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Stock No..
s1860

 



A very rare knife
Tiger Tooth hilt
Silver dress
Thai Shan regions
Powerful protection amulet

A very rare knife Tiger Tooth hilt Silver dress Thai Shan regions Powerful protection amulet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare knife from the Thai Shan ethnic regions. A powerful magical protective amulet.

This seldom seen knife type measures just under 25cms long in its silver sheath. Out it is 21.5cms long with a broad 11cm long blade.
The hilt is a large tiger tooth canine dressed in silver sheet and very fine wire work. The blade is single edged with a dropped point tip.
The sheath is also completely covered in fine silver sheet and wire worked embellishments. The sheath retains its original woven fabric suspension baldric and tassels.

A magical knife believed to have powerful protective qualities for the owner.



Stock No..
s1347

 



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.



Stock No..
s1865

 



A good Peakak or Mak
Thailand or Vietnam
Solid Rattan haft

A good Peakak or Mak Thailand or Vietnam Solid Rattan haft www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a Phka'k, also spelt P'kak Peakak, or Mak.

This is the classical age old weapon from the Cambodian regions of South East Asia, seen through in to Vietnam and Thailand. Such weapons have been recorded as being the warriors primary weapon of choice which was also used in Domestic duties and hunting.
This example is 77cms long from end to end.
The handle and body of this weapon is made from a very strong rattan with good shock absorbing flex. Atop of the curved end is an iron blade inserted through the rattan and pinned in place.
This Phka'k remains in good solid condition.

A good and rare item.



Stock No..
s1808

 



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

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

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

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

A fine Kukri with known presentation examples.



Stock No..
s1764

 



Albacete Dagger
Spanish dagger
Complete with sheath

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

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A good complete example of a dagger from Albacete Spain.

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

A good complete Spanish Daga.



Stock No..
s1500

 



French Model 1866
"Chassepot" Yataghan
Sword Bayonet
Dated 1867

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A good 19th century sword bayonet.

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

A good well marked early example of the type.



Stock No..
s761

 



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 Antique sword spear Kris Keris knife dagger Katana 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.



Stock No..
s1761

 



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

A fine & rare sabre Mughal India Silver and ivory dress Black Wootz blade A fine Indian Shamshir Antique sword spear Kris Keris knife dagger Katana www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1709

 



Jian
Chinese broadsword
For restoration
Quality fighting blade

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1804

 



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

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

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A large, fine and very rare Moro Datu Kris with inlay and silver pommel.

This large Kris with its oversized silver pommel measures 74cms long in its sheath, 70cms out and has a blade length of 56cms, is 12cms across the gonjo and 4.5cms wide across the first luk or curve in the blade.
The hilt comprises of a very large oversized pommel, copper collars to the top and bottom and a large comfortable mid grip of differing design elements to the silver.
The blade is a 5luk type of rare form being half luk, half straight, sometimes noted as Naga awake and Naga sleeping, this blade has a balance between the two.
As the images show, there is a lot of unusual and rare silver inlay to the blades surfaces with most of it present were it is so often lost..
The sheath has seen a little wear with a loss to one arrow shaped corner and a repaired break between the two sections, an area covered and supported by leather strapping.
A very rare aspect of the sheath is a large well formed silver covering to the base, something that could be unique to this Kris.

A fine and large Chief Kris, a type that is getting harder to find in any condition.



Stock No..
s1803

 



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

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

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A massive and rare Moro Datu Barong.

in its sheath, this Moro fighting sword measures 74.5cms long in its sheath, 65.5cms out and has a very hefty blade that measures 43cms long and just under 8cms wide.
The hilt is made from horn and inlaid with bone, a type being one of the rarer materials, carved in the rare jungayyan form.
The grip is bound in thick silver sheet, plaited silver wire and decorative silver spacers between the fine wire binding.
The blade is simply of a massive hefty form. Its edge is sharp and pattern welded surfaces can be seen beneath the patina.
The oversized, carved and pierced timber sheath is also a very rare form. Both upper and lower sections are carved from stunning finely grained timbers, unfortunately with losses as seen in the images.
Attached to the sheath is a old glued paper tag with hand written notes, pointing to this Barong to be from the island of Jolo in the Sulu archipelago.

A very rare Chief Barong.



Stock No..
s1859

 



A fine Borneo sword
Langgai Tinggang varient
Complete with scabbard
RARE

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

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A very good and complete Langgai Tinggang, Borneo.

This example measures 77cms long in its scabbard, 75.5 out and has a blade length of 60.5cms which is 4.5cms wide at the tip.
The hilt is a traditional carved bone type with the remains of old hair tufts hanging from the openings at the pommel.
The fore grip is bound with brass wire and resin as reinforcing for the point where the tang enters the hilt.
The blade has a long flat spine and an bronze inlaid krowit to the base of the cutting edge.
Its surfaces are engraved at the base and an intricate narrow fuller separates the forte from the cutting edge with the fuller runner up to and along the edge of the spine.
The scabbard is timber bound in rattan and has a long bark section attached to the rear along with a woven fibre suspension cord.

A rare sword.



Stock No..
s911

 



An extremely rare dagger
Northern Sudan, Kordofan
exceptional Rhino hilt
19th century

An extremely rare dagger Northern Sudan Kordofan exceptional Rhino hilt 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from our personal collections.

A very rare type of African dagger with an exceptional Rhino horn handle.

In it sheath, this dagger measures 41cms long. Out it is just under 41cms long and has a blade length of 27.5cms.
The hilt is of the shape seen on ancient bronze age Persian short swords with Bifurcated Pommels.
The blade is of elliptical double edged form. It is heavily incised to both sides, with each side showing a distinct variation in geometric patterns.
The leather work on the scabbard is of the highest quality with the best materials chosen.

A very rare and complete example of the type.

Please note, all items with the Gallery page are examples from my personal collections. These items are not currently offered for sale but are sometimes released to the For Sale page as tastes and items vary.



Stock No..
s1854

 



Zande throwing knife
African fighting knife
A fine example

Zande throwing knife African fighting knife A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine rare throwing knife from Central Northern Africa, Zande.

This throwing knife measures 41cms tall, 21cms at the widest point and 17cms wide above the handle.
The blade is well shaped throughout. To the outer face, this is forged with a central hollow section running through the middle body and all blade protrusions. The hollowed forged area is highlighted with incised relief and decorative motifs within.
Its grip retains its leather covering and the entire knife is in fine condition throughout.

A fine rare African throwing knife and a very capable weapon.



Stock No..
s1817

 



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

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

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A fine Thai fighting sword.

This Thai/Thai Shan Daab measures just under 88cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 81cms long with a blade length of 54cms.
The hilt is bamboo dressed in silver end fittings that are bound with very fine and high quality silver wire work. Its pommel end is in repousse silver, showing a central floral motif. The grip is bound in a very dark rattan with minor loss.
The blade is a fine fighting quality type. It is thick at the base with a raised medial ridge running through to the upswept tip and its edge remains razor sharp.
The scabbard is timber and like the hilt, it is bound in high quality silver ends with dark rattan binding and it retains its original suspension baldric.

A fine and complete high quality fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1740

 



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

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

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A rare near mint Toledo made Navaja, dated 1900.

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

A long fighting knife with a very dangerous reach.

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



Stock No..
s1834

 



Sumatran Keris
Palembang
Carved ivory hulu
Fine blade

Sumatran Keris Palembang Minang Malaysian Borneo Carved ivory hulu Fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Palembang keris with a very finely carved hulu.

Of classic and traditional form, this Palembang keris measures 49.5cms long in its sheath, 47cms out and has a blade length of 37.5cms.
The hulu or hilt, although with loss with loss at the dorsal area, is an exceptionally carved ivory type. The hulu sits in a bronze cup with an unusually wide base.
The blade displays a fine pamor surface is is of 9 luk or curves.
The blade sits within a dark timber sheath with a traditional old resin repair at the join of the upper and lower sections.

A fine rare ivory hilted Keris from Palembang, Sumatra.



Stock No..
s1748

 



A very rare sword
Kordofan, Sudan
19th century long knife
or short sword
Large Rhino horn hilt

A very rare sword Kordofan Sudan 19th century long knife or short sword Large Rhino horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An extremely rare Kordofan knife with an exception large rhino horn hilt.

This very rare long knife or short sword of on unusually large proportions for the type. It is without a sheath and measures 62cms long with a blade length of 47cms.
The large domed pommel 10cms across with the ears dropping 6cms from the pommel end. The waist of the hilt is faceted, where is again broadens to where it meets the blade.
The blade is fine, double edged and engraved to both faces. The engravings show incised lines following the blades profile and moon like motifs to the first half of the blade.

A very rare and fine quality find, seldom ever seen.



Stock No..
s1838

 



Omani Saif
Fine fittings
Quality blade
A fine example

Omani Saif Oman Sword Kattara Shamshir Sabre Saber Middle East Jordon Quality fittings Quality blade A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Oman Saif.

This sword measures 105cms long in its scabbard. Out it measures just under 102cms long, with a blade length of 81cms.
The hilt is leather wrapped with fine silver wire interlaced around each leather wrapping to create a very fine and impressive design. The pommel is silver and of a tapering square section through to a domed pommel.
The blade is finely forged with a narrow hardened edge and laminated patterning nearer to the edges. The extremely flexible blade is of classical form with a central fuller running through to the spatula shaped tip.
The scabbard is leather over timber with decorative silver dresses iron suspension fittings. The throat is a white metal whilst the drag is a pierced and decorated slver type.
The entire leather surface is decorated front and back with raised motifs, designs created from the leather being tooled over string. The reverse of the scabbard is bound through the centre by a plaited silver wire.

A fine and rare sword from the Oman Sultanate.



Stock No..
s1822

 



Chinese broad sword
Niuweidao or
Ox tail sabre
A massive example

Chinese broad sword Jian Tiger Niuweidao or Ox tail sabre A massive example A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very finely restored Niuweidao or Chinese broad sword.

This sabre, in its scabbard measures 107cms long. Out it is 103cms long and have a blade length of 81.5cms.
The base of the blade is 4cms wide and 1cms thick through the spine. The blade broadens through to the tip and is 6cms wide at the belly.
The sword retains its original grip wrapping and is finished in thick steel fittings and a large steel cup guard, all with japanned surfaces.
The blade is in semi bright polish. Its edges are very sharp and a large rampant dragon is found on both sides of the forte.
The spine flat through the forte and changes to a medial ridge through to the tip.
The scabbard is original to the sword. It has been bound in leather and fitted with new bespoke fittings with the throat fitting being original to the sword.

A fine sword throughout, perfectly restored and of a rare size and quality.



Stock No..
s1852

 



A very rare sword
Silver hilted
Lao Thai Daab
A fine fighting sword

A very rare sword<br>Silver hilted<br>Lao Thai Daab<br>A fine fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare silver hilted Lao Thai sword.

This Daab or Dhaab measures 85cms long in its scabbard, out it is 81.5 with a 61cms long blade.
The hilt is an oval shaped repousse silver type with a flared pommel and fore grip. A silver copper alloy guard separates the hilt from the blade.
The blade remains very sharp and in original untouched condition. Its spine is unusual in that it is flat where many of the type known have a raised medial ridge running through to the top. There are light incised lines running along the top faces of the blade that end about 18cms short of the tip from which small curved incised lines continue in various groupings.
The scabbard is a simple timber that has been lacquered in black with red highlights to the edges and within the lacquer.
Its original suspension baldric is present and is bound in a ceremonial manner for hanging.

A fine silver hilted fighting sword with minor loss and dents to the hilt.



Stock No..
s1857

 



Ethiopian Shotel
Rhino horn hilt
European sword blade
Silver pommel

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

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A good large Ethiopian Shotel.

This native sword with a European trade blade measures 105cms long and has a blade length of 91cms.
The hilt is Rhino horn, carved from two pieces and joined in the middle of the grip. The pommel measures 10cms at the widest point and is capped with a very fine decorative silver cup through which the blade is peened.
The blade as noted, is European, one of the many thousands imported in to the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is on a narrow profile with a deep single fuller to each face.

A good rare sword.



Stock No..
s1812

 



Chinese Jian
A good example
Original polish
Complete with scabbard

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

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

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

A good complete and rare Chinese sword.



Stock No..
s1705

 



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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1511

 



A rara Java Keris
Banjarmasin hilt
old 3 luk blade

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An unusual and rare Java Keris.

This keris measures 46.5cms long in its sheath, 36cms out and has a blade length of 26cms.
The hilt is a Javanese pattern made in Banjarmasin, possibly for export or for a Javanese national in Kalimantan.
The hilt gilt with glass or quartz pastes and remains in fine condition throughout.
The blade is a 3 luk type, of a demure form with surfaces that show a high contrast pamor that can be easily seen under the untouched patina.
The sheath has been selected from finely grained timber and is dressed in a repousse and gilt pendok that displays unusual design motifs and a double headed Naga

A fine and unusual keris.



Stock No..
s1749

 



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

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

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A very rare Dah or Daab of exceptional quality and condition.

This Dah from the Yunnan regions of Southern China measures 75.5cms in its silver clad scabbard, is 72cms out and has a blade length of 42cms.
The hilt is dressed in silver sheet and wire, done to create some of the finest work of its type seen on a sword from this area.
Equally, the timber scabbard is dressed in very fine and refined silver work with the maker signing his work at the base of the scabbard.
The blade is a finely forged tpye with several unusual aspects being the blade profile being a type and tip not typically seen in swords dressed in this manner, but more importantly, the presence of 3 inlaid plugs at the tip of the blade. Whilst plugs of brass are found throughout many cultures, this arrangement and placement at the tip is most unusual.

A very fine and rare sword of very high quality for the region.



Stock No..
s1828

 



North African or
Tuareg primer flask
A rare item

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

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A fine North African Primer flask, possibly Tuareg.

This small finely crafted primer flask measures approx 10cms long.
It is in good working order and is well preserved for its age.
The surfaces are engraved throughout with the spring and arm being plain except for a coral insert to the end cover.
The sprung arm is pierced for a suspension loop and the larger end is mounted with a spire, most likely used for opening the end for filling, an area which is seized.

A fine and rare African primer flask.



Stock No..
s1815

 



Shan Dah
A fine fighting sword
Ivory and silver hilt

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

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A fine 19th century Shan dah.

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

A fine fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1816

 



A fine Moro Kampilan
Philippine sword
Quality carving
Fine blade

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

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A fine old fighting sword from the Philippines.

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

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



Stock No..
s1798

 



Moro sword
Kampilan, Philippines
Fine old blade

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

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A good old Moro Kampilan.

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

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



Stock No..
s1581

 



Sumatran Keris
Unusual features
For restoration or study

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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1697

 



Sumatran Keris
Bugis Penghulu dress
Very rare Naga blade

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

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A very rare Sumatran Chieftain Keris of rare blade form.

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

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



Stock No..
s1779

 



A fine Laos Daab
Long Bronze or Samrit hilt
A fine fighting sword

A fine Laos Darb Thai Thailand Daab Long Bronze or Samrit hilt A fine fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Fighting Daab with a long bronze hilt.

This very good example measures 87cms long in its scabbard, 84.5cms out and has a blade length of 46.5cms from the centre of the base to the tip.
The hilt remains in original unpolished state. The patination to its surfaces is deep, rich and pleasing to the eye. The colours range from bronze, copper and green to the original bright shine Samrit casting which is seen on the edge of three lobes of the pommel when it has been rubbed.
The blade narrow through the waist and deep through the belly. Its edge is sharp and misty differential steel patterning can be seen on the blades surfaces.
The deep curve from the pommel to the blades tip makes for a fine fighting sword. Its centre of gravity is within the hilt at the first small plain finger wide section of the bronze hilt behind the flared fore grip, a section so perfectly placed.
The Daab retains its original scabbard with most of its original rattan binding still in place.

A fine complete example of the type.



Stock No..
s1824

 



Keris Tajong
Keris Pekaka
Rare keris
Very rare 5 luk blade type
Southern Thailand, Patanni

Keris Tajong Keris Pekaka Rare keris Very rare 5 luk blade type Southern Thailand Patanni www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Keris Tajong.

This rare Patanni Keris is a 19th century example of the Keris Pekaka or Kingfisher Keris, also known as the Keris Tajong. This particular example is of a very rare 5 luk form.
The Kingfisher hulu or hilt is carved from rich dark Kemuning timber which appears to be from a burl in places.
Its features are expertly carved throughout and it remains in good condition despite a small age crack and minor loss to the end of the beak.
The blade is a very rare 5 luk form, half straight and half Naga form at the bottom half, a form more commonly seen on Malay Sundang or Moro Kris. The blade has a very wide base with good features and clear longitudinal patterning running through its entire length. Darkened hardened edges are also seen in the steels surfaces.

A rare keris with a very rare blade type.



Stock No..
s1827

 



Tuareg Telek
Sahel dagger
Short sword
A good example

Tuareg Telek Sahel dagger Short sword A good example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Tuareg dagger, Telek.

This African arm dagger is from northern central Tuareg tribes of Africa.
It has a large unusual hilt style unique to the Tuareg people, a design that it carried over in to other items such as camel saddles.
The hilt is brass bound timber which is also inlaid with brass and other pewter colours pins. It has an iron oval shaped cross guard and a good hand forged blade of their takouba sword style.
The sheath is multiple layers of leather mounted to a thick leather arm loop. The end or drag is mounted in brass and iron and the arm look is secured by brass panels and iron pins.
Both the front and rear faces of the leather are tooled.
In its sheath it measure just under 62cms long, out it is 61.5cms and the blade length is 41.5cms.

A good complete example of an unusual African dagger.



Stock No..
s1826

 



A very fine Burmese Dah
Silver, ivory and Niello
Superb blade
A rare high quality sword

A very fine Burmese Dah Dha Darb Daab sword parang knife dagger lance spear epee sabre silver ivory and Niello Superb blade A rare high quality sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and very rare Burmese Dah or Dha with Niello'd silver dress and a very fine blade.

This heavy Dah measures 73.4cms long in its scabbard, is just under 70cms long out and has a blade length of 46.5cms.
For its size it is a very weighty sword in the hand. The solid ivory hilt along with the thick quality blade account for this feel and balance in the hand.
The hilt is as noted ivory that is dressed in very rare Niello silver fittings. The quality of decorative aspects in the silver workmanship and that of the applied Niello designs is very fine, a level of craftsmanship that is rarely seem combined in these sword types.
The blade is an exceptional type. It is in original full polish, has a less seldom seen tip type. This and the arrangement of the fullers and the angles of the distal taper speak highly of the sword maker.
The scabbard is a dark hardwood which is bound in silver dress. The upper fitting is fully engraved while the bands are simple plain straps. The lower fitting is missing but a competent silversmith could replicate this section of silver, using the patina left as a template for its shape.

A very rare and high quality Burmese Dah.



Stock No..
s1704

 



A very fine Khyber knife
Afghanitan Salawar
Tooled leather sheath

A very fine Khyber knife Afghanitan Salawar Tooled leather sheath Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Afghanistan Khyber knife or sword.

This rare example measures 72.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 69cms long with a blade length of 55.5cms long to the edge of the bolster.
The grip is a well selected horn section, simply riveted in three spots. They are finished with a simple metal grip strap and very fine faceted and pierced bolsters. At the pommel is an articulated decorative lanyard ring and leather lanyard.
The blade is very well preserved. Its edge remains sharp and its surfaces are clean and in original polish. There is a single fuller below the spine that runs through the mid section of the blade and it has a thick "T" spine. In profile, the blade has a forward curve through the spine and a re-curved tip and needle point.
The sheath or scabbard is mounted in simple thick steel fittings with a single suspension band and loop as is typical for the type. The leather work however is rarely seen on these weapon types. The leather is likely donkey hide and tooled in a repeating decorative motif, likely tooled over applied string work to the inner timber core. Breaking up this motif are raised horizontal motifs with vertical lines, something that has been mimicked in the steel work at the edge of the drag.

A very fine Afghanistan sword.



Stock No..
s1744

 



A fine Afghan Choora
Afghanistan dagger
Horn inlaid hilt
Fine blade

A fine Afghan Choora Khyber Karud Sabre sword knife Afghanistan dagger Horn inlaid hilt Fine blade Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Afghan Choora with inlaid horn hilt and engraved spine.

This Choora measures 43cms long in its sheath. Out it is 41cms long and has a blade length of 29cms to the edge of the brass bolster.
Goat horn grips are inlaid with very small copper and silver wire to form a geometric patterns of native motifs, a craft often seen in ivory pique walking canes in Europe. These thick grip slabs are covered at the fore grip in faceted and stamped brass plates in the same style as seen on many Khyber knives of the region, likely the same long standing manufacturing centres of Afghanistan.
The blade is of the classical "T" section spine which carries an engraved design.
The sheath is a typical working man's sheath with simple leather over timber.

A good old Choora from the Khyber pass regions.



Stock No..
s1800

 



A fine Malay Keris
Kelantan Keris
Ivory & silver dress
Very rare 5 luk blade
Very rare example

A fine Malay Keris Kris Kriss Malais Kelantan Keris Ivory & silver dress 5 luk blade malela Very rare example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Kelantan keris.

This keris consists of an ivory hilt, silver cup, a finely grained timber and a silver repousse sleeve and a fine blade.
The keris measures just under 46cms long in its sheath. Out it is 45.5cms long, with a blade length of 37.5cms.
The ivory Jawa Demam hilt is well carved and shows a very old warm caramel patina. There is a minor loss to the dorsal peak.
The silver cup is at fault and with loss but is original to the keris.
The very fine Carita blade shows good features and clear hardened edges. It is of a rare 5 luk form.
The Kemuning timber Sampir or cross section displays fine grains throughout both sides but carries minor age loss at its tips.
The Sheaths stem is timber dressed in repousse silver which displays both floral and scale designs, one side sharing both with the reverse fully floral.

A very good and rare Keris with numerous seldom seen features.



Stock No..
s1091

 



Patanni Keris
Large ivory hilt
very fine pendokok
A fine 9 luk Saras blade

Patanni Keris Large ivory hilt very fine pendokok A fine 9 luk Saras blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large ivory hilted Patanni Keris.

This large hilted keris is without a sheath. It measures 47.5cms long and has a blade length of 38cms.
The ivory hilt of Patanni Jawa Demam form is very well carved. it shows a very old contrasting age patina with caramel warmth to one side and a more white aged side to the other. There is a minor lost to the peak of the dorsal fin.
The hilt cup or pendokok is a very fine and large type, one that shows amazing attention to detail, which would benefit from a clean.
The 9 luk Pandai Saras blade shows good crisp features to the base of the blade, hardened edges and some interesting differential steel patterning at the base.

A good large keris with a large ivory hilt.



Stock No..
s1460

 



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.



Stock No..
s1654

 



Naval Dirk
Japanese 1883 pattern
Naval Officer’s Dagger

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

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

A good complete example throughout at a very competitive price.



Stock No..
s1292

 



Indian sword
Sosun Pattah
Sailaba

Indian sword Sosun Pattah Sailaba Tulwar Talwat Shamshir Pala Kilij Kilig www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare 18th century Indian sword, Sosun Pattah of classic elegant form.

This example measures 82cms long and has a blade length of 70cms being measured from the tip to the base of the blade under the langet.
The Tulwar hilt is absent of any decoration and retains a dark old age patina throughout its surfaces.
The blade, in profile measures 3cms wide at the base, 2.5cms through the waist and 3.5cms at the belly. It has a large forward curve and a recurved tip. Its thick "T" spine is pronounced throughout its full length whilst showing a clear distal taper.
Its cutting edge shows the traditional crisp bevelled cutting edge and a clear hardened edge is visible through the patina as are hints of watered/Wootz steel or pattern welded steel surface, of which the later is rarely seen.

A fine and rare fighting sword that would grade up very well with little effort.



Stock No..
s1792

 



Bukharan knife, Pichoq
Rhino horn grips
Silver and Niello sheath
Very rare knife

Bukharan Bukhara Boukhara Turkmanistan Central Asia knife Pichoq Rhino horn grips Silver and Niello sheath Very rare knife  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare knife from Bukhara.

In its sheath, this pichoq measures just under 31cms. Out it is 25cms long with a 15cms long blade.
The grip slabs are Rhino horn. The slabs are pinned through the tang and are dressed in a silver and Niello grip strap and bolster. At the bolster, two of its original turquoise stones remain.

The blade is in an as found untouched condition. Despite being out of polish, there are clear Central Asian Wootz patterns seen in the blades faces. The blade is of typical form for the type, being single edged, a narrow fuller below the spine and an upswept tip.
The sheath is leather over a timber core and it is dressed in thick silver fittings with the front displaying fine chiselled and Nielloed surfaces.

A fine and rare Central Asian knife.



Stock No..
s1809

 



A fine Burmese Dah
Silver dress
Mid 19th century
Status fighting sword
Chinthe guardians to blade

A fine Burmese Dah Silver dress Mid 19th century Status fighting sword Chinthe guardians to blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma.

This sword measures 82cms long in its scabbard, 79cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
The hilt is a solid timber core with ray skin grip that is secured by many dozens of very fine brass tacks. The grip is enclosed but silver fittings to the fore-grip and pommel with the fore-grip having a beaded and wirework design before a flared guard like protrusion.
The blade is a thick well weighted fighting type with thick silver designs to the blade, an aspect reserved for those of standing and wealth.
The designs are mostly floral to the faces with three Chinthe or dragon motifs dividing the designs. To the spine are floral and geometric designs.
The scabbard is a native hardwood, showing crack cracks and some minor losses. The halves are bound with silver fittings.

A fine fighting sword in the hand with a keen edge and visually impressive.



Stock No..
s1270

 



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.



Stock No..
s1730

 



Chinese dagger
Republican period
1911 - 1945 issue
Military dirk

Chinese dagger Republican period 1911 - 1945 issue Military dirk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good complete Republican military dagger with sheath and suspension.

