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Nias warrior sword keris Baloto spear shield armour www.swordsantiqueweapons.com www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1524


$695.00 USD

 



A rare Sudan knife
Kordofan
long knife or short sword
Rhino horn hilt

A rare Sudan knife Kordofan long knife or short sword Rhino horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1727


ON HOLD

 



Madura Keris hilt
Carved ivory
Hippo tooth
Early 20th century

Madura Keris hilt Carved ivory Hippo tooth Early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1471


$375.00 USD

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

Thai Dagger 20th century naval dirk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1709


$595.00 USD

 



Jian
Chinese broadsword
For restoration
Quality fighting blade

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

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Stock No..
s1715


$425.00 USD

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Morocco
African sword

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

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Stock No..
s1719


$595.00 USD

 



Nias sword
A very rare type
A rare Baloto

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

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Stock No..
s1639


SOLD

 



A good silver dressed sword
Thailand
Military officers Daab

A good silver dressed sword Thailand Military officers Daab Dah Dha Darb spear shield sword knife dagger Siam Thai www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large silver dressed military sword from Thailand.

This example measures 94.5cms long in its scabbard. Out is is 90cms with a 57cms long blade.
The hilt and scabbard are fully dressed in a variety of silver sheet and decorative wire work that remains unpolished, being in tarnished as found condition.
The hilt fittings are in places loose from where the underlying resins have released over the centuries, any easy fix if desired.
The blade is a pleasant deeply curving type with a thick narrow waist that broadens very slightly through the belly. The spine has a raised medial ridge that runs through to the tip.
The scabbard is silver bound timber which carries four broad additional silver sheet and wires wrappings.

A quality fighting sword that would grade up very well with little time or effort.

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Stock No..
s1714


$1195.00 USD

 



Chinese spear
A very rare fighting type
double moon spear

Chinese spear A very rare fighting type double moon spear halberb polearm pole arm yan yue dao sabre jian www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and dangerous fighting spear head.

This example measures just over 72cms long including the tapering socket mounting point.
The head atop of the socket is a fine piece of craftsmanship. Above the faceted ring bound join the head starts as a fluted octagonal bare that transforms to a four sides tapering section which then broadened in to the very stout double edged spear head.
Through the large four sided midsection are two bars running horizontally through the spear and to each side is forged two crescent moons that are approx 15cms tall and tip to tip horizontally are also 15cms across.

A very well made fighting spear with dangerous additions.

Very rarely seen.

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Stock No..
s1711


$1695.00 USD

 



Ngao, halberd
Old Thailand Laos
18th century
Repousse Samrit hilt

Ngao, halberd Old Thailand Laos 18th century Repousse Samrit hilt Dah Dha Darb Daab spear jian pole arm polearm www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and rare fighting sword from northern Thailand/Laos.

This example measures just under 92cms long with a blade 63cms long.
The hilt is a repousse bronze alloy or Samrit as known throughout the SEA, a metal that will shine a lustrous gold colour when polished.
The hilt tapers from a typical Thai sword width pommel through to a fore grip of 4cms across.
The deeply curved upswept blade is 4.5cms wide at the base and thickens to 8cms throughout the belly.

A very rare late 18th century sword with high visual impact and one which would deliver a devastating blade as it weighs in at approx 1.375kgs.

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Stock No..
s1615


$775.00 USD

 



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

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

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A rare set, Naga axe and belt.

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

A fine and seldom seen set of Naga artifacts.

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Stock No..
s1525


$425.00 USD

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

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

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, Central Sulawesi

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

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

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Stock No..
s1708


$1295.00 USD

 



Chinese Sword
Jian
Fine heavy blade
seven star inlay

Chinese Sword Jian Dao Dadao sabre epee Fine heavy blade seven star inlay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Jian from the late 19th century.

This example measures 95cms long in its scabbard and just over 89cms out. The blade is better than typical quality and measure 70cms to the tip of the protruding guard or 72.5cms to the very base within the opened mouthed guard.
The hilt is cloth bound in is period traditional manner. The pommel is a less seem raised hat type whilst the bronze guard is the typical Tiger or Yazi dragon type with bellowing clouds curling towards the grip.
The blade is of diamond cross section, in original polish and carries the famous seven star inlay.
To the forte is a dragon chasing a flaming pearl with the reverse showing votive or protective characters.
The scabbard is timber bound in lacquer and wire which are dressed in simple suspension fittings and lower drag.

A fine and well priced example of an antique Chinese Jian.

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Stock No..
s1707


$795.00 USD

 



Chinese sabre
Bannerman sidearm
A fine example

Chinese sabre Dao Dadao Jian Bannerman sidearm A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Ch'ing military sabre, sidearm or dao.

This sword type measures 69cms long in its sheath, 61cms out, with a blade length of 47.5cms.
The hilt is a ray skin grip over a timber core that is bound in bronze wrapping which is secured beneath the decorative bronze pommel cap and collar. The disk guard or Tsuba is of typical form and fashion with decorated surfaces.
The scabbard is covered in ray skin that has been sanded smooth and dyed green. It is bound in bronze fittings that are decorated in the same manner as the hilt.
The blade is of tapering form with a file finished back edge just short of the upswept tip with is thickened for piercing. The cutting edge is formed through its distal taper and there are double fullers to each face.

A fine and complete example

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Stock No..
s1698


$345.00 USD

 



Vietnamese Sword
19th cent Dadao
Two handed
fighting sword
Engraved blade

Vietnamese Sword 19th cent Dadao Two handed fighting sword Engraved blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Vietnamese Dadao with engraved blade.

