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Ceylonese sword sabre Katane Lion Sri Lanka Makara Kirtimukha Serapendiya Nagas Pia Kaetta www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1488


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Keris Panjang
Carved horn
Tapah Kuda hilt
Quality blade
Execution Keris

Keris Panjang Carved horn Tapah Kuda hilt Quality blade Execution Keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.

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Stock No..
s1560


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Thai Lao sword, Dhaab Daab
Fine old blade
Quality silver fittings

Thai Lao sword Dhaab Daab Fine old blade Quality silver fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.

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Stock No..
s1491


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Coteng Keris
A very rare Keris type
Inlaid silver hilt
Fine old blade
Southern Thailand

Coteng Keris A very rare Keris type inlaid silver hilt Fine old blade Southern Thailand Songkhla Province www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1353


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French Bayonet
Model 1876 Gras
Triangular blade

French Bayonet Model 1876 Gras Triangular blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good model 1876 Gras Bayonet.

Of standard military form and very well marked with armoury and inspection marks, this example measures 66cms long in its metal sheath.
Out it measures just over 64cms long with a blade length of 52cms.
The hilt is in good active order with the spring clip working. The blades spine is stamped and the hook quillon is very well marked with military armoury and inspection stamps.
The blade is stamped to the right face with inspection stamps and the spine is signed with th arsenal signatures and dated 1875.
The all steel scabbard is heavily pitted throughout but has been preserved correctly and is free from active rust.

A good well marked example of the type.

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Stock No..
s1401


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Large Omani Jambiya
Oman Jambia Rhino hilt
Fine silver work
Silver bullion thread
Massive silver rings

Large Omani Jambiya Oman Jambia Rhino hilt Fine silver work Silver bullion thread Massive silver rings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and heavy Omani Rhino hilted Jambiya or Khanjar with thick large silver belt rings.

This Jambiya or Jambia stands just over 32cms tall in its sheath.
Out it stands 31cms tall with a blade length of 20cms from the tip to under the silver edge where the base of the blade seats in to the Rhino horn handle
The Large Rhino horn hilt is inlayed with fine silver pins and two rosettes. It is bound with silver wire to the middle and retains a silver back place shaped to the horn grip. The horn section of the hilt is approx 2.5cms thick and 7cms across that tapers through the waist to a 3cm thick pommel that is over 5cms across.
The blade is of typical form, being curved, double edged and with a raised medial ridge to both sides. The blade remains in a very good state of original bright polish.
The sheath is decorated with repousse silver to the upper portions that match the silver band found to the base of the hilt.
Below this repousse silver are 4 very thick and large silver rings bound and lashed to the raised leather mid section. These rings are secured with silver bullion thread embroidered leather and thick twisted silver wire.
The lower portions of the sheath are covered with silver bullion thread and is finished in a repousse silver end cap.

A very distinguished Rhino hilted Omani Khanjar

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Stock No..
s1447


$495.00 USD

 



Sumatran Bugis Keris
A very fine example
quality timbers

Sumatran Bugis Keris A very fine example quality timbers www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a Bugis Keris. Sumatran or Bugis Straights.

This Keris measures approx 42.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is approx 41cms long with a blade length of 33cms.
The hilt is very well carved and without loss of damage and is carved from very well selected timbers.
The bronze hilt cup is well cast and does not appear to be typical floral motifs.
The broad blade has strong features and a rather pronounced and long luk at the tip.
The sheath is in excellent condition throughout and is also carved from well chosen timbers. The butnut is missing from the base as is so very common on antique Keris.

A good and hear complete example of a Bugis Keris.

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Stock No..
s1489


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Keris, Sumatra
A good old example
Broad sheath, silver dress

Keris, Sumatra A good old example Broad sheath, silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Sumatran Keris with a large Chieftain like sheath.

This Keris measures just under 42cms long in its sheath and 39cms long out. Its blade length is 33cms long.
The hilt is well carved from a rich dark timber and has just a minor loss to the crown.
The hilt sits in an unusual rarer type of cup with engraved surfaces.
Its old blade is dark with age and of a 9 luk form and of a hexagonal cross section.
The sheath carries a cross piece of very large proportions, a size typically seen on Bugis Chieftain Keris.
It is dressed in finely decorated silver fittings that show both floral and geometric designs. The base fitting lost to time.