This dagger is 39.5cms long in its sheath, 37.5cms out and has a blade length just over 25cms.
The hilt is timber that appears to be leather covered and wire bound that sits under a large single piece of decorated brass that acts as both the grip slabs and pommel. The brass surfaces are decorated with flowers throughout and a large starburst or sun burst on the pommel.
Its guard is brass and it has a push button release from the sheath.
The sheath is plated steel capped in a decorative drag and through. This sits within a simple leather suspension with light steel buckles and leather strapping.
The blade is of earlier Jian form with a block ricasso, a double edged rofile and a small central fuller.

A harder to find genuine Chinese military dagger for the republican or military collector.



Stock No..
s1809

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Morocco
African sword

A fine Burmese Dah Silver dress Mid 19th century Status fighting sword Chinthe guardians to blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma.

This sword measures 82cms long in its scabbard, 79cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
The hilt is a solid timber core with ray skin grip that is secured by many dozens of very fine brass tacks. The grip is enclosed but silver fittings to the fore-grip and pommel with the fore-grip having a beaded and wirework design before a flared guard like protrusion.
The blade is a thick well weighted fighting type with thick silver designs to the blade, an aspect reserved for those of standing and wealth.
The designs are mostly floral to the faces with three Chinthe or dragon motifs dividing the designs. To the spine are floral and geometric designs.
The scabbard is a native hardwood, showing crack cracks and some minor losses. The halves are bound with silver fittings.

A fine fighting sword in the hand with a keen edge and visually impressive.



Stock No..
s1715

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Morocco
African sword

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A good early Flyssa.

This Moroccan sword, native to the wild Kabyles tribes measures 77cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 71.5cms long with a blade length of 60cms.
The hilt is of a very decorative nature as is common for the type. Its is constructed from thin timber slabs sandwiched over the thick tang and bound is faceted and decorated brass work and a thick iron pin at the pommel, a pin that is placed to look like the eye of a camel or similar beast.
The blade is very thick throughout its entire length. Both the spine and faces are inlaid with engraved brass panels and the spine is file finished at the mid section with the upper section of the blade tapering back towards the spine.
The scabbard is carved timber with an integral belt loop and carved motifs throughout. It is bound together by 5 leather straps.

A good robust fighting sword which is equally capable of devastating piercing capabilities as it is slashing.



Stock No..
s1660

 



Ottoman dagger, bichaq
Very fine silverwork
Large gem end stone
Inlaid blade
Greece, Balkans

Ottoman dagger bichaq Kard knife Crete very fine silverwork Large gem end stone Inlaid blade Greece Balkans www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine silver bichoq from the Greek Ottoman regions.

In its sheath, the knife is just over 33cms long. Out it is 30cms long with a blade length of 20cms.
The fine silver hilt is adorned with bead and wire work, hand engraved motifs and set with a large red gem stone to the pommel. The sheath displays the same very fine silverwork in a very detailed vine and floral repousse finish. Numerous shield like motifs are found on the narrow edges of the sheath.
Its blade is a slender type with the left face inlaid with a low quality gold, whilst the right face is absent of any markings.

A very good example of the type with only minor restoration if desired, such as the addition of an aged velour section between the sheaths silver sections and securing of the silver sections to the timber, which in turn would grade this piece up very well and restore it to its original condition.



Stock No..
s1781

 



Shuang Dao
Double Chinese sabres
steel guards
Dragons on blades

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A good pair of midsized niuweidao or "Ox Tail" sabres.

This pair measure 79cms long in their scabbard, out they are just over 78cms long with blades that are 64.5cms long.
The hilts are cloth wrapped timber grips with brass collars and pommels and steel half cup guards. The collar of the right hand sword which faces out when suspended has an engraved dragon figure to its outer face.
The blades show clear distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and the forte through to the tip.
In profile, each blade is upswept and broadens through its belly and carry 2 fullers to each side.
The right hand sword has a dragon engraved to the inner face at the tip, whilst the left hand blade has two dragons to the outer face, one at the tip, the other to the middle.
The scabbard is timber with brass fittings. It is wire bound and lacquered throughout.
As seen in the photos, these swords are as found, unrestored examples with mild discolouration to parts of the blades and it lacks the drag from the bottom of the scabbard. It is at this point that a clear shape of the original fitting can be seen in the lacquer, a perfect reference point for a competent jeweller to reproduce this fitting in brass if desired.

A good rare pair of Chinese swords.
Similar sized examples with disc guards are displayed in the Warsaw Military Museum.



Stock No..
s1794

 



Malaysian Sundang
Exceptional silver dress
Fine pattern welded blade
Very rare quality

Malaysian Sundang Exceptional silver dress Fine pattern welded blade Very rare quality www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Malaysian Sundang in exceptional silver dress.

Out of its fine sheath, this Sundang or Kris measures just under 69cms long. It has a blade length of 55cms and is approx 4cms wide throughout most of its length.
The hilt is carved from very fine dark horn and is polished to perfection. Its grip is silver wire bound and it sits within a thick faceted silver cup.
The blade is forged with its faces showing pattern welded areas at the base. The form is ok 5 luks which are in the bottom half of the blade whilst the remainder of the blade is largely straight.
There is a simple silver stirrup at the base of the blade which appears to be decorative in nature.
The sheath is quite simply put, a work of art. Its original timber sheath is retained within the silver dress. It has a dark horn mouth piece and is bound is exceptional silver repousse work of a repeated diagonal pattern.

A very fine Malaysian sword or status.



Stock No..
s1741

 



Navaja
A fine example
Rare type
Unusual blade type

Navaja A fine example Rare type Unusual blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very finely crafted Navaja with unusual decorative aspects.

This Navaja measure 37cms long open 20.5cms closed and have a blade length of 17cms.
The hilt is brass over timber. Its surfaces are fully and finely engraved with three distinct patterns throughout. The end is finished in a very dangerous needle like spike that could inflict a nasty wound. If held tight in the hand and with the thumb over the pivot end, the use is akin to a trench knife, perhaps used in this manner to deliver a debilitating but not lethal blow rather than a lethal strike from the blade.
The blade shows distal taper, a file clipped back edge to one face of the blade and decorative motifs and recesses to the blade faces. To the left face are floral motifs whilst above a floral motif on the right, a line of Spanish script can be seen.
The back spring is simple, undecorated and thick and offers a strong lock to the 4 tooth ratchet.

A very fine and well crafted Navaja.



Stock No..
s1806

 



A very fine Keris
Patani Terengganu
Stunning silver Pendokok
A very fine blade
Ivory hilt

A very fine Keris Patani Terengganu Stunning silver Pendokok A very fine blade Ivory Perkaka hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine ivory hilted Patani Keris.

This Keris measures 44.5cms long in its sheath, 44cms out and has a blade length of 34cms.
The large ivory Perkaka type hilt is carved from Hippo tooth and remains in perfect condition throughout and has developed a deep rich patina over time.
The silver hilt cup or pendokok is a very fine and rare type and gracefully sets this keris apart from many.
The sturdy blade is with a prominent triangular spine or tulang in Malay, has very well executed perabots or base features typical of the region's styles. The overall shape or dapor is called pandai saras in Malay.
The timbers are well chosen and remain in fine condition throughout with the exception of a minor loss to one upper edge of the sampir or large cross piece of the Keris. Its base retains an bone butnut.

A very fine and rare Keris throughout.



Stock No..
s1805

 



Silver presentation Dah
Burma, 19th century
A fine & rare sword
Buddha and Chinthe desgins

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A very rare all silver Burmese presentation Dah.

this fine sword measures 84cms long in its scabbard, 80.5cms out and has a blade length of 48cms.
The entire sword is covered in very fine repousse decorated silver. Typically, a single presentation cartouche is found to the upper outer face of the scabbards throat on Burmese presentation Dah, where this example has 6 vacant cartouche with 2 at the mid grip, two at the fore grip and two at the base of the scabbard.
The swords hilt has a demure lotus bud pommel sitting atop a very detailed floral repousse patterned grip. The grip section is divided by two very thick beaded silver rings that also aids in gripping the sword.
The blade is a very well forged and constructed type. The spine is flat for the first 19cms which then continues through to the lotus bud tip as a medial ridge. Its faces have a single broad deep fuller running through to the tip with a single narrow fuller above this. There is a shorter narrow fuller running partially along the blade above these.
The scabbard is a timber core dressed in thick plain silver sheet which is over decorated is thick repousse silver panels and very thick beaded silver rings separating these overlaid panels.
The upper throat section of the scabbard is further decorated with two Auspicious Buddha in repousse, one to each upper and lower edges and two repousse protective Chinthe, with one to each left and right face of the scabbard.

A very rare sword



Stock No..
s1801

 



Aceh Pedang
Sumatran Status sabre
Very fine silver grip
Quality blade

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A fine Sumatran Pedang.

This rare sabre, often associated with status is in excellent condition throughout and retains a wonderful and detailed wire bound hilt.
The sword is without a scabbard, a scabbard type which is typically very simple in appearances of plain leather over timber.
The sword measures 88.5cms long and carries a blade which is 72cms long.
The decorative basket hilt shows native designs to its surfaces and a fine silver wire bound hilt. The small pommel cap that surrounds the base of the pommel spike is missing.
The blade is a fine type of fine form. The base of the spine has a fuller, whilst the tip is a shaped back edge which meets the broad central fuller seen to each face of the blade. Above this broad fuller is a secondary narrower fuller.

A fine and rare Sumatran sword of status.



Stock No..
s1745

 



A good Sumatran Keris
A very fine hilt
good pamor blade
Minang regions

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1760

 



Tiger Tooth Jambiya
rare Indian dagger
Chiselled blade

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A good bone handled Tiger Tooth Jambiya, India.

This Jambiya or Khanjar measures 30.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 28.5cms long with a blade length of 19cms.
Its handle measures 5cms across the pommel and 4.5cms wide where the bolster meets the blade. It is a full tang construction with the bone grip slabs secured with metal pins in three places.
The blade's forte is engraved to both sides, it is fullered, has a thickened armour piercing point and sharp bevelled cutting edges.
The sheath is leather over timber with a correct but poorly fitting copper end that is heavily aged.

A good rare dagger from Northern India.



Stock No..
s1720

 



Nias sword, Balato
Head Hunting sword
Nias Island

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A good rare Nias Island head hunting sword.

This example measures 62cms long and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
The carved timber hilt shows very fine age patination throughout and a minor loss. The carving represents a monkey like figure atop of an elaborately carved Lasara head. This finely carved hilt sits within a beautiful cast bronze collar with integral small guard.
The forward curving blade has a small block forte, clear laminated pattern surface and a very fine and sharp edge.
Its scabbard is timber bound with bronze strapping showing a heavy patina. It has minor losses to the throat and tip.
Many of these swords carry "Magical" amulet baskets in various stages of completion that are formed throughout the owners life. These appear as very simple rattan band basket sometimes empty, others contain carved figures, bronze artefacts, teeth, bones, small skulls and other votive object. Crocodile teeth often adorn very old examples and boars teeth are also seen tied to the outer basket.

A good authentic head hunting sword from Nias Island.



Stock No..
s1618

 



A fine silver Daab
Laos, Thailand region
Deep repousse hilt
All silver dress

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A very fine sword from Northern Thailand.

This Daab or Thai/Laos sword measures 86cms long in its scabbard, 82.5cms long out and has a blade length of 58.5cms.
The entire hilt is decorated in a thick silver repousse of excellent depth and quality. The repousse designs show cloud like motifs to most of the hilt and various Naga designs to the mid grip, deep designs that offer a very sure grip as does the larger diameter of the hilt.
The blade is a thick well forged type. It has a tall medial ridge running from the base to the tip. Each face has a single narrow fuller beneath the spine with incised lines above and below. The tip of of the type typically associated with the Laos regions of Northern Thailand. As shown in the photo the blade is at fault with a hairline crack.
The scabbard is silver sheet over timber.

A very fine sword type from the Northern Thailand region.




Stock No..
s1280

 



Corsican folder
Large Vendetta knife
over 51cms long open

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A good French made oversized folding knife, French Corsica.

This Vendetta knife measures 27.5cms closed and 51.5cms open.
The body of the handle is steel from end to end with a steel locking bar running its full length and is dressed in painted bone slabs.
The blade is distal tapered to the tip and cutting edge. The tip is full and a small fingernail recess is found at the tip.

A good large folder of a rarer size.



Stock No..
s1799

 



A rare Tajong Keris
Southern Thailand
Non tradtional blade

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A good rare Keris Tajong from Southern Thailand,

This Keris measures 55.5cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 44cms long with a blade length just under 36cms long.
The hilt is a very finely carved example which is carved from very fine timber and remains in good condition throughout. The hilt has been embellished in a samrit or suassa alloy to its jaws bone and eyes. The beak was once also adorned with the same metal covering which is now lost. The hilt sits atop of a simple hilt cup made from the same alloy.
The blade is a non traditional type from the Indonesian islands to the south of the Thai peninsula. The blades surfaces display a fine pamor.
The sheath is of typical form, also of well selected timbers and free from loss or damage.

A good old restorable Keris that is rarely seen.



Stock No..
s1377

 



Chinese sabre
Military sabre
A good fighting sword

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A good complete Chinese military sabre.

This sword measures 85cms long in its scabbard, is 82cms out and carries a blade just under 66cms long.
The hilt is of rectangular cross section with a flared bronze pommel. It retains its original coth grip wrap over faded mulberry paper. The cup guard is of a very thick cross section.
The blade sweeps up from the forte whilst the hilt's cant follows the same graceful curve is the opposite direction. The faces are each double fullered below the spine and show good distal taper through to the tip and the cutting edge.
The scabbard is bound in ray skin which is free from loss. It is dressed in simple bronze fittings of the same rectangular form seen through the hilt.

A good sabre that would grade up very well with polished bronze surfaces and a little attention to the blades surfaces.



Stock No..
s1722

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

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A good mid 20th century Hmong dagger.

An interesting knife of the type seen in the book by Elaine and Paul Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand.
The knife measures 29.5cms long in its sheath, 27cms out and has a blade length of 17.5cms long.
The grip is bone and has a decorated pot metal collar and guard.
The blade is distal tapered to the cutting edge and tip.
In profile it has a deep forward curving belly and a full needle tip. Each face is decorated in unusual native motifs throughout.
The sheath is timber bound in pot metal strapping will all surfaces decorated. A modern nylon twine wrap reinforced with cloth binding to the rear is used as a suspension loop.

A good example of the type, comparable to the published examples.



Stock No..
s1721

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

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A good mid 20th century Hmong dagger.

An interesting knife of the type seen in the book by Elaine and Paul Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand.
The knife measures 26cms long in its sheath, 22.5cms out and has a blade length of 14.5cms long.
The grip is bone and has a pot metal collar and guard.
The blade is distal tapered to the cutting edge and tip.
In profile it has a deep forward curving belly and a needle tip. Each face is decorated in native motifs throughout.
The sheath is timber bound in pot metal strapping and a modern nylon twine as a suspension loop.

A good example of the type, comparable to the published examples.



Stock No..
s1742

 



Afghani sword
Khyber knife
Rare guard type
A fine fighting sword

Afghani sword Khyber knife Rare guard type A fine fighting sword Kabul Afghanistan Central Asia Bukhara Shamshir www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare solid old fighting Khyber knife, short sword or Salawar from Afghanistan.

In its thick iron bound sheath, this example measures 76cms long. Out it is 70cms long with a thick 57cms long blade of fine fighting quality.
The hilt is carved horn grip slabs mounted in long steel bolsters, a thick central steel grip strap and broad and heavy iron knuckle guard. The iron guard has a single quillon to the spine side of the blade and a pierced tri bar formed knuckle guard. The end of the knuckle guard is of a decorative nature, reminiscent of old world Persian metalwork.
The blade is mounted against a thick brass plate that separates the hilt and blade. It is of classical Khyber form, having a thick 12mm "T" spine tapering to the tip, simple fullering under this pronounced spine and a strong and sharp bevelled cutting edge.
The sheath is leather over timber with larger thick steel fittings with various file finished decorations. To the reverse is a single thick iron suspension ring

A good and rarely seen example of soldiers fighting Khyber knife/short sword.



Stock No..
s1734

 



A large and complete Seme
Massai tribes Africa

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A fine large Massai Seme with original carved leather belt.

This Seme measures 88cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard, the Seme is 87.5cms long and carries a heavy double edged blade that is 72cms long.
The hilt is is a simple stitched hide covering over an unknown core, possibly thin timber slabs or wrapped directly over a thick steel tang.
The blade has a long pronounced medial ridge that runs the entire length of both sides. The base of the blade is 1cm thick and approx 2cms wide which broadens through the Spatula tip which is approx 4cms across. Its cutting edges are very sharp and run for approx 2/3rds of its length.
The scabbard is a leather over timber. The red leather surfaces are tooled to the front and upper rear sections and stitched through the middle of the rear. Running through the front belt loop of the scabbard is its original thick carved hide belt.

A fine and large example of the type in very good condition.



Stock No..
s1155

 



Moro sword, Barong
Pattern welded blade
With scabbard

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A good solid old fighting sword, Moro tribes Philippines.

This Barong measures 59cms long in its sheath, 57cms out and has a blade length of 41cms.
Its Bunti wood hilt is of simple well carved form which stands approx 8cms proud of the 8cms long faceted silver collar.
The broad leaf shaped blade retains a razor sharp cutting edge almost its entire length. Its tip is full and the faces are lightly hollow forged, faces which display clear high contrast pattern welded surfaces.
This barong retains its original sheath. The sheath is of two sections of timber with the out face displaying native tribal motifs.

A good and very dangerous fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1642

 



Nias Island Sword
Balato
A rare complete example
Fine blade type

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A fine and rare Nias Head Hunting sword or Balato, Nias Island, Sumatra.

This Nias Balato measures 66cms long in its scabbard, 64cms out and has a blade length of 49.5cms.
This sword type was owned by Chiefs, noblemen and warriors and used in head hunting expeditions.
The carved hilt is a mythical creature known as 'Lasara'. This creature always has a wide-open mouth with its tongue sticking out, large curved teeth and small horns on both sides. Above the Lasara is a small demon or 'Bekhu'. This demon 'Bekhu' is typically displayed as a small man or monkey.
The blade is a narrow, single-edged and of a profile unique to Nias Island. Its cutting edge remains very sharp.
The scabbard is of dark timber with its two halves secured together by bands of braided rattan.
Retained to the throat of the scabbard is the Nias swords 'magic ball'. The woven rattan ball shows a rich warm old patina consistent with the sword itself. Mounted to the exterior of the 'magic ball' are various tucks and jaw bones.

A fine and rare sword.
For further details, see 'Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago' by Albert van Zonneveld, Figure 31 to 38, 60 to 64, and 314-316..



Stock No..
s1454

 



A very rare sword
Moro Bangkung
Philippines

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A very rare variant of the Moro Bangkung.

This fine and unusual example measures 58.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 52cms long with a 39cm blade.
The hilt is of carved horn. The grip is octagonal in shape with a flared pommel decorated with engraved designs. The grip is further decorated with a 4cms long octagonal silver collar that flares open towards the blade.
The blade is of a rare form. In profiles its waist is narrow, a sweeping forward curve and a slightly upswept tip. A clear inserted end is seen to the left face of the blade.
The scabbard is rattan bound timber. The timber shows numerous age cracks and the rattan has been replaced. Overall it is complete which certainly adds to the rarity of the piece.

A fine, rare and little known Philippine sword.



Stock No..
s1795

 



A fine & massive sword
Thailand & Laos
All silver dress

A fine massive sword Thailand & Laos All silver dress Dah Dha Daab Darb www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A massive rare Daab from the Laos regions fo Thailand.

In its all silver dress scabbard, this Daab measures just under 106cms long.
Out it is 98cms long and has a blade length of 64.5cms long.
The all silver repousse hilt is decorated throughout with cloud like motifs, Naga, floral motifs and a spirits face.
The silver is slightly split in places and worn from age and use with the mid sections of silver now loose but overall the entire hilt remains in good condition throughout. Its large pommel is free from damage.
The blade is a heavy and robust type. It is 3cms across the base and 4cms through the belly with the spine measuring 1cm think.
There is a peaked medial ridge running the full length of the spine.
In its scabbard it is approx 1.5kg in weight.
The scabbard is a solid timber core dressed in sheet silver that is embellished at the ends. The base is stamped with 5 circles.

A very large sword once belonging to a personal of considerable wealth and social standing. It is of a size rarely seen on the market with a blade quality with fighting in mind.



Stock No..
s1376

 



Chinese sabre
Qing military sword
A fine fighting sword

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A fine late Qing military sabre.

In its scabbard this sabre measures 82.5cms long in its scabbard, just under 80cms out and has a blade length of 63.5cms long.
The hilt is of standard form with a rounded pommel, simple collar and disc guard which measures 8cms across at its widest point.
The grip is timber, covered with mulberry paper and bound with its original blue cloth wrap. A blue cord wrist lanyard is retained with the sword.
The blade has good balance in the hand with forward weight to end. There is clear distal taper through to the tip and to the cutting edge. Each blade face has double fullers running below the spine.
The scabbard is in solid healthy condition throughout. it si without loss or damages to the timbers of ray skin covering but no longer retains the lower fitting.

A fine Chinese military sabre, types that are becoming harder to find.



Stock No..
s1265

 



A fine fighting Daab
Thailand sword

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A fine quality fighting sword from Thailand.

Dressed in simple rattan and timber, this old fighting sword measures 88cms long in its scabbard, 84cms out and has a blade length of 56cms long, which is 1cms thick at the spine.
The hilt appears to be a solid bamboo core covered in fine individual rattan rings.
The blade is a fine fighting type, well balanced and has a very thick spine.
The scabbard retains its original baldric suspension cord and is also bound by individual rattan rings.

A fine fighting sword in simple dress.



Stock No..
s1620

 



Sumatran sword
A large sabre
Unusual materials
Carved pommel

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A good Sumatran sword or rarer large proportions.

This dress and fighting sword measures 92cms long in its scabbard, 88cms out and has a blade length of 71.5cms.
The combination of materials used to make this sword are a rather unusual and rare example.
The hilt is of carved timber in the manner of a Makara with its upturned snout. The warm patina and well chosen timber is very pleasing to the eye and hand. This hilt sits atop of a carved horn collar.
The blade is a broad curved example in good condition, is of a light yet very capable fighting type.
The timber scabbard has a bone throat and a horn tip. The horn tip is secured with an iron pin and is shaped as such, that the sword could double as a walking aid or support of which there is evidence of it used as a support with the horn upturned at the edges.

A good old Sumatran sword of considerable size.



Stock No..
s1791

 



Gaucho Facon
Fighting knife
South America Cowboy knife
Northern Argentina

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A good quality Gaucho fighting knife.

In its sheath, this Facon measure 44cms long. Out is it just under 39cms long with a blade length of 26cms.
The hilt and fittings appear to be a very good quality nickel silver. All the fittings are very thick and solid, durable as they were heavily used by the South American cowboys.
The hilt has both round and octagonal grip sections with a domed pommel. There are three bands of raised floral designs and three engraved flower motifs to the hilt. The thick guard offers very suitable hand protection.
The blade is single edged with a sharpened clipped back edge. It has a single fuller running down each side and is very sharp. To the base of the blade is a wrapped nickel silver band.
The sheath is stitched leather with strong fittings that are engraved in floral motifs. The belt clip also shows raised decorative motifs.

A good complete example of a Gaucho fighting knife.



Stock No..
s428

 



Civil War period
Sword cane blade & hilt

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A rare walking stick sword blade and handle.

This good mid 19th centruy 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



Stock No..
s1724

 



Sikin Panjang
Northern Sumatra
Pattern welded blade

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A goof fighting sword from Northern Sumatra.

In its scabbard this Sikin Panjang measures 72cms long. Out it is 65.5cms long with a blade length just over 51cms long including the stem ring.
The hilt is carved horn and of the hulu tumpang beunteueng type. The hilts surfaces are inscribed throughout and an age crack is found to the left face when it meets the stem ring.
the blade has a nine petal stem ring which is integral to the blade. The blade has a single fuller to each face that is just below the spine whilst the rest of the blade is hollow forged and retains a sharp edge all the way through to the end of the hatchet tip.
the blade surfaces so a good pattern welded surface and hardened edge.
The scabbard has small losses to the edge and is missing the rear insert that runs along the spine which could be replaced. Its surfaces are covered in delicate inked engravings and has a carved throat.

A good example of the type complete with its scabbard.



Stock No..
s1520

 



Piso Podang
Batak sword
Pamor blade
Unusual hilt profile

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A sumatran Piso Podang sabre.

This Sumatran sabre meaures 68cms long and has a blade length of 57cms.
The large thick bronze hilt offers a perfect balance for the elegant slender blade. The hilt is of typical native form and style but has been cast in a specific manner with a deep curve that opens up the grip for a larger hand.
The blade is of native manufacture, is hollow forged and has clear pamor or pattern welded surfaces.

A very well balanced fighting sword with an unusual cant to the hilt.



Stock No..
s1789

 



Laos Daab
Long handled chopper

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A good complete example of a long handled Laos Daab.

This sword measures 88.5cms long in a straight line across the deep curve. Its hilt is 44cms long to the guard, its broad blade is 40.5cms long.
The long hilt is bamboo with what appears to be an iron collar that displays a very deep rich patina and 7 woven bands of rattan and a small simple bronze guard with file finished edges.
The blade has a 100mm thick spine at the base, a raised back edge through to the tip and a sharp blade. The blade narrows through the waist in width and depth and then broadens to just under 4cms deep through the belly.
The scabbard is leather, string and rattan bound. It remains in healthy condition with only minor rattan loss near the throat.

A good example of the type.



