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Thailand Laos Burmese Daab Dah Dha Husa Achang Yunnan Vietnam knife dagger tiger tooth www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1828


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North African or
Tuareg primer flask
A rare item

North African Tuareg primer flask A rare item Telek Takouba Kaskara spear allar shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1858


$1195.00 USD

 



A large Ottoman sabre
Hungarian Cavalry sword
Complete rare sword

A large Ottoman sabre Hungarian Cavalry sword Complete rare sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1859


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A fine Borneo sword
Langgai Tinggang varient
Complete with scabbard
RARE

A fine Borneo sword Langgai Tinggang varient Complete with scabbard Mandau Jimpul Sadap RARE www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1697


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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..
s1803


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A Moro Datu sword
Massive Barong
Very rare type
Horn, bone and silver pommel
Elaborately carved sheath

A Moro Datu sword Massive Barong Very rare type Horn, bone and silver pommel Elaborately carved sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1857


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Ethiopian Shotel
Rhino horn hilt
European sword blade
Silver pommel

Ethiopian Shotel Rhino horn hilt European sword blade Silver pommel www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1812


$1145.00 USD

 



Chinese Jian
A good example
Original polish
Complete with scabbard

Chinese Jian A good example Original polish Complete with scabbard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of a sword type that is becoming increasingly hard to find in any condition.

This Jian is 96cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 94.5cms long and has a blade length of 72cms long from the edge of the thick cross guard.
Overall, the entire sword has been well preserved. The ray skin grip is complete and the eyelets for the tassel are intact. The hilt fittings are present and in good order with the guard having slight movement as is common with Chinese swords over time and use.
The blade retains 99% of its original bright polish and frosted etched panels at the forte. The block forte is approximately 14cms long and contains characters to one side and tree branches, birds and foliage to the reverse.
The blade has a clear medial ridge running through to the tip with distal taper to the tip and edges, edges which have seen some use but a perfectly presentable.
The scabbard is lacquer and wire bound timber with pierced brass fittings.

A good complete and rare Chinese sword.

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Stock No..
s1749


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Achang Yunnan Dah
A very fine sword
Outstanding silver dress
Rare inlaid blade

Achang Yunnan Dah Dha Daab Darb sword A very fine sword Outstanding silver dress Rare inlaid blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1804


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Moro Datu Kris
Oversized silver pommel
Silver Inlaid blade
Silver sheath base
A large rare Kris

Moro Datu Kris Oversized silver pommel Silver Inlaid blade Silver sheath base A large rare Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1797


SOLD

 



A fine Moro Kampilan
Complete with scabbard
Inlaid blade, Tiger bells
anting-anting or Munsala
A very rare combination

A fine Moro Kampilan Barong Kris Bangkung Shield spear Complete with scabbard Inlaid blade Tiger bells anting-anting Munsala A very rare combination www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s1725


$115.00 USD

 



Rencong, Sumatra
Aceh dagger

Rencong Sumatra Aceh dagger hulu meucangge www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A nice Sumatran rencong.
In its sheath this rencong measures 39.5cms long. Out it is 36cms long and has a blade length of 27cms including the bolster.
The carved horn hulu meucangge style hilt remains in good condition with only a very minor age crack at the bolster.
The blade is clearly patterned welded but is pitted in places. It is a thick heavy type, is hollow forged and retains a full tip.
The sheath is missing timber and has been poorly reconstructed as it was once broken, likely the spoils of war.

A very well priced entry level Rencong, the ideal letter opener for your desk.

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Stock No..
s1761


$4995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1817


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Thai Shan
Complete Daab
Silver fittings
Quality blade
A fine fighting sword

A fine fighting sword Thai Shan Complete Daab Silver fittings Quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1816


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A fine Moro Kampilan
Philippine sword
Quality carving
Fine blade

A fine Moro Kampilan Philippine sword Quality carving Fine blade Kris Barong Bangkung Pira Shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old fighting sword from the Philippines.

This well made Kampilan from the Maranao people remains in very good condition throughout with only minor loss to the rattan binding on the grip and a small amount of hair. The carved and pierced Okir designs to the hilt are very fine, deep and display a warm well handled patina. The large open mouthed pommel is without fault and where most Kampilan have a single coin or token to one face only, this example has a silver coin attached to each face.
To each side of the carved guard is a thick double staple iron guard.
The blade is a finely forged example with clear longitudinal laminations throughout its surfaces. Its edge is sharp, the spine flat with three incised lines running across at the forte and good distal taper is seen through to the tip and the cutting edge.
It is 97cms long and has a blade length just under 72cms.

A fine and well balanced sword from the Moro tribes of Maranao.

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Stock No..
s1798


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Moro sword
Kampilan, Philippines
Fine old blade

Moro sword Kampilan Philippines Fine old blade Kris Barong Bangkung Pira Shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Moro Kampilan.

This old 19th century fighting sword is of simple form, likely once belonging to a young warrior.
The sword's hilt is of a simple traditional carved design and lacks its original rattan or cord bound grip covering.
The blade is a finely forged quality example which shows nice patterning throughout its aged surfaces. The tip of the blade is a desirable type with the upturned end. It is pierced throughout the tip with 24 holes, holes which are usually bronze or copper filled.
The blade remains sharp, true and shows very fine craftsmanship in these features and the distal taper.
Given the simple carvings to the hilt and that the holes at the blades end are not filled, it is very likely that the sword belonged to a young warrior who had come of age and yet had the wealth to elaborate on the hilt designs or fill the plug holes.
The Kampilan is 99cms long with a blade length of 73.5cms.

A very good fighting sword at a very reasonable price, a sword which is fast and capable in the hand and has a very good blade. The hilt would grade up nicely with new rattan or cord binding added to the grip.

