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Chinese sword Dao Dadao sabre jian oxtail hudiedao www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1725


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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..
s1877


$1495.00 USD

 



Chinese swords
Fine fighting knives
Dragon & Phoenix grips
Rare fluted bronze guards
Complete with sheath
A very fine set

Chinese swords Fine fighting knives Dragon & Phoenix grips Rare fluted bronze guards Complete with sheath A very fine set www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1876


$175.00 USD

 



Vietnamese Dadao
Engraved blade
Rare smaller sized sword

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

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Stock No..
s1864


$2995.00 USD

 



Ayda Katti
An exceptional example
Very rare Coorg knife
Large inlaid hilt
Marine ivory
Extremely rare blade type

Ayda Katti Antique Indian sword Malabar An exceptional example Very rare Coorg knife size Extremely rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional example of a very rare 18th century war knife.

This example measures 52cms tall excluding the lanyard loop. The blade is 33.5cms long from the edge of the decorated collar to the top of the blade.
As Rawson notes, this weapon type is indigenous to the most westerly part of Mysore, the Curg (or Coorg) and the Malabar coast which is noted on page 49 of his work "The Indian sword". Pages 93 & 94, #45, provide a lot of detail as to the three distinct types found throughout these regions.

The Ayda Katti is thought to be one of the rarest edged weapons known. Elgood notes in "Firearms of the Islamic world", Most were confiscated in 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."
This particular example is as noted, an exceptional example of the type, worn by a person of nobility. Every aspect of the fine inlaid ivory hilt speaks volumes about its quality and rarity.
The pommel end is a rare capstan form with an articulated lanyard ring present. This protruding section secures multiple shaped and engraved decorative brass spacers that sit below and above the classic protruding pommel. The base of the ivory grip is encased in a very finely engraved collar whilst all facets of the sea ivory grip are inlaid with 24 panels of variously shaped engraved brass panels. All inlaid sections display a sun like motif with the long band to the back of the grip showing inter-swirling sun like motifs with a double motif surrounding a heart shaped panel that appears to hold a stone or enamel.
Atop of the ivory grip sits the classic architectural shaped pillar, specific to the Adya Katti. This section of the war knife has a feint copper hue and although untested, it appears to be of a rose gold alloy. The base of the blade is encased in an expertly engraved and chiselled collar, with all faces being extremely detailed. The root of the blade within this collar, shares the same sun like motif as seen inlaid on the grip.
The blade shows a clear forged construction, a bevelled cutting edge now dulled from age and a half sun motif stamped along the entire length of the spine. The body of the blade itself is also of a very rare form, a form noted is Stone's Glossary, page 82, figure 104, #1.

Overall this is an exceptional and exceptionally rare fighting sword or War knife as the name Adya Katti implies, a weapon type that was nearly lost forever during the confiscation by the British Empire during the 19th century. A weapon type rarely seen in museums or private collections.

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Stock No..
s1875


$525.00 USD

 



Vietnamese sword
Mid sized Kiem
Ivory grip
repousse fittings
Rare all metal dress
Rare size

Antique Vietnamese sword Mid sized Kiem Ivory grip repousse fittings Rare all metal dress Rare size www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1845


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Rare Hudiedao
Wing Chun sized knives
Rare Hudiedao
19th century

Antique Rare Hudiedao Wing Chun sized knives sabre saber Kungfu Rare Hudiedao 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1856


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A very rare Daab
A fine Thai sword
Rare hilt type

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

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Stock No..
s1818


$375.00 USD

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s1874


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Vietnam Guom
A fine example
Samrit alloys
Inlaid scabbard
Carved ivory hilt
Quality blade

Vietnam Guom A fine example Samrit alloys Inlaid scabbard Carved ivory hilt Quality blade antique sword sabre saber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1793


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

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

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Stock No..
s1872


$2895.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1866


$495.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1840


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Sumatran Keris
Fine hulu & dress
Rare Pamor

Sumatran Keris kris Spear Tombok Java Malay Fine dress Rare Pamor www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s1846


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Vietnamese Katana
Old Japanese blade
in Vietnamese mounts

Vietnamese Katana Guom Kiem Cochine Annam Tonkin Old Japanese blade in Vietnamese mounts www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An interesting katana blade in Vietnamese mounts.