A good old Keris of interesting and unusual styling at would grade up very well.

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Stock No..
s1600


$7495.00 USD

 



Wootz Sosun Patta
A very fine Indian sword
Wootz blade, Gold hilt
Very rare and complete
With Silver fittings

Wootz Sosun Patta A very fine Indian sword Wootz blade Gold hilt Silver fittings Very rare and complete Sosun Patta Sosun Pattah Sousson Pata Shamshir wootz Tulwar Mughal sword Indian sword sabre saber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine, complete and rare gold hilted Sosun Patta.

This rare fighting sword measures 89cms long in its scabbard.
Out it is 85cms long with a blade length of 73.5cms long.
The gold embellished hilt is in very good condition with approx 80% of the applied gold retained. Every single gold leaf or petal is delicately engraved to display a depth and detail rarely soon.
The pommel retains its original gold embellished articulated lanyard ring, a feature so very often lost on Indian swords.
The blade is as noted 73.5cms long and 1cms thick across the strong "T" spine that runs through to the tip of the blade.
The faces of the blade show a very finely crafted Wootz steel blade with a broad belly just under 4cms across.
The scabbard, such a rare aspect, is complete, original and fitted with high quality silver fittings.
The scabbard is timber covered in a deep royal blue coloured crushed velvet, now age worn. The seam lines of the velvet is finished with a gold bullion thread strip and capped in very fine pierced silver fittings of a substantial thickness.
The the inside of the pommel and spine of the lower scabbard fitting is an applied red script, typical of museums and better collections. It reads "30.17 AA".Br>
A very fine and rare example of a high quality Wootz bladed Sosun Patta, most likely 18th century.

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Stock No..
s1255


$595.00 USD

 



Madu, Indian shield
A rare fighting shield
Early spiked buckler
Fakir horns

Madu, Indian shield A rare fighting shield Spiked buckler Fakir horns www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Indian fighting shield, Madu.

These early fighting horns with a buckler face or Madu as the form is typically named, measure just over 46cms across the tips.
The iron buckler front is 16cms across.
The domed iron buckler face is decorated in bronze edging, four raised domes and two other moon motifs to each side.
The antelope horns which act as the handle are capped in 11cms long iron spikes with the bases bound in iron. To the base of one horn is attached a group of small bronze bells.

A good early set of fighting horns with a buckler front that will grade up very well with little effort.

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Stock No..
s1483


$3495.00 USD

 



Kastane
Ceylonese sword
An exceptional example
Very rare detail
Very rare features
Sri Lanka sword
18th century

Kastane Ceylonese sword An exceptional example Very rare detail Very rare features Sri Lanka sword Pia Kaetta 18th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine 18th century Ceylonese Kastane or Kasthane with exceptional detail.

This Kastane measures 54cms long, carries a 40cm long blade and is without its scabbard.
The hilt is one of the more desirable and high quality types comprising of various bronzes an silver applied to a very detailed carved timber.
The large curved pommel is a carved roaring Singhalese lion adorned with exceptional bronze fittings that have been applied to form his crown, ear, nose and wide open roaring mouth complete with teeth and tongue. The level of detail is exceptional and no aspect is left untouched by the artisans hand as even the inside of his mouth is so very finely carved with detail rarely seen.
The Lion's flowing mane is covered with finely chased silver sheet with much of the delicate sheet now lost to reveal with carved timbers beneath.
To the end of the knuckle bow is the head of the Serapendiya cast in exceptional detail. From its mouth, foliage flows to surround one side of a very interesting silver medallion at the centre of the knuckle bow. From the start of the knuckle bow is an interesting creature with a broad top jaw and a very long bottom jaw, also spews forth finely details foliage to support the other side of the medallion.
A third and different head type sits atop of the quillion opposite the knuckle bow while two Makara headed quillions curve forward to the base of the blade.
The base of the blade is a long block forte encased in a very finely details engraved bronze casing with the faces showing flowing vine like motifs and a central flower.
The blades cutting edge continues through a deep upward curve to a strong full point.

An exceptional example of the type with extremely finely detailed design elements with a rarer knuckle guard with a central medallion.

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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..
s1554


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Oman or Zanzibar
shield, Terrs buckler
Thick hide shield

Oman or Zanzibar Terrs shield buckler Thick hide shield Kattara Saif Sayf www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Omani shield, Terrs buckler.

