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Stock No..
s1872


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A very fine Tulwar
Complete, original scabbard
Gold hilt, spine & scabbard
A very fine blade
asymmetrical fullering
A very fine & rare boys sword

A very fine Tulwar Talwar Shamshir sabre saber enamel Complete original scabbard Gold hilt spine scabbard A very fine blade asymmetrical fullering A very fine and rare sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine, complete and original 18th century Indian Tulwar with a gold dressed hilt and matching scabbard drag.

This rare Indian Tulwar or Talwar measures 76.5cm long in its scabbard, 75cms out and has a blade length of 64cms from the centre of the quillon block to the tip of the blade.
The hilt is if a typical Tulwar form with a long central langet, narrower quillons that end in large domed ends, a faceted upper grip section and a disc pommel with an elaborate pommel dome.
All inner and outer edges of this hilt are covered in a fine, thick gold koftgari with gold central medallions in the grip and quillon block. The darkened non decorated areas of the hilt will likely display s fine Wootz Damascus surfaces pattern if conserved as was common in higher end hilt types such as this example.
The blade is of Persian Shamshir form, made by traditional Indian smiths. The forte is unsharpened for the first 6cms. The surfaces show a very fine mechanical Damascus patterning throughout. The fullering to the faces is of a very rare Asymmetrical form with the right face has a broad middle fuller with smaller double fullers between it and the spine. These double fullers separate near the base and complete a "U-turn" under the central fuller towards the blades edge. The smaller double fullers are separated 15cms from the centre of the quillon block by two arrangements of three incised dots and a single dot centrally between these. Each of the fullers also bear these dot markings.
The left face also has a broader central fuller with two narrow fullers sitting below the spine. These narrow fullers also terminate in triple dots markings.
The blades spine is expertly decorated in elaborate gold Koftgari for the first 17.5cms of the blade.
The scabbard is original to this sword. It carries a fine pierced and gilded silver suspension fitting to the throat with still retains its original pierced suspension toggle. It is entirely covered in intact old canvas backing which once would have been the base of fine velvet, now worn with age. The scabbard end or drag is darkened steel covered in fine and elaborate gold Koftgari en-suite to the swords hilt.

A very fine gold and silver dress sword in a condition and completeness rarely encountered.

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Stock No..
s1793


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Vietnamese Guom
A very fine & rare example
Exceptional inay throughout
Very fine blade quality

Vietnamese Guom A very fine & rare example Exceptional inay throughout Very fine blade quality www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1896


$525.00 USD

 



Oman or Saudi Jambiya
Fine dress
Very rare blade type
Multi fullered blade

Oman or Saudi Jambiya Jambia Saif Shamshir Kattara Fine dress Very rare blade type Multi fullered blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Jambiya with a very rare blade type.

This fine Jambiya measures just under 34cms long in its sheath. When drawn it is 31.5cms long with a blade length of 18.5cms long to the edge of the silver bolster.
The hilt is timber, a dark fine grained type that displays a deep old gloss patina. Both the pommel end and the outer decorative face are inlaid with silver nails in traditional motifs to the pommel end and a full face of nails resembling the typical silver sheet faces seen on the type.
The blade is a very rare type with each face having three medial ridges. Between each ridge and the cutting edge, all valleys or fullers are hollow forged.
The sheath and belt are covered in a dark brown velvet, worn from age but without rips or damage. To the sheath, strong, high quality cord has been both wrapped and woven in to the velvet creating geometric motifs to the ends and simple banding to the belt supports and body of the sheath.
The belt is covered in match brown cloth and a fawn coloured fabric to the front with matches the cord wrapping.

A good quality Jambiya, with a fine blade in unusual and fine dress.

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Stock No..
s1884


$1375.00 USD

 



A fine Moro Kris
Early blade type
Rare engraved blade
Fine ivory pommel
Fine rope work grip

A fine Moro Kris Kalis Barong Barung Kampilan twistcore Early blade type Fine ivory pommel Fine rope work grip www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1883


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Vietnamese Kiem
A very fine sword
Auspicious alloys
Inlayed metals
Very fine repousse
A rare example

Vietnamese Kiem A very fine sword Auspicious alloys Inlayed metals Very fine repousse A rare example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional Vietnamese Kiem.