Stock No..
s1522

 



Kurdish Khanjar
Kurdish Jambiya
very fine example

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A very fine Kurdish khanjar or Jambiya, 2nd half of the 20th century.

This Khanjar measures 39cms long in its sheath. Out it is 36cms with a 24cms long blade.
Its hilt is finely polished solid black horn type with two simple brass dome embellishments to each end.
The blade is very well forged and finished. It has a pronounced medial ridge to both sides running through to its tip, very sharp edges and clear yet subtle patterning to the blades surfaces.

A very fine and very well price Kurdish dagger.



Stock No..
s1751

 



Katana
Japanese sword
A fine blade type

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A good Japanese Katana.

This sword measures 89.5cms long in its scabbard, out it is 87.5cms long and carries a blade that is 67cms long to the Tsuba.
The sword is in sound condition throughout and carries a quality blade.
Its hilt would benefit from a re wrap and a replacement Kashira in either iron or horn. The Fuchi is steel with scalloped and incised surfaces and two more seppa would be required for a perfect tight fit.
The Tsuba is iron with chiselled surfaces which display some pitting.
The blade is unsigned but of a high standard of manufacture. The Habaki is covered in gold leaf, the blade has a high back edge, a narrow raised ridge line and a clear Yokote. A clear harmon is present on the right ride of the forte.
The scabbard is intact and covered with porous looking lacquer.

A good old blade and fittings that would grade up well.



Stock No..
s1785

 



Canary Island knife
Rare named blade
Dated blade
Naife dated 1903

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A fine Canary Island knife, named, dated and with its original sheath.

This example measure 24cms long in its sheath, 23cms out and has a blade length of 14.5cms.
The Canary Island knife's grip is a very detailed composition of stacked horn, bone and brass spacers with its horn sections inlaid with brass to form geometric patterns, patterns that are reputed to be individual to their makers and the guilds in which they were made. The grip is secured between detailed brass ends and peened tight against the bolster.
The blade single edged leaf shaped blade is signed and dated to the upper left face of the forte. To the upper right face are traditional pin punch designs.
The knife is found with its original leather sheath.

A fine example of the type.



Stock No..
s1646

 



Old Thai fighting sword

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

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

A good well priced fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1784

 



A fine Jambiya
Coastal yemen or Oman
Rhino horn hilt
Silver hilt dress
Silver stitched Shagreen sheath

A fine Yemen Jambiya Rhino horn hilt Silver hilt dress Silver stitched shagreen sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Rhino hilted Yemen Jambiya.

The Jambiya measures 30.5cms long and carries a 20cms long blade.
The hilt is Rhino horn with silver embellishments to the front and silver sheet to the rear. The hilt design is interesting in that the typical front face is traditionally dress whilst the rear face is sully dressed in silver and still retaining decorative motifs.
The blade is strong and retains a very sharp edge.
The sheath is unusual and Shagreen dress is rarely seen. It is original to the Jambiya, well formed and is bound in a style often seen on Oman sabres. Loss to the tip.

A very rare type with a desirable hilt.



Stock No..
s1011

 



A good rare African sword
Takouba with rare blade type

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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.



Stock No..
s1766

 



Bangkung
Very rare Moro sword
Rare hilt type

Bangkung very rare Moro sword Rare hilt type kris barong kampilan shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Bangkung, a very rare Moro sword

This sword measures 65cms long and carries a 47cms long blade.
The hilt his a finely grained timber of rare and unusual form. The grip is bound in a traditional method and has a simple low quality silver or alloy collar. The end of the pommel has a minor loss as seen in the images provided.
The blade is hollow forged. It has a bevelled cutting edge and a bevelled back edge. At the base it is just under 3cms across and widens to over 5cms through the middle.

A good example of a very rare sword type.



Stock No..
s1636

 



Thai sword
Long fighting type

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A good old long handled fighting sword, Thailand.

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

A good long fighting type.



Stock No..
s1765

 



A very rare Barong
Interesting cross cultural influences
Philippines chopper

A very rare antique Barong Krs Kampilan Palembang Borneo knife sword Interesting cross cultural influences Philippines chopper www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and interesting and rare barong like chopper.

This "Barong" measures just under 46cms long and has a blade length of 30cms. It is 6cms wide through the belly and wider if the dorsal spike is included.
The pommel is a rather unusual form which resembles the Makara hilts seen on Palembang sword. Its grip is bound in old cord in traditional Philippine fashion and a small bronze space is mounted between the hilt and blade.
The blade has a unique profile and very prominent and typical pattern welded surfaces like those seen on Barong.

A very Barong with interesting cross cultural design elements.



Stock No..
s1712

 



Burmese Dah
Iron fittings
Unusual dress
Kachin region

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A good quality Dah with iron fittings.

This sword from the Burmese regions is likely from the northern regions in to Assam where open scabbards are more common.
It measures 69cms long in its scabbard, 61.5cms out and has a blade length of 42cms.
The hilt is a solid bamboo core that has been fitted with thick steel fittings that are lightly decorated at the edges. The central grip area has been decorated in brass tacks that offer a sure grip when swung.
The blade is a very strong hard blade type with minor flex. It has a narrower waist that widens through to the concave tip.
The scabbard is timber with an open face and decorative brass bands to keep the Dah in place. It is pierced at the top where it appears a leather belt suspension strap may have been located.

A good solid working Dah for fighting and or daily use.



Stock No..
s665

 



A fine African club
Knobkerrie, iwisa

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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.



Stock No..
s1176

 



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.



Stock No..
s1366

 



Wootz Shamshir
Syrian or Iraqi

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An interesting Middle Eastern Wootz Shamshir.

Measured in a straight line, this sabre measures 90.5cms long. Its blade is 77cms long from its tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt appears to be a stripped down Syrian hilt, carved to a simple hooked pommel. It retains a early simple iron quillon blade that appears to have been reduced in thickness as the outline of engraved cartouche can be seen clearly to one face.
The blade is Wootz. It has an 18cm long false back edge and the tiniest of gold remains from an engraved cartouche. The blade would benefit from a proper polish as there inconstancies in its width in places and small bends.

A very well priced Wootz blade, one for an entry level collector or someone who wishes to refurbish the blade in to traditional dress.



Stock No..
s1732

 



Salakot
19th century
district chief's helm
Luzon

Salakot 19th century district chief's helm Luzon Philippines hat rattan helmet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and very rare Salakot from Luzon.

This very rare district chief's head ware remains in exceptional condition throughout and is heavily embellished in silver.

The helm appears to have been a large hollowed out gourd that has had a very finely crafted woven rattan inner which is remarkably free from loss or damage.
Securing the woven inner and the hard outer shell is the decorative silver banding which are pinned in place by very long silver split pins that are folded over against the inner weaving. Atop of the three bands of silver strapping are further decorative pins that sit along the top edge of the upper band.
Between the bands and the upper spire there sit 8 decorative sun and star motifs. To the centre of the top of the Salakot is a very fine filigree base, a hour glass middle and a large central spike. All surfaces of this upper silver mount are decorated in various motifs.
Keeping the helm in place is a replacement chin strap with four bone discs for securing under the chin. To the end of the strap are three woven toggles hanging from what appears to be an original bronze loop.

A very fine and rare piece of Luzon history in remarkable condition for its age and a display piece that would look even more stunning with all the silver fully polished.



Stock No..
s1735

 



Japanese sword
WWII Katana
Signed blade

Japanese sword WWII Katana Signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Japanese Katana, WWII period.

This Katana measures 104.5cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 97cms long with a blade length of 70cms including the Habaki or 67.5cms long excluding the Habaki.
Throughout, this sword is in fine condition with minimal wear.
The hilt binding shows light wear and is without fault. The standard military Menuki are secured in place beneath the binding which sit atop a black ray skin covering.
The blade shows use and is still in original polish with shows minor blemishes from its use.
There are very minor edge nicks in a few places.
The scabbard is a leather clad field dressing at remains free from loss or damage.

A good well priced example.



Stock No..
s1564

 



Malay Keris
Fine blade
Rare Pamor type

Malay Keris Fine blade Rare Pamor type Bugis Pamor Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Malaysian Keris with a rare pamor pucuk rebong.

This broad old Keris measures 44cms long in its sheath, 43cms out and has a blade length of 34cms.
The Jawa Demam hilt is an old example that was given a second life through the replacement of the base. Due to a loss to the lower protion of the timber, this old replacement shows the manner in which the repairs were carried out, being a sleeve over the original inner core.
The blade is a broad 7 luk type that has been reserved perfectly beneath an old cosmolene covering. Removal and cleaning of the covering will reveal the very rare pamor perfectly. The Pamor shows approx 100 lines running through its base to fornm chevron patterns that peak throughout the entire blade.
The sheath shows losses to the butnut (base), an opening to one face from repeated drawing in and out. Given the perfect wear at this point and the overall wear at the throat, the sheath is true and original to the blade.

A fine old example that shows a very rare pamor.



Stock No..
s1719

 



Nias sword
A very rare type
A rare Balato

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

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A fine Nias sword, Balato.

A rarely seen and little known Nias sword, being the coming of age sword used as an everyday sword, and usually worn as a companion sword to the head-hunting type in festival and head hunting.
This sword measures 49.5cms long in its scabbard, 48cms out and with a 37cm long blade.
The hilt is a rich dark timber mounted in a bronze collar. Its pommel is a simply carved representation of the Lasara and has a small pierced hole between its jaws.
The blade is heavy for its size. It is forward curving with a clipped tip and a deep belly. Its edge remains sharp and there is a small and unusual decorative profile at the forte.
The scabbard is rattan bound timber with a lightly carved throat.

A fine example in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1790

 



Large Gaucho knife
Uruguay Puñal
South America Cowboy knife

Large Gaucho knife Uruguay Puñal South American Cowboy www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and large Uruguay Puñal.

This large Gaucho knife measures 52cms long in it sheath, 47cms out and has a blade length of 36cms inclusive of the bolster.
The tapering hilt shows various simple repousse designs with one face displaying two floral motifs and the reverse an unusual motif with a central stripe in the manner of the flag of Artigas, although likely no reference to the national hero José Gervasio Artigas Arnal, despite the blade being marked Montevideo.
The blade is likely an EU export blade sent to and stamped with the name Montevideo and other marks now obscured by patination.
The blade is single edged with a long back edge and a round bolster that fits snugly in to the mouth of the sheath
The sheath is thick stitched leather dressed in repousse nickel silver fitting with floral motifs throughout.
The base of one side of the leather has been engraved with numbers and letters, perhaps a collection number, perhaps a date?

A good large impressive Gaucho knife from Uruguay.



Stock No..
s1756

 



Vietnam sabre
A very rare Tonkin sword
Very rare hilt type
Repousse silver fittings

Vietnam sabre A very rare Tonkin sword Amman IndoChine Very rare hilt type Repousse silver fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Vietnamese sabre.

This rare and unusual sabre of known form is just one of the many sword types found within the large diverse region that Vietnam covered.
In its scabbard is measures just under 95cms long. Out it is 86cms long and has a blade length of 62cms.
The broad curved tapering hilt is carved from a very finely selected rich coloured timber. It is bound with a repousse silver collar that displays native Vietnamese floral motifs and other plain wire bound sections at the guard.
The Tsuba like guard is bronze which is pierced in its traditional manner. To the blade side are two decorative silver spacers that sit between the tonkou and guard.
The blade is a very rare form in a Katana line fashion. It has a rounded spine through to the tip and a clear hardened edge.
The scabbard is of simple timber form retaining a simple silver strap to the mid section and repousse silver fittings to the throat and drag, both of which show a flaming Lion like mane design to the edges and masks within the floral decorations.

A very rarely seen Sabre from Vietnam with rare hilt and blade type.



Stock No..
s1783

 



Thai sword
Repousse silver hilt
A fine example

Thai Thailand Laos Daab Dah Dha sword Repousse silver hilt A fine example fighting sword Krabi Krabong www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good silver hilted Thai Daab.

This sword is just under 76cms long in its scabbard. It has a hilt length of 25cms long and a blade length of 48cms long.
The Hilt is a solid timber core with repousse silver decoration covering all surfaces. It is decorated in native cloud like motifs throughout and is finished in a very elaborate decorative pommel.
The blade is reminiscent of older styles. It is very thick at the base of the spine with a medial ridge running through to the tip. It has a very pronounced upward curve and a very unusual tip curving forward along the spine, one that is very capable of piercing.
The blades edge shows minor nicks along its still rather sharp edge. Its faces retain some decoration and the base is wrapped in a semi precious samrit alloy, akin to the Chinese Tonkou.
The sword retains an original old black lacquered scabbard.

A very good sword with minor edge and silver issues, likely 18th century.



Stock No..
s1430

 



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.



Stock No..
s1546

 



A fine Malay Keris
Thick broad blade
7 luk, NICE

A fine Malay Keris Thick broad blade 7 luk, NICE Bugis Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Malay keris with a thick heavy blade.

This example is a very good, totally original keris throughout with a thick heavy blade of near hexagonal cross section.
In its sheath it is just under 45cms long. Out it is 38.5cms long with a blade just under 30cms in length.
The hilt is very well carved from finely selected timber which sits perfectly within its heavy and unusual brass cup.
The blade is very fine quality. It is of a stout 7 luk profile, has a near hexagonal cross section and clear pamor patterning throughout.
The sheath 100% original to the blade, and complete with the exception of the butnut.
Like the hilt, it too is selected from fine timbers and free from damage.

A fine example of a strong keris.



Stock No..
s1728

 



Jian
Chinese sword
Mid sized sword
Quality blade

Jian Chinese sword Mid sized sword Quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early 20th century midsized jian in need of some TLC.

This jian measures 80cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard it is 75cms long with a blade length of 54.5cms from the tip of the guard to the tip of the blade or 59cms to where it sits within the recess of the guard.
The hilt is of a timber grip bound in ray skin with a brass pommel, collar, lanyard hole and guard.
The blade is in its original bright polish throughout but shows some surface wear in places. It has a black ricasso and a central medial ridge through to the tip.
the scabbard is timber, wire bound and lacquered. It sits in brass fittings and carries and repaired break to the base.

A good jian with a good quality blade that would grade up well with a sharpen and clean.



Stock No..
s1380

 



Two handed Jian
Massive Chinese sword
A very rare type
Fine fighting blade
Iron hilt fittings

Two handed Jian Massive Chinese sword A very rare type Fine fighting blade Iron hilt fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An extremely rare two handed Jian.

This very large and well balanced Jian measures 126cs long in its scabbard.
Out is it 124.5cms long out and has a blade length of 89cms to the oversized guard edge or 95.5cms long to the tang.
The massive hilt is timber bound in the traditional cloth wrap, a wrap that looks to be original to the sword. The hilt is finished in large oversized engraved iron fittings. The pommel is 6cms across while the guard is 13cms across. Both fittings show a Chinese dragon within cloud like motifs.
The blade is a very well forged type of fighting quality. It has a thick medial ridge running through to the tip where a small amount of light pitting is seen and clear hardened edges are seen throughout the length of the blade.
The scabbard is covered in ray skin, likely once painted but now showing losses from age and use. Attached to the scabbard are 5 oversized pierced bronze fittings with each fitting displaying a Chinese dragon.

For its size, this Jian is a well balanced sword, easily used with one or two hands.

A very rare find.




Stock No..
s1246

 



Chinese sword
A very fine Jian
Original full polish
Original tassel
A unique signed blade

Chinese sword A very fine Jian Original full polish Original tassel A unique signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An outstanding presentation Jian.

This very fine sword measures 95.5cms in its scabbard, 93.5cms long out and has a blade length of 70cms to the edge of the guard or 75cms to the tang.
The hilt is timber that has the grip covered in a well selected ray skin and finished with a bronze pommel, collar and guard, all of which have an original "Japanned" finish to them.
Through the hilt, there is a very rare and outstanding woven and plaited sword tassel that is in an amazing state of preservation. This tassel measures 65cms long.
The blade is a strong yet supple example and in original full bright polish.
The forte displays very fine frosted acid etched panels at which point a fine fuller runs through the blade's medial ridge. One etched panel is decorative in nature, the other showing characters indicating the steel type used in the blades manufacture. It is within this panel that a most unique set of characters are found pointing to the location of the sword's manufacturer.
The scabbard is timber bound with wire in the traditional pattern then lacquered. The two suspension fittings and drag are in an original bronze finish.

An exceptional sword throughout with unique features.



Stock No..
s1016

 



Ex personal collection
Algerian Shamshir
Unbroken published provenance
Rhino horn hilt
Dated silver fittings
Dark wootz blade
Carried from the Bey of Algeria's palace in 1830

Ex personal collection Algerian Ottoman Kilij Kilig Kilic Shamshir sabre Unbroken published provenance Rhino horn hilt Dated silver fittings Dark wootz blade lame Carried from the Bey of Algeria's palace in 1830 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Algerian Ottoman Shamshir with provenance.

The sword measures just under 96cms long in its scabbard when measured tip to tip in a straight line. Out of its scabbard it is 92.5cms long with a blade length of 79cms from the tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is Rhino horn grip slabs pinned to the tang and separated by a fluted gilt silver grip strap and pierced with a gilt silver lanyard hole through the pommel.
The quillon block with its elongated quillons is solid silver with engraved edges.
The blade, although dark in places and with light pitting to the tip, is a very fine quality Wootz blade. The surfaces clearly show a very fine, small and tight pattern throughout its surfaces.
The forte contains several Quran verses applied in gold, now darked with age and worn in places but still very readable.
The scabbard remains in very good condition throughout with only a minor split and loss to the throat as is often the case with ottoman swords.
All silver mountings to the scabbard are decorated with engraved surfaces. Pictures, cartouches and script can be seen within these engravings as can remains of gilt wash.
the drag contains a signature and date to its inside edge, dating the swords dress to 1824, six years prior to the invasion of Algeria and the Palace of the Bey of Algiers from where this sword was carried from.

Until its purchase by us, the sword had remained within Blair castle in Scotland and was the property of Captain William Fordyce Blair (1805-1888) whilst attached to the French forces during the Invasion of Algiers in 1830.

A wonderful sword, of high quality and an unbroken line of provenance from its capture in 1830, and also datable to 1824.

Notations of his Naval career are below.

BLAIR. (Commander, 1841. f-p., 18; h-p., 11.)

William Fordyce Blair, born in 1807, is eldest surviving son of the late Col. Wm. Blair, of Blair, co. Ayr, M.P. for that shire, by Magdalene, daughter of the late John Fordyce, Esq., of Ayton, co. Berwick, for many years Commissioner of the Woods and Forests; and younger brother of the late Capts. Hamilton Blair and John Chas. Blair, R.N. He is the representative of a family which has been of high standing in the co. Ayr for the last six centuries.

This officer entered the Royal Naval College 5 March, 1818; and embarked, in July, 1820, as Midshipman, on board the Rochfort 80, Capt. Chas. Marsh Schomberg, bearing the flag of Sir Graham Moore on the Mediterranean station, where he shortly afterwards witnessed the taking of Naples by the Austrians, and was present in the Cambrian 46, at Scio and Smyrna, during the Turkish massacre of the Greeks, many of whom were saved in the boats of that frigate. After an attachment of a few months to the Diamond 46, Capt. Lord Napier, he served during part of the Burmese war on board the Liffey 50, Capt. Thos. Coe; and, on his subsequent transference to the Java 52, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Hall Gage, he appears to have been much employed in boat operations against the Malay pirates. Having passed his examination in Sept. 1826, he became successively Mate, in Oct. 1827, and March, 1828, of the Tamar 26, Capt. Jas. John Gordon Bremer, and Blonde 46, Capt. Edmund Lyons. He took part, about the latter period, in the blockade of Navarin, and in the following Oct. was employed on shore in constructing batteries, and otherwise co-operating with the French army during the siege of Morea Castle. Being promoted to a Lieutenancy, 4 March, 1829, in the Wasp 18, Capt. Thos. Edw. Hoste, Mr. Blair was next for some time occupied in watching the Russian fleet at the mouth of the Dardanells; after which, he united with the French in their operations against Algiers, and was further active in the extirpation of piracy from the Archipelago. While subsequently attached, from 1 Dec. 1830, until May, 1835, to the Britannia 120, bearing the flag of Sir Pulteney Malcolm, we find him variously employed in the Mediterranean in reference to the affairs of Greece and Turkey, and off Lisbon during the Pedro and Miguel disputes - independently of a short time spent in blockading the Dutch coast. He was reappointed, on 5 April, 1836, to the Britannia, as Flag-Lieutenant, pro tem, to Sir Philip Durham at Portsmouth, but was superseded in March, 1837, and has since been on half-pay. His last commission bears date 23 Nov. 1841.

Commander Blair is a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for co. Ayr. He married, 22 July, 1840, Caroline Isabella, youngest daughter of the late John Sprot, Esq., of London, by whom he has issue two daughters. Agents - Goode and Lawrence.



Stock No..
s1762

 



A fine Daab
Thai laos regions
Fine silver dress
Maker stamped

A fine Daab Thai laos regions Fine silver dress Maker stamped Tai Shan Dah Dha Darb www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Dah or Daab from the Thailand, Laos regions.

This fine sword is of demure proportions and complete from end to end.
It measures 74.5cms long in its scabbard, 72cms out and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
The hilt is timber bound in fine rattan to the middle and dresses with very fine quality silverwork with shows multiple makers stamps to the pommel end.
The blade is narrow of waist and widens through the belly . The spine shows a medial ridge from the thick base through to the upswept tip.
The scabbard is timber bound in rattan and finished with fine silver ends that also show the makers stamps. Attached to the upper section is an original suspension baldric.

A very fine sword throughout.



Stock No..
s1763

 



A very fine knife
Ottoman Crete dagger
Ivory and silver
Large example

A very fine knife Ottoman Crete dagger Ivory and silver Large example Greece Greek sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and large Ottoman Crete dagger.

This rare example measures 38cms long in its sheath. Out is measures 35.5cms long and has a blade length of 23cms including the bolsters.
The hilt has large ivory grip slabs are just under 6cms across the ears and each is 11cms long. Each slab is pinned in 6 places, secured through the tang and finished with a broad tapering engraved silver grip strap.
Pinned between the ears of the pommel is carved ivory in a sea shell shape and mounted with a turquoise centre stone.
Where the grip strap meets the blade are decorative silver bolsters, engraved in the form of a clam shell.
The blade is in an old full bright polish that remains very good throughout. The left face shows a long engraved design whilst the right face remains free from engravings.
Its "T" spine is a work of art being a fuller running through to the tip, incised edges and a detailed repeated engraved pattern through to the tapering tip.
The blade remains very sharp.
The sheath is a thick and robust repousse silver type. It shows applied plaited wire work and bindings to the throat and detailed repousse work through to the tip.
Attached to the sheath are five silver chains with four of these chains ending in attached silver coins.

A very fine and rare Ottoman dagger from the Island of Crete.



Stock No..
s1757

 



Thai Laos sword
A very rare example
Fine repousse silver Daab

Thai Laos sword A very rare example Fine repousse silver Daab Dha Dah Darb sabre Thailand Lanna www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare repousse silver Thai Laos sword or Daab.

This sword measures just over 84cms long in its scabbard.Out it measures just under 77cms long and has a blade length of just under 47cm.
The hilt is a highly detailed repousse silver over a shaped brass liner which then sits over what appears and feels like a timber pommel in the shape of an elephant's tusk, although, with the natural shape and various age lines, it is possible that this is a blackened tusk end.
The silverwork shows various motifs throughout including writhing dragons or Naga. As seen in the images, one small section of silver shows minor losses.
The blade has a very thick flat spine that that tapers acutely to a raised medial ridge that continues through to the tip. In profile, the sword and its blade show a very good curve from end to end. The blades base is narrow and it widens to a broad belly and cutting edge that still remains sharp.
Its scabbard is timber covered in a thick double leather covering.

A very rare sword type with features such as the curve and brass liner beneath the silver that are indicative of a fighting sword type for a person of some wealth and social standing.



Stock No..
s1501

 



Chinese swords
Hudiedao
Iron guards
Fighting swords

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A very good pair of Chinese fighting swords, Hudiedao.

This pair each measure 57cms long with a blade length of 46cms.
The hilts are Rosewood with flat backs and a perfectly incised deep vertical relief to the front. These grips are bound in darkened brass collars to each end and sit tightly around the tangs.
The tapered iron guards offer very safe knuckle protection while the deep quillons offer both a practical blade catcher and offer plenty of room for a thumb to be hooked in for forearm defence.
The thick heavy forged blades remain uncleaned but will grade up very well if polished to reveal pattern welded surfaces. They are 1cm thick at the base with the spine remaining flat for half the length of the blade when they then have a domed spine through to the tips.

A very good pair of fighting swords at a great price.



Stock No..
s1462

 



Sword cane blade
Toledo 1901
Makers marked
RARE

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

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A good Spanish sword cane blade.

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

A rare marked blade for a Walking stick.



Stock No..
s1733

 



A fine Ottoman dagger
Crete, 19th century
Silver and ivory
Gem inlaid pommel

A fine Ottoman daggerCrete Greek 19th century Silver and ivory Gem inlaid pommel www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Ottoman dagger, Cretan knife.

This fine knife measures just under 27.5cms long in its sheath and 25cms long out. Its blade length is 15.5cms including the bolster.
The grip slabs are Elephant ivory pinned in 6 places to each side. These slabs are secured atop of thick brass liners and through the blades tang. Finishing the hilt is a decorative silver (now tarnished) grip strap. At the pommel, between the two larger ears is a small piece of ivory craved in a sea shell shape and set with a faceted gem stone.
Mounted between the grip and the blade is a decorative silver bolster engraved in a shell or clam like fashion.
The blade is expertly forged and retains a razor sharp edge.
In profile, the blade has a re-curved needle like tip and engravings to the left face which also appear to show a date above the large central engraving.
The spine is fully engraved throughout and the cross section of the blade is a "T" section.
The sheath is bound with an engraved silver ring at the throat and is leather over timber. The green leather is in excellent condition and it stitched with plaited brass wire.

