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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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..
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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

A fine Yemen Jambiya All silver Assib Jambia A rare antique example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

A very fine Cojang large Sumatran sword Very fine engraved blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

Shuang Dao Boxer rebellion period Rare Chinese swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

A rare Taoist Jian Large broad blade Silver votive designs www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

A good large hilted Moroccan Saif sabre Rhino hilt Enameled guard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

A very rare Java sword 18th century VOC blade West Java, Preanger 18th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

A fine large 9 luk Keris Malay or Sumatran Broad long blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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

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A fine fighting sword from Burma

This example of a Burmese Dha or Dah measures 89.5cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard it measures just over 85ms long and carries a 63.5cms blade.
The hilt is a solid ivory type, dressed in silver fittings, now tarnished with age. The ivory grip area of hilt as been carved in checkered fashion to improve gripping of the sword.
The fine and heavy blade is of a fighting type typically noted as belonging to a person of status due to the large amount of thick and intricate silverwork. Both faces are decorated with a flowing vine motif, whilst the flat of the spine at the forte and the beveled edged of the remainder on the spine are decorated in a different geometric pattern.
The blade remains sharp and has clean edges and broadens through the belly of the blade.
The scabbard is of a teak type timber with simple plain silver fitting.

A fine fighting sword of very high quality. With most trade embargoes with Burma, now lifted, a very sound investment for the future as Burmese people start to reclaim their cultural heritage.



Stock No..
s1237

 



A Fine Moroccan Saif with Rhino horn hilt

A Fine Moroccan Saif with Rhino horn hilt Sa-if Sayf sword Nimcha Algerian www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Moroccan sabre, Saif or Sayf with a Rhino horn hilt.

This North African Saif measures 105cms long in its scabbard and 103cms out. The blade length is just under 87cms long.
The large hilt is cut from a single piece of dark Rhino horn that remains in exceptional condition throughout.
The knuckle bow and long quillons are steel, decorated with silver over lay.
The blade likely of European manufacture. it have a very small block forte, a broad deep central fuller and a more narrow fuller below the spine. The blade is without stamps or markings.
The scabbard is leather over timber with simle decorated brass fittings to each end that share the same patterns as the brass collar between the grip and the quillon block.

A fine complete North African sabre.



Stock No..
s1336

 



A Fine Fighting sword
Burma, mid 19th cent
Very fine silver inlayed blade

A Fine Fighting sword Dha Dah Burma mid 19th cent Very fine silver inlayed bladed www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma

This example of a Burmese Dha or Dah measures 82cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard it measures just under 79cms long and carries a 59cms blade.
The hilt is a solid timber core dressed in silver fittings, now tarnished with age and a central grip area of very fine and well selected piece of ray skin.
The fine and heavy blade is of a fighting type typically noted as belonging to a person of status due to the large amount of thick and intricate silverwork. Both faces are decorated with a flowing vine motif, whilst the flat of the spine at the forte and the beveled edged of the remainder on the spine are decorated in a different geometric pattern.
The blade remains sharp and has clean edges and broadens through the belly of the blade.
The scabbard is of a teak type timber with only a single plain silver fitting now remaining at the throat.

A fine fighting sword of very high quality. With most trade embargoes with Burma, now lifted, a very sound investment for the future as Burmese people start to reclaim their cultural heritage.



Stock No..
s1223

 



A fine Navaja
Rare fullered blade
Makers marked

A fine Navaja Rare fullered blade makers marked www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine horn handled Navaja.

This folding knife measures just under 30cms when open. Closed it measures 16cms long.
The grip is is a very well selected dark section of horn with white highlights throughout. Its surfaces are brightly polished and inlayed with brass plugs in star burst patterns.
The blade is a very good quality with a very rare multiple fuller arrangement and a recurved tip with a full needle point. To the left face of the blade is a maker stamp.
The spine and the entire back of the locking spring are file finished and the lifting plate is also a very unusual form.

A very high quality Navaja.



Stock No..
s1149

 



A good rare African sword
Manding, Mali regions
Fine Solingen blade

A good rare African sword Manding Mali regions Fine Solingen blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good fighting sword from the Mali/Manding regions of Africa.

This straight fighting sword measures 93.5cms long.
The blade measures 77cms long.
The hilt is plain undecorated leather with minor cracks and loss.
The scabbard shows clear dark tooled leather surfaces between raised ribbed sections.
The blade is likely a Solingen trade blade based on its form as it is similar in features to those produced by F.W.Holler.

A good rare complete sword with minor age wear and loss as shown in the photographs provided.



Stock No..
s1239

 



A fine Billao dagger
Rare silver fittings
Ivory hilt

A good rare African dagger A fine Billao dagger Rare silver fittings Ivory hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine ivory hilted Somali Billao knife.

This Somali knife measures over 47cms long.
The blade length is 25.5cms long, the hilt is just under 15cms and the spire pommel is 6.5cms tall.
The knife remains in very fine condition for its age and hard life these knife sometimes saw.
The hilt is a 2 section ivory type with horn, pewter and brass spacers at the base of the waist. It is embellished with very unusual silver work, not usually seen on these knives, being the silver attached to the top and bottom of the hilt and also that the same designs are seen at the base of the spire pommel.
The leather sheath has split stitching to the base and lacks its belt, but it does present very well as is, and together with the knife, would look fine atop of a custom gallery stand.

A nice and unusual variant of very fine quality.



Stock No..
s480

 



Very fine Turkish Kilij
complete example of early form
Rhino horn hilt
Fine high contrast wootz blade
Kilic Turkish Sabre

Very fine Turkish Kilij complete example of early form Rhino horn hilt Fine high contrast wootz blade Kilic Turkish Sabre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A special release from my personal collection.

A very fine and complete 17th century Turkish Kilij, Tughra stamped silver.

This rare sabre type measures 94cms in the sheath, 90cms out, with a blade length of 77cms from the centre of the quillon block to the tip.
The grip slabs are Rhino horn, being very fine and well coloured examples free from loss or damage. The slabs are pinned through the tang and sit either side of a gilded decorative silver grip strap.
The guard is silver with lobed quillon ends and the seal of Solomon engraved to one side.
The blade is of a rare but traditional profile being with a raised Yelman. The surfaces show a very good high contrast Wootz Damascus patterning. It is distal tapered from the spine to the cutting edge and does not have fullering. The cutting edge remains extremely sharp.
The scabbard is covered in its original mule skin leather, stitched to the rear. The fittings are all silver with remains of gilding clearly seen. Both the throat and the drag are stamped with the Sultan's Tughra, being reserved only for official documents & coins. The Tughra, although not perfectly stamped, appears to be that of Mustafa the first, or Murad the fourth.
Of special interest is the presence of an original silk and bullion thread suspension baldric. The arrangement retains partial leather coverings, a possible indicator of its use in campaigns abroad, something to protect the fine threads from wear when travelling and in combat.
Equally important is manner in which the sword hangs when suspended.

A very fine and unusually complete early Turkish Kilij with Tughra stamped silverwork.



Stock No..
s1274

 



Bhutan sword
Small heavy side arm

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A good heavy Bhutanese or Sikkim side arm.

This short sword measures 59cms long in its sheath and 56cms out.
The blade is 40cms long and very heavy for its size.
The hilt and scabbard are bound in a brown leather and have minor splits and losses to both, as seen in the photos provided.
To the back of the scabbard is an iron suspension loop through which sits an old buff leather knot for belt mounting.
The blade is a heavy steel type, single edged and still very sharp. It has a collar between the blade and hilt that is typical of Bhutanese swords.

A rare sword type from a little known part of the world that remains in very good condition for its age, being most likely the early part of the 20th century.



Stock No..
s1159

 



Weyersberg of Germany made
French 1866 Chassepot
Contract made bayonet

Weyersberg of Germany made French 1866 Chassepot Contract made bayonet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine well preserved Chassepot Bayonet, German made.

A rarer export contract example measuring 71.5cms sheathed, 70cms out with a 57.5cm blade.
Of standard military form, this example remains in fine condition throughout but with an exceptionally preserved blade.
The blade is marked with the Kings head to one side and what appears to be an inspection stamp on the reverse.

A German made French bayonet of the M1866 pattern.



Stock No..
s1325

 



A fine African sword
Sudanese Kaskara
Kassala type with native blade

A fine African sword Sudanese Kaskara Kassala type with native blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete African Kaskara.

This large Medieval type sword is from the Sudan of east African, being from the early to mid 20th century.
The sword is of a type typically referred to as a Kassala type and it entirely locally manufactured and used.
The silver wrapped grip and pommel have decorated surfaces and help retain the steel cross guard in place. To the pommel end of the grip is short large wool like knot and tassel, typical of the sword type.
The blade resembles that of the early European trade blades found through out Africa. It is sharp, with strong beveled edges and a deep wide fuller running the through to the tip.
The scabbard is bound in tooled leather, has steel suspension rings and remains in excellent condition.

A very fine and complete example throughout.



Stock No..
s1296

 



Chinese sword
A oversized Dadao
A massive fighting sword

Chinese sword A oversized Dadao A massive fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and massive Chinese Dadao.

This outstanding fighting sword is of massive proportions.
It measures 122cms long, carries a blade length of 66cms and a long hilt allows for perfect balance of the 10mm thick broad fighting blade.
The hilt shows to be timber over the long tang, bound with string and stitched with cloth now worn and faded with age.
the guard is a simple but thick cup type, measuring approx 7cms across.
The blade remains very sharp with a full and strong upswept tip with the curved of the hatchet tip being sharpened for optimal piercing benefit.

A very impressive sword and a distinctly capable fighting Dadao.



Stock No..
s1241

 



A good Omani sabre
Kattara Saif Sayf sword

A good Omani sabre Kattara Saif Sayf sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Omani sabre.

The overall length of this sword in its scabbard is 91cms. Out of the scabbard it measures 89cms and carries a 71cms long blade.
The hilt appears to be period refurbishment with the leather wrappings to the grip appearing to me some sort of monitor lizard skin bound with silver wire.
The scabbard retains most of its original tooled leather and silver suspension and drag fittings.
The blade is as found and suffers from heavy surface rust and small areas of localised pitting, but all will clean up very well when polished.

This example remains complete and untouched but is likely to have seen refurbishment during its working life.



Stock No..
s985

 



Rare Javanese Wedung
A fine and complete example

Rare Javanese Wedung A fine and complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Wedung from Java.

Including the seldom found horn suspension clip, the overall length is just under 48cms long. Out of the sheath is just under 36cms with a blade length just over 23cms excluding the 5cm pentagonal bolster.
The hilt is a fine rich dark reddish timber and of the classical pentagonal shape tapering towards the bolster.
The blade is hollow forged with clear longitudinal laminations with a possible Pamor like surface if etched.
It has a deep belly and unusual shaped heel with angular cut outs and engraved spirals. The bolster at this point also takes on an unusual form, all most likely spiritual in nature.
The sheath is made from very well chosen timbers with both halves showing very fine timber grains.
To the rear of the sheath is a long rectangular cut out that supports the carved horn suspension clip. This horn section has a carved animal face at the throat of the sheath and is retained in the cut out by rattan strapping.

A very fine knife, seldom seen and in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1316

 



A very fine Jambiya
Saudi Arabian Khanjar
7 rings, Arabic script

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A very high quality Arab Jambiya dagger from Saudi Arabia.

This Jambiya measures 31cms tall in its sheath.
The body and sheath covered wholly to the front in exquisite filigree and applied silver decoration, the hilt of darkened timber that closely resembles Rhino horn which is applied with silver.
To the lower part of the sheath at the tip on the back there is an embossed panel of Arabic calligraphy, the front with floral motifs. The script to the rear reads "Amal Ahmed bin Mursi" work of Ahmed bin Mursi.
The blade is of good steel, deeply curved and with a thick strengthening ridge along the middle. Old glued repair to wood crack on the hilt is hardly noticed.

A very fine complete type with belt, mid 20th century.



Stock No..
s1173

 



Oman sword
A fine & rare example
Omani Saif, Kattara
Thick fighting blade

Oman Arabian sword A fine & rare example Omani Saif Kattara Thick fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Omani straight sword with a European blade.

