighting blade Shamshir www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Wootz bladed Khanda or rare form.

This broad reinforced fighting sword measures just under 76cms long and carries a blade 63cms long.
The basket hilt is an early and rare type being a Khanda style basket with an Indo Muslim Tulwar pommel dome and a curved pommel spike. The langet is also of the Indo Muslim form but with shorter quillon of a seldom seen stacked quillon lobes.
The blade is of a fine Wootz type with a single cutting edge with a crisp beveled cutting edge. The back edge is not sharpened , although the arrow shaped tip shares the same crisp beveled edges. The early Wootz blade is bound is reinforced bracing to the spine, forte and for 18cms between the cutting edge and the hilt.

A very rare and good fighting sword with a quality blade, 18th century or earlier.

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Stock No..
s1067


$395.00 USD

 



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..
s1303


$6995.00 USD

 



Borneo, Melanau Sadap
A extremelly rare weapon
Complete with scabbard

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An extremely rare sword from Northern Borneo, considered to be one of the most elusive swords from the region.

This Sadap measures 74.5cms long in its scabbard. Out it measures 71.5cms long with a blade length of 58cms including its thick octagonal base.
The handle carved from a thick single piece of bone and decorated to its surfaces in writhing floral and vines motifs. The pommel is 3cms thick with a gentle taper to the long silver collar.
The silver collar is decorated in the repousse manner. Its designs are both floral and geometric to all surface areas.
The root of the blade is 2.5cms think and of a faceted octagonal nature that tapers to a distinct bend in the blade. it is from this bend that the spine remains straight while the cutting edge curves through to a 6cms wide tip.
The Octagonal root is vey well chiseled and carved. There are aspects that mimic twist wire and other flutes and channels that appear as a pillar being grown from an opening flower bud.
The blades back edge or spine is faceted at the bend and flattens and narrows as it reaches the tip. Each side has fullers below the spines edge and the cutting edge is razor sharp.
The unusual tip has a miniature Kampilan type protrusion to the end.
The scabbard is a rarity is itself. It is of a very dark brown timber and is bound in equally dark rattan bindings. Lashed to the upper portion is a suspension baldric covered in red cloth.

A very rare and exceptional find in such complete condition.

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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..
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..
s1467


$1195.00 USD

 



Japanese sword
WWII Civilian Katana
Signed blade
Nice Harmon

Japanese sword WWII Civilian Katana Signed blade Nice Harmon Seki www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good sign WWII period made Katana, Seki.

In its scabbard, the Katana is just under 100cms long. Out is it 94.5cms long with a blade length just under 69cms long to the Tsuba or 66cms to the Habaki.
The hilt is in good condition throughout and has all fittings present but would benefit from new grip wrapping.
All fittings including the Tsuba are decorated. The Menuki are present.
The blade is in original as found condition. It is straight, without damage and shows a very clear Harmon.
The scabbard is lacquered timber under a leather field dressing and is in good condition.

A very nice sword in the hand which is signed Mori TOSHIHSRU living in Seki city.

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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..
s1153


$1495.00 USD

 



Faca De Ponta
A very fine dagger
Brazilian dagger
A prominent example

Faca De Ponta A very fine dagger Brazilian dagger punal Gaucho knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of the Brazilian Faca De Ponta.

In its sheath this dagger is 46cms long. Out it is 45cms long and has a blade length of 33cm.
The entire dagger and sheath is very finely crafted. The hilt is a combination of finely decorated brass ends and stacked brass, bone and horn spacers. The globe pommel also has bone and horn between the hemispheres and is capped in a shaped and pierced finial.
The blade has integral steel bolsters and the thick spine at the base. This base is carved and shaped and bound in three decorated brass collars. To the right side is a long tree like motif whilst the left face has a shorter example of the design.
The blade slim blade is long, sharp and with a full and dangerous needle tip.
The leather scabbard is of traditional form but is decorated with shaped inserted leather and brass rings.

A very fine example of a rarely seen South American knife.

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Stock No..
s428


$195.00 USD

 



Civil War period
Sword cane blade & hilt

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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

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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..
s1442


$545.00 USD

 



Mediterranean folder
Corsica, Sardinia?
Over 45cms open

Mediterranean folder Corsica Sardinia Over 45cms open navaja www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old and rare Mediterranean folder.