A fine example of the Cretan dagger or knife.




Stock No..
s1482

 



Afghan powder flask
Afghanistan

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A good solid old powder flask from Afghanistan.

Made from tooled leather over timber, this example measures 22cms tall and 18cms wide excluding the metal nozzle.
The flask is solid throughout and in good condition throughout with the metal top being loose from the timber beneath.

A good rare powder flask from Central Asian, North Indian regions.



Stock No..
s1371

 



Java Keris
Jogjakarta style
Kintah blade
18th century
A fine example

Java Keris Jogjakarta style Kintah blade 18th century A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine 18th century Javanese Keris with gold kintah work to the blade.

This rare example is 46cms long in its sheath, over 45cms out and has a blade length of 36cms.
The hilt is expertly carved from a rich dark brown timber that has an almost purple hews to it in soft lighting. Its sits atop of a silver mendak of high quality that is encrusted with what appears to be old mine cut diamonds (untested).
The blade is of a 13luk construction with deep luk, gold kintak work to the base and differing pamor to each face with one presenting a sun like motif to the centre of the base that is absent from the other side.
The warangka or upper section of the sheath is perfect throughout and carved from some very well chosen burl timber. This warangka sits within a white metal pendok with a very highly detailed thick silver insert that is mercury gilded throughout.

A fine and complete 18th century Java Keris in quality dress throughout.



Stock No..
s1628

 



Tridacna Keris hilt
A fine clam shell hulu

Tridacna Keris hilt A fine clam shell hulu Malay Java Sumatra Borneo Banjarmassin Cirebon www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Keris hilt carved from Clam shell.

This finely carved Malay Keris hilt is made from Tridacna or giant clam shell.
It is of demure form, standing 6.5cms tall and 5cms from the back of his head to the beak.
The carving overall, when considering the material type is quite crisp and detailed.
It is free from loss or damage to the external appearance of the hilt but there are minor losses around the hole through which the pesi sites, an area hidden by the bronze or silver cups the hilt typically sits in.

A fine and rare Keris hilt.



Stock No..
s1548

 



Bali Keris
A fine example
Long straight blade
Fine timbers

Bali Keris A fine example Long straight blade fine timbers www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine long Bali Keris.

This sturdy warlike Keris measures 62cms long in its sheath and just under 62cms when out. The large hilt carries a very stury 49.5cms long blade.
The hilt displays very nie dark grains throughout and is free from loss of damage. The hilt does not sit over a cup, likely lost through time.
The blade is a very well constructed example. ts shows a fine clear pamor surface throughtout and carries long fullers through to the tip.
The sheath also displays fine dark grained timber to one side and a plain reverse side.

A fine example throughout.



Stock No..
s1499

 



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

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

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A Malaysian Sundang.

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

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



Stock No..
s1698

 



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

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

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A good Vietnamese Dadao with engraved blade.

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

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



Stock No..
s1746

 



A fine Penghulu Keris
Bugis Chief Keris
broad 9 luk blade

A fine Penghulu Keris Bugis Chief Keris broad 9 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Bugis Chief Keris.

This Keris measures 41cms long in its sheath, just under 40cms out and has a blade length just under 33cms long.
The hilt is a light coloured and well grained timber with the hilt cup missing.
The broad sheath is approx 17cms across and 11cms tall at its highest point.
The blade is of typical Penghulu form being broad throughout, a fine pamor throughout and broad bevelled cutting edges.

A good desirable Bugis Keris.



Stock No..
s1153

 



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.



Stock No..
s1547

 



Sara throwing knives
African knives
Chad, Sara tribes

Sara throwing knives African knives Chad Sara tribes www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1258

 



Han Dynasty
Chinese knife
Bronze age knife
Blade characters
Ex Higgins Museum
Long provenance

Han Dynasty Chinese knife Bronze age knife blade characters Ex Higgins Museum Long provenance www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare find.

Ex museum piece from the world famous Higgins Armoury, bought with a group of other small bronzes with a line of provenance back from 1928-1944. See other listings shortly.

Genuine Chinese bronze age items are rare and we are lucky enough to have secured this and other bronze age items that hold a distinguished pedigree.
This personal side knife with Han ring pommel measure 24cms long and has a 15cm cutting edge.
The knife has a faceted ring pommel with a decorative inner end, a fine recessed broad fuller running through to the tip and an engraved script of early Chinese symbols.

A quality and very rare knife from an important world class museum.



Stock No..
s1707

 



Chinese sabre
Bannerman sidearm
A fine example

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

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

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

A fine and complete example



Stock No..
s393

 



Moro spear
twist core
Datu presentation spear
Superb quaility

Malay Keris Fine blade Rare Pamor type Bugis Pamor Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A long time part of our personal gallery collection.

A stunning early and unique spear from the Philippines, a release from our personal collections.

The highlight of this particular spear is the wonderfully controlled twist core pattern seen on the spear head.
To further set this aside from other spears found with twist core patterning is the inscriptions seen to one side and talismanic markings to both sides near the tip.
Whilst research is on going on this piece, my thanks to members of the Viking Sword community for directions with translations.
At this point the inscriptions indicate this spear as a presentation piece from one Datu to another Datu, be it a gift or of sorts a change of guard, thus far it is not certain.
Overall the spear is 2.72m long with the head being 46cms long and the collar being just under 23cms.
The timber shafts tapers to the base where original butt cap with iron rings is seen, a feature often lost or never seen on spears of this region.
A complete and unique example of a seldom seen Moro spear form.

This spear was the property of Master Gunnery Sergeant George Pelletiere, US Marine Corps, who fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal during WWII



Stock No..
s1708

 



Chinese Sword
Jian
Fine heavy blade
seven star inlay

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1713

 



A very fine Laos sword
Thai Lao Darb
Ivory hiit, silver dress

A very fine Laos sword Thai Lao Darb Ivory hiit, silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine ivory hilted Daab of high quality throughout.

This sword measures 86cms long in its scabbard, 84.5cms out and has a blade length of 55cms.
The ivory hilt is embellished in very fine quality silver fittings with the pommel being of a most unusual domed form.
Mounted within the hilt is a superb blade of surgical quality.
The faces are hollow forged and have a fine and sharp cutting edge tapering from the raised edge of the fuller, this edge runs through to the very tip of the desirable lotus bud tip type. Running the full length of the faces of the blade are two narrow fullers sitting just below the spine.
The spine of the blade has also been expertly worked with multiple fullers and inlay with the central fuller running through down on to the tip of the blade.
The scabbard is bound in the same fine quality silverwork throughout.

A prestigious Laos Daab with a very fine and rare blade type.



Stock No..
s1583

 



Sumatran Keris
Signed sheath
Rare type
Quality blade
Royal provenance
diplomatic gift

Sumatran Keris Signed sheath Rare type Quality blade Crown prince of Siak www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare signed Sumatran Keris.

This example measures just under 42cms long in its sheath, 40cms out and has a blade length of 31.5cms.
The large well proportioned carved timber hilt is of the Jawa demam form which sits within a very fine silver cup.
The blade is of a seldom seen form, is of thick cross section and has a pronounced medial ridge throughout its length.
The keris sits within a well grained timber sheath that carries minor period repairs
The sheath is dressed in silver with all surfaces showing floral arrangements, the base 5 raised dots, likely representing the pillars of Islam and there is a central cartouche to the rear that contains Islamic text staing this to be 'the crown prince of siak', likely a gift from one of the princes.

A good rare keris type from Sumatra, likely mid western regions.



Stock No..
s1710

 



Coorg Knife
Pichan-getti
18th century
Ivory grip
Silver decoration
heavy silver & gilt dress

Coorg Knife Ayda Katti Pichan-getti 18th century sword knife dagger spear Ivory grip Silver decoration heavy silver & gilt dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1172

 



Very Rare sword
Ex Personal collection
Chinese sabre or Dao
Very ealry 19th century
Very rare blade type
Asymmetrical fullers
Pierced blade
Highend fittings
Original old condition

Very Rare sword Ex Personal collection Chinese sabre or Dao Very ealry 19th century Very rare blade type Asymmetrical fullers<br>Pierced blade Highend fittings Original old condition www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1714

 



Chinese spear
A very rare fighting type
double moon spear

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

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A very rare and dangerous fighting spear head.

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

A very well made fighting spear with dangerous additions.

Very rarely seen.



Stock No..
s1747

 



A fine Chinese spear
Large and heavy example
Single hook
rare fighting spearhead

A fine Chinese spear Large and heavy example Single hook rare fighting spearhead sword dagger knife gou yanyuedao dadao www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1649

 



Tibetan sword
Long sword
With scabbard
Old hairpin blade

Tibetan sword Long Chinese sword Shamshir Mongolian With scabbard Old hairpin blade spear dagger knife shamshir Bhutan  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare long sword from Tibet.

This example measures 90.5cms long in its scabbard, 86.5cms long out and has a blade length of 74cms.
The hilt is an all iron construction over a timber grip which is bound with low grade silver wire. The pommel and collar fittings are deeply chiselled with the cup guard being fluted and shaped. To the centre of the pommel is a single piece of red coral.
The blade is of classic Tibetan manufacture. There are multiple rows of hairpin return laminations throughout most its entire length with the blade ending in a hatchet tip. It shows good distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and from the guard through to the tip.
The scabbard is iron bound with leather covered timber faces. The lower half of the scabbard is deeply chiselled in the same manner as the guard with this section encasing two repousse panels in white metal/low grade silver. Set within the larger repousse panel are three large red coral like "stones" that appear to be a dyed wood or similar.

A very rare sword type of a rare and desirable length.



Stock No..
s1442

 



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.



Stock No..
s1536

 



A fine old fighting sword
Laos Daab, 19th century

A fine old fighting sword Dah Daab Dha Dahb Darb Laos 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from the Burmese Laos border regions.

This large fighting sword has a fine thick hilt with simple brass fitting to each end and a matching timber scabbard, simply bound in brass.
In its scabbard, it measures 96cms. out it is 94cms and has a blade length of 51.5cms.
The long thick diameter hilt offers perfect balance and control to the robust fighting blade.
The blade os of a simple form using distal taper for strength. Its pine is peaked from base to tip, a piercing tip of the Laos sword types.
The scabbard is timber bound with brass which remains in good condition.

A very good fighting sword



Stock No..
s199

 



Spear, Northern Sumatra,
Kelling Hall collection,
board 3, number 29

Spear, Northern Sumatra,<br>Kelling Hall collection,<br>board 3, number 29 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A superb high quality Spear or Javelin from the Kelling Hall collection.

Overall this piece is 147cms, has a 43cm forged iron spear head and a decorative tapered silver collar of approx 13cms.
The spear head is mounted to a section of tapering solid timber free of cracks or damages. The shaft is decorated in silver banding, with approx eight now missing over time.
Like most other spears, lances of Javelins found in the Kelling Hall collection, this piece has a point of balance approx 3cms back from the collar and again has the feel of very good flight.
The head of this example has a wonderful curves and taper and a more interesting hexagonal faceted surface between the head and the collar and shows clear differential steel patterns to the large surface.
The collar is ornate decorative silver work shaped into winding floral motifs and Naga scales. The raised edge where the head joins is shaped and incised to resemble flower petals

A high quality Spear or Javelin of Status, ceremony that has remained untouched for the last 100+ years.



Stock No..
s193

 



Spear, Northern Sumatra,
Kelling Hall collection,
board 3 number 23

Spear Northern Sumatra Kelling Hall collection board 3 number 23 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A solid high quality Spear or Javelin from the Kelling Hall collection.

Overall this piece is 169cms, has a 42cm forged iron spear head and a tapered brass collar of approx 8cms.
The spear head is mounted to a long section of tapering solid timber free of cracks or damages.
The entire shaft is covered with incised lines and the foot shows a carved faceted section that gives the appearance of a horn base being added to this piece.
Unlike the other spears, lances of Javelins found in the Kelling Hall collection, this piece has a point of balance approx 12cms back from the collar and again has the feel of very good flight.
The head of this example has a slight taper and another more interesting faceted surface between the head and the collar.

A high quality Javelin most likely of status that has remained untouched for the last 100+ years.



Stock No..
s191

 



Spear, Northern Sumatra,
Kelling Hall collection,
board 2, number 21

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A very nice light Spear or Javelin from the Kelling Hall collection.

Overall this piece is 154cms, has a 32cm forged iron spear head and a tapered brass collar of 12cms.
The spear head is mounted to a long section of straight brown bamboo. The shaft has a number of narrow age cracks to the bamboo but overall remains in healthy condition for its age.
Like most of the spears, lances of Javelins found in the Kelling Hall collection, this piece also has a point of balance approx 3cms back from the collar and again has the feel of very good flight.
The head of this example has a slightly flared base and a more interesting faceted surface between the head and the collar.

A nice light quality Javelin that has remained untouched for the last 100+ years.



Stock No..
s183

 



Spear, Northern Sumatra,
Kelling Hall collection,
board 2, number 13

Spear Northern Sumatra Kelling Hall collection board 2, number 13 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice Spear or Javelin from the Kelling Hall collection.

This example is approx 152cms long, the forged iron head and faceted collar is 44cms long and is secured to the cane shaft with pitch and Suasa wrappings.
Made with prefect balance and has the feel of good flight. The point of balance is to the middle of the first cane section behind the Suasa wrapping.

A simplistic and beautiful quality Javelin that has remained untouched for the last 100+ years.



Stock No..
s1639

 



A good silver dressed sword
Thailand
Military officers Daab

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

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A good large silver dressed military sword from Thailand.

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

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



Stock No..
s1659

 



Cirebon Keris
A rare early example
ivory hilt
Exceptional carving

Cirebon Keris A rare early example ivory hilt Exceptional carving www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine old Cirebon Keris.

This Keris measures 48cms long in tis sheath, 46cms out and has a blade length just over 36.5cms.
The hilt is an exceptional example of old world high quality craftsmanship. It is carved ivory with a very dark old patina. The hilt sits within a bronze two piece cup, simply decorated to its surfaces.
The blade remains razor sharp and in fine condition for its age. Its surfaces show a very finely pattern pamor throughout. The ganja is loose as is common with old Keris and it is pierced n the underside, to one side.
The sheath is original to the Keris but has a repaired break to the lower section.

Overall, a very rare and complete early keris.



Stock No..
s1524

 



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

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

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A rarely seen Sudanese long knife with a rhino horn hilt, Kordofan, 19th century.

Overall, this knife measures 64cms long and carries a blade that is 46cms long.
The hilt is of the classic bronze age form and has a rare pommel spike in horn, aspect not always crafted in this manner.
As noted, the horn is a deep dark chocolate brown colour with clear fibrous structure and appears to carry a lot of age from the warm worn patina.
The long tapering blade is of an elliptical cross section and is decorated throughout in native fashion, being bold line work forming grand geometric patterns.

A very rare knife type from the Central Sudan minority tribes in Kordofan.



Stock No..
s1727

 



Madura Keris hilt
Carved ivory
Hippo tooth
Early 20th century

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

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A fine Madura Keris hilt in Hippo ivory.

This fine hilt in an unusual choice of material for the region measures 8.5cms tall.
Like most hilts from the region, this one is no exception when it comes pierced and deep relief ivory carving.

A fine and well priced ivory Madura Keris hilt.



Stock No..
s1512

 



Oman Jambiya
Very fine example
Rhino horn
Excepional silver sheath

Oman Omani Jambiya Very fine example Rhino horn Excepional silver sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1656

 



Chinese sword
Jian, Broadsword
Painted scabbard

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

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

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

A very good jian of large proportions and well balanced.

A rare find.



Stock No..
s1711

 



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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1455

 



Cuchillos Canarios
Canary Island knife
Punal or naife

Cuchillos Canarios Canary Island knife Punal or naife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Canary Island naife complete with its original sheath.

This example is 30cms long in the sheath, approx 29cms out and has a blade length of 17cms .
The hilt is of multiple stacked horn disks with thin brass spacers and brass inlay to several rings. The end caps are spun brass with decorative ring features and a tall capstan like pommel.
The blade is finely forged with distal taper and a circular bolster. One face is decorated in pin punch designs.
The sheath is leather and very well crafted. the ends are reinforced and a large dome like section of leather protects the hilt and likely offers better security within a belt or sash.

A harder to find knife in complete condition.



Stock No..
s1658

 



Ethiopian Shotel
Fine blade
Rhino horn hilt

Ethiopian Shotel Fine blade Rhino horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Ethiopian Shotel of native form.

This native Ethiopian sword measures 69cms across the deeply curved blade.
The large hilt is of standard form and cut from a single piece of Rhino horn.
The deeply curved blade is set with a full tang that is peened over a large silver domed pommel, a pommel which shows and face under a crown, a crown and various other indistinct motifs.
The blade is in excellent condition and had five deep fullers running through most of the blade length.
The scabbard is very well preserved and slightly shrunken with age. It is constructed from leather and was dyed an earthy red colour.

A good example of the native Ethiopian Shotel.



Stock No..
s1374

 



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.



Stock No..
s1418

 



Burmese sword
Very rare Dah
Full repousse dress
High grade silver
Fine signed blade
City Officials sword

Burmese sword Very rare Dah Dha Dhaab Darb Full repousse high grade sterling silver dress Fine signed blade City Officials sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1181

 



A very rare Jian
Korean sword
An exceptional
Taoist ritual sword

A very rare Jian Korean sword Taoist ritual sword Geom Guom www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1545

 



Javanese Keris
good old blade
Complete with sheath

Javanese Keris good old blade Complete with sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good well priced Javanese Keris.

The Keris measures 48.5cms long in its sheath, 44.5cms out and has a blade length of 34cms.
The keris overall is in good condition with the exception of a minor loss to the base, likely a result of old ritual cleanings. Currently the blade is preserved in an old European bright polish as was popular is collectors from the region.
The surfaces show a delicate pamor throughout, clearly seen in the bright polish.
The hilt is well carved and free from loss or damage.
The sheath shows a barely noticeable crack repair, likely professionally done considering the good finish.

A good well priced entry level Keris for study.



Stock No..
s1112

 



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.



Stock No..
s1706

 



A Unique sword
Central Asian sabre
Caucasian Shashka
In Afghanistan dress
Khyber pass dress

A Unique sword Central Asian sabre Caucasian Shashka In Afghanistan dress Khyber pass dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A Caucasian Shashka in Afghanistan dress circa 1900.

This sword measures 90cms long in its scabbard, 86cms out and has a blade length of 73cms long.
The The silver hilt shows minor losses and several pommel dents and bruising. Its surfaces are entirely engraved with star like patterns through he grip and a flower motif on the pommel.
The blade is uncleaned and would benefit from a clean or polish. It is strong yet supple as the type should be, carries a sharp edge and has two broad fullers running for most of its length.
The scabbard is a custom creation utilising some old silver strapping fittings that were likely original to the shashka.
The two suspension fittings are most unusual and only show designs to the outer face. The leather work in ingenious and the cross woven section to the throat resembles clearly as associated with the sheaths seen on Afghani Choora knives..

Whilst Caucasian Cossacks were known in the region, to find a native Caucasian weapon in the dress is very rare. Likely either a diplomatic gift, spoils or war or a welcome settler to the region.



Stock No..
s1626

 



A unique Penghulu
Very large Bugis blade
Ivory and silver hilt
Gilt metal sheath

A unique Penghulu Very large Bugis blade Ivory and silver hilt Gilt metal sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and unique Bugis Chieftains Keris.

This Atypical example measures 49.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is just under 48.5cms long and carries a blade length of 35.5cms.
The hilt is that of a Chinese water Dragon or similar which is made from expertly carved ivory that is secured to the tang with a large faceted silver pommel of typical Chinese design.
The ivory hilt also acts as the locator and friction fit in to the sheath. It would have once likely fanned out the full length of the Keris's base and well down the sides of the gilt metal sheath.
As noted, the sheath is of a gilt metal, likely brass. Its surfaces have been entirely covered in a floral design that has perfectly and painstakingly been applied with a very small and precise punch.
The blade is of a very rare and desirable size, showing clear pamor patterning throughout its surfaces and clean bevelled edges retaining its original manufacturing "grind" lines.
The blades tang is very thick and has been lengthened to protrude through he hilt to the screw on silver pommel. The precision through which the blade tapers and that the join line is seen as a perfect join, suggests that the extension maybe threaded as is the tang at the pommel end.

An exceptional and very unusual find, clearly showing the strong Chinese influence throughout the Bugis nations.



Stock No..
s1513

 



WWII Japanese Sword
Fine Katana
Signed blade

WWII Japanese Sword Fine Katana Signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good signed WWII period Japanese sword, Katana.

This sword measures 99cms long in its scabbard, 95cms out and blade length of 69cms to the Tsuba or 66.5cms long to the Habaki.
The sword throughout is in as found untouched condition with a minor loss to the scabbard fittings.
The blade is dressed in standard military fittings that are all present and displaying a lighting worn age patina.
The blade is signed and is of the WWII period. It remains in good condition but could greatly benefit from a clean or polish.

A good complete well priced example.



Stock No..
s1634

 



Shuang Jian
Bagua Chinese swords
Taoist auspicious designs

Shuang Jian Bagua Chinese swords with Taoist auspicious designs www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare pair of Taoist Jian.

These ritual swords are 69cms long in their sheath, 68cms out and have blade lengths of 52.5cms long.
The hilts are very well carved timber types showing key relief, floral patterns and a lucky coin medallion to the centre of each. These grip are then capped with Yazi or dragon guards and large Trigram or Bagua pommels.
The blades are plain and without the typically seen seven star inlay. They are clean and in good condition.
The scabbard is a work of art. The entire timber surface is carved, carvings which show various auspicious Bagua symbols. Its fittings are of a very thick brass and are pierced throughout.

A very fine set of Jian.



Stock No..
s1480

 



A large Silver Jambiya
Asir region Sabiki Jambia
Very thick silver fittings

A large Silver Jambiya Asir region Sabiki Jambia Very thick silver fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and heavy Sabik Jambiya with original leather belt.

This Jambiya measures 62cms long in the sheath. Out it is 54cms long with a blade length just under 39cms long and 5.5cms 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.

A good large Jambiya in fine condition throughout with the complete and original belt and a period replaced drag in white metal.



Stock No..
s1481

 



Jambiya from Hijaz, Asir
A fine Sabik Jambia

Jambiya from Hijaz Asir A fine Sabik Sabika Jambia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Sabik Jambiya.

In its sheath, this large Jambiya type measures 60cms long. Out it is 59.5cms long with a blade that is 46cms long and 6.5cms wide at the base.
This very original and untouched Sabik Jambiya retains its original old belt and remains in good condition throughout.
The hilt is timber with a single brass blackstrap and dressed in finely worked low grade silver.
The blade is a very sharp but plain type, purely functional.
The sheath is dress in various grades of silver with the large medallion on the upper section displaying a red stone or glass.
Attached to the Jambiya is its original old belt, an aspect that is often lost or removed.

A very good example.



Stock No..
s1604

 



A large Navaja
Large fighting knife
53cms long when open

A large Navaja Fighting knife 53cms long when open www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and finely made Spanish Navaja.

This Navaja measures 53cms when open and approx 27cms closed.
The hilt is horn capped in decorative brass end caps and having its horn surfaces fully decorated in inlay and brass pique work.
The back spring is tight and file finished to a similar finish the the back edge of the blade.
The blade is a robust type with a triple fuller to one face, file finished spine and decorated brass bolster.

A fine over sized Navaja of high quality.



Stock No..
s1700

 



CoChin China
Peakak, Mak
Vietnam, Cambodia
Loas, Thailand

Cochin China Peakak Mak Vietnam, Cambodia Loas Thailand daab dah sword knife dagger www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a rarer Mak or Peakak from the Cochin China regions.

Overall it is approx 112cms long with a traditional shaped blade that is 34cms long and approx 7cms wide.
The shaft is a single piece of bamboo root ball and shaft that has been shaped. The business end is bound with metal fittings either side of the point with the blade is inserted and pinned. The heavy iron blade is of a desirable shape with very fine distal taper.

A light and efficient axe used for both day to day requirements and fighting.



Stock No..
s1699

 



Polearm, Mak, Peakak
Thailand & Vietnam
Halberd Spear

Polearm head Mak Thailand Vietnam Halberd Spear Glaive axe sword Peakak www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Pole-arm from South East Asia.

Typically seen within Vietnam, Thailand and other SEA countries bordering these nations, this example measure 96cms long and appears to be on a shortened shaft.
The head is 28cms long and its tang is supported within the iron collar and strengthening rings.
The timber is a dark aged hardwood and the metal fittings are bordering on relic but do have more than enough thickness to take a proper restoration.

A very rare weapon.



Stock No..
s1565

 



Sumartan Keris
Silver fittings
Original untouched Keris

Sumartan Keris Silver fittings Original untouched Keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Sumatran Keris with silver dressed sheath.

In its sheath it measures just under 39cms long. Out it is 37cms long with a 31cms long blade.
The hilt and sheath timbers show a fine grained surface and the hilt sits within a simple bronze cup.
The blade is of a hexagonal cross section, of a thick dark patina and diminished features at the base.
Despite the surfaces conditions, a good clear pamor surface can b seen on the blade.
The sheath is without loss or damage, just a few minor bruises to the silverwork.

A good well priced entry level Keris in fine dress.



Stock No..
s1352

 



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.



Stock No..
s1622

 



A large iron Madu
Thick large horns
Decorative surfaces
Indian Shield, Buckler

A large iron Madu Thick large horns Decorative surfaces Indian Shield Buckler www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large example of a Madu shield or buckler.