This sword measures just under 103cms long in the scabbard. Out of the scabbard it is 99cms long with a 79cm long blade.
The hilt shows exceptional woven leather and silver design work with only very minor loss. The pommel is iron. The blade is a sharp, stiff fighting type with a short broad fuller to each side, is of an elliptical cross section and stained throughout.
To one side of the blade, at the point where the hilt joins the blade there is a typical European blade stamp. To the reverse is deep hand chiseled motif in the style of the Passau Running Wolf, likely done by native hands.
The scabbard is decorated leather over fine string designs which encase a timber inner. Of the same design as the hilt, there is woven leather and silver at the throat. To the base is a silver fitting with the suspension being heavy iron fittings and rings. The suspension fittings are expertly decorated with thick silver.

A very rare Arabian Peninsula sword.



Stock No..
s1256

 



Shuang Jian
Chinese swords
Very good quality

Shuang Jian Chinese swords Very good quality www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good quality set of Shuang Jian.

These Jian measure just over 58cms long in their scabbard.
Out of their scabbard they measure 55cms long with 40cm long blades.
The Jian have large bulbous reed like timber grip and brass fittings decorated with bats and longevity symbols.
The blades are stiff double edged types, are stained and with minor edge nicks but remain in good condition throughout.
The scabbard is dressed in a painted turtle shell veneer with brass fittings matching those of the swords. The veneer is in very fine condition throughout.

A good quality set of desirable Shuang Jian.



Stock No..
s1273

 



Terengganu Keris
Bugis influenced Keris
A very fine example
High quality timbers
blade & Mendak

Terengganu Keris Bugis influenced Keris A very fine example High quality timbers blade & Mendak www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Terengganu Keris from the late 19th century.

This Keris measures 47cms long in its sheath, 44.5cms out and has a blade length of 36.5cms.
The hilt and scabbard are carved from very fine timbers and show exceptional grains throughout.
The blade displays very pleasing curves for which this region is famous for. The Pamor remains original and untouched with clear visible traces of nickel near the surface.

Overall an exceptional and original Keris throughout.



Stock No..
s1197

 



Burmese sword
A very fine and rare type
Large and heavy
Ststus fighting sword

Burmese sword A very fine and rare type Large and heavy Ststus fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very large, fine and heavy Burmese sword.

This sword measures 84cms long and is without its scabbard.
the hilt is bronze and ray skin over a timber core.
The blade is a thick and exceptional fighting type of Nihinto quality. It is 63.5cms long and 12mm thick at the hilt. The spine is flat for the first 18cms and then tapers along beveled edges through to the tip. The blade broadens from 25mm to 35mm at the belly.
Very fine and complete scrolling silver tendrils roll through the entire length of the blades sides as well as having the entire spine also decorated in silver.

A fine example of a rare and quality fighting sword akin to a Katana, made for a wealthy individual.



Stock No..
s1043

 



Mangbetu Dagger
A fine and early example
A rare type with sheath

Mangbetu Dagger Congo African A fine and early example a rare type with sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Mangbetu dagger.

This rare African dagger measures 26.5cms long in its sheath and 23.5cms out.
The 16cms long blade is mounted in to a well shaped ivory hilt of hour glass form. The pommel being 5cms across and the guard being 6cms across.
Of particular interest is the rare blade type, being asymmetrical and pierced, a type shown most often with facial or zoomorphic hilts type of carved ivory.
This dagger also comes with its original leather sheath and copper bindings.

A fine and rare example of an ivory hilted Mangbetu dagger.





Stock No..
s1168

 



A rare Chinese halberd
Monk's spade
Cresent moon polearm

A rare Chinese halberd Monk's spade Cresent moon polearm dao sword jian sabre saber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and complete example of a "Monks" fighting spade.

Standing over 2 metres long this is an impressive pole arm.
The thick hand hewn shaft remains strong and is still practical for martial purposes.
Atop the shaft is a thick faceted socket and a lethal, thick spade like cutting end. Its edges are sharp to sides and the curled spikes to either side are extremely dangerous.

A very rare and formidable pole fighting weapon from the 19th century.



Stock No..
s1231

 



Chinese dao
A good fighting knife
19th century

Chinese dao sword dagger jian sabre A good fighting knife 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good solid Chinese fighting dao.

This example measures 36.5cms long and has a blade length 25.5cms long. The form is known throughout Chinese mainland and islands in the 19th century.
It is a concealable size and of the type used in the Tong gang wars of the early 20th century in the USA.
The hardwood bulbous grip is fluted to all sides and is solid. It is bound in brass collars at either end and has a thick oval pommel and oval cross guard.
The blade if of an unusual profile in that there is a raised section 7cms from the tip. There is rectangular fuller to each side.
It has a good cutting edge and the tip is strong.

A good Chinese fighting knife.



Stock No..
s1199 s1200
s1201 s1202
s1108

 



A collection of fine Naga spears
Naga land, Assam, Burma

A collection of fine Naga spears Naga land Assam Burma www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine grouping of Naga spears.

This grouping of spears are from the Nagaland/Assam regions and the northern border regions of Burma.
Each spear is made from bamboo being both black bamboo and another more typical type found in the regions.
Each end is fitted with an iron spear head and butt spike.
The spear shafts are bound with dyed goat hair and twine with the mid section without hair for gripping the spears.

A fine and interesting selection of spears measuring from 165-185cms long.



Stock No..
s1295

 



A very fine Officers sword
Volunteer Rifle regiment
Rare gilt brass fiitings
Rare brass scabbard
Complete with buff knot

A very fine Officers sword Volunteer Rifle regiment rare gilt brass fiitings Rare brass scabbard Complete with buff knot www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of a Victorian period Volunteer Rifle regiment sword for an Officer.

This sword measures 101cms long in its scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 96.5cms with a blade length just over 80cms.
The grip, hilt and guard remain in exceptional condition with only a very minor amount of age wear to one side of the grip and a small area of the guard. Most impressive is that it has retained its original buff sword know that also remains clean in in exceptional condition.
The blade is bright and clean and well marked with all etching in bright polish.
The brass scabbard is also in exceptional condition throughout.

An exceptional example throughout with some rarer aspects. A striking Officers sword.



Stock No..
s1233

 



A good 1831 pattern
Mamluke style
Officers sabre
ivory grips
long raised Yelman

A good 1831 pattern Mamluke style Officers sabre ivory grips long raised Yelman www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of the 1831 pattern Officers sword.

This sabre measures 96.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 93cms long and carries an 89cm long blade.
The grips are ivory with gilt brass rosettes holding the slabs in place as does the lanyard hole on the pommel.
The guard is in decorative high relief, is made of brass and is also gilt.
The blade carries the makers details, Moss Bros and Co Ltd, 20-21 King street Covent garden WC. It has the brass plug proof mark to the reverse.
The etched surfaces are of a fine quality and the blade, with its long raised Yelman remains free from rust of damages.

A good example with ivory grips and a minor loss of a single rosette.



Stock No..
s1271

 



A good Keris blade
Sumatra, Riau Bugis

A good Keris Kris blade Sumatra Riau Bugis www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good solid Sumatran Keris blade.

This blade measures 39.5cms long including the pesi. The blade alone measures just under 34cms long.
The Ganja is 8cms across.
The 9 luk blade shows a clear pamor throughout with one small area light corrosion to the middle of one side.

A good well priced Sumatran, Riau Bugis Keris blade.



Stock No..
s1110

 



A fine Keris
Jambi, Sumatra
Large unusual hilt

A fine Keris Jambi Sumatra Large unusual hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Sumatran Keris.

This Jambi Keris has a 9 luk blade with a very shallow luk profile.
The blade displays a fine and clear pamor throughout both sides.
The over sized hilt carries several unusual design elements within typical hilt type of these Keris. The hilt is supported by a very fine silver cup.

A fine and interesting example of a seldom seen Keris.



Stock No..
s1235

 



Naval Cutlass or
very large dirk
Georgian period
Ivory hilt
Gilt & blued blade
A very rare example

Naval Cutlass or very large dirk Georgian period Ivory hilt Gilt and blued blade A very rare example Nile Napoleonic Trafalgur www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional example of a Georgian period Naval hanger.

This cutlass or large dirk measures just under 68cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it measures 66cms long, with a blade length of 56cms.
The deeply curved blade has a 22cm rise from the edge of the forte to the tip.
The grip is a single section of carved ivory with the hilt fittings being gilded brass. The back strap and pommel are deeply engraved with gilded floral motifs and its original chain guard connected from the pommel loop to the figure eight serpent like guard.
The blade carries a Georgian cipher and other gilded designs within the blued panels.
The leather scabbard remains in exceptional condition for its age and is free from breaks. Its fittings are pierced and gilded fittings and bear the makers or retailers address on the throat.

An exceptional and untouched original example throughout.



Stock No..
s1218

 



A very fine Tulwar
Named and dated
Indian sword
Wootz blade

A very fine Tulwar Talwar sabre Shamshir Named and dated Indian sword Wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine, complete, large and heavy fighting sabre from India.

This sabre measures 94cms long in its scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 91cms long with a blade length of 79cms long.
The very fine silvered hilt remains in exceptional condition throughout. The Koftgari application is without fault, very thick and raised and carries only very minor age wear. It measures 19cms long from the pommel spike to the tip of the langet and is 10.5cms across the quillons. The disk pommel is 7.5cms across.
The blade is in an original old polish and has not been etched but does show fine long Wootz watering throughout the faces and a smaller crystalline pattern throughout the cutting edge.
The scabbard is timber with an old blue velvet covering. The reverse is stitched to the middle with silver wire over a silver strip.

A very fine mid 19th century fighting sword in exceptional condition throughout, with script to the pommel.



Stock No..
s1225

 



A good Rhino hilted sabre
Hungarian Ottoman sword

A good Rhino hilted sabre sword Shamshir Hungarian Ottoman sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Hungarian Ottoman fighting sword with a Rhino Horn hilt.

This sword measures just under 94cms long and carries a 80cms long blade. It is without a scabbard.
The hilt is Rhino horn grips over a steel grip strap and an steel knuckle bow and quillon.
The sharp fighting blade appears to be an 18th century trade blade with worn sun and moon motifs to one side.
There are broad double fuller to the forte with the lower one extending through to the tip. The upper fuller three narrow fullers that end at the sharpened back edge.

A seldom seen sword from the Ottoman forces located in the Hungarian regions, complete with a Rhino horn hilt.



Stock No..
s688

 



Indonesian Parang sword

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A fine fighting sword, Indonesia, Java?

Sheathed this sword is 62cms long. unsheathed it is just over 58cms with a blade length of 45cms.
The hilt and scabbard collar are shaped horn with the hilt having carved finger recesses.
The scabbard is timber with a horn end and white metal strapping.
The blade is a heavy forged type with fine distal taper, a deep clipped point and a deep fuller to both sides just below the spine. The overall shape is loosely based on that of the Dutch Hembrug Klewang Naval cutlass M1898 but with without the upward cure seen on the Dutch sword.

A good robust fighting sword in good condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1118

 



African quiver and arrows
West Africa, Sudan

African quiver and arrows West Africa Sudan Sudanese www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An African quiver and arrows.

This simple leather quiver and arrows appears to be from the West African regions of the Sudan.
The quiver is 74cms long. It is capped and slung with leathers too.
The arrows have barbed heads and are 65 & 61cms long.

A good example of an African quiver and representative types of arrows common to the region.



Stock No..
s012

 



Hudiedao
unusual iron guards
Early fighting swords

Hudiedao unusual iron guards Early fighting swords www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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From my personal collection.

A very rare pair of Hudiedao with forged iron guards.

Overall 57cms long with blades just under 46cms long and 15mm thick at the base.
The guards are forged welded and show clear laminations to all surfaces. The timber slab grips are large and comfortable with incised geometric designs to the outer surfaces. the shape and position of the guards do allow for easy thumb applications to reverse the position of the blade to protect the forearm.
The blades although currently in an uncleaned state show very clear and controlled pattern welding.

Would grade up well with a professional polish if desired.



Stock No..
s1186

 



Sikin Panjang
Fine Damascus blade
Sumatran sword

Sikin Panjang Fine Damascus blade Sumatran sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a Sumatran Sikin Panjang.