One of the most interesting items seen in a while, a Japanese katana in Vietnamese mounts, a repurposed trophy of war or trade.
The sword is 89cms long and has a blade length of 68cms to the Tsuba or 65.5cms to the edges of the habaki.
The hilt is fixed solidly to the tang, likely in a traditional Vietnamese resin set fashion. It is constructed from various layers of copper sheet with the top layer displaying tradtional Vietnamese designs.
The Tsuba is also copper in a Vietnamese/Japanese style.
The blade is in good condition with a few minor nicks.

A good fighting sword with an interesting history. No scabbard.

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Stock No..
s1802


$225.00 USD

 



Philippine dagger
Large Luzon dagger
1st Republic period

Philippine dagger Luzon dagger 1st Republic period www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine heavy Luzon dagger.

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

A fine example of a rarely seen dagger type.

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Stock No..
s1858


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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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A good complete large Ottoman cavalry sword.

This large sabre measures just under 102cms long in its scabbard. Out is it 97.5cms with a blade length of 82cms, being measures from the peak of the quillon block to the tip of the blade.
The hilt is horn grips with a steel guard and integral knuckle bow and a steel grip strap. The pommel is pierced for a wrist lanyard with the hole mounted with bronze fittings.
The blade is European, likely Hungarian. The forte is decorated with rubbed markings. There is a single broad fuller to each blade face which ends at approx 10cms from the tip. This deep fuller creates a precise and thick bevelled cutting edge.
The sabre is complete with its original scabbard. The scabbard is mounted with steel fittings and double suspension rings. Between the fittings are original leather coverings that are joined with a broad brass wire bound seam.

A good rare and complete Hungarian Ottoman cavalry sabre in a stable old dark patina.

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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..
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..
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..
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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1054


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A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

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A good rare Yemen fighting sword.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1311


$275.00 USD

 



A good Ethiopian shield

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A good complete Ethiopian shield.

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

A good Ethiopian shield from the early 20th century.

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Stock No..
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


$225.00 USD

 



A fine Dah knife
Tai Shan dagger
Ivory and and silver

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

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

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

A very good complete example of the type.

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Stock No..
s1743


$895.00 USD

 



A fine large Podang
Sumatran Piso Podang
Rare native Pamor blade
Batak tribes

A fine large Podang Sumatran Piso Podang Rare native Pamor blade Batak tribes www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and large Sumatran sabre with a rare native pamor type blade.

In its scabbard, this sabre measures just under 91cms long. Out it is 86.5cms long and carries a blade 75cms long.
The hilt is a bronze type with expertly crafted crisp features. Within the main bronze hilt sits a secondary cup type pommel make from a brighter mixed alloy metal, an aspect that adds a pleasing and striking contrast. As seen in the images, the pommel area has suffered several minor dings as it is so much lighter in construction when compared to the solid bronze hilt.
The blade is a rather interesting form with the top half of each face having a broad hollow forged fuller running its length whilst the lower half distally tapers to fine cutting edge. The last 23cms of its tip has a sharpened back edge.
Not often seen, this sabre retains its original timber scabbard and rattan binding. It is free from loss or breaks and has a wide faceted throat in which the sabre perfectly sits.

A fine complete sword from the Sumatran Batak tribes.

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Stock No..
s1471


$375.00 USD

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

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

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

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

A fine military dirk from Thailand made under German contract.

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Stock No..
s1525


$425.00 USD

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, Central Sulawesi

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

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

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Stock No..
s1589


$375.00 USD

 



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

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

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A good English regimental sword.

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

A good well marked artillery Volunteers regiment sword.

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Stock No..
s1484


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1141


$795.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very fine complete Kukri with provenance.

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1192


$795.00 USD

 



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

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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..
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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