Most often found as small target shields not much bigger than a fist, this iron and brass bound Madu is 63cms long from horn tip to horn tip with the shield section being 25cms across and approx 4cms deep.
The large black buck horns to the rear of the shield, known as Fakir's horns when the shield if not present, are very thick. They are capped with iron collars under the shield and each measures 4cms across at the base.
Often finished with iron spikes pinned to the antler tips, these antler's show no evidence of ever retaining iron tips.

A good large and rare example of the Madu fighting shield.



Stock No..
s874

 



Wootz bladed Khanda
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.



Stock No..
s1340

 



Kora
Indian Nepalese
A fine bladed example
Fighting sword

Kora Indian Nepalese A fine bladed example Fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early fighting Kora from India.

This heavy old fighting sword measures 65cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 64cms long and has a 51cm blade excluding the bolster. The hilt is of a rarer Tulwar form with its faceted and angular features to the grip section, but a type that seems to be preferred on Tulwar and Kora hilted Kukri alike so perhaps it is a more regional thing closer to Nepal. Its large discs top and bottom offer great support for the hand and wrist as well as protection in combat and are at a spacing suitable for large hands.
The blade is of a heavy and well forged type. If polished, these faces would reveal a typical high quality patterned welded surface. Its edges are sharp and the tip is re-curved. Not always seen, the tip also has bevelled cutting edges as seen in the photos, along with an unusually shaped protrusion from the spine.
To each face is am eight leaf Hindu flower motif chiselled in to the faces of the blade.
The Kora comes with an original sheath. It is in worn and split condition but is largely present. There are tooled surfaces to the leather and a recess in the timber throat for the large bolster to sit in.

A good quality North Indian and or Nepalese fighting sword of the Ghorkas.



Stock No..
s1593

 



A very fine Lao Thai Daab
A quality fighting sword

A very fine Lao Thai Thailande IndoChine Daab A fine quality fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine fighting sword from the Northern Thai/Laos regions.

This Sword or Daab measures 76.5cms long in its scabbard and 73.5cms out.
Its blade length is 52cms long, 2.5cms wide at the forte and 3.2cms wide through its belly.
The hilt is solid bamboo with iron ferrules that are capped with copper ends.
The blade The very sharp blade has a flat spine which gradually changes through to a raised medial ridge at the tip. Its faces are decorated with flame designs native to Thailand regions. Its waist is narrow, its belly broad and is a well tempered and sharp fighting type.
Its scabbard is a simple rattan bound timber type which retains its original suspension baldric.

A fine and rare example of the type.



Stock No..
s1550

 



Afican axe
Zulu war axe

Patissa Old Hindu Khanda A fine fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old fighting axe, Africa.

The axe stands 74cms tall. The shaft is 72cms in length and tapers from the bulbous head to the base where it gently flares again.
Axe steel axe head is 23cms tall and ends 18cms from the back of the shaft. The kite shaped head is hollow forged and sits on a rounded tang which is peened at the back of the shaft.

A very good fighting axe that can both stab with its protruding edge or deliver a lethal both.



Stock No..
s1569

 



Patissa
Old Hindu Khanda
A fine fighting blade

Patissa Old Hindu Khanda A fine fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine early Hindu Patissa.

This old Hindu Khanda measure 92cms long with a blade length of 76.5cms.
This early type hilt remains in good condition throughout and retains what is rarely seem on the type, being the lobed pommel spike and inner dome sitting within the large domed pommel.
The guard, to one side has separated slightly from the spiked quillon.
The long chiselled central langet is pinned in two places and supports a broad blade.
The blade is 4.5cms wide at the base, narrowing to 4cms through the waist of the blade at the langets, it then widens to a 5cms tip.
The blade has a pronounced medial ridge through the centre of the hollow forged fullers. These fullers then drop back in to a sharp bevelled cutting edge.

A fine old fighting sword in very good condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1619

 



Kurdish Khanjar
Tooled leather sheath
Persia

Kurdish Khanjar Persia Jambia Jambiya www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Kurdish khanjar / Jambiya.

This example measures 39.5cms long in its sheath and 37cms out. It carries a blade that is 22.5cms long. The large hilt is made from a dark brown horn. The blade is a very good quality example with what appears to be an old Sham Wootz steel pattern beneath the patina. It has a very strong needle point and a well forged medial ridge.
The blade sits within a dark brown tooled leather sheath and retains its original walrus ivory finial, a part of the sheath that is often missing on this fine old daggers.

A very good example of the type.



Stock No..
s1467

 



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.



Stock No..
s1582

 



Burmese Dah Sword
a very fine example
Silver dragons to blade
Silver and ray skin hilt

Burmese Dah sword a very fine example Silver dragons to blade Silver and ray skin hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Burmese Dah.

In its scabbard this sword measures 83.5cms long. Out it is 82cms long with a blade length of 62.5cms long.
The Dah's hilt is a solid wood core dressed in silver ends and a very finely selected rough ray skin grip that is secured with native resins and approx 100 small brass tacks.
The blade is of the typically high quality type seen in Burmese swords and is decorated in the desirable high quality silver overlays. This particular blade pictures 6 Chinthe amongst flowing vine like foliage to each side and a silver decorated spine throughout its entire length.
The scabbard is timber halves bound with a very fine resin covered rattan, of which only 6 sections remain in place.

A very fine and capable status fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1655

 



Hudiedao
A very rare pair
Wing Chun sized
fighting knives
19th century
Rare and complete

Chinese swords Hudiedao A very rare pair Wing Chun sized fighting knives 19th century Rare and complete www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare fine & pair of Wing Chin sized 19th century Hudiedao with their original sheath.

In their sheath, this pair of fighting knives measure 45cms long.
Out of the sheath they measure 43cms long with a blade length of 32cms.
These knives are precision made with construction aspects rarely seen. Of note is the perfect alignment of the blades. Such care has been taken to align the angles of the full length tangs through the grips, that when the flat sides of these knives hilts are together the tips of the blades meet perfectly.
The large iron guard are also of a seldom seen form, being rectangular in cross section, having a raised medial ridge through the knuckle guards and quillons extended further than typically seen, quillons which also have decorative faceted aspects to the outer edge.
Within these one piece knuckle bow and quillons are horn grips capped in brass collars.
The blades are broad based, single fullers and have long hatchet like tips.
Rarely seen on these old weapon types are the sheath. This sheath with the double lucky coin motif stitched in to the throat remain is solid non deteriorated condition.

A very rare complete set of traditional Chinese fighting knives, also known as Butterfly swords.

A perfect addition to a modern Wing Chun martial artist's collection.



Stock No..
s1056

 



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.



Stock No..
s1578

 



Omani, Saudi Jambiya
Rhino hilt
Silver dress
A very fine example

Omani Saudi Jambiya Rhino hilt Silver dress Jambia Mecca Yemen www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete example of an Omani /Saudi Jambiya of the 7 ring Saidi type.

This example measures 32cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 29cms long with an 18cm blade.
The hilt is a very desirable old Rhino horn type with two very minor losses to each tip at the pommel.
The hilt is dressed in fine silverwork but with minor age wear and a loss and split to the rear as is common.
The finely detailed silver dress is complete and without fault, just minor age wear throughout.
The Jambiya is attached to a nice old and well used belt.

A fine and rare Jambiya type that is increasingly harder to find in today's markets..



Stock No..
s1651

 



Chinese halberd head
Monk spade
Crescent moon

Chinese halberd head Monk spade Crescent moon www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good example of a rare Chinese Crescent moon Monks spade.

The Halberd head measures just over 73cms long.
The shaft is 63.5cms with the blade 26.5cms across.
The socket section 32cms long with a thick faceted iron shaft joining the head and socket together.
The blade end is very think with a raised medial ridge running from end to end through the curve.
The each end of the crescent are very sharp and dangerous re-curved ends.

A good rare example of the type, China 19th century.



Stock No..
s1644

 



Amanremu
Sumatran sword
Rare Pakpak Batak type

Amanremu Sumatran sword Rare Pakpak Batak type Gayo Aceh sabre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Pakpak Batak Suassa & silver bound Amanremu.

This Sumatran sword measures just under 54cms long in its sheath.
Out it is 50.5cms long with a blade leth of 39.5cms long.
The hilt is carved horn bound in Suassa at the collar. The hilt once had Suassa or silver binding to the split protrusion at the pommel, evidenced by the presence of old resin.
The blade is of the forward curved type associated with the Amanremu. It has the block forte and hatchet tip too. The faces of the blade show a very interesting and tight pattern welded surface with the spine showing very clear longitudinal steel lamination.
The sheath is dressed as most Pakpak weapons are, being bound in Suassa and silvers and is in very fine condition throughout.

A very fine and rare Pakpak Batak weapon.



Stock No..
s1402

 



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).



Stock No..
s1612

 



Oman sword
Omani Saif
A fine fighting sword

Oman sword Omani Saif A fine fighting sword Sayf Saudi Yemen www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Omani Saif.

The Omani Saif or Kattara as commonly called, measures 102cms long in its scabbard, 100.5 cms out and has a blade length of 79.5cms.
The long cylindrical handle is bound in very old leather and capped with an iron pommel with a lanyard hole.
The scabbard is tooled leather over timber with bronze fittings. The drag to the base shows very old mercury gilding to the outer face.
The upper suspension fittings show native designs with the upper fitting well worn from decades of handling.
The blade of of the classic shape and type and shows all the hallmarks of a quality fighting sword from the region.
The base has triple fullers at its base with the longest one being 27cms long. Its is very sharp and has a rounded tip
The steel is a very hard and good quality steel creating a strong blade that offers, with effort, very fine flex to where the tip and handle can be at 90 degrees to each other without distortion of the blade, an admirable quality is a fighting sword, qualities akin to the three virtues of a Caucasian Shahska, light, feather weight and vine flexible.

A rare fighting sword from the Oman regions.



Stock No..
s1399

 



Navaja
98cms long open
Engraved blade
Long script

Navaja 98cms long open Engraved blade Long script www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large old Spanish Navaja, 98cms long open.

As the description notes, this example is 98cms long opened. Closed it is 51.5cms long.
The handle is brass over timber with incised decoration throughout its surfaces.
To both sides of the blade contain a long rectangular cartouche. The cartouche is divided by a single fuller to the upper part. Above the fuller, to each side is an untranslated line of Spanish script, typically hounour and bravery notations or how dangerous the blade is to those it seeks. Below this fuller is are various engraved designs.
There is a small amount of movement to the pivot point and the ratchet has 7 teeth.

A good oversized Navaja.



Stock No..
s1049

 



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.



Stock No..
s1645

 



Sumatran Sewar
Akar Bahar hilt
Published piece
Zonneveld, page 120

Sumatran Sewar Akar Bahar hilt Minang Minangkabau Published piece Zonneveld page 120 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sewar, Black coral hilted Minangkabau knife. Published in Albert Zonneveld's Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 120, figure 470.

In its sheath, this Sewar measures 31cms long. Out it is 30cms long with a blade length of 22cms excluding the stem ring.
The hilt is made from the very rare and sought after black coral or Akar Bahar.
The base of the hilt is bound in silver as is the faceted stem ring.
The blade, although worn displays a very unusual cracked earth like Pamor, clearly seen on blade faces.
The sheath is bound in chased silver in floral relief and is bound between these panels with worn silver plated twisted wire.

A very rare example of a published Sewar.



Stock No..
s1596

 



A very rare Burmese Dah
Copper and silver
bound scabbard
A fine silver embellished blade and silver hilt

A very rare Burmese Dah Dha Copper and silver bound scabbard A fine silver embellished blade and silver hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional Burmese Dah or very rare proportions.

This example measures 68.5cms long in its scabbard. Out is measures 65.5cms long and has a blade length of 45.5cms.
The hilts is of a very finely worked silver and Niello type and a very detailed lotus bud pommel that is rarely seen.
To the surface of the grip are a series of interlocking circle motifs with a flower medallion to the centre of each. This is bordered by a running vine motif which surrounds a central panel of dancing figures in native dress.
The scabbard itself is a rarity amongst Burmese Dah, in that it is bound in copper. The copper dress is mounted with fine silver fittings with wire work borders.
The blade is a piece of art. In proportions, it is that of its larger kin more commonly seen. With design, the faces are covered in a highly decorative manner which shoes vine like foliage, native warriors with Dah and bows seen to be chasing or hunting mythological creatures. Throughout these scenes is an unusually large amount of old Burmese script.
The spine of the blade is also heavilt decorated in a traditional manner.

A very rare and high quality Burmese Dah.



Stock No..
s1597

 



Burmese Dah, Dha
Burma sword
Silver and Niello hilt
Stunning silvered blade
High quality sword
Fighting quality blade

Burmese Dah Dha Burma sword Silver and Niello hilt Stunning silvered blade High quality sword Fighting quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and large Burmese Dah.

This example measures 89cms long in its scabbard and just over 86cms out.
Its blade length is 60.5cms long and 8mm thick.
The silver hilt is decorated to the middle with engraved and niello'd panels. The panels depict various persons, floral motifs and a tiger carrying away a person.
The sword carries a large silver pommel being a rarer aspect of Burmese swords.
The exceptional blade named and decorated throughout in very fine silverwork in a style commonly referred to as a "Story Dah". Throughout the silver decorations are Burmese texts, floral motifs, various persons both with and without swords and what appears to be a crocodile or perhaps a stylised dragon. The spine is also fully decorated throughout its entire length.
The steel is a very fine and well tempered type and the edge remains very sharp.
The scabbard is dressed in white metal panels, each separated with brass wire work and a thick niello background.

A very fine and weighty sword of fighting quality that is decorated and dressed in high quality for a man of wealth and standing.



Stock No..
s1490

 



Ivory Madura Keris
Old ivory hilt
Straight blade

Ivory Madura Keris Old ivory hilt Straight blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An old ivory hilted Madura Keris

This Keris measure 44.5cms long in its sheath. Out is measure 41,5cms long with a blade that is 32cms long.
The old ivory hilt is certainly the highlight of this piece. It shows a very warm and well loved and handled patina and if made from Elephant ivory. It has various floral motifs, to much of its surface, a winged mythological beast with a beak to the front, a beast that looks very Griffin like by design. To the rear is a large sunburst pattern with the centre showing the remains of a black pitch that once likely secured a cabochon of unknown type.
The blade is of the straight type that shows an old pamor surface throughout.
It is not a correct fit for the sheath but of the correct type.

A very beautiful Keris that displays well, one with a sale price for less than the hilt value alone.



Stock No..
s1461

 



Indian sword
Khanda
A massive example
Broad heavy blade
Chiseled detail

Indian sword Khanda A massive example Broad heavy blade Chiseled detail www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A massive Indian Khanda.

This very large and impressive sword measures 102cms long and has a blade length of 77cms.
The early basket hilt supports a very heavy and broad blade of 19th century manufacture.
The early hilt retains parts of its original silver koftgari.
A blade is excellent quality, heavy and sharp. It has multiple fullers, decorative aspects shaped in to the blade and a broad single cutting edge with a partial back edge.

An impressive display piece at a very good price.



Stock No..
s1617

 



Grand Navaja
Exhibition Seville Navaja
Very rare Navaja
Excellent quality
105cms open

Grand Navaja Exhibition Seville Navaja Very rare Navaja Excellent quality 105cms open www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and exceptional Exhibition grade Navaja.

This example measures just over 104cms long when open. When closed it is 56.5cms long and has a blade length of 49cms which has a 13 tooth ratchet pivot point.
The bronze grip is over a timber core which is healthy and solid. The bronze surfaces have an all over mellow green patination and all surfaces and facets remain in excellent condition. The fitted spiked end is retained.
Atop of the handle is a very thick and faceted back spring, one of the strongest I have handled to date.
The blade is of a high quality forged finish with a very pleasing and unusual re-curved tip. The blades faces have fullers that retain an original thick red lacquer, a finely shaped back edge and expertly formed file work to the back edge.
There is typical Spanish script within the engraved panels, one being untranslated, the other loosely translated to the famous "If this viper itches for you, there is no remedy in the Pharmacy.

A exceptional and high end Navaja from the 19th century.



Stock No..
s1470

 



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.



Stock No..
s1469

 



A South Indian or
Singhalese Sang Spearhead
An exceptional example
Stunning chiseled steel
All gilded silver intact
A very fine and rare find
Late 16th-early 17th century
Ex personal collection.

A South Indian or Singhalese Sang Spearhead An exceptional example Stunning chiseled steel All gilded silver intact A very fine and rare find Late 16th-early 17th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Ex Personal collection.

An exceptional example of craftsmanship from Southern India.

In its sheath this Sang measures 51cms long. Out it stands just under 50cms long. The spear head measures 30cms long, 6.5cms wide and 1cm think. It is multi fullered, hollow forged, with a high medial ridge running through to the thickened tip.
The broad blade sits between the large chisel decorated langets of double Yali form with each mystical creature displaying distinct facial features and plumage. The blade is also further supported by three thick iron pins with the heads of each pin decorated in a flower motif.
The detail to the langets and faceted socket is exceptional, more so when considering that the entire chiseled steel surface retains its original gilt silver covering with only minor age blemishes.

A truly exceptional, complete and rare item that doubles as a short sword and a spear head, being from the late 16th century, very early 17th century.



Stock No..
s1613

 



Black Sea Yataghan
A rare sword
A fine blade
detailed engraving

Black Sea Yataghan A rare sword A fine blade detailed engraving www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Black Sea Yataghan.

This sword is without its scabbard. It measures 81.5cms long and carries a blade 61.5cms long.
Overall the sword remains in very good condition with only a minor loss to one end of the hilt.
The blade is thick with fine distal taper through to the tip and the cutting edge. Both faces of the blade and the spine are decorated with native chiselled designs that sit between the multiple fullers. The spine is heavily decorated in chiselled motifs for most of its length.

A good example of a rare.



Stock No..
s1092

 



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.



Stock No..
s1456

 



Moroccan Saif
North African sword
Rhino hilt
Cutlass sized Sayf

Moroccan Saif Sayf North African sword Rhino hilt Cutlass sized www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good North African Sayf.

This fighting sword is likely of naval origins and is 77cms long in its scabbard.
Out it is 73.5cms long with a blade length of 60cms.
The hilt is carved from a single piece of rhino horn and is worn from insects to one side and is without a collar. The knuckle bow, quillon block and quillons are a simple iron construction and typical of the type.
The blade appears to be European, has multiple fullers and a back edge. To the left face of the forte is a single starburst stamp.
The scabbard is timber with a lightly tooled leather outer and a brass drag.

A good sabre of rarer proportions.



Stock No..
s1585

 



Chinese Dragon sword
Prussian 1889 pattern
Chinese sword non Officer rank
Rare pipe back example

Chinese Dragon sword Prussian 1889 pattern Chinese sword non Officer rank Rare pipe back example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Prussian Chinese Dragon sword.

This 1889 pattern sword is just over 99cms long in the scabbard, is 96cms out with a blade length of 81.5cms.
The iron basket hilt has a Chinese four clawed dragon and remains in great condition, showing a nice even age patina.
The grip is pinned with two rivets and is in excellent condition.
The blade was manufactured by "E & F Horster Solingen" and is a pipe back type blade that remains free from damage, loss or pitting.
The iron scabbard shows an all over fine age patina and remains in healthy condition with only a minor wear.

A very nice and very rare Chinese sword for non officer ranks.



Stock No..
s1131

 



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.



Stock No..
s1519

 



Japanese sword, Katana
Gendaito in Shingunto mounts
Army Arsenal Nagoya Factory
Kanehide (Yu Nakada)
President of
Nihonto tanren juku
WWII made 1943
Original military polish
Very fine Harmon

Japanese sword Katana Gendaito in Shingunto mounts Army Arsenal Nagoya Factory Kanehide (Yu Nakada) President of Nihonto tanren juku WWII made 1943 Original military polish Very fine Harmon www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1483

 



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.



Stock No..
s1601

 



Peurise Teumaga,
Sumatran target shield or buckler

Peurise Teumaga Sumatran target shield or buckler www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very attractive Peurise Teumaga.

This fine Sumatran buckler is 23cms across and remains in very good condition.
Being of a cast bronze construction, this example shows the designs typically found on Sumatran shields.
Both sides show a nice age patina with the inside of the shield retaining its four suspension points that would have once carried padding and grips for the hand to hold.

A very nice target shield from the early 20th century.



Stock No..
s1485

 



A large Pia Kaetta
Ceylonese knife
Ivory and Turtle shell
Gold bronze alloys
18th century

A large Pia Kaetta Ceylonese knife Ivory and Turtle shell Gold bronze alloys 18th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine large Ceylonese Pia Kaetta.

This Pia Kaetta measures 31cms long.
The exquisitely carved and decorated hilts of these knife types, along with their carved and chiseled steels are simply outstanding and this high quality example is no different and is testimony to the skills of the Old Ceylonese craftsmen from the 18th century and earlier.
The hilt has a thick faceted tang over which sits carved ivory bolsters and thick carved turtle shell grip slabs. Each side is pinned and embellished with silver rosettes and paneling and a large decorative end cap.
The heavy blade is surrounded by large scrolling cloud like fittings at its forte and continues through to a forward curving tip. Each face is chiseled in deep relief with floral and vine motifs that are covered with semi precious alloys as is the spine.

A fine, large old example of Ceylonese traditional craftsmanship.



Stock No..
s1600

 



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".

A very fine and rare example of a high quality Wootz bladed Sosun Patta, most likely 18th century.



Stock No..
s434

 



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.



Stock No..
s861

 



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

A very fine Silver Jambiya 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.



Stock No..
s1459

 



Chinese sabre
Early-mid 19th century
Large and complete
Ray skin dress
Fine pattern welded blade

Chinese sabre Early-mid 19th century Large and complete Ray skin dress Fine pattern welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good old Chinese fighting sword of large proportions.

This Dao or Sabre measures 94cms long in its sheath. Out it measures just under 91cms long with a 70cms long blade.
The entire hilt and scabbard is dressed in old green ray skin now worn with age. Both the hilt and scabbard are alos of rectangular form as is often seen in early 19th century sabres.
All fittings are a practical iron type showing Japanned surfaces remaining in places.
The Tsuba like cup guard is oval in shape and slightly loose as is so very common with these old swords, most often due to light timber shrinkage and movement of supporting fittings.
The blade is a very good quality fighting type of strong slender proportions, double fullers, sharpened back edge and a very clear pattern welded surface in hand.
The edge remains very sharp and there is a very subtle bell ring to the steel when struck.

An increasingly harder to find Chinese sword type, complete and in very good condition for its age.



Stock No..
s1610

 



A very rare sword
Nias Island
Balato

A very rare sword Nias Island Balato www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Nias Island sword, Balato.

This rarely seen sword type is 61cms long in its sheath. Out it is 58cms long with a blade length of 48cms.
The hilt is a solid bronze type with a mythical beast like head for a pommel, possibly a Makara.
The blade has an unsharpened forte for approx 8cms with the cutting edge then continuing through to the upswept tip. Its waist narrows and then broadens through the tip. The is a subtle forward curve to the last 10cms of the blade, a style that resembles an Indian Kirach.
The scabbard is timber. It is bound in rattan and has a carved throat.

A rare type of Balato associated with a young man's coming of age.



Stock No..
s1428

 



Shan Dha
fighting sword
A fine old example
Complete and original

Shan Dha fighting sword A fine old example Complete and original www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Shan, Tai Shan fighting sword, Dha Dahb.

In its scabbard this sword measures 87.7cms long. Out it is just under 85cms long with a blade length of 56cms.
The rattan bound hilt remains in exceptional condition for its age considering the hard life these old fighters often had. The pommel is a cast bronze type, fixed with an iron pin and washer, an aspect rarely seen but known of. The extra weight, although slight aids the user in faster use of the sword.
The blade has been left in an uncleaned condition but is sound and without pitting. It tapers quickly at the forte and broadens through the belly and upswept tip.
The scabbard is also rattan bound and retains its original suspension baldric.

A quality fighting sword that would grade up very well if desired.



Stock No..
s1616

 



Thai sword
Ayutthaya period
Heavy blade
Thick iron fittings

Thai sword Ayutthaya period heavy blade Thick iron fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early Thai, Thai Lao daab.

This early example measures 63.5cms long, slightly shorter than what it would have once been. I'd expect it would have once been around 70cms long but the centuries have taken a toll on the pommel that once may have been a similar iron fitting as the fore grip of possibly a simple tapered lotus bud timber pommel being an extension of the hilt. Whatever it may have once been it is now capped in an open bronze fitting.
The thick iron fore grip has a small iron disk guard and a smaller raised edge to the rear of the fitting.
The blade is 43.5cms long and approx 1cm thick at its base. It has a domed medial ridge running from the base through to the tip.
In profile it has a narrow waist and a broad cutting belly. To each side, in the forte, there are old worn incised lines resembling the Thai flame designs often seen on later sword types.

A good and rare old fighting sword from the late Ayuttaya period, Thai or Thai Lao regions.



Stock No..
s1595

 



Shan Dah
Burma
Silver dress

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A good old Shan Dha.

This sword measures 81cms long in its scabbard and 72cms long out. The blade is 48.5cms long and 1cm thick at the base of the spine.
The hilt is covered in very finely detailed silver sheeting, silver mess and silver wire embellishments. The pommel is capped in silver and most likely once had a large lotus bud pommel but is now flat. A modification that shows to be an old period repair or replacement.
The scabbard is silver over a timber inner and shows minor silver losses to the edges of the decorative wire worked areas.
The blade is thick at its base and tapers acutely through to the tip. The blade shows a hardened edge, an upswept profile and a broad belly.
The edges of this sword remain razor sharp.

A good example of the type.



Stock No..
s1603

 



Burmese dah dagger
Ivory hilt
Very fine silver sheath

Burmese dah dha dhaab daab dagger Ivory hilt Very fine silver sheath Shan Burma Clip point www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Burmese Dha, Dah dagger, Shan regions.