This sword measures 70cms long overall and is without a scabbard.
The blade measures 54cms to the stem ring and 56cms including the stem ring. The base of the blade is 9mm thick at the stem ring.
The blade surfaces show a very fine pattern welded surface with clear contracting "Damascus" patterns.
The hilt is carved horn that remains in good condition throughout. There is an age crack that shows to be filled with native resins of the same type used to secure these blades in to the hilt. There is also a very small loss to the hilt shown in the images.

A good example of the type with a quality blade.



Stock No..
s1220

 



A rare Navaja
Albacete, 59cms open

A rare Navaja Albacete 59cms open www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a rare 19th century Albacete Navaja.

Open this large folding knife measures 59cms long. Closed it measures 31cms long.
The handle is of a thin cross section. It is constructed with pierced brass and bone panels riveted to thin steel inner liners. The bone panels have beneath them mirror like pastes that maybe polished steel or foil.
The long slender blade is deeply engraved to both sides in traditional Albacete style and filled with a red enamel. Within the bordered cartouche are Spanish mottos of honour and defense and what appears to be a makers name and "Albacete".
There are, as seen in the photos, a couple of edge nicks from use.

A fine example of a rare Spanish Navaja.



Stock No..
s1087

 



Taiaha
Maori staff
A fine old example

Taiaha Maori staff A fine old example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine early Maori Taiaha Chieftan staff.

This fine example measures 150cms long overall.
The head is 13cms long and the pointed spade base 4cms wide.
The entire staff displays a warm pleasing age patina with a few small blemishes to the base.
The upoko and arero(head and tongue) show fine carvings and remain in very good condition.
The eye sockets have long lost the paua inlay.

A fine & rare 19th century fighting staff of the New Zealand Maori.



Stock No..
s085

 



Sosun Patta
A stunning 18th century sword
Indian fighting sword
An exceptional blade
A very rare early example

Sosun Patta A stunning 18th century sword Indian fighting sword An exceptional blade A very rare early example Sousson-Pata Sosun Patta Sousson Pata Patah www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and high quality bronze hilted Sosun Patta that remains in outstanding condition.

Sosun Patta, also written as Sosun Pattah, Sousson Pata.
The bronze hilt has a large Makara head pommel, similar Makara headed quillon ends and the knuckle guard also ends in a Makara head. Although rubbed with age, there is still evidence in a number of places showing quality engraving on this hilt, one can only imagine how fine this hilt would have looked in it's heyday.
Overall the sword is 88cms from tip to tip with a 72cm blade of outstanding form and quality.
The stunning pattern welded blade has a long forte that leads into a triple fullering arrangement that terminates in stylised parrot heads.
There is remnants of gold sitting within the Devanagari script beyond the forte and also within some scrolling near the "parrot" heads of the fullers.
A deep "V" fuller runs the length of the spine until it reaches the false edge approx 20cms from the tip. Found in this "V" fuller is a long row of fine chevrons.

A very rare Hindu Sosun Patta from the mid 18th century and an exceptionally well balanced and razor sharp fighting sword.



Stock No..
s215

 



Dagestan Shashka
hallmarked silver fittings
A very fine and rare sabre
circa 1900-1910

Dagestan Shashka hallmarked silver fittings A very fine and rare sabre circa 1900-1910 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from my personal collection

A lovely hallmarked Dagestan Shashka, circa 1900-1910.

A very attractive Dagestan Shashka with hallmarked silver hilt and suspension rings and signature to the back of the scabbard throat.
Overall in the scabbard this lovely sword measures 105cms, out it is just over 95cms with an 80cm blade.
The silver, niello and gold washed fittings remain in very good condition with light wear visible to the hilt.
The blade appears to be of Armenian manufacture, is 4cms wide and both extremely strong and flexible as a true Shashka should be. It has two broad fullers that end approx 11cms from the tip. There is a s very small area of very light pitting to the tip of the blade.

A very fine high quality Shashka exhibiting the stunning Kubachi work Dagestan Shashka are famous for.



Stock No..
s041

 



A fine fighting sword
Loas Burma Dha
Heavy Japanese quality blade

A fine fighting sword Loas Burma Dha Heavy Japanese quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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This fine and heavy fighting sword appears to be from the Southern Laos border regions.

The sword is without a scabbard. It measures 85cms long and has a blade length of 59.5cms long.
The large hilt is a solid bamboo type that is fitted with fine Samrit alloy that shows a golden hue.
The blade is an exceptional type, akin in quality to those seen on fine Japanese swords.
It has considerable weight for swords of this type and carries a razor sharp edge and the rare lotus bud tip.

A fine fighting sword of a quality seldom seen.



Stock No..
s1229

 



A very fine and rare Daab
Ivory and silver
Thai / Laos sword
of rank and status
Stunning carved hilt
Rare blade type

A very fine and rare Dha daab Ivory and silver Thailand Burmese Loas sword of rank and status Stunning carved hilt Rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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This complete, fine and rare Thailand/Laos Daab will not disappoint.

In the scabbard this 19th century sword measures just under 95cms long.
Out of the scabbard it is 85cms long with a blade length of 49cms.
The hilt is ivory and silver and remains in excellent condition throughout. The carvings to the ivory grip are expertly crafted in very deep relief. The carved scene is of both human and human bodies with demon like faces climbing through floral vine like motifs. To the base of the right side is what appears to be a crouching dog.
The blade is of a rare type with a lotus bud tip and a raised medial ridge running along the entire length of the spine right through to the tip.
The scabbard appears to be teak dressed in silver fittings, capped at each end and to the middle, three thin silver straps and three bowtie shaped straps.

A very fine and rare example of a Thailand Daab of rank and status that is expertly constructed and by design, most likely from the Thai Loas borders.



Stock No..
s1044

 



A very fine Italian dagger
18th century Punal

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A very fine Italian dagger, armour piercing tip.

This very fine example of the type measures just over 27cms long.
The stout blade measures 17cms long excluding the bolster.
The tapering octagonal fluted grip is made from stacked horn of alternating contrasting colours and very fine thin metal bands. The grip ends in a brass collar at the cut steel bolster and the tang is peened in a broad decorative manner over a chiseled brass washer.
The blades forte is decorated with a wreath to both sides than encircles a chiseled and pierced disc.
The blade tapers forth from the forte with broad beveled cutting edges and a single broad fuller through the middle. Both fullers are decorated with floral motifs to the centre.

A very fine example of a seldom seen type of European dagger.



Stock No..
s1059

 



A good Jian
Chinese sword
Unusual symbol varient

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A good Chinese Jian with an unusual symbolic marking to the guard that appears to read, double joy.

This example measures 58cms long in the scabbard. Out of the scabbard it measures 56cms long with a blade length of 42cms.
The blade is a stout and well forged type with clear folded steel, laminated surfaces.
The hilt is brass fittings decorated with bats, longevity symbols and what appears to be a double joy character. The grip is a single piece of timber. It has a bulbous waist and fluted surface.
The scabbard is turtle shell veneer over a painted timber surface. It is adorned with 5 brass fittings that each display longevity symbols and bats, small loss to the lower portions of the veneer.

A good and unusual example of the type.



Stock No..
s1221

 



A good rare Chinese sword
Ox tail sabre
Niuweidao with round pommel
Prayer script on grip

A good rare Chinese sword Ox tail sabre Niuweidao with round pommel prayer script on grip www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Chinese sabre, late 19th century.

This very well preserved example measures just under 98cms in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is just under 92cms long and carries a polished 74cm blade.
The string bound grip covers a very fine piece of mulberry paper on which Chinese characters are seen, most likely being a prayer or votive phrase. It is capped in polished brass fittings and is separated from the blade by an egg shaped steel cup guard.
The blade is also polished. It shows good distal taper to the cutting edge and the tip when viewed looking down the spine. There are 3 fullers to each side, sitting just below the spine.
The scabbard is a wire bound and lacquered type with decorative brass fittings to each end and brass suspension fittings.

A most interesting variant with a domed pommel and unique grip and prayer.



Stock No..
s1111

 



A rare Sumatran Pedang
Damascus blade
Rare form

A rare Sumatran Pedang Damascus blade Rare form www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Sumatran Pedang with an unusual Damascus blade.

This seldom seen sword measures 59.5cms long. The blade length is just over 45cms long.
The hilt is in excellent condition. It is a dark solid horn type made from buffalo horn.
The blade is a broad heavy type with a straight forward curving cutting edge and sharpened cutting edge. It shows good distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and the hilt to the tip.
The surfaces are finely pattern welded with a narrow fuller running along under the spine. The forte is carved and also carries a Keris like Belalai Gajah which is unusual to find.

A good rare Sumatran sword in fine condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1227

 



A Chinese military Dadao
A rare Chinese sword
very rare blade type

A Chinese military Dadao A rare Chinese sword very rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good example of a Chinese Military Dadao from the Republican/Warlord period.

This heavy fighting sword measures just under 78cms in its regulation leather scabbard. Out of of the scabbard it is 76.5cms long with a blade length of 54.5cms long.
The two handed hilt is bound with faded blue string to the grip and a brass pommel, collar and Tsuba like guard.
The blade is a broad heavy type, typical of the Dadao form. There are Characters to the left face of the blade and double fuller to each side under the spine. The tip of this type of Dadao is a known type that differs considerably from typical blade types in that the hatchet tip is serrated, which enables a deep penetrating thrust cut.
The brown leather regulation scabbard is in good condition throughout with only the typical broken buckle straps.

A very good and rare Chinese fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1211

 



A fine and rare shield
Vietnamese border regions
Montagnard

A fine and rare shield Vietnamese border regions Montagnard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Vietnamese shield

This rare example measures 57cms across. When sitting on its handles in a "bowl" like fashion it stands approx 12cms tall.
This rare shield from the Montagnard highland mountains of Vietnam/Laos.
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 iwre 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 the Montagnard regions.



Stock No..
s1206

 



A rare Chinese halberd head
19th century Yanyuedao
Gwandao polearm
Heavy fighting type

A rare Chinese halberd head 19th century Yanyuedao Gwandao polearm Heavy fighting type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine original Yanyuedao halberd or pole arm head.

This 19th century halberd head known correctly as a Yanyuedao measures 79cms long including the tang.
The blade length is 51cms long and is just under 5.5cms across at the base and 7.5cms at the widest point.
It shows good distal taper to the cutting edge and to the tip along the spine.
There is a 19cms long curved back edge that has a small hole at the back of the yelman, usually used for suspending a small tassel.

A very good fighting example that would grade up very well to reveal a fine pattern welded blade surface and for the martial practitioner, a fine fighting blade that could be remounted if desired.



Stock No..
s1208

 



A good Chinese spearhead
Large heavy Pole Arm
Chinese Halberd

A good Chinese spearhead Large heavy Pole Arm Chinese Halberd www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good, large and heavy 19th century Chinese spear head.

This example measures 84cms long. The cutting edge is approx 37cms long.
The thick forged spatula shaped blade is of a fine forged construction and has a clear bell ring when struck. It sits atop of a faceted integral collar which joins it to the thick walled tapering socket.
It is in as found condition with darkened surfaces and a very slight peppering to the blade surfaces which would polish out to reveal a find pattern welded surface beneath.

A good rare example of a large Chinese pole arm head of spear form.



Stock No..
s1157

 



A rare Bedouin sabre
Early trade blade

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A rare and seldom seen 19th century Bedouin sabre, the traditional sword of the Bedouin tribes that live in the Sinai Peninsula, in Israel and in Jordan.

The Bedouin sword smiths used every available blade for their swords and this is no exception. The blade appears to be a locally forged, early 19th century trade blade, well marked and well worn from age and use.
The overall length is 91cms and the blade length is 79cms.
The horn grips are riveted to the swords tang with seven rivets.

A seldom seen sword with age wear, bumps and bruises.



Stock No..
s1158

 



A rare Bedouin sabre
European pipe back blade

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A rare and seldom seen 19th century Bedouin sabre, the traditional sword of the Bedouin tribes that live in the Sinai Peninsula, in Israel and in Jordan.