Made from pressed and spun rhino hide, this thick hide shield measures 24cms across and 13cms tall. At the edges it is 1cms thick.
The two star shaped bronze medallions on the outside are anchor points for the very thick hide handle on the inner side of the shield.
Thick bronze pins hold this handle in place with one end peened to the outside of the star medallions and the inner end having a large faceted and pierced lobe through which thick bronze loops pass.
One loop is retained on this shield, loops that were used to sling these shield on to warriors backs when not in use.

An increasingly harder to find shield type.

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Stock No..
s1479


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Sumatran sword
Kalasan
Pakpak Batak
A fine example
Suasa & Silver dress

Sumatran sword Kalasan Pakpak Batak A fine example Suasa and silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Pakpak Batak Kalasan sword.

This example measures approx 61cms long in its sheath. Out it is 57.5cms long and has a blade length of 47cms.
The curved timber hilt has the appearance of a parrot head and neck with applied silver rosettes for eyes and 4cms long suassa collar.
The blade has suassa wrapping at its base along with an unusually designed cut out, typical of the sword type.
The thick spine tapers perfectly to a full needle point while the cutting edge curves forward to a deep belly and up to the needle point.
The timber scabbard is bound with silver and suassa. The base carries two large decorative rosettes, held in place with a suassa pin. The scabbard throat has intricate native carvings in to which the blade and hilt fit perfectly.

A very nice example.

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Stock No..
s1518


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Thai Lao Dhaab
A very fine sword
Silver fittings
Complete with baldric

Antique Thai Lao Loation Dhaab A very fine example Silver fittings Complete with baldric Siam Laos Siamese sword Khmer Cambodia Thailande www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete example of the Dha/Dhaab from the Northern Thai & Laos border regions.

This sword measures just under 76cms long in its scabbard. Out is is just over 73cms long and carries a 49.5cms long blade that is approx 4cms wide across the belly.
The hilt is silver and rattan over what is likely a Bamboo core. All silver and binding is present with only minor age wear present. The fore grip is octagonal in shape and the pommel end is decorated in a native Laotian motif.
The blade is 9mm thick and very well shaped with a deep belly and a full needle tip. It is sealed in to the hilt well and capped with an octagonal copper spacer.
The scabbard is silver over timber which is free from loss and damage and it retains its original large thick suspension baldric.

A very fine example and very capable fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s1430


$175.00 USD

 



Sumatran Batak sword
Podang or Piso Podang
All steel type

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

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A good Sumatran Batak sword.

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

A good old example.

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Stock No..
s1467


$1195.00 USD

 



Japanese sword
WWII Civilian Katana
Signed blade
Nice Harmon

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

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A good sign WWII period made Katana, Seki.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1141


$795.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very fine complete Kukri with provenance.

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1092


$255.00 USD

 



Malay Keris
Fine old war Keris

Malay Keris Fine old war Keris tojang Sundang twistcore www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Malaysian fighting Keris.

Without its scabbard this Keris measures 51.5cms long with a blade length of 42cms.
The hilt or hulu is of a large Jawa Demam type in carved timber. It remains in good original old condition with only a minor loss to the peak at the back of its head.
The hilt cup is of typical design and manufacture and original to this Keris.
The blade is a long fighting type with clear pamor metal beneath is patina and several edge nicks to the blade.

A good old fighting Keris.

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Stock No..
s1153


$1495.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very fine example of the Brazilian Faca De Ponta.

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

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

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Stock No..
s428


$195.00 USD

 



Civil War period
Sword cane blade & hilt

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A rare walking stick sword blade and handle.

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

A fine piece of 19th century Civil War period Americana

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Stock No..
s1176


$275.00 USD

 



African club
Unusual Knobkerrie
Long curved type

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

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A very good long and unusual Knobkerrie.

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

A very nice clean African fighting club.

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Stock No..
s1311


$325.00 USD

 



A good Ethiopian shield

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A good complete Ethiopian shield.

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

A good Ethiopian shield from the early 20th century.

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Stock No..
s1442


$545.00 USD

 



Mediterranean folder
Corsica, Sardinia?
Over 45cms open

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

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A good old and rare Mediterranean folder.

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

A nice large folder.

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Stock No..
s1270


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1192


$795.00 USD

 



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

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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..
s1131


$165.00 USD

 



African axe
Sierra Leone

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A good African axe.