This robust and heavy fighting sword is from Vietnam.
It measures 83.5cms long and has a blade length of 51cms.
It is without a scabbard at these were typically just hung with a simple sling held between the ring pommel and the pierced blade at the spine's tip.
The grip on this sword is a thick timber type that is bound with thick old hessian twine.
The guard is a simple yet effective iron disc.Br>The blade heavy blade is approx 3.5cms across at the base and broadens through to the hatchet tip which is approx 7cms across. Distal taper is evident through to the tip and the cutting edge.
The blades surfaces are engraved with native motifs throughout both sides.

A sold and functional fighting sword from the Vietnamese regions of South East Asia.

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Stock No..
s1656


SOLD

 



Chinese sword
Jian, Broadsword
Painted scabbard

Chinese sword Jian Broadsword Painted scabbard Dao Dadao spear glaive epee www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine, complete and rare example of a Jian circa 1900.

This very well balanced measures 103cms long in its scabbard, 102cms long out and has a blade length of 78cms long with consideration that the blade would be 81.5cms long as much of it sits within the open guard.
The Swords hilt is well proportioned to the swords large size and it is constructed from a rough ray skin wrapped timber hilt and well aged brass/bronze fittings that once may have been "Japanned". The large guard of cloud or bat like form has suffered a minor dent to one side through use over the last 100+ years.
The blade is largely in its original mirror finish throughout with only minor staining. It is of elliptical cross section and is clearly hand forged. It is just under 4cms across at the base and strong and tight within the grip.
The scabbard is mounted with simple patinated brass/bronze fittings that have turned a darkened copper colour and may also have once been "Japanned". The entire surface is covered in a sanded, dyed and painted ray skin that still shows a very large amount of its original painted surface.

A very good jian of large proportions and well balanced.

A rare find.


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Stock No..
s1697


$995.00 USD

 



Sumatran Keris
Bugis Penghulu dress
Very rare Naga blade

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

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A very rare Sumatran Chieftain Keris of rare blade form.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1646


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Old Thai fighting sword

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

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

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

A good well priced fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1705


$5995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1501


$675.00 USD

 



Chinese swords
Hudiedao
Iron guards
Fighting swords

Chinese swords Hudiedao Iron guards Fighting swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s1499


$295.00 USD

 



Malay Sundang
Very rare blade type
Handle reversed
Early EU trade blade

Malay Sundang Kris Keris Very rare blade type early EU European trade blade Handle reversed www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A Malaysian Sundang.

This Sundang is a very interesting study piece. It is 64.5cms long with a 53cms long blade. The blade is construction from both traditional methods being the very strong featured base regions and it was then forge welded to an old European trade blade of the type typically seen on African Takouba and Kaskara.
The old horn hilt has through error over the years been placed on to this sword back to front, no doubt by an European collector not versed in the manner of Keris and Sundang. I have left this as is for the collector to decide what is best but by request, I am happy to reverse the hilt to as it should be.
The blade is free from rust, pitting or damage.

An interesting restoration project, one that supports just how far the trade of this blade type were seen.

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Stock No..
s1636


$295.00 USD

 



Thai sword
Long fighting type

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A good old long handled fighting sword, Thailand.

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

A good long fighting type.

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Stock No..
s1589


$425.00 USD

 



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

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

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A good English regimental sword.

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

A good well marked artillery Volunteers regiment sword.

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Stock No..
s1460


$1895.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

A fine example, complete, old and original.

A very rarely seen sword.

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Stock No..
s1649


$1495.00 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..
s1347


$595.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very rare Nepalese kukri of fighting form.

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

A fine and rare fighting Kukri from Nepal.

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Stock No..
s1512


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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..
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..
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..
s1654


$775.00 USD

 



Naval Dirk
Japanese 1883 pattern
Naval Officer’s Dagger

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

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

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

A good complete example throughout at a very competitive price.

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Stock No..
s1484


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1226


$1195.00 USD

 



A fine and rare knife
Bhutan
Hairpin laminated blade

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

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A fine and rare Bhutanese dagger.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1462


$125.00 USD

 



Sword cane blade
Toledo 1901
Makers marked
RARE

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

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A good Spanish sword cane blade.

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

A rare marked blade for a Walking stick.

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Stock No..
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..
s1430


$175.00 USD

 



Sumatran Batak sword
Podang or Piso Podang
All steel type

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

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A good Sumatran Batak sword.

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

A good old example.

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Stock No..
s1141


$795.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very fine complete Kukri with provenance.

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1153


$495.00 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


$125.00 USD

 



Civil War period
Sword cane blade & hilt

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

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A rare walking stick sword blade and handle.

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

A fine piece of 19th century Civil War period Americana

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Stock No..
s1176


$275.00 USD

 



African club
Unusual Knobkerrie
Long curved type

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

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A very good long and unusual Knobkerrie.

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

A very nice clean African fighting club.

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Stock No..
s1311


$325.00 USD

 



A good Ethiopian shield

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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


$255.00 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


$125.00 USD

 



A rare Pichoq
Central Asia

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A small and heavy Central Asian Pichoq.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1251


ON HOLD

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s761


$995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

A very rare museum quality example, 1850 or earlier.

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Stock No..
s915


$875.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1054


ON HOLD

 



A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

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

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A good rare Yemen fighting sword.

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

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

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Stock No..
s665


$245.00 USD

 



A fine African club
Knobkerrie, iwisa

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

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A fine African club of good weight and proportions.

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

A fine old Knobkerrie.

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Stock No..
s1015


$4995.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very rare and exceptional pair of Chinese fighting swords.

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

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

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Stock No..
s129


By negotiation and offers

 



Private European collection of Weapons

Private European collection of Weapons www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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

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

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

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