The Bedouin sword smiths used every available blade for their swords and this is no exception. The blade in this sabre is a 19th century European pipe back type worn from age and use.
The overall length is 87cms and the blade length is 74.5cms.
The timber grips are riveted to the swords tang and covered in brass sheeting and tacks.

A seldom seen sword with age wear, bumps and bruises.



Stock No..
s1175

 



A good rare Indian sword
18th century or earlier
Hindu Patissa
Khanda with early blade type

A good rare Indian sword 18th century or earlier Hindu Patissa Khanda with early blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a rare 18th century Khanda.

This early all steel Indian fighting sword measures 92.5cms long and has a blade length of 81cms.
The hilt is of typical form for the type which has two spiked outer quillons and a long central langet which is riveted in three places. The surface of this hilt still shows in places, remains of its original red lacquer.
The blade shape is that of earlier swords as shown and discussed in Robert Elgood's "Hindu Arms and Ritual". On page 81, figue 8.6 (middle sword), the text points to this blade type being earlier than the 18th century, along with a similar blade type, seen on page 82, figure 8.10.
The blade construction is of an elliptical cross section that thins out towards the widening tip and throughout the entire length there are slight hollow forged fullers either side of a medial ridge running from the base through to the tip.

A good and rare fighting sword from the 18th century or earlier.



Stock No..
s1191

 



1908 British cavalry sword
very fine condition
Wilkinson WSC made

1908 British cavalry sword very fine condition Wilkinson WSC made www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine complete example of a 1908 pattern cavalry sword for Indian service, Wilkinson Pall Mall made.

In the scabbard, this fine sword measures 112cms long.
Out of the scabbard it is just under 106cms long with a blade length of 88cms.
The pressed steel basket is pierced towards the pommel for a sword know and stamped to the front with a Military Broad arrow over WSC (Wilkinson Sword Company), a royal crown and other proof marks as seen in the images provided.
The grip is a checkered special plastic type in perfect condition.
The steel scabbard is also in perfect condition with no markings. The blade is in near mint condition. It carried the Wilkinson sword Pall Mall address, crossed swords, broad arrow and many proof marks to both sides.

An outstanding example of the type and will not disappoint.



Stock No..
s1189

 



George V Officers sword
A good complete example

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A good example of a George V Officers sword.

This George V Officers Dress Sword measures 99cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 98cms long with a blade length of 82.5cm.
The grip is a wire bound ray skin wire bound type. The guard is a pierced and foliate engraved pressed steel basket.
The blade is a well marked, frost etched type displaying 'G.R V' cypher and makers details, being C Boyton & Sons Clerkenwell.
Proof stamps to the reverse.
It is complete with its leather bound scabbard

A good example of a WWI period British military sword.



Stock No..
s1190

 



Infantry Officers sword
1895 Pattern
Wilkinson sword
Pall Mall address

Infantry Officers sword 1895 Pattern Wilkinson sword Pall Mall address www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a 1895 pat. Henry Wilkinson, Infantry Officers sword.

This Victorian Infantry Officers sword measures 100cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 97cms long with a blade length of 82cms long.
The etched and proofed Wilkinson blade remains in excellent condition throughout with finely detailed etching to its surfaces and a Pall Mall London address to the forte.
The ray skin and silver bullion wire bound grip also remain in excellent condition.
The pressed steel basket guard is pierced and foliate engraved which incorporates the royal VR cypher.
Complete with leather field service scabbard

A very good example of a Henry Wilkinson 1895 pat. sword.



Stock No..
s773

 



Rare Presentation sword
German m1852 pattern
Hannov Train Bataillon no10
Hannoverischen Hanoverian sabre

Rare Presentation sword German m1852 pattern Hannov Train Bataillon no10 Hannoverischen Hanoverian sabre saber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare little known train Bataillon sabre, Hannov number 10.

This sabre is just under 99cms in the steel scabbard.
Out it is 94cms long with an 81cms blade.
The standard m1852 basket hilt is in very good condition. It retains the original leather finger loop and all of the shark skin binding. The felt spacer between the hilt and blade is also present.
The blade is in excellent condition throughout and remains in original bright polish. The spine and both faces of the blade display detailed floral wreaths, an eagle holding a shield, a breast plate with lances and pennons, a Pickelhaube, trumpet and sword and also a horse head.
The scabbard is free from dents or losses but appears to have been retouched in black at some stage of its life.

A fine and rare Hannoverischen, Hanoverian, officers presentation sword in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s971

 



A very rare Mangbetu dagger
Ivory hilted African knife
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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A very fine and old ivory hilted African Dagger from the Congo.

This rare dagger is referred to by Zirngibl as battle daggers.
This example measures 30cms long in the sheath, just over 26cms out of the sheath and has a fine blade 19cms long and 5cms wide.
The Elephant ivory hilt shows a very fine worn and warm glossy patina to is surfaces and clear Lines of Retzius (engine turning line) to the pommel.
The blade is expertly formed, hollow forged and has fine cutting edges.
The dagger comes with a old fitted, tooled leather sheath.

A very fine and rare African dagger from the Mangbetu people of the Congo.



Stock No..
s1109

 



A very fine Burmese Dha
Burmese dagger
Rare pierced ivory hilt type
An exceptional blade type
Rare slant pommel &
oval hilt cross section

A very fine Burmese Dha Burmese dagger Rare pierced ivory hilt type An exceptional blade type Rare slant pommel & oval hilt cross section www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Burmese dagger with a carved and pierced ivory hilt.

In the sheath, this dagger measures 31cms long. Out of the sheath it is 30cms long with a blade length of 18cms.
The carved ivory hilt is of an unusual oval cross section that tapers to the silver collar. The carving shows a figure or deity amidst foliage, appearing to be pulling him or herself through these tendrils.
The simple collar is silver and of traditional Burmese manufacture with beaded and twisted wire edges.
The blade is an exception example. There is a large central fuller to both sides that is surrounded by a thinner one to the edges of this fuller. Above and forward to the tip and another broader fuller.
To the forte and spine are applied gold and copper vines and flowers.
The blade is forward curving with a re-curve tip and remains razor sharp.
The sheath is a simple but well made bamboo type that is bound with 16 rattan ties.

A very fine and rare dagger with a very pleasing warm patina to all surfaces. The minor loss to the front of the ivory vines does not detract from the overall presence of this dagger.



Stock No..
s931

 



A fine and rare Sword
16th/17th century India
Hindu Khanda / Pattissa
large & heavy, rare hilt type

A fine and rare Sword 16th/17th century India Hindu Khanda / Pattissa large & heavy, rare hilt type Tanjore www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large, rare and early Hindu Pattissa.

The overall length of this broadsword is just under 98cms long. The blade is approx 85cms.
The hilt, being of a known early form, shows four sharp blade catching points to the top of the guard with long integral langets supporting the lower 22cms of the blade.
The grip is covered in a leather wrapping that displays a dark and rich patina.
The shallow cup pommel is decorated in geometric motifs and the pommel rises in to a bulb shaped finial.
The blade is a broad type with a raised medial ridge and hollow forged to the cutting edges.
It is approx 4cms wide at the base and over 6cms wide at the tip.
The entire steel surface is covered in a a very old age patina with only a very minor area of pitting at the tip of the blade.
The current stable dry patina is likely from an early form of preserving that has helped this 3-4 hundred year old sword survive in the fine condition it has.

An example of this type of sword is similar to that seen in Robert Elgood's, "Hindu arms and Ritual", being figure 8.12 a Khanda with a watered steel blade, British Museum. No 09.1924.11-11.57.

A very fine and rare sword that would grade up very well if desired.



Stock No..
s1034

 



A good African dagger
Sudanese arm dagger

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A good ivory pommel Sudanese arm dagger.

This African knife measures 27cms long in its sheath. Out of its sheath it measures 24.5cms long and has a blade length of 14.5cms.
The hilt is constructed from black timber and ivory. The body of the hilt is timber with concentric rings of ivory and timber form the pommel with the pommel being a large ivory disc capped with an ivory finial.
The blade is un-cleaned with very sharp edges and a full point.
The sheath is finely constructed from brown hide and lizard skin highlights. The thick woven armband is complete and intact.

A good well priced Sudanese dagger with an ivory disk pommel.




Stock No..
s1161

 



A good Somali dagger
Billao knife and belt

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A good complete example of a Somali dagger.

In the sheath, this example measures 41cms long.
Out of the sheath it is 35cms long with a blade length of 20cms.
The hilt is constructed from a finely polish black and blonde horn. It is finished with Aluminum and brass spacers and end caps.
The blade is sharp, has a full tip and very sharp edges. There is a raised medial ridge running through both sides of the blade with hollow forged areas of the blade leading to beveled cutting edges.

A good complete untouched Billao, most likely from the mid 20th century.



Stock No..
s1013

 



A fine rare Zanzibar Saif
Arabian Peninsula sabre
A fine fighting sword

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A fine and rare fighting sword from the Arabian Peninsula regions.

This fine, broad bladed and very well balanced sabre measures 96cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 88.5cms long with a blade length of 70.5cms.
The large horn hilt with canted pommel is constructed and superbly carved from a single piece of dark horn. It is inlayed to both sides two seven pointed stars. The white metal collar that separated the elaborate guard and quillons is expertly recessed in to the horn grip.
The same quality workmanship is seen in the recess of the knuckle bow end and the pommel butt plate.
The elaborate guard, quillons and knuckle bow are a single integral unit that carry quality raised geometric designs to many surfaces.
The broad upswept blade is of a fine yet strong flexible blade, of the type preferred in the regions it is found. There is a single broad fuller running through the blade and it retains a very keen cutting edge.
The sabre is complete with its original scabbard timbers and metal fittings. The loop to the suspension fitting carries the same raised designs seen on the guard and knuckle bow.

A fine, rare and complete sabre from the Zanzibar and Arabian Peninsula regions and one of the better balanced fighting swords of the regions.



Stock No..
s1132

 



A fine African Seme
complete with belt
Massai warriors sword

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A fine large early Massai Seme.

This African sword measures 96.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 81.5cms long and carries a 67cms long blade.
The hilt is stitched hide over a string inner that likely covers a timber core.
The blade is of a thick flat hexagonal cross section at the hilt and it broadens in to a wide hollow forged double edged sword with a strong thickened tip and a pronounced medial ridge.
The scabbard is leather over a timber inner, stitched to the rear and with string work under leather designs to the front. Attached to the scabbard is its original broad scarified leather belt.

A fine and rare example displaying a pleasant patina throughout.



Stock No..
s878

 



Iraqi Marsh Jambiya
Horn hilted Khanjar

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A good Iraqi Jambiya

This Jambiya is 38cms long with a blade length of 23cms measured in a straight line.
The hilt is a large well carved horn type and it remains in very good condition.
The deeply curved blade has a pronounced medial ridge to both sides and a full needle point.
The sheath is worn tooled leather over timber with loss off the finial.

A good well priced Jambiya with minor condition issues as seen in the images provided.



Stock No..
s1116

 



A fine rare shield
West Africa, Sudan

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A fine well preserved West African shield.

This shield stands 113cms tall and is 42cms across.
It is constructed from dried hide and is supported by a central timber support.
The edges are rolled to add strength to the shape. The central support is somewhat molded in to the hide and secured in 10 places. There is a nipple like protrusion to the centre of the shield leaving room behind the shield for a hand to grip the support.
The entire shield shows a pleasing age patina to all surfaces of the hide and timber.

A fine example of the type.

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Stock No..
s1078

 



A rare Burmese sword
very heavy fighting type
Very rare blade type

A rare Burmese sword very heavy fighting type Very rare blade type Laos Thailand Thai www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare 19th century fighting sword from Burma.

This very heavy sword or Dha measures 82cms long overall.
The blade measures 60cms long with a 1.5cm thick spine.
The hilt is a timber core, likely being bamboo. To each end of the hilt are thick tapering iron end caps and a ray skin covered grip.
The gently curving blade is of an unusual form and very thick and heavy. The tip is of the type typically seen on the Mead and Nep knives of the regions. The spine has a central raised medial ridge running the entire length of the blade, right through to the very tip of the cutting edge.

A very good fighting sword of a very rare form.