This axe stands 64cms tall. It is approx 3cms wide at the base and thickens to approx 5cms wide at the point where the metal blade runs through. The lower half is not carved but is stained with pigment while the upper half is deeply carved and incised with the incisions and top dome also stained with dark pigment.
The blade is approx 33cm across, 1cm thick and 3.5cms across the cutting edge.
The blade surfaces are well chiseled with detailed geometric designs.

A fine axe at a good price.

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Stock No..
s434


$8495.00 USD

 



An exceptional Tulwar
Early Indian sabre
18th century sword
With early heirloom blade
Mughal Delhi hilt
Wootz blade
Persian signed
Personal collection

An exceptional Tulwar Talwar Early Indian sabre Shamshir 18th century sword With early heirloom blade Mughal Delhi hilt Wootz blade Persian signed Personal collection www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine, rare and early Mughal Sword.

An exceptional find and a deeply interesting sword.

The sword measures 94cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures just under 91cms long.
The blade is just under 79cms long.
The hilt is of the North Indian Delhi type, of the 17-18th century.
It is thickly decorated in high quality gold coverings, being floral designs throughout all surfaces, that are in an outstanding state of preservation when considering the age of the sword.
The blade is extremely interesting and deeply worthy of further academic study. It is a blade of earlier form and construction. The sword lacks a block ricasso that is synonymous with sword blades from India and carries a Persian number, deeply chiseled and filled with gold on the right face of the forte.
The blade's construction is of an early Wootz type, some times referred to as Sham. The watered pattern is very clear but of a lower contrast.
My thanks to the Islamic dept. of the Sackler Freer for help in translation of what remains in two of the three gold cartouches and aslo identification of the globe symbol. Translation of the large medallion shaped gold cartouche is noted as "God the Victorious one". The second large medallion cartouche read as "Abdul Razul". Unfortunately the third smaller cartouche is too worn to read as are the other aspects of the medallions but it is my hope the new owner will under scientific magnification be able to identify enough gold residue to add further data to accompany this sword. Again my thanks the Islamic dept. for identifying the globe symbol as that of Timur's banner with the reference supplied being Guy le Strange's translation of Gonzalez de Clavijo's Embassy to Tamerlane.
Whilst I personally do not believe the blade is from Tamerlane's reign, I do note that the blade is much earlier in age than the hilt. The blade is likely an heirloom blade from Persia and that the symbol of Tamerlane was a tribute and sign of Persia & Mughal India's Heritage whose forefathers were the rulers of both when Delhi was conquered in 1398.
The scabbard retains is original silver fittings with the drag being of a most unusual form. The silver retains a great deal of it mercury gilded surfaces.
For a comparable hilt and shallow blade profile, view INV# RB-17 of the Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection, noted as 17th century.

A complete, rare and exceptional sword.

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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..
s1049


$375.00 USD

 



An unusual Kukri
Early blade type
Unusual large ivory hilt

An unusual Kukri Early blade type Unusual large ivory hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very early Kukri blade with a later ivory hilt.

The Kukri measures 47cms long and carries a 35.5cms long blade.
The deeply curved slender blade is of the type from the early 1800s and earlier. This is categorised by the wide kaudi, slender proportions and general deep curving profile.
The blade has a single fuller each side running just below the spine and is gently hollow forged.
Its bolster is steel against a later solid ivory handle.
The blade does show some edge wear and light contour changes but for the most part, considering its age, it is a good example of the type.

A early Kukri type of a form rarely seen.

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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..
s1056


$395.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very good all steel 19th century Kukri.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1303


$6995.00 USD

 



Borneo, Melanau Sadap
A extremelly rare weapon
Complete with scabbard

Borneo, Melanau Sadap A extremelly rare weapon Complete with scabbard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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

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

A very rare and exceptional find in such complete condition.

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Stock No..
s1415


$225.00 USD

 



A rare Pichoq
Central Asia

A rare Pichoq Central Asia Turkistan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A small and heavy Central Asian Pichoq.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1470


$2295.00 USD

 



A South Indian or
Singhalese Sang Spearhead
A very old and rare form
seldom seen for sale
Late 16th - 17th century
For the advanced collector

A South Indian or Singhalese Sang Spearhead A very old and rare form seldom seen for sale Late 16th - 17th century Kastane Khanda Sri Lanka www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A South Indian or Singhalese Sang Spearhead
A very rare form of massive proportions, late 16th century.