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Stock No..
s1815


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Shan Dah
A fine fighting sword
Ivory and silver hilt

Shan Dah Dha Darb Daab Thai Thailand Burmese Burma A fine fighting sword Ivory and silver hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine 19th century Shan dah.

The fine fighting sword is one of the best Dah I have felt in the hand in a long time.
The large thick ivory grip offers a very comfortable grip and powerful weighted feel behind the sword's cutting ability. The grip and the razor sharp blade which displays very fine distal taper to the tip and cutting edge make this a formidable sword in combat.
The hilt is a thick single section of tusk which measure 4cms across where the blade and hilt join and 3.5cms across the pommel.
The strong forged blade of of a rounded spine with a subtle medial ridge. Its cutting edge is very sharp and the blade's tip is concave.
The scabbard is a simple yet quality constructed type. It is timber bound with fine rattan braiding and a lacquer covering for protection from the wet.

A fine fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1709


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Jian
Chinese broadsword
For restoration
Quality fighting blade

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

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A restoration project, a good forged Jian blade in need of some TLC.

This sword has had a bit of a rough time but for someone wanting a genuine circa 1900 Jian of good base qualities, this may be for you.
The hilt retains its original fittings and is now bound with string over the grip. The open "Bat" like guard has been lead filled around the base of the blade.
The blade itself is a robust forged fighting type. It has a block forte and broad bevelled edges that run from the mid section of the blade. Its edges are hardened. The down side it that the blade does have several bends throughout that could be removed with time and the blade repolished to its former glory.
The Jian does not come with a scabbard.

A good entry level project for someone wanting a genuine fighting blade.

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Stock No..
s1808


$395.00 USD

 



A fine Kurki
Crescent marked Dia Chirra
1920/30s Officer's Kukri
Private purchase/presentaion

A fine Kurki Crescent marked Dia Chirra 1920/30s Officer's Kukri Private purchase Fisher presentaion Kothimora www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine heavy Dia Chirra Kukri from the early 20th century.

In its sheath, this kukri measures 44cms long from the centre of the tang to the tip of the sheath. Out it is 43cms long with a blade length of 33cms.
The hilt is of dark horn and a broad oval cross section. It it decorated in silver sheet to the pommel, mid grip and bolster. The silver to the grip and pommel show a repousse floral design.
The blade is just under 4cms at the grip and broadens to just under 6cms at the belly.
The spine is 9mm thick with a medial ridge running through to the tip. Its faces show the Dia Chirra fullers, double crescent marks and various engravings below the spine.
The sheath is timber with its original velour covering and a simple decorated silver end cap.

A fine Kukri with known presentation examples.

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Stock No..
s1500


$135.00 USD

 



French Model 1866
"Chassepot" Yataghan
Sword Bayonet
Dated 1867

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

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A good 19th century sword bayonet.

This Chassepot Yataghan sword bayonet is dated 1867 as per the armoury inscription to the base of the spine.
In its sheath it metal measures 71cms long. Out it is 69.5cms long and has a blade length of 57.5cms.
The grip is bronze with the iron locking mechanism in working order. The steel hooked quillon markings to its middle but are not clearly readable in its current uncleaned form.
The blade is stamped with clear inspection marks and the spine with clear armoury manufacture marks.
The blade is in overall original bright finish with light sharpening marks to the edge.
The metal sheath retains its suspension hook and has an all over dark patina.

A good well marked early example of the type.

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Stock No..
s1754


$325.00 USD

 



French sabre
1845 pattern
Military sword

French sabre 1845 pattern Military sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good French Military sabre.

This sword measures 94cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 91cms long with a blade length of 76cms.
The regulation hilt appears to have a horn grip which is wire bound and fine thick bronze pommel and guard.
The blade have a broad central fuller and a narrow fuller between this and the spine. The base of the spine was once carrying the manufacture details of the factory in which it was made but is now rubbed with only minor traces of the script remaining.
The scabbard is steel with a double suspension rings and remains in good condition throughout with only minor blemishes.

A good well prices example of the type.

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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..
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

Javanese Wedung Silver dressed Gold inlaid Fine Timber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

African knife or short sword Yaka tribe Complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s1764


$185.00 USD

 



Albacete Dagger
Spanish dagger
Complete with sheath

Albacete Dagger Spanish dagger Complete with sheath Toledo Madrid Spain knife naife navaja www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of a dagger from Albacete Spain.

In its sheath, this dagger or "Daga" measures 28cms long in its sheath. Out it is 24cms long and has a blade length of 15cms.
The hilt is of classic Albacete style with pierced brass end caps and a bulbous mid grip of carved bone with decorative brass inserted of the type often seen within Navaja handles. Its guard is a simple and very sturdy iron type.
The blade is a double edged type with a raised medial ridge through to the tip. There are feint floral motifs to the blades surfaces.
The sheath, an aspect so often missing from the dagger type is complete and without loss or damage. It retains its brass ends that are simply engraved and all of the original but faded velour sheath covering is present.

A good complete Spanish Daga.

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Stock No..
s1226


$995.00 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..
s1251


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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..
s1054


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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..
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..
s1349


$725.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very rare but known Jambiya type.

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1641


$325.00 USD

 



A fine Dah knife
Tai Shan dagger
Ivory and and silver

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

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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..
s1740


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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A rare near mint Toledo made Navaja, dated 1900.

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

A long fighting knife with a very dangerous reach.

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

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Stock No..
s1581


$225.00 USD

 



Sumatran Keris
Unusual features
For restoration or study

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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1471


$375.00 USD

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

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

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

A fine military dirk from Thailand made under German contract.

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Stock No..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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

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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..
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..
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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