Stock No..
s1070

 



A fine Somali Billao dagger
Ivory and silver hilt
a fine complete example
African knife

A fine Somali Billao dagger Ivory and silver hilt a fine complete example African knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Somali Billao dagger.

This Somali knife measures 42cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is 41cms long and has a blade length of 23cms.
The hilt is constructed from ivory. It has through the grip, two thin black horn sections separated by a pewter spacer. There is a brass bolster to the blade end and a silver faceted spire through which the tang is peened for a pommel.
The blade is a broad asymmetrical type with a raised medial ridge running the entire length of the blade.
The sheath is in exceptional condition throughout being of a stitched and decorated rawhide construction with a complete leather belt and buckle.

A very good example of the type with an ivory hilt that appears to be marine ivory.



Stock No..
s1194

 



A very fine Somali Dagger
Ivory hilted Billao
Complete with belt

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A very fine example of a Somali Billao dagger

This ivory hilted example measures 46cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures just over 45cms long and has a blade length of 25cms.
The hilt is a finely selected ivory type with a large silver spire like pommel and a waist with stacked horn, brass and aluminum spacers.
The blade un-cleaned. There is a shallow hollow forged fullers to either side and defined beveled cutting edges.
The dagger is complete with it's original sheath and belt that remain in outstanding condition.

A very fine example of the type in a condition seldom seen.



Stock No..
s1143

 



A rare Chinese sword
Officers sword in Prussian style
M1889 with Dragon guard

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A very rare Thai darb, Status sword, boys or woman's guards.

This silver dressed sword measures just over 75cms long in the scabbard. Out of the scabbard the sword is just under 72cms long with a blade length of 39cms.
The long hilt is clad in silver sheet and thick silver grip rings. The bud shaped pommel is decorated and finished with a brass six petal flower secured with a copper pin.
The mid grip is decorated with what may be Naga scales and the collar flares towards the blade.
The blade is a very fine and thick fighting type and carries a very sharp edge.
The scabbard is silver sheet over timber and ends in what looks to be a latter brass end.

A very rare Thai sword, being a status piece for a wealthy boy or that of a Woman guard.

An attractive sword type very rarely seen or discussed.



Stock No..
s1090

 



Thai sword
very rare type
Woman guards or
Boy's status sword
fine blade

Thai sword very rare type Woman guards or Boy's status sword fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Thai darb, Status sword, boys or woman's guards.

This silver dressed sword measures just over 75cms long in the scabbard. Out of the scabbard the sword is just under 72cms long with a blade length of 39cms.
The long hilt is clad in silver sheet and thick silver grip rings. The bud shaped pommel is decorated and finished with a brass six petal flower secured with a copper pin.
The mid grip is decorated with what may be Naga scales and the collar flares towards the blade.
The blade is a very fine and thick fighting type and carries a very sharp edge.
The scabbard is silver sheet over timber and ends in what looks to be a latter brass end.

A very rare Thai sword, being a status piece for a wealthy boy or that of a Woman guard.

An attractive sword type very rarely seen or discussed.



Stock No..
s794

 



Moro Barong sword
Good fighting example
Hollow forged blade
Original scabbard

Moro Barong sword Good fighting example Hollow forged blade Original scabbard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice Moro Barong / Barung with unusual blade markings.

Sheathed, this Moro sword is 60cms long. Out of the sheath it is 58cms long with a 44cm blade.
The The hilt is made from a fine burl timber and has loss to the crown, likely a demure type was once present.
There is a long silver collar that is rattan bound at either end. The rattan binging is holding in place a twisted brass wire that now helps secure the blade to the hilt, likely to be a field repair due to battle damage causing the blade to come loose within its original resin solution.
Before re-assembly a coin has been sectioned out in the middle and now acts as a spacer between the blade and collar.
The blade is a thick hollow forged type with good distal taper, a keen edge and a full point. It has in the forte of each side a cresent or half moon marking, perhaps an indicator of a specific cutler or perhaps a mystical symbol. there is very light staining to the blade and a very small amount of localised fine pitting at the very tip.
The scabbard is present which is often lost. It is thick timber slabs hollowed and held together with thicd red coloured split bamboo and pinned at the tip. It has minor loss to the throat as seen in profile.

A very good fighting sword, complete with minor age issues as is expected.



Stock No..
s746

 



A very fine Indo-Persian
Double headed Axe
19th century Qajar

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A very good quality all steel Indo Persian double headed axe.

The axe is just under 70cms long and the blades are just under 19cms across. The axe is of very good robust quality and in very good condition.
The thick faceted steel shaft has three sections of chiseled spiral patterns sitting between four sections of octagonal faceting with chiseled ends.
To the end of the shaft is mounted a decorated double headed axe with distal taper.
The axe head, when struck with a finger nail carries a long resonating bell ring.

A very good quality Qajar period ceremonial axe in very good condition.



Stock No..
s917

 



A fine small German dagger
early to mid 20th century

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A fine small German dagger.

The length of this dagger sheathed is 25cms. Out it is 24cms with a blade length of 12.5cms.
The hilt appears to be polished ebonized timber. The pommel is fluted with the narrow mid grip slightly raised. The hilt is ends with a decorated brass collar and a simple steel guard.
The blade is in original bright polish. There is a feint makers stamp to one side with I cannot read. The blade is thick and single edged with a full point.
It retains a sheath which appears to be later.

A fine and interesting German dagger that i suspect is from the first half of the 20th century.



Stock No..
s854

 



Aboriginal digging stick
Stick club

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A nice fine early to mid 20th century Australian Aboriginal digging stick.

Quite a simple item by design, the stick is 65cms long.
The incised lines are found on approx 52cms of the stick.
There are a few very fine age cracks to the ends and the entire surface shows a nice dark age patina.

A fine old digging stick and a serviceable club if required.



Stock No..
s211

 



Patissa, an ultra rare example of an Indian sword from the late 16th century

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Indian sword, a release from my personal collections. This sword was photographed as it was found several years ago. During this time is has been kept oiled cleaned and has a finer appearance than these images shown. Further images to be uploaded in the coming weeks.

The sword is of South India, with hilt of early Indian khanda style , and the blade of the form known as pattisa.

This ultra rare example of an extremely high quality sword that remains in fantstic contion for its age of approx 400-500 years old.
The Khanda hilt of this wonderful sword reflects Bidri type decorative motif enhanced with goldwork still remaining in many places and the blade clearly shows, although rubbed in places, an all over gold hue beneath the patina indicating gilding or a gold wash to the robust fighting blade. A very small amount can be seen on the hilt too.
A great importance must have been placed on this sword to be decorated as it has and it would not be hard to imagine this was intended for royal personage or ancestry or someone of high standing.
A very important sword from a period where weapons of this age are seldom seen let alone one exhibiting signs of this quality.

Overall the sword is 107cms long with a blade of 96cms. The hilt, from the dome pommel to the tip of the central bolster on the blade, measures 37cms long. The blade at the forte measures 40mmwide, narrowing to 35mm where the blade then widens to the spatulate tip that measures 56mm at the widest point.
The blade exhibits the most wonderful fullering work. Two deep fullers run from the forte towards the spatulate tip where they end and transform in to four deeply cut fullers that follow through to the tip. There is a single raised central ridge that runs through to the tip and divides these fullers. It should also be noted that where the two fullers meet the four they raise to meet together creating a thicker point in the blade twice as thick as the already thick fighting blade.
Another point of interest are the ridges of the four fullers. Where the central ridges in the spatulate tip meet the blades long central ridge, one ridge remains at the height of the main central ridge whilst the other for only 20-30mm remains lower than the central ridge at this point of meeting only, the same can be said for both sides. This is a most interesting and unusual intentional design aspect.
Despite the thickness of the blade there is good flex as would be expected with a great quality blade and under flex, it springs quickly back to place. It should be noted that this blade is free of pitting with the exception of a very tiny section of the utmost tip on the cutting edge. The lack of pitting on this blade can attributed to both the gold to the blade a dry stable storage point prior to my aquisition. The blade does however wear an all over even dark patina.
The spatulate point clearly adds extra weight to enhance the momentum of the powerful blows which would certainly have been devastating delivered by a mounted warrior, along with the length of the blade and its strength enhanced by the profound fullering.

Although I know of no comparable examples with deep multiple fullered configuration in swords, smaller weapons from this period exhibiting similar fullering can be found in Robert Elgoods comprehensive work,"Hindu Arms and Ritual"

A very rare chance to own a sword type not know in any major Indian or European Museum.



Stock No..
s1174

 



A fine Manding knife
Large European blade

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A large African knife with European blade.

This very good example measures 56cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath 55cms long with a blade length of 41.5cms.
The leather work is typical of the Manding regions of Central Western Africa.
The hilt is bound, stitched and coloured in the same manner as the sheath, with the sheath showing tooled surfaces to both sides and brass tacks to one.
The large, broad cutlery style blade is in excellent condition. To the left face of the blade there is the makers name "Joseph Beal & Sons" with their early boars head trade mark beneath.

A splendid knife in fine condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1196

 



A good Fighting knife
Spanish Navaja
Seville, 19th century

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A good example of a large Spanish Navaja Fighting knife.

This Navaja measures 41cms long when open, 22cms long when folded.
The knife has a horn grip that is decorated with inlayed brass strips that have decorated surfaces and four inlayed brass circles to both sides. Each end is also capped in decorated brass panels.
The back spring is very strong and is file shaped and incised.
The blade is of a long leaf type, decorated to the left side with floral designs within a bordered panel and to the right is a Sevilla defense motto within a bordered panel.

A lethal 19th century fighting knife branded under the guise of defense.



Stock No..
s1081

 



A fine Seville Navaja
42cms open

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A fine Seville Navaja fighting knife.

Open this Navaja is 42.5cms long with a 19cm blade.
Closed the Navaja is 23.5cms long.
The handle is made from a very fine blonde horn grip that is inlayed with shaped brass panels to both sides. The ends are capped in finely detailed brass fittings with the non business end having a very finely crafted ball finial of a type rarely seen.
The blade is of a broad leaf shape. It's back edge is decorated with file work. To one side is floral motifs, the other a Spanish Motto loosely translated as saying, "If this Viper itches for you there is no remedy in the Pharmacy"

A fine Spanish fighting knife.



Stock No..
s1008

 



A good Navaja
Makers mark to blade
Seville Spain

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A good Seville Navaja of the non locking type.

This example measures just under 36cms long when open.
Closed it is 19cms long.
The grip is constructed from blonde horn and bronze end caps.
The sturdy leaf shaped blade is in good condition but remains un-cleaned.
To one side of the blade is a small crescent recess near the edge of the blade and the initials C.A below a sun burst.
The heel of the blade is unsharpened allowing for thumb pressure to be applied to this point.

A good example of the type with a makers mark to the blade.



Stock No..
s1084

 



A fine and unusual Navaja
Recurved blade
44cms open

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A fine slender Navaja, likely to be from Albacete Spain.

This Navaja measures 44cms when open and has a blade length of 20cms. Closed it is 24cms long.
Each side of the dark polished horn grips are inlayed with a curved decorative cenrtal brass panel and two rows of brass dots.
Each end of the grip is covered with finely decorated brass caps.
The slender blade has a long recurved tip and it remains in excellent condition.
The broad steel back spring is very tight and the ratchet is four teeth.

A fine fighting knife.



Stock No..
s1042

 



Shuang Jian
Very fine pair
Turtle shell veneer
Very rare examples

Shuang Jian Very fine pair Turtle shell veneer Very rare examples www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine set of Shuang Jian from the mid to late 19th century.

These fine swords measure 71.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard they are 64cms long with blades 50.5cms long.
The hilts are carved timber with high relief floral motifs and a central lucky coin motif on each. The pommel and guards are decorative brass that show longevity symbols to each that are surrounded with bats and clouds.
The blades are stiff. They each have a raised medial ridge to both sides and full tips. The surfaces to both each show a fine original finish, an aspect rarely seen today.
The scabbard is decorated in brass fittings with each of the five fittings sharing the same lucky motifs of bats and longevity seen on the hilts.
The body of the scabbard is timber that is covered in a turtle shell veneer. There is an internal central panel that separates the blades.

A very fine example of a type rarely seen.