This museum quality spearhead measures 52cms tall. It has a blade length of 32cms long which is 8cms across the base and has a cross section thickness of 1cm through the broad tip.
The quad fullered characteristically curved double edged blade remains sharp and carries a full tip. It remains in 100% original and untouched condition throughout and is in such a rare state of preservation.
The heavy blade is sandwiched between two very thick chiseled langets that are the form of double Yali to both sides, clearly seen with their faces being at the blades edge and the plumages running in to the central fullers.
The blade and these Yali sit atop of a very thick and heavy socket of hand carved and chiseled steel that shows detailed work that these ealry South Indian craftsmen are famous for.
This form, by design doubles as a very effective single or double handled short sword which would deliver a devistating blow.

A very rare spear head of massive proportions.

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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..
s874


$1595.00 USD

 



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

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

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A fine Wootz bladed Khanda or rare form.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1352


$525.00 USD

 



Seville Navaja
A good broad example
Blonde horn hilt

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

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A good large Seville Navaja.

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

A good large 19th century Spanish fighting knife.

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Stock No..
s1251


ON HOLD

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

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..
s1504


$795.00 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..
s761


$1795.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

A very rare museum quality example, 1850 or earlier.

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Stock No..
s1374


$895.00 USD

 



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

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

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A fine old and original Keris Panjang.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1402


$795.00 USD

 



Adya Katti
18th century weapon
Coorg, South india
War Knife

Adya Katti 18th century weapon Coorg South india War Knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare broad fitting sword from the Coorg of Southern India, 18th century, gold plugged blade.

This very practical war knife measures 52.5cms long.
Its blade measures 40cms long including the thick faceted bolster and is 10cms across the blades belly.
Its hilt is of a well selected and carved horn. The grip section is checkered and pierced for a lanyard and the long tear drop shaped pommel is decorated to its edges and pinned securely beneath through a faceted silver rosette.
The base of the back edge is also checkered, likely for use as a flint striker. The thick root of the blade tapers through a thin waist and broadens through to the heavy body of the blade. It is at the top of the waist section that a gold inlayed plug can be seen, one that has the raised symbol for "Om" or the sound of the universe, being whatsoever has existed, whatsoever exists, and whatsoever shall exist hereafter.

A very rare fighting weapon as most were removed from the masses during a response to an outbreak of violence near Malappuram in 1884, the local British administration confiscated all arms, seizing 17,295 weapons of which 7,503 were guns. The Madras Museum selected a few of the better examples and the remainder were dumped into the sea (Elgood, 1995, p. 185).

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Stock No..
s1416


$1295.00 USD

 



Bali Lombok Keris
Very rare Chengkrong or Ligan

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

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A very rare Keris of wonderful proportions.

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s915


$875.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1422


$135.00 USD

 



A WWI period Kukri
A good functional Kukri
Rare blade type

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

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A good WWI period Kukri.

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

A good and seldom seen type of Kukri.

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Stock No..
s1347


$895.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very rare Nepalese kukri of fighting form.

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

A fine and rare fighting Kukri from Nepal.

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Stock No..
s1112


$695.00 USD

 



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

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

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A fine metal shield from the Turkana regions of Africa.

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

A very good example of the type.

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Stock No..
s861


$1495.00 USD

 



A very fine Silver Jambiya
A complete Asir region Sabiki
A very fine and heavy Sabik
Very thick silver

A very fine Silver Jambiya A complete Asir region Sabiki A very fine and heavy Sabik Very thick silver www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine large and heavy Sabik Jambiya with original bullion embroided belt.

This Jambiya measures 68cms long in the sheath. Out it is 57cms long with a blade length just under 42cms long and 6cms wide at the hilt.
The hilt and sheath are expertly constructed from a very thick and heavy high quality silver which displays a very nice blue age patina.
The blade is a very well forged type with a subtle raised medial ridge to both sides and decoration to the forte. The edges are very sharp.
Attached to this very fine Jambiya is the original leather belt, complete from tip to buckle.
There are eight medallions embroided in to the belt with geometric designs between these medallions. All thread shows to be a very fine bullion type.

A very fine and large Jambiya in outstanding condition throughout with the complete and original belt.

A museum quality example.

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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..
s1226


$1295.00 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..
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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