This large folding knife measures 45.5cms long when opened. Closed it is 24cms long and has a blade length at 21.5cms.
The handle is blonde horn inlaid with twisted brass wire, brass pique inlay and bound in brass panels. The pivot end is bound in steel whilst the end is brass.
The long functional blade is strong and well constructed. To each face are crude native motifs for its entire length.

A nice large folder.

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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


$225.00 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..
s1352


$525.00 USD

 



Seville Navaja
A good broad example
Blonde horn hilt

Seville Navaja A good broad example Blonde horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Seville Navaja.

This large and broad Navaja measures 47.5cms long when open. Closed it measures 25.5cms.
The body of the grip is made from a very well selected blonde bull horn and capped with decorative bras panels to each end.
The large leaf shaped blade is just over 5cms across and it retains its full needle tip.
The blades surfaces show a rubbed engraved floral design of typical Seville styling.
The back edge is file finished.

A good large 19th century Spanish fighting knife.

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Stock No..
s1251


ON HOLD

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

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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


$1795.00 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..
s1416


$1295.00 USD

 



Bali Lombok Keris
Very rare Chengkrong or Ligan

Bali Lombok Keris Ultra rare Chengkrong or Ligan Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Keris of wonderful proportions.

A familiar Keris with these pages, one sold several years ago as s238 and has now found its way back after a long time collectors disposes of his collections. This Keris and many other fine weapons seen here before will now again be available to collectors. The collection includes some very fine Shamshir, Kukri and Keris.

Overall in the sheath this example measures 63cms, out it is just under 60cms with an outstanding blade being just under 49cms.
The scabbard is in good original condition free from damages or losses.
The hilt is a darker wood showing a nice age patina and it shows a clear dark band through the entire middle of the hilt, this line also appears to be through the base of the hilt.
The blade is stunning. It is 75mm across the base and is 15mm thick at the central point. The spine area displays a 'fuller' of 24cms that gives this piece an appearance of haveing a 'pipe back'. From the point where the fuller ends the blades upper edge drops towards the point. The blade slightly swells to a small belly being 26mm at the narrowest point in the waist to 29mm at the point where the 'fuller' ends.
This piece exhibits stunning subtle pamor pattern work to all surfaces as seen in the photos. As it remains in original untouched conditions, it will if so chosen by the new owner, reveal stunning high contrast patterns if cleaned and etched in the traditional manner.

A very rare Chengkrong or Ligan example of Keris that I have only ever seen two of in the market place, this being the second and by far the more outstanding example.

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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..
s1422


$135.00 USD

 



A WWI period Kukri
A good functional Kukri
Rare blade type

A WWI period Kukri<br>A good functional Kukri<br>Rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good WWI period Kukri.

This Kukri measures 48cms long in its sheath. Out it is 47cms long.
The hilt is timber that is decorated with applied brass panels in a flower like style.
The rare blade type is sandwiched between the steel bolsters.
The surfaces of the blade are finished in a polished acid etched manner, similar to that seen on English regulation swords and dirks.
The imagery is of native script not yet translated, a large fish and floral motifs to the tip.
It is hollow forged and carries a very good keen cutting edge and a re-curved tip.
The sheath is a simple black leather over timber type with the tip of the sheath displaying tooled motifs.

A good and seldom seen type of Kukri.

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Stock No..
s1347


$895.00 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..
s1112


$695.00 USD

 



A good rare African shield
Turkana regions, Kenya
Early 20th century

A good rare African shield Turkana regions Kenya Early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine metal shield from the Turkana regions of Africa.

This heavy fighting shield of the early 20th century measures 84cms tall, 31cms wide at the top and just under 23cms at the waist.
These steel shield seemed to have gained popularity due to the more robust nature of the earlier hide counterparts. The metal is quite thick and would easily deflect a heavy spear or sword attack.
The hammer forged construction and its design is most interesting, one that adopts a medial ridge, re-curves and forward curves.
Stitched with wire to the back of the shield is a strong timber handle and brace that runs the full length of the shield.
The entire shield displays a very fine and undisturbed age patina.

A very good example of the type.

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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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