Stock No..
s956

 



A very fine Italian Court sword
House of Savoy, silver cross
Mother of Pearl grips
complete Epee

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A fine and rare House of Savoy Italian court sword.

This fine epee or small sword measures 99cms long in the scabbard.
Out it is 96cms long with a blade length of 83cms.
The hilt is highly decorated gilt brass in a neo classical style showing a figural pommel, quatrefoil designs, lion mask and various wreath like designs. The oval "clam shell" guard carries the House of Savoy crest with the cross being a silver fitting.
The grips are mother of pearl with the front slab fluted and the rear plain, a possible later replacement.
The fine blade is double edged with a short single fuller to both sides and etched, frosted grey panels with floral designs to the lower third of the blade, very small blemishes.
The leather scabbard is free from breaks or loss.
The scabbard retains is upper and lower fittings with the upper fittings engraved with a maker's or proprietor's name.

A very fine Italian small sword from the House of Savoy.



Stock No..
s607

 



Bosnian bichaq
Sarajevo
Fine example

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A very nice and complete Bosnian Bicgaq / knife.

The Bichaq measures 36cms long in the sheath, just over 35cms out with a blade length of 22.5cms.
The hilt is a broad tapering type being 3cms wide across the ears and 2cms at the bolster. Each grip slab is well carved bone inset with brass dots, circles or varying sizes and within each large circle are clear Ottoman influenced small brass circles with each again inlayed with three black triangles pointing to the centre of the circle.
Between the grip slabs, the brass grip strap is decorated top and bottom with incised lines and between the ears are eleven raised brass ovals.
The bolster is also decorated with incised lines.
The blade is a broad type with an upswept needle tip with file work to the spine and does remain in very good condition.
The scabbard is brass covered that appears to have a gilt colouring to it. There are areas of loss to the sheeting but it remains strong and intact.

A very fine and complete Ottoman period Bosnian Bichaq.



Stock No..
s1063

 



A rare & unusual spear
A very fine spearhead
Congo?

A rare & unusual spear A very fine spearhead Congo? www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine quality spear of demure form, possibly Congo, Africa.

This spear measures just over 107cms long. The reed like shaft is bound with steel to one end in which sits a very fine and unusual double spear head.
The shaft is decorated with burnt recessed surfaces as seen in the photos provided.
The spear head measures just under 17cms including the iron shaft, with the blade like tips being 13cms long and 3cms across.

A fine and unusual form of an exact origin I am uncertain of.



Stock No..
s1064

 



A very rare African spear
Wire bound Iklwa
Carved base
Shona, Southern Africa

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A rare example of an Iklwa.

This status fighting spear measures just under 118cms long overall.
The spearhead is 35cms long with the blade being 30cms.
The top of the timber shaft is bound with plaited wire approx 9cms long.
The shaft shows a nice warm patina and gradually widens through to the carved and faceted bulbous base.
There are stable age splits to the base of the shaft as seen in the photos provided.

A very good example of a rare spear type.

For similar examples, see the 1890's publication by Muller, Hendrik P.N. & Joh. F. Snelleman, "Industrie des Cafres du sud-est de l' Afrique"



Stock No..
s1065

 



A good rare African spear
Shona regions
Status spear
Wire bound Iklwa

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A good example of an unusual Iklwa.

This status fighting spear measures 131cms long overall.
The spearhead is 30cms long with the blade being 25cms.
The spear head is secured to the timber shaft with plaited wire binding with a couple of small breaks and losses as seen in the photos provided.
The thick light timber shaft ends in a carved bulbous butt that appears to have black pigment on alternating faceted surfaces.

A good rare status fighting spear.

For similar examples, see the 1890's publication by Muller, Hendrik P.N. & Joh. F. Snelleman, "Industrie des Cafres du sud-est de l' Afrique"



Stock No..
s1066

 



A very good rare Iklwa
African spear, Shona
Wire bound
Status spear

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A rare example of a Chieftan/Status fighting spear.

This spear measures 126cms overall. The spearhead is 35cms long overall with the blade being 31cms long, 5.5cms wide and quite thick and heavy.
The head is secured within the timber shaft with 16cms of plaited wire binding, with small losses as seen on the images provided.
The shaft widens to a large carved and faceted bulbous butt that is 4.5cms across.
There is a single stable age crack at the base.

A fine example of a rare status fighting spear that displays a very pleasing patina throughout.

For similar examples, see the 1890's publication by Muller, Hendrik P.N. & Joh. F. Snelleman, "Industrie des Cafres du sud-est de l' Afrique"



Stock No..
s631

 



Sousson Pata, Sosun Pattah
A very rare Rajput sword

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A very large fine and heavy fighting sword.

This Sousson Patah, being one of the many known spelling variants of this sword type is 93cms in the scabbard, 91cms out with a blade length just over 79cms.
From the Rajasthan regions of India, this sword dates to circa 1800 and remains in very good condition for its age.
The hilt is an unusal variant has a nice fluted grip and a half guard to the knuckle side of the grip.
The hilt shows an all over dark brown age patina.
The blade is a broad heavy combat blade of fine quality.
As seen in the images, the pattern welded surfaces show a nice birdseye pattern throughout.
The blade is free from rust and pitting and edge chips.

A very nice and rare North Indian fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1061

 



A fine large Khyber knife
Afghanistan sword
Interesting complete Salawar

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A fine and large Khyber knife.

This Afghanistan sword measures 80cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 74cms long with a blade length of 61cms.
The hilt is of typical carved goat horn with faceted brass bolstered and grip strap.
The blade is a very fine type with a forward curving profile and slightly re-curved tip. The T-spine is very thick and the beveled cutting edge is very sharp.
The scabbard is felt over timber that has been decorated with brass fittings that display tribal motifs. A cloth wrap is attached to the upper part of the scabbard, likely to help with retaining the sword in a belt or sash.

A fine and unusual example of the type.



Stock No..
s591

 



Massive and rare
Pesh Kabz hybrid
Khyber knife
Afghanistan
Central Asia

Massive and rare Pesh Kabz hybrid Khyber knife Afghanistan Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A Pesh Kabz of massive proportions from the North Western Indian frontiers.

This knife / sword is huge! I have in the images shown the hilt next to a 'normal' sized example to show just how massive this piece is.
Sheathed, this example is 64cms long. Out it is a fraction under 64cms. The thick T-spine blade is 49cms not including the bolster.
The bolster is 6cms tall, 2cms deep and 3.5cms wide.
The enormous grips are just under 12cms long and at the pommel, each are 5.5cms tall and 2cms thick.
The tang is 1cm thick to the top with distal taper through to the bottom. The to end is a faceted lobe in Indian style for a lanyard suspension.
The blade is well forged with chevron like patterns in the surfaces of the steel. It has a very sharp edge and a T'spine tapering to the tip.

A very large and heavy Pesh akin to the Khyber knives/Salawar of Afghanistan but with its own rare styling.



Stock No..
s1187

 



A fine Kaskara
African sword

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A fine complete example of a Sudanese Kaskara.

This sword measures 107cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard this sword measures 104cms long with a blade length of 91.5cms.
The entire sword is in excellent condition throughout with the exception of a small loss to one edge of the scabbard.
The leather covered grip and the finely woven knot show a fine patina and the blade sits firm within the grip.
The blade has triple fullers to each side with moon like stamps either side of the central fuller that face to the cutting edge.
The lower section of the blade remains unsharpened. The sharpened cutting edge starts just below the "Moon" stamps.
The tooled leather scabbard is carries aluminum throat and drag fittings and is in good solid condition with minor loss previously mentioned.

A fine example of the type.



Stock No..
s887

 



A fine a rare Timor sword
Rugi, Alor archipelago
horn hilt, whale bone panels
An exceptional blade

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A fine and rare fighting sword from the Timor Island regions.

Excluding the hair seen on the hilt, the overall length of this sword is 73cms. The blade length is 55cms.
The hilt is carved horn that shows a nice deep gloss age patina to the grip. The hilt retains bone panels, likely whale bone. The lower two panels are decorated in circle motifs.
The hair retained in the pommel is old and brittle but the timber dowel holding the hair in place appears to be newer than the hilt.
The blade is an exceptional type with forging patterns similar to that seen in the Sulawesi regions, perhaps found through trade or war.
The vine like pattern surfaces throughout the blade faces is a remarkable example of the craftsmanship seen throughout these regions.
The blade appears to be held in place by two timber wedges with friction holding it in place, similar to that of a Keris blade and hilt.

A very rare sword type with a very fine blade likely reserved for someone of status.



Stock No..
s1058

 



A very rare Indian sword
Massive blade, cobra head
Khanda hilt, serrated blade

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A very rare Khanda hilted sword with serrated edged and of Cobra form

This formidable example is 98cms long from end to end.
The blade is 82cms long, 4cms wide with a weighted tip 9cms wide.
The large Khanda hilt has a pierced knuckle bow and langet ends and a curved pommel spike. The grip is bound with layers of coated twine.
The serpentine blade is a very unusual form that resembles a hooded cobra and would have taken some time and expertise to complete.
the edges are serrated and a medial ridge runs from the base through to the tip with the exception of the wide hooded area that has been hollow forged.
In profile and in hand the sword has the overall forward curve and weight of a large Souson Pata or Kirach and is surprisingly well balanced.

A very rare type of Indian sword, likely from the late 18th century in good as found uncleaned condition.



Stock No..
s592

 



Long handled Kukri Hanshee
Rare old fighting Kukri
with Original sheath

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An original untouched and hard to find long handled Kukri.

This Kukri is just under 51cms long, carries a blade of 39cms and a handle, excluding the bolster, just under 23cms or in the old school, right on 5 inches.
The hilt is of traditional form and material being Rosewood.
The blade shows staining and scratches to the surface but is free from pitting or losses and would grade up very well with a polish.
This example has with it, its original brown velvet covered sheath. The sheat has losses but has a nice plain silver fitting to the throat area and offers great points of reference should a replacement sheath be wanted.

A very rare kukri.



Stock No..
s1051

 



A good Shona dagger
wire bound African knife

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A good dagger from the Shona tribes of South Eastern Africa.

This African dagger is 43cms long in the sheath.
Out it is 42.5cms long with a blade length of 29.5cms.
The dagger hilt and sheath are decorated with woven wire, something typically seen on more prestigious items of the regions. The wire work is now unfortunately suffering from wear and loss as seen in the images.
The timber and wire show a very dark age patina.
The blade tip is full and the edges sharp.

A good example of a prestigious knife.



Stock No..
s1142

 



A rare oversized Navaja
102cms open
Exhibition size Navaja
Possibly a rare fighting type
makers stamped

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A rare oversized Navaja.

This example measures 102cms long when opened and 53cms when folded.
The long handle is constructed from a large single piece of bull horn. Its surfaces are decorated with inlayed brass pins that form diamond patterns.
The ends of the grip are finished in rolled brass sheet that has been deeply decorated with geometric patterns and is of typical Albacete styling.
The large ratchet pivot point has 11 teeth and locks firmly in place.
Half way along the blade it is stamped just below the spine with "FF". The spine lightly file finished. The blade has a deep belly, long clipped tip and a full point.

A fine, rare and rugged example of an oversized Navaja that could have been used as a fighting knife as pictured in romantic images.



Stock No..
s713

 



Fine and rare Guom
Vietnamese sword sabre
Unusual example

Fine and rare Guom Vietnamese sword sabre Unusual example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice complete Vietnamese sabre, Guom.

This Guom measures just under 92cms long in the scabbard.
Out it is 83cms with a very nice blade just under 67cms long.
This sabre is solid and free from any movement in the guard as is common on these swords.
The exotic mother of pearl inlay on the rosewood scabbard is extremely fine with no loss.
The fittings are a very unusual brass work, uncleaned but likely a fine brass alloy for which the South East Asian countries are known for.
The multi fullered blade is untouched except for a light coating of oil and remains in very good condition.
The guard is of the same brass construction as the suspension fittings. It's outer surface shows hand chiseled floral motifs. The inner surface remains undecorated.
The repousse pommel in the form of a lion's head with scale like motifs down it's back.
The grip is solid ivory with a lightly carved spine and is a hand and a half long.