In its scabbard, this sword measures 98cms long. Out it is 82cms long and carried a blade that is 59.5cms long.
The pommel is of exceptional quality and size. At the widest point the repousse silver guard measures 14cms across and some 4.5cms thick from dragon face to dragon face. The tri-lobed pommel is equally impressive in size, being 6.5cms across and 3cms thick. The oversized grip is metal, likely bronze. Its surface has been enamelled and inlaid with silver bamboo leaves and a large central Shou symbol to each side. It is capped with silver collars between the repousse silver guard and pommel. The surfaces of the guard and pommel are some of the deepest repousse silver with such crisp three dimensional dragon motifs that I personally have laid eye upon. The detail and layering of the silver work is simply exquisite.
Equally exquisite is the quality, clarify and depth of the silverwork encasing the mixed alloy on the swords scabbard. The throat displays a Qulin to one face and turtle to the other with the Qulin prancing gracefully amidst the earth and clouds whilst the turtle appears to be swimming freely in the depths of the river. The mid suspension silverwork shows four distinctly different floral motifs, comprising of various flower, fruit and bamboo motifs. The scabbard drag displays a flowing dragon within clouds while the reverse displays a phoenix with long flaming tail feathers.
The main body of the scabbard is a mixed copper alloy which encased the blade. Each surface between the silver fittings is inlaid with stunning silvers, bronze and copper floral designs with twist copper and silver wire tendrils flowing from these floral arrangements.
The swords blade is of typical Kiem form and size with this example being of a diamond cross section as the base, which sits within a silver tonkou. A medial ridge is found on each face, running through to the rounded tip.

A very fine and rare example that displays the stunning quality and craftsmanship of Vietnam. An exquisite example of a Mandarin official's court ware, typically seen in historical photos in the hands of the sword bearer/s in his personal entourage.

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Stock No..
s1310


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A very rare blade
Moro Barong/Barung
Twist core blade
Provenance from 1898

A very rare blade Moro Barong Barung kris Kampilan Twist core blade Provenance from 1898 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1881


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A very rare Thai sword
A very rare style
Unique designs to blade
Repousse silver fittings
An exceptional war sword

A very rare Thai sword Daan Darb Dharb dah dha A very rare style Unique designs to blade Repousse silver fittings An exceptional war sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1876


$175.00 USD

 



Vietnamese Dadao
Engraved blade
Rare smaller sized sword

Vietnamese Dadao Engraved blade Rare smaller sized sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good practical personal side arm from Vietnam.

This sword or small dao truōng measures 68.5cms long with a blade length of 44.5cm.
The long hilt is bound in simple natural twine or cord with the ring pommel having lost its covering. A simple octagonal or bagua shaped guard separates the blade and hilt. The guard is loose but secure on the blade with some effort being made by the previous custodians to bolster up the cord behind the guard to help keep it tight.
The blade is a very fine form with a good sharps edge, a long sweeping clipped tip and good distal taper to the tip and cutting edge. The spine at the blade's tip is pierced and its surfaces are engraved with what appears to be floral motifs to each side with the left face showing a larger design coming off a central rectangle, a similar design to the flute seen in classical Chinese symbolism.

A good and practical fighting sword that is very well balanced for personal protection.

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Stock No..
s1856


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A very rare Daab
A fine Thai sword
Rare hilt type

A very rare Daab Dhaab Darn Dha Dah A fine Thai sword Rare hilt type Antique Laos Thailand Cambodia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1818


$375.00 USD

 



Albacete dagger
Very rare type
Pierced & inlaid blade
Spanish daga
daga espaņola

Antique Albacete dagger Very rare type Pierced & inlaid blade Spanish daga daga espaņola www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Albcete dagger of rare form.

This small protection dagger or sometimes romantically called a "prostitutes or gamblers" dagger, measures 27cms long in its sheath. Out is measures 26cms long and has a blade length of 15.5cms.
The hilt is a bone core which forms the bulbous central grip. It is inlaid with twisted wire and pierced brass panels and capped with a pierced and engraved pommel cap and collar. The guard/quillon block is a single section of faceted and turned brass that ends in acorn style tips.
The blade is single edged with a long double edged tip with both edges being sharp. The body of the blade is pierced with the large central piercing being inlaid with a filed brass panel. The steel surfaces are also engraved throughout, mostly around each of the piercings.
Found with this rare knife is its original sheath. The sheath is timber which retains a good amount of its original velvet covering and both the suspension fitting and base which are engraved brass.

A fine quality and interesting 19th century dagger from Albacete.

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Stock No..
s1866


$495.00 USD

 



A fine Afican axe
Southern Africa
Tsonga or Venda regions
Rare figural shaft

A fine Afican axe Southern Africa Tsonga or Venda regions Rare figural shaft www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine African axe likely from the Tsonga or Venda regions of Southern Africa.

From tip to tip, this African axe measures just over 86cms.
The shaft length is approx 56cms, the blade length is 43cms.
The shaft is well carved and well preserved. Atop of the shaft is a rare carved head rest or neck rest in miniature form.
The blade very well forged example of good size, weight and length.
The design of this type of African axe offers great diversity in application. The extra length allows for very strong chopping blows and also very effective stabbing/thrusting applications.

A fine old African axe of very good age and quality.

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Stock No..
s1840


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Sumatran Keris
Fine hulu & dress
Rare Pamor

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Stock No..
s1796


$795.00 USD

 



Indian sabre
Rare hilt type
18th century
Firanghi?

Indian sabre rare hilt type 18th century Firanghi www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good 18th century Indian sabre with a rare hilt type.