This old ivory hilted example measures 35cms long in its sheath, 32cms out and has a blade length just over 19.5cms.
The hilt as noted is ivory capped in a silver bolster and polished metal end cap. The grip is cracked buy stable with what appears to be an old repair.
The blade is strong and very good quality. It has a distinct clipped point in Bowie knife style and a full needle tip.
The sheath is high quality silver over a timber inner core. The silver sheeting is decorated with fine silver wire work and a large flared base typical of the region.

A fine old Burmese dagger.



Stock No..
s1609

 



Oman Khanjar
Omani Jambiya
Very fine silver dress

Oman Khanjar Omani Jambiya Very fine silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Rhino hilted Omani Khanjar with very fine silverwork.

This desirable 7 ring Khanjar or Jambiya measures 34cms tall in its sheath.
Out of its sheath is is just over 30cms tall with an 18cm blade.
The hilt is very fine dark Rhino horn embellished with very fine Omani silverwork that requires minor attention with several pins to the rear and one decorative pin to the side.
The blade is a good old example, although un-cleaned.
The sheaths also decorated with very fine silverwork and a worn silver bullion thread no displaying its red inner core.
The scabbard retains its original chain link suspension at the sheaths tip and also the heavy double link and buckle segment from its belt.
The wrapped belt attached to the sheaths waist is complete but at fault on one side with now only light stitching holding it in place.

A very fine and rare example of a seven ring, Rhino hilted Saudi Khanjar.



Stock No..
s1594

 



Burmese Dha, Dah
Mandalay region
Massive blade
Tri-colour overlay
Silver & Niello hilt
"Story Dha"

Burmese Dha Dah Mandalay region Massive blade Tri-colour overlay Silver Niello hilt Story Dha www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and rare Burmese Dha with a high quality blade.

This Burmese sword measures just over 93cms long in its scabbard, 91.5cms out and has a blade length of 70cms, a size rarely seen.
The silver hilt is dressed with wire decorations to each end and a large silver and Niello central panel.
The detailed central panel depicts people, birds and a lady that appears to be in the jaws of a large cat. One of the men pictured is carrying a Burmese Dha of similar profile to the sword described here.
The large blade of fighting quality remains in excellent condition throughout. It is razor sharp and retains its complete high quality decoration.
The spine is fully embellished along both the flat and medial ridge with silver and brass metals. Both faces are hollow forged and filled with silver animals and vine motifs, animals that include mythical beasts, birds, elephants, tigers, deer and monkeys. Each decorative face is bordered with brass and copper coloured metals.
The scabbard is a well grained timber type bound in simple rattan rings.

An exceptional and very large example of the type.



Stock No..
s1591

 



A fine Thai sword
Repousse silver dress
Unusual silver scabbard

A fine Thai Thailand Siam Siamese sword Repousse silver dress Unusual silver scabbard dragons www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Thai sword, Daab, Dhaab.

This fine example and all silver dress measures just under 83cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 81cms long with a blade length of 46.5cms long.
The sword is very well balanced and has a curve just over 4cms deep.
The hilt is in full repousse silver, the type belonging to individuals of rank or lower nobility.
The blade is a very strong and capable fighting type with a pronounced medial ridge along its spine, a narrow forte that broadens to a broader belly. The left face of the blade shows a distinct hardened edge and a pattern welded surface towards the tip.
The all silver scabbard is of a rarer a typical design with silver beaded and wire bindings and a floral/tree like decorated surface in the lower panel.

A fine and rare Thai sword.



Stock No..
s1592

 



Shan Dha, Burma
Silver dress
Demure form

Shan Dha Burma Silver dress Demure form www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Shan Dah of demure form.

This example 65.5cms long in its scabbard and just over 64cms long out. Its blade length is just under 42.5cms long.
The hilt is silver and rattan bound with minor silver wear and loss.
The blade is in good condition. The distal tapered spine has a thick forte that quickly narrows through the spine. In profile it is a gently sweeping blade.
The scabbard is covered entirely with silver sheet and wire binding, again as with the hilt, the scabbard has minor loss and wear to these binding.

A good old dah in nice dress.



Stock No..
s1602


 

 



A rare early Kukri
Massive Broad belly
Ex RA collection

A rare early Kukri Massive Broad belly Ex RA collection www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very old and heavy fighting Kukri.

This Kukri has seen several collections over the last decade. Each time it appears on the market it is snapped up rather quickly due to the, age, size and similarities to the type reputed to have been owned by the 18th century General (Sadar) Ram Krishna Kunwor seen in the Nepalese military museum.

In its sheath, this Kukri measures 56.5cms long. Out it is 56cms long with a 45cms long blade that is 9cms across the belly.
The hilt is of timber and despite age wear, minor losses and a stable crack, it remains in great condition for its age which is likely late 18th century.
The massive blade is in excellent condition throughout with the upper half showing forging laminations similar to those hairpin types seen in Tibetan arms and armour.
The edge is full and it is a very deeply curved and impressive blade.
The sheath appears very old and with a number of running field repairs being present, it may be the original sheath.
It comes with thee companion knives with two of the three appearing to be of the correct age and style, one having the rare deer ant;er hilt.

A very fine, large and arare fighting Kukri of massive proportions.



Stock No..
s1401


 

 



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



Stock No..
s1255


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1518


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1479


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1554


 

 



Oman or Zanzibar
shield, Terrs buckler
Thick hide shield

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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.



Stock No..
s1489


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1353


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1491


 

 



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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A very rare Coteng Keris from Southern Thailand.

This Keris measures just under 41cms out of its sheath with a blade length is 33cms long.
The rare hilt type is carved from and inlaid and overlaid with silver.
The attention to detail and placement of this silver makes for an interesting, unusual and very attractive, contrasting Coteng hilt.
The blade is of fine old form with a strong medial ridge and pattern welded/pamor surfaces.
The Keris comes with a sheath larger than is correct for the blade and hilt but is of the period and region and with losses.

A very rare and sought after Keris type rarely seen.



Stock No..
s1560


 

 



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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A very good example of a Northern Thai sword.

In its scabbard this sword is 78.5cms long. Out it is 77.5cms long with a 50cm blade.
The hilt is silver and rattan binding over a timber core with a single minor loss to the rattan. The flared pommel end displays decorative motif from the region.
The scabbard is also bound in silver sheet decorated in silver scents and retaining its baldric suspension cord.
The blade is a well forged example carrying a smiths stamp to the forte and ending in a broad tip of desirable form.

A fine complete example with provenance.



Stock No..
s1488


 

 



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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A very good complete Keris Panjang or Chieftain Keris, Sumatra.

This example measures 70cms long in its sheath and 68.5cms out.
The blade is 58cms long, 2cms wide and has a long broad central fuller.
The base is broad and thick whilst the body is thin. Its edges are very sharp. the tip is full and it is a supple blade, made so to deflect from bones when used in execution duties.
The hilt or Hulu is of a style known as Tapah Kuda and is a very finely carved horn type free from loss or damage. The hilt cup appears to be pewter or tarnished silver, not tested.
The sheath is simple in form with the top being carved from well selected timber that shows a fine grain structure.
The stem of the sheath is of a dark or ebonised timber and a bone insert to the base. It is partially bound in silver wire.

A fine status Keris from Sumatra



Stock No..
s1447


 

 



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.



Stock No..
s1478


 

 



A very fine Kalasan
Pakpak Batak
Sumatran sword
Silver & Suassa
Inlaid horn hilt

A very fine Kalasan Pakpak Batak Sumatran sword Silver & Suassa Inlaid horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Pakpak Batak Kalasan.

This Batak sword measures 62cms long in its scabbard. Out it is just over 58cms long and carries a blade that is 46.5cms long.
The bird shaped hilt is of a carved and polished caramel coloured horn that is bound and inlaid with silver and Suassa.
The blade is of classic form for the type, having a thick straight spine and a deep belly, along with the almost kaudi like arrangement in the forte.
The scabbard is exceptionally carved at the throat and has a single silver inlaid section at this point. The remainder of the timber scabbard is heavily bound in silver and Suassa panels and wire. One Suassa rosette at the base is missing.

A very fine and rare example of the type.



Stock No..
s1486


 

 



A very good Rencong
Northern Sumatra
Fine blade

A very good antique Rencong knife sword dagger Northern Sumatra Fine blade hulu Meucangge www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good solid old Rencong with sheath.

This Rencong measures 38cms long in its sheath and 36cms out. The blade length is just under 27cms long including the stem ring/bolster.
The large dark horn hilt remains in fine condition as does the fine blade.
The blade is abroad thick type of good form and strength. It has a hollow forged blade with with a clear central medial ridge and beveled cutting edge.
The sheath is well made and carved and of typical form for the type. there is minor loss to one edge, an edge that is often cut flat and re-carved.

A classic and robust example of the type.



Stock No..
s1487


 

 



Rencong
Sumatra dagger
Hulu puntung

Rencong Northern Sumatra knife sword dagger Hulu puntung www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Rencong from Northern Sumatra.

This Rencong measures 39cms long with a blade length of 28cms long including the stem ring.
The hilt is a type known as puntung. It is made from a very finely grained horn and is quite large and bulbous. Its pommel is both pierced and carved while the other end carries a simple old bronze collar.
The blade is of a long slender form, a thick spine, sharp edge and needle point. Its forged pattern welded steel surfaces are seen on both the faces and the spine.

A good early Rencong.



Stock No..
s1494


 

 



Sumatran sword
A very rare type
Payakumbah
Minangkabau regions

Sumatran sword A very rare type Payakumbah Minang regions www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Payakumbah from Minangkabau.

This thick, heavy Kilij style chopper measures 53cms long and has a blade length of 40.5cms long including the faceted bolster.
It is without a scabbard.
The dark carved and polished hilt is made from horn. The elongated pommel is carved in floral relief whilst the remainder of the hilt is plain in the faceted aspects.
The base of the blade is a very thick bolster just under 2cms across. The profile is that of an Ottoman Kilij or Kilic but with a re-curved upswept tip.
There are two deep fullers to each face, one just below the spine that opens on to the back edge and a broader central fuller.
The cutting edge shows wear as does the spine and back edge, with the back edge showing small somewhat serrated cut outs.
The blade faces show a simple pattern welded surface.

A very rare chopper from the Minang regions of Sumatra.



Stock No..
s1497


 

 



A very rare Keris
Sumatran Keris Panjang
Masterpiece blade

A very rare Keris Sumatran Keris Panjang Masterpiece blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Keris with an exceptional masterpiece blade.

This Keris Panjang measures 71cms long in its sheath and 69cms out.
Its blade length is 57.5cms.
The very fine and rare carved hilt type shows minor losses and sits within a bronze hilt cup.
The razor sharp blade is a rare and incredible example, forged by a true master craftsman. The form at the base is typical for the type but where the blade greatly differs is that it is 1mm thick throughout most of its length.
The blade only starts to thicken where the circle stamps or inlay are located, approx 10cms from the base. Forged within this rare blade thickness is a pair of fullers running perfectly through to the tip.
This blade bends to 90 degrees and springs back perfectly without distortion, a known aspect of some very rare panjang but seldom seen.
The plugs or stamps within the blade carry a design or signature that I am unable to read and the faces of the blade also carry characters, possibly made to resemble European markings or talismanic in their own right? Whatever they are meant to be, they are for an important ruler.
The scabbard shows minor age wear and losses but retains its integrity. It is carved from well selected timbers and bound in decorated white metal fittings.

A very rare Keris Panjang with a much rarer blade that is likely 18th century.



Stock No..
s1496


 

 



A very rare Bugis Keris blade
Chieftan Keris blade
Blade only with sheath
Bugis penghulu

A very rare Bugis Keris blade Chieftan Keris blade Blade only with sheath Bugis penghulu www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Bugis Malay Keris blade, Penghulu or headman Keris.

This blade measures 33cms long and is of the broad rare blade type known generally at the Bugis Chieftan blade.
Typical aspects of the blade types are also seen within this example being strong features, broad cross section and a very specific triangular profile.
The blade has 7 luks and a forge twisted pesi or tang.

A very desirable blade in very good condition.



Stock No..
s1599


 

 



Chinese sword, Jian
Complete 19th century example

Chinese sword Jian Complete 19th century example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Chinese Jian, circa 1900 or earlier.

This Chinese epee or Jian measures 95cms long in its scabbard, 92cms long out and carries a 71cm long blade.
The hilt is bound in traditional woven cloth cord in a fashion not typically seen. It likely has mulberry paper beneath the wrappings. The hilt fittings are bronze with the pommel of a tapered lobed form and the guard in a bat profile or as is sometimes referred to by collectors, the ace of spades. The guard is slightly loose as is common for the age and type.
The blade is a good long type with seven star inlay. It remains in good condition for its age and is free from any rust or wear issues, just some darkening in places from age use and storage.
The scabbard is timber bound in wire, lacquered and dressed in simple brass fittings.

A good example of the classic Chinese Jian.



Stock No..
s1515


 

 



Thai Dhaab
Military sword Thailand
All silver dress
Complete with baldric

Thai Dhaab Military sword Thailand All silver dress Complete with baldric www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good complete Thai military Dhaab, Daab, Dah, 19th century.

In its scabbard, this sword measures 89cms long. Out it is 85.5cms long with a blade length of 48cms.
The long hilt is in silver sheet with applied decorative silver rings and woven wirework.
The blade is a good sharp fighting type in good condition throughout. About a third of the way along the blade is a very unusual silver dot inlay.
The blade is seated against an octagonal copper spacer that fits against the forward octagonal grip.
The scabbard is covered in sheet silver and ends in a rarer slightly flared end similar to some Thai Lao sabres from the region.
Its original baldric is also preserved.

A good example of the type with some subtle unusual variants.



Stock No..
s1147


 

 



A very rare & special Kukri
Royal Elephant guards
Royal household Kothimora
Gold hilt, silver bolster
Very rare blade type
with birds eye Damascus steel
Very large Kukri

A very rare & special Kukri Royal Elephant guards Royal household Kothimora Gold hilt, silver bolster Very rare blade type with birds eye Damascus steel very large Kukri www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and high quality Kukri.

This heavy court kukri offers the best of both worlds, fighting type of large proportions and a very presentable gold and silver dress.
Overall the Kukri is 53cms long in its sheath. Out it is 48.5cms long with a blade 39cms long.
The hilt is expertly chiseled steel and is embellished with applied gold leaf that shows very crisp detail despite being age worn in places.
The blade shows old sharpening grind marks to its edge but it does not detract from the stunning tight birds eye Damascus and precise fullerings. The right face of the blade shows a single row is carved fullers running the entire length of the blade while the left face shows a double row if similar fullers running the length of the blade but shorter in size.
The Kukri's bolster is silver.
The sheath timber with a heavy felt like covering encased in high quality coin silver Kothimora dress. Of particular interest in the Yin Yang balanced nature of the designs. From the flowers to the vine designs to the rear and the designs on the upper and lower edges of the throat piece, each opposite is of an alternative but complimentary style.
Also of special note is the Elephant on the upper fitting, a unique design of prosperity and luck.
The scabbard also retains its original heavy silver chain and gem set locket.

A very rare and large variation of a court Kukri.



Stock No..
s277


 

 



Unique Chinese sword
8-ring Dao
Bagua engravings
A remarkable martial sword
Provenanced Peking sword

Unique Chinese sword 8-ring Dao Bagua engravings A remarkable martial sword Provenanced Peking sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare opportunity to purchase a unique martial sword with an important provenance, personal collection.

A remarkable and very rare, likely unique Martial sword, China circa 1900 or earlier with provenance.

This Chinese Dao was captured during the Boxer uprising, circa 1900, by Brigadier General G.H.Turner. It was later Donated by his daughters, the Turner sisters, and if I recall correctly a Yacht club in Victoria and later sold as public display laws changed.
The sword is a thick and heavy bladed sabre with a profile that resembles early German and European Falchions, in particular, the 15th century example seen in "Stones Glossary", page 224.
The 57cms blade is near 5cms tall at the forte and 1cms thick. It widens to 10cms just forward of the eight brass rings seen on the spine.
Each side has twin upswept fullers just below the eight rings sitting in the pierced spine. Below these fullers are two dragons chasing a flaming pearl. To the forte of each side are the Bagua or trigram symbols, both this and the dragons being very potent symbols.
The sword is noted to be an executioners sword which is often just a western misconception associated with Dao and Dadao swords but often Dadao types of swords were used in this manner as historical photos portray. The provenance and presence of heavy corrosion to the tip may indicate this was used as an execution sword as un-cleaned blood or blood rust is known to have this effect and many swords of many types were used for execution as was witnessed and photographed by Western forces in China and surrounding countries.
The hilt is of typical styling seen on sabres of the late 19th century. It has a large bulbous brass pommel and collar and a decorative Tsuba like guard with simulated bamboo edges and decorative floral motifs to the grip side. The grip is bound in mulberry paper and original cloth bindings.

A remarkable sword of very rare and unusual form.

Please note, all items with the Gallery page are examples from my personal collections. These items are not currently offered for sale but are sometimes released to the For Sale page as tastes and items vary.



Stock No..
s1304


 

 



Spanish Navaja
A very fine example

Spanish Navaja A very fine example Seville Albacete gaucho www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptionally well crafted Navaja.

Open this knife measures 38cms long. Closed it is 21cms.
The blade length when open is 17.5cms long.
The handle is constructed from a dark bull horn with blonde highlights. It has been highly polished.
Incised in to the horn are various twisted wires, decorative panels and strapping. Each end in enclosed in tapering brass caps with the blade end dressed in a manner that could be used as a pipe tamper, an aspects that is seen on several Albacete types.
The blade is extensively decorated and has a pinned brass bolster at its base. One side is incised and retains partial red lacquer. The back spring is tight and decorated for its entire length.

A high quality example.



Stock No..
s1397


 

 



South American knife
20th century Gaucho

South American knife 20th century Gaucho punal www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A nice South American dagger.

This knife measures 30cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 28.5cms with a blade length of 18cms.
The hilt appears to be a very hard synthetic material capped in white metal bolsters and a decorative engraved pommel cap.
The blade is engraved to one side "AMIGA" along with floral motifs and has a full needle point and is housed in a fine stitched leather sheath.

A good Gaucho knife.



Stock No..
s1160


 

 



South American knife
Rare silver type
Figural hilt
Quality blade
Buenos Aires

South American knife Rare silver type Figural hilt Quality blade Buenos Aires dagger punal sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine silver hilted Figural dagger from Buenos Aries.

This South American dagger measures 34.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is just over 33cms long with a blade length of 21.5cms including the bolster.
The figural hilt is that of a Jesus or Jesus like face atop of a fluted grip.
The blade is a stout fighting type with a long clipped back edge, a fore finger recess, sharp edge and full needle point.
The sheath appears to be silver or silver plate. Both faces are decorated in floral motifs and one side retains a belt clip.

A very attractive and rare knife.



Stock No..
s1378


 

 



Laos
A very rare shield
Khas Kaseng people

Laos A very rare shield Khas Kaseng people indochine Thailande Cambodge Khmer example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Laos / Montagnard shield.

This rare example measures 62cms across. It is from the Khas Kaseng people of southern Laos and seen in to the Montagnard & Vietnam regions.
The shield is made of timber which is reinforced with rattan along the edge and the surfaces lacquered black, with decoration to the front and rear in silver foil.
The rear arm rings and supports are timber and rattan that are secured in place with copper wire pins and wrapping.
This shield is likely a ceremonial dance shield as it is usually seen being danced at the large water buffalo sacrifice rituals.

A very fine and rare example of a shield found in the minority tribes of Southern Laos.



Stock No..
s1532 & s1533


 

 



Thailand, Old Siam
Very rare fighting swords
Samrit metal hilts
Very rare blade types
Late 18th century
Krabi Krabong sized swords

Thailand, Old Siam Very rare fighting swords Samrit metal hilts Very rare blade types Late 18th century Krabi Krabong sized swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare pair of matched swords from Thailand.

These swords each measure 86.5cms long with blade lengths of 57cms.
The hilts are repousse samrit metal types decorated in traditional floral and Deity motifs with the pommels being traditional bulbous ends.
The golden Samrit alloy hilts remain in excellent condition throughout and retain their original golden hue.
The blades are 4cms wide at the base and up to 6cms wide through the belly.
The spines are thin but the blades are stiff, well tempered types with minimum flex. The swords have distal taper through to the cutting edge and slightly through to the upswept tips.

A rare and well balanced pair of sword that display high end samrit hilts and rare flamboyant blade types of an early form and being a status sword, likely precession swords for Nobility from the Laos areas under Thai rule.



Stock No..
s1551


 

 



Vietnamese Kiem
Mother of pearl
Inlaid scabbard

Vietnamese Kiem Mother of pearl Inlaid scabbard Guom epee sabre IndoChine Chinois example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and Vietnamese Kiem with inlaid scabbard.

This epee measures 93.5cms long in its scabbard and 85cms long out.
The hilt and scabbard fittings are a repousse bronze alloy, likley smelted with precious metals, an alloy that will shine like gold if polished. The large fluted grip appears to be bone which is done in the manner of many French Empire swords and dagger.
The blade is of a thick diamond cross section with a narrow central groove running along the medial ridges. Its tonkou and seppa like spacer is present.
The scabbard is quality Rosewood with very fine and detailed Mother of Pearl inlay. The scabbard has a very minor loss and crack to its base.

A very good example of an increasingly harder to find sword from Vietnam.



Stock No..
s1514


 

 



Thai Dhaab
Northern Thailand
19th century
Repousse silver hilt
very fine example

Thai Thailand Siam Siamese Lampang Lanna sword Dha Darb Dhaab Northern Thailand 19th century Repousse silver hilt very fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and crisp example of a 19th century Thai Dhaab.

This example measures 100cms long in its scabbard, 961cms long out, has a 55cms long blade that is 1cms thick at the base of the spine.
The condition of the repousse silver hilt is outstanding, near mint and extremely crisp.
The blade is a very fine and well balanced type with a good hard edge, thick spine and very nice profile. There are minor blemishes that would easily polish out as the blade already remains in a good bright polish.
The scabbard is a fine rattan over timber with its original suspension baldric attached. The scabbard overall is also in very good condition.

A very fine and rare sword type with great detail and outstanding condition.



Stock No..
s1531


 

 



Rare Malay Keris
3 luk Patrem
Silver and Suasa pendokok

Rare Malay Keris Sumatra Bugis 3 luk Patrem Silver and Gold pendokok www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine small Malay Keris with Silver and Suassa pendokok.

This example measures 33cms long in its sheath, 29cms out and has a blade length of 22cms long.
The Jawa Demam hilt is in very fine condition and is carved from finely grained timbers as are the scabbard pieces.
The hilt sits within a simple yet unusual and attractive cup made from silver and Suassa.
The blade is of a 3 luk form and simply forged revealing longitudinal lines running from end to end.
The sheath is fine condition but as is common the butnut is missing from the base.

A fine unusual Keris.



Stock No..
s589


 

 



A fine & rare Tanjore Pata
Late 16th or early 17th century
A very rare sword
Southern India

A fine & rare Tanjore Pata Katar Shamshir A very rare sword Southern India Gauntlet sword  sabre epee Late 16th or early 17th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional and very rare Tanjore Pata sword.

This fine example measures 106cms long and has a blade length of 90cms from the tip to the guard.
The hooded guard is approx 18cms long when measures at the side bars and it stands 10cms tall from the base to the top of the demons nose.
There are large ball grips within the hood, secured to the side bars but spin freely on their inner pins.
Supporting the hood is a four bar arrangement being centrally secured to the hood by a spiral domed final and decorative bars running down to the side bars.
Atop of the hood is demon like face bearing its teeth.
The long blade has well defined beveled cutting edges and a strong medial ridge and hollow forged fullers running through to the 12cms long thickened armour piercing tip. It is supported at the hilt with a 24cms long decorative languet pinned in three places with the two upper pins mounted through brass spiral rosettes that resemble eyes.

A very fine, large and rare fighting sword from the Southern Indian states, dating from the 16th -17th centuries and in exceptional condition for its age.


Stock No..
s1400

 



A very good Saidi Jambiya
Rhino horn handle
Fine silver fittings
Oman Khanjar

A very good Saidi Jambiya Rhino horn handle Fine silver fittings Oman Omani Yemen Saudi UAE Jambia Khanjar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good heavy 7 ring Saidi Jambiya with Rhino horn hilt.

This Jambiya measures 32cms tall in its sheath.
Out it measures 31.5cms tall and has a blade length of 19.5cms.
The hilt is very fine decorated silver over a Rhino horn core whilt the sheath is decorative silver panels and thread over a timber and leather inner.
The Jambiya is of the desirable 7 ring Saidi type and remains in good condition throughout with minor wear to the sheath end and the hilt.
The blade remains in good condition and for the most part, is in original bright polish.
There is a portion of its original belt and silver buckle to one side.

A good example of the type with a desirable style and hilt type.



Stock No..
s1508

 



A rare Yemen Jambiya
Rhino and silver hilt
Jehaz, Western Yemen

A rare Yemen Jambiya Rhino and silver hilt Jehaz Western Yemen Mecca Jambia Saudi UAE Jambia Khanjar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Western Yemen Jambiya.

This Rhino hilted Jambiya measures 38cms long in its sheath.
Out it is 33cms long and has a blade length of 21.5cms long.
The hilt is silver over Rhino horn with a stone set to the top of the pommel.
The blade is of typical form with a raised medial ridge to both sides but is of a strong but thin cross section with razor sharp edges. The blade's surfaces are stained from age and use but would grade up with ease and may reveal an unusual pattern steeled blade as the construction is better than normal.
The sheath is leather over timber with raised embossed elements and a pierced and engraved sheath end in silver.

A rare Jambiya.