A very fine Vietnamese sword in outstanding condition.



Stock No..
s1068

 



A very rare sabre
Afghanistan Shashka
Uzbekistan sword
Central Asia

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A very rare sabre type, Central Asian.

This sabre measures 92.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 89cms long and has a blade length of 75cms.
The hilt is Rosewood timber slaps pinned to the tang by two iron rivets. The long iron bolsters follow the contours of the grip, widening at the blade.
The blade is thick and very well balanced and has a large block ricasso for two handed use. There are two fullers to each side with the upper fuller ending at the clipped back edge. The cutting edge is still sharp.
The scabbard is worn but complete. The fittings are iron and in good condition.

A very rare tribal fighting sword from the Afghan regions of Central Asia.



Stock No..
s797

 



A good African spear
Somali, Danakil

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A very good example of a Somali spear.

The spear is just over 166cms long. The spear head is 37cms long including the octagonal socket.
The tip is 19cms long and three cms wide. The spear tip has various gooves, faceting and fullering to the faces and remains in very fine untouched condition.
The base is bound in wrapped iron.

A very good example of the type.



Stock No..
s798

 



A fine rare African spear
Congo regions, Lokele

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A very fine example of the type.

This impressive spear stands just under 177cms tall.
The spear head is 53cms long including the short socket. The very sharp edges are 45cms long and the width at the socket is just under 10cms.
The spearhead is very well forged with a pronounced medial ridge at the tip that flattens through the body of the blade. There are deep incised lines running along the blade and small markings to the base.
The timber shaft is also incised along the entire length with a well worn section in the middle of the shaft from years of handling. Along the length of the shaft are 14 wrapped iron bands. the base carries a very thick and heavy faceted butt spike that is 46cms long and tapers to a point.

A very fine African spear with surprising good balance and weight.



Stock No..
s800

 



A good rare African spear
Congo states, Ngbandi?
A fine fighting spear

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A very good example of a fighting spear from the Congo regions, Ngbandi.

This spear measures 139cms long.
The spearhead measures 44cms long including the socket with the tip being 13cms long and 4cms wide.
The fine timber shaft shows incised lines running the entire length. The base ends in a thick long bulbous shape and is bound with iron at the butt. Along the rest of the shaft are various types of steel and copper wrapping. There is also a faceted section of timber 40cms from the base.

A very fine example of a fighting spear from the Congo regions of Africa.



Stock No..
s596

 



African spear
Fine example
Kenya Masai Maasai
Samburu Turkana

African spear Fine example Kenya Masai Maasai Samburu Turkana www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine African spear, Maasai.

This complete example measures 239cms long over all.
The iron butt spike measures 33cms with the spear end 74cms long.
The head is 19cms x 5cms, sharp and showing very fine age patina.
A very fine old spear used by the semi-nomadic tribsmen of souhern Kenya and northern Tanzania when traveling, protecting livestock and reputed as also being used by elders of the tribe.

A very fine African spear.



Stock No..
s1017

 



Sea Dayak shield
A fine and rare example
Borneo Head Hunters

Sea Dayak shield A fine and rare example Borneo Head Hunters www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Borneo shield of the Sea Dayaks.

This shield stands 133cms tall and 38.5cms across.
It is manufactured from a single carved piece of timber that is reinforced through the application of 12 applied horizontal broad rattan strips that have been woven to the body of the shield.
The presence of these rattan bindings offers greater strength to the shield that prevents the timber body from splitting during use.
The entire front and back is painted in a natural earthy pigment known to be found on weapons and shields of the region.
To the reverse of the shield in a black dye are vertical borders along the edges and a dramatic central tattoo like design around the integral timber handle.

A very fine, rare and visually dramatic shield of the Sea Dayaks of Borneo.



Stock No..
s1052

 



A very rare Turksih Khanjar
A large stunning example
Watered steel blade
Gold script to blade
Unusual hilt

A very rare Turksih Khanjar Watered steel blade Gold script Unusual hilt to blade A large stunning example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Turkish Khanjar with an outstanding gold embellished Watered steel blade.

In the sheath, this Khanjar measures just under 56cms long.
Out of the sheath it is 54cms long with a blade length just under 38cms long. The blade is 6.5cms wide at the hilt.
The hilt is ebonised timber with decorative bone inserted to the face of the hilt and caps to the top, bottom and sides that are expertly attached with dark timber dowel. Within the bone panels are numerous brass pins also inserted in to the timber.
The sheath is leather over timber, finished in floral repousse silver dress.
The blade is constructed from very fine Turkish watered steel that shows a very fine high contrast pattern.
To the forte on both sides of the blade are large gold embellished panels. The script with these panels are written in old Turkish script that show to be the same gold inscriptions on both sides.

A large and rare Ottoman Khanjar that is in exceptional as found condition with an heirloom blade.

An impressive piece.



Stock No..
s904

 



A fine Maori Oar
Large steering oar
Fine and rare example
New Zealand 1900c

A fine Maori Oar Large steering oar Fine and rare example New Zealand 1900c www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Maori Steering oar.

This fine example measures 152cms overall and has a width of 15cms.
The timber selected for this paddle is of very fine quality. The rich dark brown colour shows beautiful grains throughout the entire piece.
The cylindrical handle measures approx 65cms before it widens in to the paddle blade.
The underside is flat with the topside being of a tapering convex form.
This paddle certainly would have made for a very effecting, powerful and dangerous club had any skirmishes arisen during excursions abroad.

A fine and seldom seen Maori paddle that would display wonderfully with any Maori artifact collection.



Stock No..
s711
s712

 



Vietnamese Kiem
Royal Court presentation
named and dated 1918
Exceptional and rare swords

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A release from my personal collections.

A very fine and rare pair of Mandarin presentation Vietnamese Kiem

Each of these straight swords measures 89cms in the scabbard , just over 77cms out, with a blade length just over 59cms.
Each sword closely resembles that of the Chinese Jian from which it is a descendant. The Kiem is however the lighter brother of the Jian and always carry lighter thinner blades.
The hilt grips and scabbard body are perfectly rolled and formed bronze sheets and are seamlessly joined creating a perfect fit. Each hilt is expertly inlayed on both sides with silver Shou symbols.
The body of the scabbards are adorned with very finely detailed floral and vines inlay of silver and various hues of copper alloys, a tribute to the ancient and famous talents of Vietnamese metal workers.
The decorations seen within the fine repousse silver fittings are auspicious symbols, being writhing four clawed dragons, a turtle or tortoise carrying an auspicious symbol, a Qilin or Kylân as it is known in Vietnam and rampant dragon faces to the guards and pommels. Various floral and key relief borders are also seen in the silverwork.
The blades are very strong yet pliable forged types in full polish and without a live edge.
Each blade is engraved with various Mandarin characters rather than Romanized Vietnamese alphabet for the Vietnamese language.
The use of the Mandarin script indicates this were made for and gifted by the ruling class and not without possibility due to the date that these were reward for parts played in various aspects of the turbulent times in Vietnam or gifted to one of the nine sub-prime ranks of the Emperor's court upon retirement from the Emperor's court.
The longer script indicated that the sword was gifted in the third year of the Qiding Dynasty of Vietnam, equating to 1918.
The second sword with the shorter script indicates it was gifted to someone superior. This script along with the wealth and quality accosiated with these swords in the day, suggest a very close accosiation with the Mandarin Ruling court of Vietnam.
More accurate translations to follow shortly

A remarkable pair of Kiem in exceptional condition throughout and an important piece of Vietnamese cultural heritage.

A provenanced bronze hilted Guom made in 1895 by Nguyen Ngoc Cat (1865-1923) is known and documented.

Further research pending and updates to follow.



Stock No..
s1151

 



A very rare sabre
British 1796 light cavalry
Indian wootz steel blade
Very rare hilt type
Custom officers sword

A very rare sabre British 1796 light cavalry Indian wootz steel blade Very rare hilt type Custom officers sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare English sabre, 1796 pattern Officers sword.

This sabre measures just under 83cms from tip to tip when sheathed.
Out of the scabbard it is 80cms long with a blade length of 69cms.
The hilt type is of a very rare but known form. The grip and pommel are of typical 1796 light cavalry sabre form but the thick square knuckle guard and the unusual langets that appear to be a crown with feathers make this a most unusual and striking example. There is evidence of silver wire present within the grooved timber grip.
The blade is made of a good wootz steel with clear contrasting patterns, likely the personal choice of an officer stationed in India in the very early 1800s or perhaps a prized blade remounted in England by a specialist sword maker.
The scabbard is a perfect fit and is complete and in fine condition.

A very rare and unusual example of a 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre.

A similar example is seen in the 1980 arms and armour review. The blade was not presented in the images but was described to be that of a Turkish Kilij. The hilt was identical with the exception of silver rosettes on the grip.
This points more to a high end retailer of these swords who fitted eastern blades from English campaigns.

A very striking and rare sword worthy of further research.



Stock No..
s614

 



African arrow & quiver set Stunning dyed & woven quiver

African arrow & quiver set Stunning dyed & woven quiver www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A stunning set of 37 African arrows with quiver.

The very fine set comprises of 37 arrows of various lengths, with one being a non lethal practice arrow.
Each arrow is constructed with fine iron tips bound to thin reed shafts. Each head is spliced and bound to the shafts with very fine sinew strips. The flights are triangular hide strips inserted in to purpose made splits with each end of the split again secured with very fine sinew strips. The ends of each reed is also incised with line motifs possibley indicating tribal origins.
The quiver is an expertly woven and dyed example of African wicker work. It measures just under 76cms tall and is 21cms wide. The flared mouth is approx 7cms across. Within the quiver, to the base is a section of thick wood that is woven in to the quiver to protect the base from splitting against the arrow heads.

A similar quiver is found in the Museum of Anthropology, Columbia, MO, with a description of "Congo Region, Possibly Azande, Nzakara, or Mbuti, Late 19th–early 20th centuries". This reference is from "Traditional archery from six continents: the Charles E. Grayson Collection", which I understand is now part of the museums collections.

A very fine and rare piece of ethnographic art seldom found in any condition.



Stock No..
s922

 



A fine Bowie knife
Silver cutlery hilted type

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A good silver hilted Bowie by J E Middleton and sons, Rockingham st Sheffield England.

This Bowie knife is just over 33cms in the sheath, just under 32cms out and has a blade length of 19cms.
This Bowie knife is likely from the early 1900's through to the 1930's.
The Silver cutlery hilt and oval silver guard is typical of the era.
The blade shows a very fine peppered surface that appears to have been plated or varnished. If plated the covering is very light as there is very little loss of crispness to the shape or cutting edge.
The leather sheath is a later addition, perhaps contemporary to the time of refurbishment.

A fine Bowie knife of good proportions in very good condition.



Stock No..
s1082

 



A very rare Seville Navaja
Leg shaped fighting knife
Rare marked blade

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A very rare type of fighting Navaja from Seville.

This good example measures 35cms open.
Closed is measures 19cms. The blade is just under 16cms long.
The handle is made from blonde horn and decorative brass panels with the end being of the "Lady" leg shape, a must 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..
s1045

 



Chinese Jian
Chinese straight sword
Circa 1900

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A good Chinese sword, Jian.

This example measures 103cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard the Jian measures 100cms long with a blade length of 77cms from the edge of the guard. The blade would be approx 81cms long if there was no guard.
The hilt measures 24cms long from the tip of the pommel to the tip of the guard. The grip section is 11.5cms between the fittings.
The scabbard is timber bound with Ray skin as is the grip. The ends of the scabbard retain its original fittings that are pierced with Shou symbols. The suspension fittings are not present.
There is a break to one side of the scabbard as seen in the images and various areas of lost Ray skin.

A good well balanced Jian in restorable condition if desired.



Stock No..
s1148

 



A good Rhino hilted sabre
Moroccan Saif

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A Moroccan Sa-if with Rhino grip and a fine blade.

This African sword is from the 19th century with earlier trade blade.
Overall is it 87cms long with a blade length of 72cms.
The blade appears to be 18th century and is clearly marked to both sides with fine guild or trademarks.
The knuckle guard and lobed quillons still retain intact and are coated in the same metal preservative that the blade is.
The hilt is large and made of Rhino horn which remains in very good condition.