This sabre measures 84.5cms long and carries a blade which is 74cms long from the tip to the centre of the base.
The bronze hilt is a rare type being of classic Deccan form as seen in "Arts of the Muslim Knight". The hilt carries the classic "S" shaped knuckle guard, lobed quillon ends and a deeply chiselled surfaces throughout.
The blade is rather unusual and in its original uncleaned state it is hard to determine the exact origins as either European or Native Indian made. It is very wide at the base and has the classical non sharpened Indian Ricasso. It is deeply fulled with a single broad fuller running the blades length in the upper half of the blade, almost creating a "T" like spine. Its edge is sharp as is the back edge.

A good 18th century Deccan fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1802


$225.00 USD

 



Philippine dagger
Large Luzon dagger
1st Republic period

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A fine heavy Luzon dagger.

This example measures 40.5cms long in its sheath, just under 38cms out and has a blade length of 24cms and is 3.5cms wide.
The hilt is a finely carved dark horn type of octagonal cross section and chevron carvings. The dagger is full partial tang which is peened through the bronze pommel. The collar and guard are also bronze and appear to be cast in one piece with the quillons turn gently back towards the grip.
The blade is heavy, double edged and of an elliptical cross section and very sturdy.
The sheath is a simple stiff leather type, stitched to the rear and finished with bronze fittings.

A fine example of a rarely seen dagger type.

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Stock No..
s1615


$325.00 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..
s1015


$4395.00 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..
s1504


$565.00 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..
s1624


$445.00 USD

 



Sumatran Bugis Keris
A very fine example
Quality timbers
Very fine blade
ivory butnut

Sumatran Bugis Keris A very fine example Quality timbers Very fine blade ivory butnut www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete Sumatran Bugis Keris.

This Bugis Keris measures just under 46cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 42cms long with a blade length just under 34cms long.
The hilt is carved from a fine dark and well grained timber. Its surfaces show delicate incised lines, adding a fine element of detail. The hilt sits within a fine large bronze hilt cup or pendokok.
The blade has 9 luk and well nice clean pamor surfaces throughout. Clear differential patterned steel can be seen throughout the blades surfaces and its edges remain very sharp.
The sheath is also of very finely grained timbers and in perfect condition throughout. The end of the stem is finished with an ivory butnut.

A very fine keris throughout.

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Stock No..
s1716


$1175.00 USD

 



Javanese Wedung
Silver dressed
Gold inlaid
Fine Timber

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A fine and rare silver mounted Javanese Wedung.

This rare knife measures 42.5cms long in its sheath. With the horn belt clip, it is 48cms long.
Out of the sheath, the Wedung measures 38.5cms long and has a blade length of 26.5cms long.
The pentagonal shaped hilt is carved from a very fine dark rich grained timber and dressed in silver. Within these silver fittings are the remains of several gold pins and patterns within the patination that indicates the silver was once dressed in gold highlights as gold remains within the metalwork.
The blade is of typical form with its spine peaked from end to end. It has abroad bevelled cutting edge and a "spur" to the base where is meets the silver collar of the hilt. This spur is covered in engraved gold work. Deep inlaid gold designs are also found to the base of the blade on each face and the edge of the base is inlaid with a fine gold floral motif.
The finely carved timber sheath show lovely scroll work to the throat, mimicking the design of gold inlay to the blade. The sheath is also bound in silver, silver that again shows clear evidence that gold accents were once pinned to its surfaces.
The long carved horn belt hook is complete, free from cracks, loss or damage. It shows a carved mythical creature's face to the throat and a long wide sweeping end.

A very rare knife with some very interesting and high end aspects that are seldom seen, a knife that remains in very good condition throughout.

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Stock No..
s1787


$235.00 USD

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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A good complete Yaka long knife/short sword.

The knife is 54cms long and has a blade length of 38cms.
Its hilt is classic Yaka style with a conical pommel with a decorative grip of pierced steel, faceted copper spacers, copper wire wrapping and brass bound hide.
The Spatula type blade is a thick and heavy type showing good distal taper to the tip and cutting edges. Its central medial ridge is decorated for the entire length with double rows of pin punch designs.
The sheath is entirely made from hide. The phallic end shows tooling and the entire sheath shows a lot of age and wear .

A good example of the type, a type that is seen less and less in the market place.

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Stock No..
s1226


$995.00 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..
s1251


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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..
s1054


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A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

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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..
s1311


$275.00 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..
s1641


$225.00 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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A very fine ivory hilted Dah knife or dagger, Shan states.

In its sheath, this example measures just over 30cms long, out it is just over 27cms long with a blade length just under 17.5cms.The hilt is ivory that has been dressed in fine silver. Its blade is straight for most of its length but has a very subtle belly at the tip.
The blade is undecorated, has a clipped tip and a slight re-curve to the tip.
The sheath is timber with a full high quality silver covering. It broadens and tapers towards the flared base and is bound and decorated in very fine high quality silver strapping and embellishments.
Attached to the throat is a very fine and complete woven suspension baldric that appears to be made from a wool like material.

A very good complete example of the type.

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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..
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..
s1525


$425.00 USD

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

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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..
s1589


$375.00 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..
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..
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..
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

A rare Pichoq Central Asia Turkistan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
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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