Stock No..
s1439

 



Sikkin Panjang, Sumatra
Damascus blade
Rare fittings
Great engraved ink design

Sikkin Panjang sword sabre Keris Sumatra Damascus blade Rare fittings Great engraved ink design www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Sumatran sword, Sikkin Panjang with a very fine blade type.

This sword measures 76.5cms long in its scabbard.
Out it is 68.5cms long with a 57cms long blade inclusive of the stem ring.
The hilt is carved and decorated horn of the Hulu Rumpung type.
The 9 petal stem ring widens in to a very good Damascus or pattern welded blade of typical form and construction. Clear blade patterns are seen in the steel on both sides and the multiple layers of steel used in its construction are seen stacked when looking on to the spine of the blade.
The scabbard is at fault with loss of the timber to the throat and a split in on if the upper metal fittings binding the scabbard. The front face of the timber scabbard is expertly engraved and ink filled with deeper relief to the throat area.
The metal bindings used on this example are a rare tpe seldom seen.

A very nice and well priced example of a North Sumatran Sikkin Panjang.



Stock No..
s1444

 



South Sumatran Rawet
Very fine example
Carved hilt and scabbard
Horn collar

Sumatran Rawet Sumba Kabeala Very fine example Carved hilt and scabbard Horn collar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rarely seen large knife from Southern Sumatra.

This example measures 42cms long in its sheath. Out is measures 39.5cms long and carries a heavy blade that is 28cms long and just under 4cms wide across the belly.
The hilt and pommel are expertly carved timber and display a very fine warm old patina. The base of the hilt is wrapped in a thin black horn collar.
The blade has a makers stamp to the laft face and a very unusual Kukri like cut out below this mark.
The blade is a slightly forward curving type with the straight back edge. It broadens through the belly and its back edge is sharpened.
The sheath is also carved in the same manner as the hilt and lightly carved to the base. It is bound by three straps of dark plaited rattan. The rear has a raised carved section with two holes that retains two pieces of very old twine, likely used for suspension.

A very rare knife or machete/chopper from the Jambi, Riau or Palembang.



Stock No..
s1333

 



Chinese sabre
Rare old sword form
Provenance
First Opium war

Antique Chinese sabre dao Rare old form Provenance First Opium war www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An early 19th century sabre of rare form and provenance.

This Chinese sabre measures 86cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it measures just under 83cms long with a blade length of 66cms.
The hilt is string bound with a red lacquer covering. It is capped with simple metal fittings and a simple iron cup guard.
The blade is of a very rare form. It is 4.5cms wide at the guard and both curves and tapers forward to 3.5cms wide just short of the raised yelman. At this point the blades tip sweeps upwards with the raised back edge following in an upswept manner.
The scabbard is red lacquer bound timber with simple metal suspension fittings.
To one side of the scabbard remains a pasted paper collection tag dated 1849 which indicates this sword was taken from a Chinese soldier during the previous war, indicating to the first Opium war and the boat the new owner was attached to.

A near complete Chinese sword of rare form and an even rarer provenance.



Stock No..
s910

 



Argentinian Gaucho knife
South American Cowboy
impressive sized knife
Silver dressed
An outstanding Punal

Argentinian Argentina Brazil Chile Gaucho knife South American Cowboy A strong, large & impressive Cowboy knife Silver dressed An outstanding Punal www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from my personal collections

Very rarely are large, non mass produced South American Gaucho knifes found for sale in the market.

The South Americas wild frontier equivalent of the Bowie knife, this impressive example measures 51.5cms long in tis sheath and 48.5cms out.
The blade length is 35.5cms long excluding the thick round faceted bolster.
The hilt is a tapering octagonal type, made from thick sheet silver that is capped at the pommel through which the tang is peened over a small raised silver Capstan.
The blade is a durable thick forged type with distal taper to the cutting edge and tip. The back edge is sharpened for over half its length and both it and the main edge are razor sharp.
Between the back edge and the bolster, the blades faces are decorated in scrolling designs.
The knifes sheath is thick black leather with silver fittings to the top, bottom and edges. The very tip of the sheath, there can be seen stylised cattle heads at either side.

A very fine and formidable knife, being both the daily working mans knife and a deadly fighting knife of very good quality.



Stock No..
s222

 



A very special release
From my personal collections
A exceptional example
Central Asian Sabre
Large and heavy Cavalry sword
in original polish

Central Asian Sabre Turkman turkmanistan Afghanistan Bukhara Cossack A very special release From my personal collections A exceptional example Central Asian Sabre Large and heavy Cavalry sword in original polish www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very high quality example of a Central Asian 'Shashka'.

Overall this piece measures a little over 101cms in the scabbard and 97cms long out with a 83cms long blade when measured in a straight line.
The hilt is of bone slabs secured with three rivets, an iron bolster and upper and lower simple grip straps.
The blade is of unusually high quality, it shows a two step block forte, a lovely rounded spine up to where the deeply carved fullers end, from there is narrows to form a false edge that tapers down to the central medial ridge at the tip. The cutting edge is still razor sharp and the blade reamins in its original high polish.
The fine scabbard with thick silver fittings is entirely covered in floral and tree like motifs, the throat and upper suspension fittings have a thick rope like border to their top as does the base of the upper suspension lug.
Although now worn with age and use, the velvet appears to be the origianal blue since new.
Similar in style and fitting styles to Gallery Inventory s169, it should be noted that s169 has a longer bolster, no grip straps and different rivet configuration to the hilt. S169 is also worn in 'Sabre' style whilst this example is worn in 'Shashka' style. Similar swords from the Central Asian areas though distinctly different.

A very rare example of a seldom seen sword type.



Stock No..
s1354

 



A very fine Tulwar
Thick gold hilt
Original high polished blade
A rare untouched survivor

A very fine Tulwar Thick gold hilt Original high polished blade A rare untouched survivor www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare opportunity to obtain a very fine original gold hilted Tulwar with minimal wear and its blade in its original bright polish with only very minor light localised staining. The hilt remains in exceptional condition throughout with only minor age wear.

The sword measures 91cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 89cms long with a blade length of 77cms.
The floral gold work is of a very high quality and is raised well above the steel hilt. All the gold work is also engraved and where most flowers are concerned, it is double layered in gold and engraved.

The hilt is complete with its articulated lanyard ring.
The blade is rare in that it remains it its original bright polish, much akin to the way Japanese Katana are presented and the blade seen on the blue scabbard Central Asian/Sindh sabre s222 in the Gallery page.
The bright polish is further enhanced by thin frosted strip on the blade that sits just in front of the langet. This strip shows polished diagonal lines with groups of the same lines present within the polished surface under the langet.
The scabbard is original to the sword but is worn with age, wear that has protected this fine investment quality sword.
The base of the scabbard retains its original pierced and gold applied fitting with floral motifs being those that are seen on the hilt.

A very fine, complete example in a very rare original condition.



Stock No..
s1407

 



A very rare sword
Northern Thailand
French Indo China
border regions
An excellent and large
fighting sword or Dhaab

A very rare sword Northern Thailand French Indo China border regions An excellent and large fighting sword Dha Dah Dhaab Darb www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.

A very rare and large fighting sword or Dhaab from Northern Thailand, Laos border regions.

In its scabbard this sword measures 92.5cms long.
Out it measures 91cms long with a blade length of 63.5cms.
The handle of the type is an imitation of that seen on the swords reputed to have been gifted to King Rama III's Chief CommanderChao Phyaya Bodindeja. Scabbard mounts in a similar stlye too. Commander Chao's swords also had Tsuba like guards. This sword I would suggest is Northern Thai border regions of Laos and through to Yunnan and over to Tonkin. It is a large and important fighting type of a unique style, also belonging to a man of wealth or influence. This type has also been referred to as Katana types but the Katana type are more distinct and akin to a Katana.

A very rare sword type showing the wonderful cross pollinations of Old Siam and French Indo China.



Stock No..
s1388

 



African dagger
Tebu, exceptional example
Rare fish tail type

African dagger Tebu, exceptional example Rare fish tail types www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and high quality African dagger, Tebu.

This rare fish tail type measure 37cms long in its sheath, 33cms out and has a blade length of 21cms.
The hilt has the characteristic iron flat iron pommel and woven leather grip.
The grip on this example is exceptionally fine.
The blade is of a fine form widening through the waist to a bulbous end that tapers to a very acute needle tip. Its surfaces are decorated in native geometric designs.
The sheath is a piece of very fine artwork. The attention to detail in the selection of leathers along with the manner in which it is crafted is a world apart from typical daggers of this type.

An exceptional example.



Stock No..
s1267

 



Chinese swords
Hudiedao
Double fighting swords

Antique Chinese swords Butterfly knives Hudiedao Double fighting swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An early pair of Chinese long fighting knives.

These early Hudiedao measure 60cms long. They have blades that are 49cms long and 10mm thick.
The hilts are of characteristic form with carved grips of what appears to be Rosewood that are capped in brass ends. These grips sit within thick bronze guards that display an unusual arrangement of incised lines to the outer surfaces.
The long blades are very robust fighting types now showing their mid 19th century age.
The blades carry the correct narrow hatchet tips and overall remain in very good condition but are stained and do carry minor pitting in places.

A good pair of Chinese fighting swords that will grade up very well with some effort.



Stock No..
s1247

 



A rare Seville Navaja
Leg shaped fighting knife
Rare marked blade

A rare Seville Navaja Leg shaped fighting knife Rare marked blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare type of fighting Navaja from Seville.

This good example measures 34cms open.
Closed is measures 19cms. The blade is just under 16cms long.
The handle is made from black horn and decorative brass panels with the end being of the "Lady" leg shape, a much rarer handle type.
The blade is a broad leaf shaped type with an upswept tip.
The tip has lost a couple of milimetres and there are six small edge nicks likely from knife fighting.
The left face of the blade is decorated with unique chiseled motifs.
The steel back spring is very tight and the blade ratchet is five teeth.

A good and very rare Navaja.



Stock No..
s1278

 



Spanish Navaja
66cms long opened
Early 20th century

Spanish Navaja 66cms long opened Early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and seldom seen example of an oversized Navaja, early 20th century.

This Navaja measures 35.5cms long when closed and open it is 66cms long with a blade length of 31.5cms.
The grip slabs or of a very finely selected green and black horn that has been polished to a show a very deep and attractive pattern. Each slab is inlayed with 10 white metal discs.
The grip slabs are capped with simple white metal ends.
The back spring is steel and it holds in place the large blade by its seven teeth in typical Navaja ratchet fashion.
The blade remains sharp and has a very long clipped back edge.

A good example of the type in oversized form.



Stock No..
s1427

 



Philippines
Moro Datu Barong
Large silver & Suassa
Jungayan pommel
Thick Shandigan blade
Signed blade

Philippines Moro Datu Barong Moroland Large silver & Suassa Jungayan pommel Thick Shandigan blade Signed blade Kalis Kris Kampilan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very large and rare Datu Barong.

This thick heavy fighting type measures approx 60cms long from tip to tip.
Its blade length is 40cms long, 1cms thick and 7.5cms across the blade at the widest point.
The large oversize pommel of Jungayan style is expertly formed and inlayed with Suassa alloys at the top.
The grip section is woven and tarred cord, double wrapped and without loss or damage. The silver hilt tube is both inlaid and over-laid with suassa fittings.
The blade is of the Shandigan type with clear hollow forging and very fine beveled cutting edge. Its surfaces display a very fine pattern welding with a clear Harmon like quality along the cutting edge.
It is without its original sheath.

A very rare and outstanding Barong from high nobility, one that remains in excellent condition for its age.



Stock No..
s1290

 



A good French sword
Model 1831 Infantry sidearm
TALABOT of Paris

A good French sword glaive Model 1831 Infantry sidearm TALABOT of Paris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A French model 1831 sidearm.

This standard model 1831 Glaive or better known as the cabbage cutter measures just over 63cms long and has a blade length just over 48cms long.
The solid brass hilt and integral guard appear to be over stamped on the quliion block with the numbers 1165.
The blade os of a standard pattern. It has a triangular forte and a strong medial ridge to each side.
The blade is marked Talabot of Paris and bears what appears to be a inspection mark above the Talabot stamp.

A good example of the type with by a Paris maker.



Stock No..
s1509

 



Chinese sword
Combat ready Jian
Late 19th century
Military sword
Razor sharp blade

Chinese sword Combat ready Jian Dao sabre epee Dadao kwandao bagua Late 19th century Military sword Razor sharp blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a late Qing military Officers sword.

This Jian measures 103cms long in its scabbard and 96cms out. Its blade length is 76cms.
The Jian's grip and scabbard are bound in sanded, dyed and polished ray skin with the grip being red in colour and the scabbard black.
The fittings are in polished brass with the guard being very thick.
The blade is absolutely razor sharp and remains in full original polish throughout. It has a block forte that carries Chinese characters to both sides and one grouping of characters being amongst bamboo foliage.

A sword type that is becoming increasingly harder to find in any condition with this type being a combat ready military Officers Jian that is rarely seen in full polish and razor sharp.



Stock No..
s1390

 



A fine Italian dagger
Genoese knife
Parquetry hilt
French Corsican market

A fine Italian French Corsica dagger Genoese knife Parquetry hilt punal couteau epee www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Genoese dagger.

This very well made little dagger remains in excellent and complete condition throughout.
It measures 25cms long in its sheath and just over 24cms out.
Its blade length is 15cms including the faceted circular bolster.
The hilts is an exceptional example. At either end it is capped with tapering white metal mounts. These mounts encase a tapering hilt of diamond cross section. To each corner edge is a spiral cut white metal rod recessed in to the timber grip. Between each of these spiral cut rods are expertly crafted Parquetry panels.
The Parquetry panels consist of dark timber like material to the edges with mother of pearl and tortoise shell.
The blade is a strong well crafted type with beveled cutting edges to the top and bottom of the blade and it retains its full needle point.
The surfaces of the blade show a 19th century acid etched design in floral motifs but is lacking polish.
The sheath is also capped on each end with white metal panels either end of brown leather sheath, a colour which perfectly complements the tortoise shell Parquetry perfectly.

A very good and rare little dagger that would grade up further with little effort.



Stock No..
s1346

 



A good Chinese sword
A complete Jian
Seven Star inlay

A good Chinese sword A complete Jian Seven Star inlay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Chinese Jian, complete with green Ray skin scabbard.

This well forged and tempered Jian measures just under 73cms long.
Out of its scabbard it is a little over 66cms long. The blade length is 51cms long.
The hilt is of a classical Jian profile. The grip is Rosewood with four vertical incised flutes to each side. The brass pommel is a domed pommel is of a tapering type and the guard is of a bat silhouette shape.
The blade is well forged and tempered. Forging laminations are seen near the edges and it remains in its original polish.
To both sides are small brass inlay of the seven star inlay.
The scabbard is timber encased in a green ray skin. Its fittings are pierced brass.

A very nice, original and untouched Chinese sword.



Stock No..
s1363

 



Shuang Jian
19th century double swords
Seven Star inlay

Shuang Jian 19th century double swords Seven Star inlay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good pair of 19th century Shunag Jian.

This pair measure 66cms long in their scabbard.
Out they measures 57cms long with blades that are 42cms long.
The hilts brass fittings with bulbous horn grips. The pommels from ancient dragon motifs whilst the guards are of a dragon or Yazi face.
The blades are of an early style being flat to the underside and having a raised medial ridge running for their length.
Each blade is inlayed with brass plugs of the seven star or big dipper form. Running between these plugs are chiseled serpentine lines.
The scabbard is timber encased in ray skin and brass fittings.

A good example of the type with fine clean blades.



Stock No..
s1419

 



A good rare Tibetan sword
Inlayed iron scabbard & hilt

A good rare Tibetan sword Inlayed iron scabbard & hilt Bhutan Bhutanese Tibet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early Tibetan sword with inlayed steel fittings.

This Tibetan sword measures 64.5cms long in its scabbard and 60.5cms long out. The blade length is 50cms long.
The hilt comprises of iron fittings with a Samrit type gold brass alloy secured within the face and top sections of the fittings. The pommel fitting retains a red piece of coral in a silver cup. The guard is faceted iron and of a cup type.
The blade is of native construction with feint hair pins laminations present and clear ones seen within the forging flaws, an aspect common in provincial Tibetan weapons as they typically only ever had animal dung with which to feed a forge, the only materials present on the Tibetan plateau that could generate enough heat to work with.
The blade is of typical form, distal taper and a hatchet tip.
The scabbard is iron bound timber and in the same manner as the hilt the iron is inlayed with a Samrit gold and bronze alloy. The timber inner is dressed in thick blue fabric and finished with a silver fittings, now damaged through age and use.

An important Tibetan short sword from the 18th century or earlier with inlayed Samrit panels rarely seen and an indicator or wealth.



Stock No..
s1254

 



Early iron Madu
Fighting shield
Fakir's horns

Early iron Madu Indian Mughal Mogul Fighting shield Fakir's 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 46cms across the tips.
The iron buckler front is 16cms across.
The domed iron buckler face is decorated in bronze edging, four raised domes, a raised moon and two other moon motifs, one now lost.
The antelope horns which act as the handle are capped in 12cms long iron spikes with the bases bound in iron. To the base of one horn is attached a group of small bronze bells.
Age wear and use has seen the loss of one iron nail or pin to the front which would secure the buckler front where wire now sits. To the rear one pin has been replaced by an old screw.

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




Stock No..
s1115

 



Sudan
African shield
Fine condition
mid 20th century

Sudan African shield Fine condition mid 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good 20th century Sudanese shield.

This thick hide shield measures 53cms across and approx 7cms tall.
It appears to be of a pressed form to allow for a hand hand behind the raised central boss.
Lashed to the reverse with sinew is hide handle.
Two 3cms holes are cut to each side.

A good shield with slight distortion to one side.



Stock No..
s1446

 



Daghestani honour sabre
Central Asian service
Persian Wootz blade
Triple signed
with Asadullah Lion

Daghestani honour sabre Central Asian service Persian Wootz blade Triple signed with Asadullah Lion Caucasian Shashka Georgian Ottoman Turkish Shamshir Kilij www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Daghestani sabre with an earlier Persian blade.

This Central Asian service sabre measures 98cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 96cms long with a blade length of 85cms from the tip to the centre of the langet.
The swords hilt and scabbard fittings are the famous Kubachi style of repousse silver with Niello and gilded highlights.
The swords pommel is that of a sharp toothed mystical beast which retains a red cloth insert within its fanged jaws.
The beasts neck widens throughout the grip area to an Ottoman style cross guard.
The broad Persian made blade is a very fine work of art with very precise fullering throughout the blade and very crisp angles and edges.
The blade is marked with the famous Asadullah Lion and three Koranic verses with cartouches.
The areas around the lion and script so remains of gilt as does the flat of the spine at the base and the back edge of the slightly raises Yelman.
The blade is actually of a very subtle Kilij form and is of a very high standard Wootz steel.
The fittings to the scabbard remain in very good condition despite the leather being worn and a small slit to the curve being from active service.

A fine and rare Central Asian sabre.



Stock No..
s585

 



Ram Dao
large and very fine example
rare type
excellent condition

Ram Dao large and very fine example rare type excellent condition www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare example of a large Ram Dao.

The overall length of this 74cms with a blade length of 55cms long and 7cms wide at the handle, widening to 18cms near the tip. The thick faceted spine is a little over 2cms thick where the handle joins.
Of a most unusual shape, this particular weapon is used to decapitate sacrificial Buffalo in ritual offerings to the goddess Kali in commenoration of the slaying of the Buffalo demon Mahisha by Kali's progenitor, Durga. (see Gods of War; Sacred Imagery and the Decorations of arms and Armor by Donald J LaRocca 1996).
The Dao retains 99% of its original red lac seen within the chiseled designs to both sides of the blade, something scarcely seen in such good condition. The blade is free from pitting ot edge nicks but does show some darkening of the surfaces in places.

An exceptional artifact in outstanding condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1405

 



A very fine Laos Dha
Rare all silver example
Quality fighting blade

A very fine Laos Dha Rare all silver example Dah Daab Darb Thai Siam Siamese Burmese Quality fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of a very rare sword in full silver fittings.

This Dah measures 69cms long in its scabbard.
Out is measures just over 67cms long with a blade length od 45.5cms long.The hilt is dressed in silver as is the scabbard, an indicator of status and wealth. The hilt is embellished with silver wire decorations of various patterns, being beading, plaiting and twisted wire wrapping.
The scabbard is embellished in the same manner but also displays panels to its sides.
The blade is a high quality fighting type that would hone to a razors edge if desired and it still remains quite sharp. The base of the blade is 10mm thick through the spine and tapers acutely for the first 16cms and continues then with a gradual taper through to the up swept tip and needle point.
The faces of the blade has three thin incisions running throughout just below the spine with small stamps at either end. The left face shows a makers stamp in the forte, the spine is inlayed with 2 brass panels with incised lines either side.

A rarely seen sword with a quality blade in excellent condition considering its age.



Stock No..
s1106

 



A Sirmoor Kukri
A very rare example
Large and heavy fighter
All steel Kukri

A Sirmoor Simoor Kukri A very rare example Large and heavy fighter all steel Kukri www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sirmoor Kukri.

This large all steel Kukri measures 49cms long in the sheath and weighs 1.2kgs in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is just under 47cms long with a blade length of 36cms. Across the belly it is near 65mm and the spine is 10mm thick.
The smooth steel hilt is wide and very comfortable in the hand.
The butt cap has a faceted 8 point star and sphere to the end.
The fine fullered blade remains in original polish with the exception of the cutting edge that has been sharpened from the Kaudi to the tip, an aspect that could be polished out if desired.
The original sheath and coverings are in good condition. There is however a small loss to the blue velvet along the back edge.

A very rare and collectable Kukri in good complete condition.



Stock No..
s1437

 



A rare Persian Khanjar
Walrus ivory hilt
Rare silver fitting
Wootz steel blade

A rare Persian Khanjar Walrus ivory hilt Rare silver fitting Wootz steel Shamshir blade sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good wootz bladed Khanjar with a very rare silver hilt fitting.

This dagger measures 25cms long in its sheath. Out it is just under 34cms long with a blade length of 23cms.
The hilt of this Khanjar is carved from a single piece of Walrus ivory. To the blade end is a rare decorative repousse silver fitting showing two figures kneeling to each side.
The sheath is a green tooled leather over timber with a later steel tip. The leather has loss to the reverse likely from years of wear within its sash.
The blade is of a fine wootz steel. It has a thick medial ridge running through to the tip and a very old tang repair seen to the base.

An interesting old Khanjar with a fine wootz blade and interesting and rare silverwork.



Stock No..
s1130

 



A rare African axe
Kirdi, North Cameroon

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A fine untouched example of a rare African axe.

This axe with a thick circular blade measures 59cms tall and 29cms deep from the back of the haft to the cutting edge.
The thick timber haft is iron bound to the base and widens to the head which is covered in geometric designs carved to the timber surfaces.
The thick axe head is also decorated in a similar fashion to both sides of the blade and is bound in old leather.

A fine and rare example in as found condition.



Stock No..
s1279

 



Corsican Vendetta knife
French folding knife
Early 20th century

Corsican Vendetta knife French made Folding knife Early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Corsican Vendetta folding knife

This example measures just under 32cms long when open. When closed it is just under 17.5cms long and its blade length is 14.5cms long.
The grip is well selected bone slabs riveted to steel inner liners and back spring. Each face is decorated with floral motifs and one side displays the Corsican flag.
The blade shows feint acid etched panels and remains in good condition with the exception of a slightly bent tip that would straighten with ease.

A good example of the type.



Stock No..
s1391

 



A fine Yemen Jambiya
All silver Assib Jambia
A rare antique example

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A very good old Yemen Jambiya.

This all silver example measures just under 33cms long in its sheath. Out it measures 31.5cms long with a blade length of 20.5cms.
The octagonal faceted hilt remains in very good condition and is finely embellished rosettes and decorative bindings.
The sheath is exceptionally well made and in in excellent condition throughout with only minor distortion along the raised medial ridge at its front.
The surfaces are expertly engraved with an embellished front panel and suspension rings and a large silver globe and spire to the sheath's end.

A fine example of quality Yemen silverwork in excellent condition for its age.



Stock No..
s1222

 



A very fine Cojang
Large Sumatran sword
Very fine engraved blade

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A fine and large Sumatran Cojang with an outstanding blade.

This example measures just under 82cms long. The blade length is just over 65cms long and has a spine thickness of 14mm.
The buffalo horn hilt is carved and checkered to both sides with the underside of the pommel also displaying faceted carving.
The blade is an exceptional type. It is hollow forged throughout the entire length with beveled cutting edges along the bottom edge being 42cms long and to the tip around the top of the blade for approx 18cms. Below the spine is another 37cm long fuller.
In the blade profile, various decorative aspects can be seen in the forte.
Along the spine are deeply chiseled and faceted designs of a floral and geometric type.
The blade surfaces display a very clear and strong laminated steel patterning.

A very fine and likely status sword from Sumatra.



Stock No..
s1264

 



A very rare Moro sword
More Kris Sabre
Heavy fighting type
An exceptional blade & type

A very rare Moro sword More Kris Sabre Heavy fighting type An exceptional blade & type Twistcore Kalis Barong punal www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Moro sword with an exceptional fighting blade.

This Moro sabre measures just under 67cms long with a blade length of 53cms.
The length across the ganja is 13.5cms with is being approx 1cm thick throughout.
The large burl wood pommel is approx 5cms tall, 6cms across and 3.5cms thick. It has a single plug hole to the end that likely had a long tassel of hair secured within. Its original binding has since been replaced with another cord type and has been resin covered in the traditional manner. The hilt ends in a silver ring collar at the blade which supports two straps holding in place Suasa stirups or asang asang.
The rare blade form of half Kris, half sabre type is of exceptional craftsmanship. It is razor sharp and has a Nihinto quality to it with an active Harmon to all cutting edges, a thick elliptical cross section and a hollow forged fuller through the sabre portion of the blade.
The sabre comes with half of its original scabbard, a great addition and template should the new owner wish to restore this and the grip bindings back to their former glory.

A very rare Moro Kris or sabre/sword of a very high quality.



Stock No..
s1177

 



Chinese sword
Jian in tortoise shell
A very fine example

Chinese sword Jian in tortoise shell A very fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Chinese Jian.

This sword measures 58.5cms in its scabbard, 56.5cms out and has a blade length of 43cms.
The hilt consists of s reeded dark timber grip and heavily decorated brass fittings. The theme throughout these fittings is of longevity, fortune and happiness with the longevity symbol central throughout all fittings and the bat flying about these symbols for fortune and happiness in long life.
The cross guard is also central in the fortune theme as it is from the front a stylised bat silhouette.
The blade is a very strong with both distal taper through profile and cross section.
The scabbard is covered in turtle shell veneer and bould in brass fittings that share the same symbolism as seen on the hilt fittings.

A very good example of the type considered to be of the mid 19th century and typically political gifts.



Stock No..
s957

 



Albanian Khanjar
Very rare type
Ottoman Tughra stamped
Pierced silver sheath
with Islamic script
Walrus ivory hilt
Fine watered blade

Albanian Khanjar Ottoman Turkish Very rare type Tughra stamped Pierced silver sheath with Islamic script Walrus ivory hilt Fine watered blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and exceptional Albanian Khanjar.

This stunning example measures 57cms long in its sheath. Out it measures just under 52cms long. The blade length is 33.5cms long and 6cms wide across the base.
The large hilt is a single piece of carved Walrus ivory, now showing a pleasing gold age patina. It measures approx 18cms tall, 7.5cms wide and 3cms thick.
The blade is a very high quality watered steel type that displays fine patterns throughout despite being out of polish.
The pronounced medial ridge separates gold cartouches found on each side of the forte. To one side there are two cartouches with gold floral applications, to the reverse is gold script noting an individual's name and a date much older than is typically associated with these types of Khanjar, perhaps a tribute.
The scabbard is very unique in that the silverwork is pierced, an aspect very rarely seen on Ottoman weaponry.
Two each side is three pierced with three large medallions showing intricate overlapping designs and the Ottoman Tulips. There are many other non pierced medallions covering the sheaths surfaces but of particular importance is the second medallion down from the throat being Islamic script encircling a Tughra stamp on one side and a Tulip on the other.

A large and important Albanian Khanjar with a very unique scabbard styling and script.



Stock No..
s1409

 



Thai Dhaab
Rare all silver repousse
Status sword
Lanna style, old Siam

Thai Dhaab Rare all silver repousse Status sword Lanna Kingdom old Siam sabre darb dah dha www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Lana style sword, repousse silver.

This Dhaab from Thailand measures 96.5cms long in its scabbard and would be longer had it not lost its pommel.
Out of its scabbard it is 94cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
The long hilt is repousse silver over a timber, likely solid bamboo core. The scabbard is also silver but silver sheet embellished at the ends with twisted silver wire decorations.
The blade is 8mm thick at the spine and tapers nicely through to he tip and the very sharp cutting edge.
Despite the loss of the pommel, a piece that can be reproduced by modern Thai silver smiths, this is a rare sword type.

A good example of 19th century Thai craftsmanship.



Stock No..
s1429

 



Shuang Dao
Boxer rebellion period
Rare Chinese swords

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A rare set of Shuang Dao, circa 1900.

This matched pair of swords are 94cms long in their scabbard.
Out the sabres are 88cms long with a blade length of 74cms.
The hilts are bound with cloth wrapping and brass fittings. The cup guards are steel.
The scabbard is timber, bound in wire and lacquered black. The scabbard ends and suspension fittings are brass.
The blades taper through to the tip and cutting edge, are triple fullered to both sides and retain most of their original polish.
Various European museums carry such swords in their collections with a history from the boxer rebellion period, whilst a know catalogue from the mid 1930s shows worn examples of these swords as being from antiquity.

A get set of rare Chinese swords.



Stock No..
s1320

 



Pesh Kabz
Central Asian or
Northern India

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A good Pesh Kabz or North Indian or Central Asian origins, early 20th century.

This unusual Utility or fighting knife measures 32cms long in its sheath.
Out it measures just over 30cms long.
The dagger or knife has a sharp forward curving blade with a re-curved tip. It has distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and a full tip.
It is a full tang construction with ribbed timber grip slabs riveted through the tang.
The sheath is a thick and stiff leather type with the edges stitch with heavy flaxen cord. It retains a small leather suspension loop to the top of the sheath.

An unusual example likely dating from the first quarter ot the 20th centry.



Stock No..
s1393

 



A Somali Billao
Mid 20th century

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A good Somali Billao, post WWII era.

This East African dagger measures 32cms long in its sheath. Out it measures just under 29cms long with a blade length just over 16cms.
The hilt is stacked horn separated by aluminum spacers and capped with a thick heavy brass pommel.
The blade is of the Somali asymmetrical design, hand forged with a large central fuller and beveled cutting edges.

A good cheap example of the type.



Stock No..
s1245

 



A rare African spear
Zulu stabbing spear
An early Iklwa

A rare African spear Zulu stabbing spear An early Iklwa www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare fighting spear of the Zulu tribes.

This short stout fighting spear is typically associated as being of the earlier known forms used in conjunction with their large shields to deliver a devastating killing attack with a single thrust from the massive spear head.
The spear measures 103cms long with the shaft being 58cms long and the heavy spear head being 45cms long.
The spear head is 6.5cms across at the widest point and tapers nicely from the medial ridges to the edges and from the broad section through to the tip.
The spear head is kept in place with shrunken and woven section of animal hide.
The shaft is approx 3cms across and flares at the base to 6cms, an aspect that greatly helps with pulling this stabbing spear from any unfortunate victim.

A fine and rare example.



Stock No..
s1275

 



A rare Indian sword
An early Kirach
Khanda type bracing

A rare Indian sword An early Kirach Khanda type bracing Hindu Patissa www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Indian fighting sword.

tjis Kirach is most unusual in that it carries the upper and lower bracing typically seen on Khanda. The length is 73cms sheathed and 68cms out with a blade length just under 56cms.
The hilt is of symmetrical form, has forward pointing quillons, silver Koftgari decoration and remains in excellent condition throughout.
The blade is of a thin supple type, hollow forged the entire length and has cleat pronounced beveled cutting edges top and bottom. The supple blade is supported by Khanda type bracing which is not typically seen on swords of this type but when considering the blade type and that manufacture is similar to that seen on older Hindu Khanda, the design and type may lace this sword as an earlier relative of the Khanda.
The blade does show a contrasting wootz pattern throughout which would benefit from a clean and polish is desired.
The scabbard is present and has its share of age related wear and tear but remains solid.

A rarer and unusual variant of an already rare type of Indian fighting sword.



Stock No..
s169

 



Antique Sword, Very rare Uzbekistan Turkestan Central Asian Shashka

Antique Sword Very rare Uzbekistan Turkestan Central Asian Shashka www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from my personal collections.

A Rare and complete Afghanistan Shashka from the Central Asian regions.

Iaroslav Lebedynsky in his work "Les Armes Orientales", page 75 & 76 notes this style of Shashka as Central Asian, being Turkestan Afghanistan Uzbekistan in origins.
The lovely example has been very well cared for, free of notable rust or pitting, just a light spreading of very light rust to some of the outer iron scabbard fittings.
Tip to tip in the scabbard this measures 101cms with the sabre being 95cms long with a 79cm blade from the edge of the iron bolster.
The blade is of a very unusual Damask pattern welded type with clear surface patterns.
The hilt is shaped horn with a very thick tang sandwiched between long iron bolsters.
The scabbard suspension strap has with age become dry and brittle in the middle and is now separated. The workmanship on the leather work covering the scabbard and that of the suspension strap are similar in nature to that found on horse tack and certainly reflects the origins and dependence on the horse for these Central Asian Horsemen.

A very rare and complete Central Asian sword.



Stock No..
s1300

 



A good Sewar
Carved & pierced horn
Sumatra

A good Sewar Carved & pierced horn Sumatra www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good well carved Sewar.

This Sumatran knife or dagger measures just under 30cms long in its sheath. Out it measures 27cms long and carries a 22cm long blade including the integral steel bolster.
The single edged forward curing blade is slightly re-curved towards the tip and it has a small fuller to each side of the blades base.
The hilt is a carved horn type as is the throat section of its scabbard which is both carved and pierced with the centre section of the protrusion being carved in to a hollowed area. The base of the sheath is also made of horn but without carving.

A good example of a Sewar.



Stock No..
s1327

 



A rare Taoist Jian
Large broad blade
Silver votive designs

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A good large 19th century Jian.

This Chinese sword measures 102cms long and is without a scabbard.
The sword is of a known late 19th century style, a sword that is often incorrectly identified as being from the earlier Qianlong dynasty. There are references that note these swords as being of historical importance as swords that were placed throughout China in important places by the empire, a reference that I cannot yet confirm.
The hilt is made from thick brass fittings that display a writhing Dragon on each face of each component.
The grip is a two piece bone type with a sage or scholar to each side.
The blade is a broad long double edged type that is just under 80cms long and 4cms wide at the base.
The blade's surfaces are decorated to both sides with a seal to the base. To one face are four figures or deities, the other four multi armed deities with each side of the blades figures encased in flaming borders. To the tip of the blade is a Dragon and seven star or Big Dipper figures, also encased in the same flaming border.

An important Jian in good condition for its age.



Stock No..
s1410

 



A good large hilted
Moroccan Saif, sabre
Rhino hilt
Enameled guard

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A good large Moroccan Saif with a desirable Rhino horn grip.

This large fighting sword measures 97cms long and carries an 81cm long blade.
The grip is very broad for the type, of a nice comfortable form and a well selected section of horn.
The guard is of an interesting chiseled type with the surfaces filled with the remains of enamels, being an aspect typical of the regions. The collar appears to be a replacement.
The blade has a thick spine but narrow profile and a clipped tip. The block forte retains an interesting and likely local marking.

A good large example of the type that was a higher end sword in its day.



Stock No..
s1326

 



A very rare Java sword
18th century VOC blade
West Java, Preanger
18th century

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A very rare sword with a rarer seldom seen VOC blade.

This West Javanese sword measures 67cms long when in its scabbard. Out is measures 64cms long with a blade length of just under 51cms.
The hilt is constructed from very high quality silver over a timber core.
The blade is an extremely rare 18th century VOC cutlass blade with the VOC having ports within the West Java regions during this time. The blade is clearly marked with its date of manufacture being 1769, the VOC trade logo and "A" for Amsterdam, one of the six chambers or trading centers of the Vereinigte Ostindische Compagnie.
The scabbard is of blackened timber, bound with silver fittings with the drag now absent.
The degree of finesse seen within the designs of the silver work is a testament to the skills of the Javanese craftsmen of the 18th century.

A very rare Javanese sword with a blade type of even rarer form.
A very important study piece when one considers how few examples of genuine VOC blades are found in collections and museums within the Netherlands and other parts of the world.



Stock No..
s1382

 



A rare Borneo sword
An Iban Parang
Head hunter sword
A high quality blade

A rare Borneo sword Mandau An Iban Parang Head hunter sword langgai tinggang A high quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare high quality head taking sword from the Iban regions of Borneo.

This Parang measures 78cms long in its scabbard.
Out it measures just over 70cms long with a blade length of 57cms.
The hilt is well carved and remains in fine condition throughout but has since lost its rattan or or wire binding at the hilt and the tuft of hair that would have once protruded from the pommel.
The blade is of an exceptional type. It has a very finely carved and chiseled forte, a broad belly and an upswept tip and beveled back edge. The faces of the blade show a single carved fuller towards the tip and rectangular brass inlay and carved designs to both sides.
The spine is also inlayed with brass rectangular panels along its entire length.
The scabbard is of two carved sections of timber with the front section displaying native designs to the throat area and the base. It is bound in rattan to the top with losses of rattan to the remainder of the scabbard. Bound to the back and the base is a woven cloth baldric now stained throughout through age and use.

A rare example of a high quality head taking sword.



Stock No..
s1404

 



A very rare Bugis Keris
3 luk blade

A very rare Bugis Keris Kris 3 luk blade Malay Malaysia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare 3 luk Bugis Keris.

This Keris measures just over 43cms long in its sheath. Out it measures 39cms long with a blade 31.5cms long.
The Keris's sheath and hilt are at fault as seen in the images, but aspects that do not detract from the rarity of the 3 luk blade style. Both the hilt and dress are carved from bery fine selected timber and both still retain a fine old luster.
The blade is free from loss, damage or pitting. Its surfaces are clean and the pamor is interesting.

A fine blade worthy of new or repaired dress.



Stock No..
s1385

 



A fine large 9 luk Keris
Malay or Sumatran
Broad long blade

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A fine large and broad Keris.

This keris measures 44cms long and is without a sheath.
The Jawa Demam hilt is timber and expertly carved to reveal very fine grained timber surfaces. The hilt or Hulu stands more erect than the typical Bugis hilts and his crossed arms are somewhat similar to the Jambi style Keris hilt, perhaps an indicator that this is more Sumatran in its origins rather than the Malay peninsula.
The pendokok of hilt cup is of cast tooled brass that displays floral motifs throughout its surfaces.
The broad blade measures near 8cms across the base and then tapers broadly to the tip.
The blades pamor surfaces are very clear and precise and remain free from loss, damage or pitting.

A very large and attractive Keris.



Stock No..
s1436

 



A fine rare Sewar
Ivory hilt
Quality timbers
fine blade

A fine rare Sewar Ivory hilt Quality timbers fine blade Keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of a Sumatran Sewar

This knife or dagger measures 28cms long in its sheath. Out it is 24cms long with a n 18cms long blade excluding the faceted bolster.
The hilt is a fine section of carved ivory that shows a very fine and mellow patina.
The blade is a fine example that shows clear forging laminations to the blades faces and a very finely faceted integral bolster.
The sheath has been cared frm very well selected timbers, timbers often seen on higher grade Keris from the areas.
The sheath is capped in a hoof like section of horn to the base.

A very fine example of a ivory topped Sewar that are becoming increasingly harder to fine in any condition.



Stock No..
s1253

 



Khyber knife
A fine large example
Afghanistan

Khyber knife A fine large example Afghanistan Salawar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine large and complete Afghan Khyber knife

This example measures 84cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it measures 71cms and it carries a strong 57cms long blade.
The forged blade has a thick "T" section spine with a single fuller to both sides running beneath the spine and sharp, thick beveled cutting edged.
The hilt is carved horn with faceted steel fittings. The grip strap shows various fine designs to its surface.
The scabbard is a stitched felt like hide over a timber inner. The steel fitting to the base is faceted and bound with an iron strap and ends in an iron fitting.

a fine, large and well preserved Khyber knife from the Afghanistan Central Asian regions of Asia.



Stock No..
s1334

 



A rare Indian sabre
Deccan, South India
Palmette quillons
Wootz blade
Wootz and gold fittings

A rare Indian sabre Deccan South India Lahore North India Palmette quillons Wootz blade Wootz and gold fittings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Indian Shamshir with a rare hilt type.

This sword measures just under 93cms long in its original scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 88.5cms long and carries a 77cm long blade.
The hilt is of a type known but rarely seen. its construction is likely wootz as is correct for the type of hilt that shows gilded edges and bare steel. It's quillons are of a rare palmette type but with the rarer pierced design.
For similar example see "Arts of the Muslim Knight", pages 89, 92, 92 & 93.
The blade is a broad fighting type. It is 3.5cms across at the forte and narrows very little before ending in the hatchet tip.
It surfaces display a clear contrasting wootz pattern throughout.
The scabbard is worn with age but is its original scabbard, an aspect that is becoming harder to find and is more desirable than being without or having a reproduction made. It retains one of its suspension looks and its detailed drag to the base. These fittings are ensuite with the hilt and a dark wootz pattern can be seen on their surfaces.

A fine and rare, complete sword from the Deccan region of Southern India.



Stock No..
s1406

 



Persian lance head
Persian combat fork
A good Mezraq

Persian lance head Persian combat fork A good Mezraq www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good well carved Persian Mezraq.

From the late part of the Qajar period, this lance head measures just under 64cms long.
The socket is 24cms long with the span between the fork being approx 12cms.
The socket is plain with the head showing chiseled decorative motifs with a large Lion's face to the bade of each side.

An unusual and well priced item.

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Stock No..
s1291

 



A rare African sword
Guduf people
North Cameroon
Mandara Mountains region

A rare African sword Guduf people of North Cameroon Mandara Mountains region www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine complete sword from the Mandara mountains.

This rare African sword measures 66cms long in its scabbard and just under 66cms long out. The blade length of the sword is just under 54cms long.
The hilt and guard are horn or timber covered in dyed leather with an exposed metal butt plate.
The blade narrows at approx 4cms from the base and broadens throughout its length only to narrow again towards the tip. One side of the blade shows a raised medial ridge and very shallow hand forged fullers whilst the other side is of a raised half oval cross section with two deep grooves running through most of its length. Along the length of these deep grooves are found six rows of half moon stamps.
The scabbard is leather clad timber. It is of the same dyed leather seen on the hilt and guard. The reverse side is plain and stitched with the front consisting of four decorated panels. Each panel contains it own unique tooling and the scabbard ends is a broadening cylindrical tip.

A rare African sword from the Northern Cameroon regions of the Mandara mountains.



Stock No..
s1328

 



A rare Chinese sword
Spear made into a Jian
Ex Musuem

A rare Chinese sword Spear glaive polearm halberd made into a Jian Ex Musuem www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and unusual find

This Jian is a most interesting and near complete find.
The Jian is actually a very rare long narrow spear or halberd head with the grip being the flared socket that is finished with a thick bronze collar. Its forward curving guard is two shaped sections forged together in to thick functional quillons. It is possible that this guard may be original to the halberd head but it is not something typically known.
The Jian measures 85cms long out of the scabbard. The blade length is just under 65cms long.
the blade is single edged and double edges for the top 17cms. For the most part, the blade is 10mm thick along the spine with the forte being 13mm.
The Jian is surprisingly well balanced in the hand and is a very functional fighting sword with good balanced weight.
The scabbard appear to have custom made timbers that are bound in unusual sabre like mounted embossed in lucky coin motifs. The drag is no longer present.
There are old museum or collection numbers seen on the blade, hilt and both scabbard timbers with the sword being noted as the "A" part and the scabbard as the "B" part.
A small disk is also attached to the suspension mounts with collection text written to both sides.

A fine and near complete Jian of very rare form that offers further insight in to the arms and armour of 19th century China.



Stock No..
s1408

 



A good Thai sword
Military fighting darb

A good Thai sword Military fighting darb dha dah daab www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of an early Rattanakosin era Thai sword.

This example measures 85cms long in its scabbard and 83cms long out.
Its blade is 49.5cms long and 10mm thick that its base with a deep taper towards the tip. The blades edge is extremely sharp and remains in good condition. The blades pine and faces are un-cleaned and do show some light localised pitting. A blade that would grade up very well with a polich and one that appears to display a very rare hairpin type pattern to its surfaces.
The scabbard retains its original cloth baldric but shows a replacement section to the end of the scabbard, an easy restore if desired.
The entire hilt and scabbard are dressed in silver.

A good, complete and well priced fighting sword from Thailand.



Stock No..
s1294

 



A good Wilkinson sword
Light horse Cavalry
P1908 war dept markings

A good Wilkinson sword Light horse Cavalry P1908 war dept markings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Wilkinson P1908 Light Horse Cavalry sword.

This standard military issue P1908 by Wilkinson sword measures just under 112cms long in its scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 108cms long with a blade length of 89cms.
The sword has seen active service and remains in good condition throughout. Light localised pitting is seen on the pommel and to the tip of the blade.
The basket, blade and scabbard all carry a variety of war dept stamps and Wilkinson proof stamps.
The scabbard has taken a few door dings to is base throughout its years of service.

A good genuine Light Horse Cavalry sword from WWI.



Stock No..
s590

 



A very fine and early sword
late 17th century Sossun Pata
laddered wootz blade
Exceptional quality throughout
From my personal collection

Sossun Patah A very fine and early sword late 17th century Sossun Pata laddered wootz blade Exceptional quality throughout www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional release from my personal collection.

This very rare broad and heavy Sossun Pata or Patah measures 84cms long in its scabbard and 82.5cm long out.
It's blade length is 70cms long with a 4cms wide forte and a 4.5cms wide belly.
The T-spine of this sword is very thick and the scarf welds running throughout the spine are filled with silver.
The large hilt is in an exceptional state of preservation. The darkened steel surfaces have been deeply chiseled and filled with silver and small amounts of gold in the Zar Buland fashion.
The high raised silver is also decorated with further engraving.
The blade is also of an exceptional and rare quality. The surfaces show a very prominent wootz pattern of the Kirk Narbudan type of ladders of the prophet. While the spine shows clear scarf welding construction, the faces of the blade do not reveal any differences in the steel surface.
The scabbard is a simple type, of a timber inner and faded velvet outer, likely of approx 1920's manufacture being when this sword was last auctioned.

A very fine and rare sword for the advanced collector.



Stock No..
s1284

 



A unique presentation dagger
Goucho knife, Chile
Chilean bravery cuchillo

A unique presentation dagger Goucho knife, Chile Chilean bravery cuchillo www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Gaucho presentation knife, cuchillo.

In its sheath this knife measures 41cms long. Out it is 36cms and carries a 24cms long blade.
A the knife handle and sheath are made from a very fine and thick coin silver, silver that has been perfectly hammered, carved and chiseled.
The blade is in an as found un-restored condition and despite the appearances, only minimal wear beneath was is an easy restoration.
The hilt and sheath are free from loss or damage and display workmanship of the finest quality.
The sheath is engraved with a bravery dedication, with the presentation running over both sides, beneath the lion and within the heart.

An outstanding and very rare Chilean Presentation cuchillo.



Stock No..
s1309

 



Very rare Gaucho Bola
South America

Very rare Gaucho Bola South America www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare set of high end Gaucho bola.

These Bola are from the first half of the 20th century and remain in exceptional condition throughout.
They are crafted from the finest rawhide ropes, ivory balls and silver.
The ball ends are likely old ivory Billiard balls, now serving as very effective weights. Each ball is drilled for a thick central silver pin with a looped end. These pins hold the gilt decorated silver end caps on the balls and acts as the securing point for the secondary silver rings through which the raw hide straps are secured.
An attractive addition to any collection of South American Cowboy knives.

A very rare set of South American Gaucho Bola.



Stock No..
s1317

 



A very fine and rare sword
Palembang Parang
Southern Sumatra
horn hilt, gilt collar

A very fine and rare sword Palembang Parang Betino Southern Sumatra www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sumatran sword from Palembang.

This very rare sword measures just under 70cms long.
Its blade length is 53.5cms long.
The thick carved horn hilt is in excellent condition with only a very minor crack to the top, behind the collar.
The collar tapers towards the blade and is if of a gilt metal, likely silver.
The strong blade is of a very unusual and perhaps unique shape and construction.
From the collar it extends in an "I" beam fashion with raised medial ridges to the top and bottom. The bottom section of the "I" beam is then forged in to the strong beveled cutting edge, a cutting edge that runs around the wide tip and back along the top of the raised yelman. The top of the "I" beam narrows through to the raised yelman.
The faces of the blade are hollow forged and as seen in the photographs provided, the last 25cms of the blade has been heat quenched.
Both the design principles and the heat treating have made this blade extremely robust with very little flex.

A outstanding and rare sword from Southern Sumatra.



Stock No..
s1341 & s1342

 



Shan Thai knives
Carved ivory and silver
A very rare pair
Naga and Garuda carvings
Complete with baldrics

Shan Thai knives Carved ivory and silver A very rare pair Naga and Garuda carvings Complete with baldrics www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare pair of Shan Thai long knives.

This pair each measure approx 45cms long in their sheaths. Out of the sheaths they measure just under 42cms long with blade each just over 25cms.
Each cylindrical hilt is carved in a similar manner. The surfaces are for the most covered in floral motifs but seen within these floral carvings are two Naga to each hilt. One Naga faces the blade, the other faces the pommels where a carved Garuda with wings spread is seen.
The carved ivory hilts are bound in long silver collars that are enhanced with applied twisted wire works.
The blades are of a typical form for the region, having a slightly narrowed waist, a broadening belly and a semi clipped tip. The spines each have a subtle raised medial ridge running through to the needle point tip.
The sheaths are silver bound bamboo, both in very good condition for their age and each also being enhanced by multiple beaded and twisted applied silver wore work.
Rarely seen are the original baldrics still attached to the sheaths. Each Baldric is a fine plaited twine type that ends in finely crafted rope balls and tassels.

A rare and complete pair of Shan Thai long knives.



Stock No..
s1383

 



A good Moroccan Saif
Rhino horn hilt
Fine European blade
Makers stamped blade

A good Moroccan Saif Rhino horn hilt Fine European blade Makers stamped blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Moroccan Saif with Rhino horn hilt.

This North African sabre measures 102cms long overall and is without a scabbard. The blade length is 87cms long.
The classical Moroccan Saif hilt is carved from a single piece of Rhino horn and now lacks its decorative collar. The quillons, quillon block and knuckle bow is thick forged steel and without decoration.
The blade, although with wear is a very fine European type, likely from one a major guild as it carries the cresent moon face often seen on Sudanese Kaskara. To each side of the face are two groups of three decorative crosses.
The blade is triple fullered, slightly curved and ends in a sharpened back edge.

A good old fighting sword with a desirable hilt.



Stock No..
s1337

 



A fine Burmese sword
Ivory hilted Dha
Fine silver decorated blade

A fine Burmese sword Ivory hilted Dha Fine silver decorated blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com