Overall a very good Rhino hilted example of a Moroccan Saif



Stock No..
s1050

 



A large rare African shield
Very fine Maasai example

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A very fine and seldom seen Maasai war shield.

This painted shield measures 90cms tall, 70cms wide.
It is constructed from thick hide stretched over a wooden frame and is lashed with hide strips to the outsides edges and the central rib.
The handle is part of the wooden central brace. There is a thick hide knuckle pad at this point also.
The outer surfaces are painted in traditional motifs with paint that was traditionally obtained by mixing earth with blood or the red sap of the solanum campylae fruit. White was derived from local clays, and black from the skins of burnt gourds.
The shield has a single bullet hole indicating it may possibly have been taken as a trophy during a colonial skirmish.

A very fine old shield not often encountered.



Stock No..
s715

 



Karud, Central Asia
Jade hilt Bukhara
Mother of Pearl inlay

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A very rare central Asian Karud with stone grip slabs.

This fine and rare Central Asian dagger measures just under 34cms and carries a blade just under 24cms.
The grip of this dagger is cut and fitted in the style of those found in Bukhara.
There are five thin iron pins securing the dark green jade grip slabs to the full tang. They are laid out in the 2/1/2 fashion seen in the Bukhara regions with the rear two pins being covered with inlayed pieces of Mother of Pearl.
The blade is a narrow T-spine type showing evidence of pattern welding to the surfaces and has a broad brass upper grip strap.
Complete with its original sheath that has a small loss to the tip.

A fine dagger with very rare stone / jade grip slabs.



Stock No..
s1053

 



A rare Arabian Sabre
Very rare silver hilt
Fine wootz blade
Signed blade

A rare Arabian Sabre Very rare silver hilt Fine wootz blade Signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Wootz blade Shamshir with a very unusual silver Arabian hilt.

This sabre measures 95cms long and carries an 82cm long blade of a fine wootz construction.
The blade is double signed to the right side, now worn with age but does also carry the remains of gold within the signatures.
The surfaces display a very good wootz pattern throughout.
The percussion edges shows edge re-profiling in three places.
The hilt is most unusual and possibly unique. The hilt tapers towards the pommel and again widens and re-curves towards the blade, an aspect that offers a very comfortable and secure manner of sword handling. The integral pommel cap resembles that of many Eastern European sabres of the 18th century and earlier. The entire hilt and guard are made from silver, now worn with age.

A rare sabre from the Arabian regions.



Stock No..
s1002

 



A very rare childs dagger
Ottoman Khanjar
Walrus ivory and silver

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A very rare Ottoman Childs Dagger.

This fine small Khanjar measures 30.5cms sheathed and is 28cms out. The blade length is 17cms.
The hilt is Walrus ivory of plain form and with a single but stable age crack darkened with age.
The slightly curved blade has a raised medial ridge to both sides and a full tip.
The sheath and suspension rings are of a low grade silver over a timber core. The Khanjar whilst the perfect size for the scabbard, it does not push all the way in to the sheath as shown in the images provided.

A fine and rare dagger that requires a little TLC.



Stock No..
s986

 



A fine Rare Navaja
Broad signed blade
Leg shaped horn grip
Seville Spain

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A very rare type Navaja, broad signed blade with horn leg type grip.

This small broad Navaja measures just under 22cms open and 12cms closed.
The blade is 4cms wide through the belly, has a deeply clipped back edge and a full needle point.
It is signed to one side with the initials "J.G".
The curve to the base of the blade remains unsharpened enabling a very tight and positive grip between it and the kick in the grip.
The blade is pin hinged through a brass bolster.

A rare, discrete and capable vendatta and utility knife.



Stock No..
c129v

 



A rare transitional sword
rapier to small sword
Good untouched condition

A rare transitional sword rapier to small sword Good untouched condition www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and unusual transitional Rapier small sword.

This example is likely Italian in origins and of the mid 18th century.
It is just under 107cms long overall. The blade length is 86.5cms long.
The hilt is a cut steel type of similar form to that seen on small swords. Atop the hilt is a cup guard and a rectangular support tube over the extended tang.
The presence of the cup guard and the room between the guard and the cross bar offers the user a fore grip of two fingers and a thumb to sit comfortably under the guard. This in turn offers an almost pistol like grip found in modern fencing equipment and an excellent control of the blade.

A very good well balanced sword of an unusual styling seen in a very short time in history and very rare.



Stock No..
c129d

 



A very fine Officers hanger
German Officers sword
bulbous wire grip variant
Rare blade and hilt markings
of regulation type
18th century
American revolution sabre

A very fine Officers hanger German Officers sword bulbous wire grip variant Rare blade and hilt markings of regulation type 18th century American revolution sabre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare marked and dated Officers hanger from the 18th century.

Overall the hanger measures just over 71cms long. The blade is just over 57cms long.
This regulation pattern hanger of the M1742 type remains in excellent condition throughout.
The hanger is German by origins with the brass spacer present that once had the thumb ring attached, as seen in the images provided.
The grip is a bulbous wire bound type, not typical of the form or design seen in these types of hangers. This coupled with the blade and hilt markings is indicative of a high end officers version of the type.
The guard retains clear markings to one edge reading "ANNO H R W 1779". The grip is braided wire over a bulbous wood core. A brass washer is present under the guard that shows to once have had the regulation thumb ring present.
The blade is a very fine type that is clearly marked to both sides.
Each side shows a Rampant Lion under a crown. The Lion holds a sabre or hanger in his right paw and leans on a shield with his left. He sits atop of a platform.
Under the Lion to one side is a panoply of arms which include a cannon, musket, sabre, pikes and lances with pennons. The reverse carries a significant slogan reading, "For Gott und Das vatterland", "For God and the Fatherland" in German.

A very fine example with outstanding markings to both blade and hilt that are worthy of further research.

Possible American Revolution hanger from the serving German forces, see G.C.Neumann, figure 42S for an example with the thumb ring present.



Stock No..
s1073

 



A very fine Chinese Jian
an exceptional fighting blade

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A very fine Jian in green turtle shell veneer.

This unusual example measures just over 66cms in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 64cms long and carries a blade 59cms long.
The hilt is constructed from a large thick carved grip of fluted form. The pommel and collar are decorated ensuite with the scabbard fittings. The finely detailed guard with facial features sits over the blade with an open mouth.
The very fine blade is of a thick diamond cross section tapering to the tip. Very fine forging patterns can be seen below the original polish.
The scabbard is dressed in green turtle shell veneer. It retains all five fittings that are decorated with ornate bats and longevity symbols.
There are small losses to the veneer as seen in the images provided.

A very fine example of the type, extremely well crafted throughout and a very well balanced and capable fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1076

 



A good Chinese sword
Complete sabre
Military side arm

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A good clean Chinese sabre, military side arm.

This sword measures 78cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 77cms and has a 60cm blade.
The hilt is of typical late 19th century form with a bulbous brass pommel, brass collar and dick guard. The grip is timber bound with Mulberry paper and woven cloth wrappings.
The blade shows good distal taper through to the upswept tip. There are double fullers to both sides of the blade that run through to the tip and the cutting edge is very sharp.
The scabbard is timber bound with a black paper like material formed to resemble ray skin and is finished with brass end and suspension fittings.

A good complete Chinese martial sword.



Stock No..
s1055

 



A fine Yemen sabre
Very rare sword
Rhino horn Karabella hilt
Ottoman Pala type blade

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A fine and very rare Yemen sabre with a Rhino horn hilt of Karabella form.

In the scabbard it measures 87.5cms long.
Out of the scabbard it is 85cms long with a blade length of 72cms.
The blade is of the Ottoman Pala type profile. The spine is of "T" form through to the back edge which is unsharpened and 27cms long.
The blade is between 4.5 & 5cms wide throughout its entire length, is strong yet pliable and resounds with a clear bell ring when struck.
The hilt is Rhino horn grip slabs that are decorated with brass inlay and silver floral rosettes. It is finished with a decorative silver grip strap. The guard is of typical form for the region, is of silver and is also decorated with floral motifs.
The scabbard is original timber inners and silver fittings now covered in a renewed thick fabric covering, stitched very precisely with the stitching being hidden on the inside.
The sabre seats tightly into the scabbard with a firm snap.

A very rare sword type rarely seen in the market place.



Stock No..
s1094

 



A fine and rare dagger
"prostitute's" secret dagger
ivory hilt, cruciform blade

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A very nice European dagger with a rare ivory hilt.

This Dagger, likely French or German in origin measures 18.5cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures 18cms and has a very fine fluted cruciform cross section.
The hilt is ivory carved in a twisted fashion finished with a crescent shaped pommel, likely by design a thumb recess for stabbing.
The blade is fine and in original polish with a full needle tip.
The fitted sheath is made from nickel silver with a single suspension loop.

A small and unusual European dagger often referred to as a "prostitute's" secret dagger used for self protection in the late 19th century.



Stock No..
s1085

 



A fine large Navaja
Seville Spain
46cms open
Broad blade, well marked

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A fine and large fighting Navaja from Seville, Spain.

This Navaja measures 46cms when open and has a blade length of 22cms. Closed the knife is 24cms long.
The grip is made from dark horn panels covered with long brass end caps and inlayed with brass paneling and dots.
The blade is a broad leaf shape with a full needle point. To both sides are unique markings above and below a single deep fuller.
The steel back strap is very strong and the ratchet is five teeth.

A very good fighting knife of good proportions.



Stock No..
s1086

 



A very rare Navaja
Unusual heavy blade
Rare locking system

A very rare Navaja Unusual heavy blade Rare locking system www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and very rare Albacete Navaja with a rare locking system and a high quality blade.

This Navaja is just over 35cms when open and has a blade length of 16cms.
Closed the Navaja is just over 19cms.
The handle is made of highly polished dark horn and is finished with decorative brass end caps.
The thick heavy leaf shaped blade has a single fuller and beveled back edge to one side only. The tip is full and the blade is sharp.
The back strap is strong and is unusual in that the blade locks internally under the solid back strap.

A fine, unusual and functional Spanish fighting knife.



Stock No..
s808

 



A good African spear
Throwing spear, isijula
South African regions?

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A good throwing spear from Southern Africa with an interesting spear head.

The overall length of this spear is 145cms long.
The spear head is 36cms long with the cutting edge being 33cms long.
The slender spear head is crudely forged. Each side has a single asymmetrical fuller to the left of the pronounced central rib.
The spear head is bound in to the timber shaft with gut or sinew, now loose but stable.
The shaft is slender and tapers to a thin end.

A good and unusual African spear.



Stock No..
s771

 



A fine Stabbing spear, iklwa
Zulu and Nguni regions
Southern Africa

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A fine African fighting spear.

This spear measures 140cms long from tip to base.
The iron spear head is 39cms long from tip to timber shaft with the cutting edge being 32cms long.
The fine timber shaft tapers towards the base, with the base terminating with a broad flared end.
The spear head is inserted in to the timber and bound in a very tight woven pattern by fine rattan like material.

A fine and interesting fighting spear from the South African tribal regions.



Stock No..
s1083

 



A good Albacete Navaja
A well marked blade
35cms open

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A very good Albacete Navaja.

This early 20th century example measures 35.5cms long when open with a blade length of just over 15cms long.
Closed it measures 20.5cms.
The Grip is dark horn with white metal end caps. Each side is decorated with 13 inlayed discs and numerous brass pins to the outer edges.
The blade is 5cms across and has a very deeply clipped point.
To both sides are deeply etched panels filled with red paint or enamel. Above these panels are Spanish words also filled with red paint or enamel.

A very good and well priced Albacete Navaja.



Stock No..
s801

 



A fine African harpoon
Hippo harpoon Congo regions

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A fine harpoon from the Congo regions of Africa.

This harpoon measures 170cms overall.
The large forged arrow like socket spear head is 18cms long.
Attaching the spear head to the shaft is a thick and expertly woven cord in a wide braid like pattern that offer great strength to this section.
The shaft is thick and tapers to a spear point where the iron head sits over, then narrows through the body of the spear only to thicken again at the base.
The entire timber surface wears an early lacquer coating, likely applied to protect the wood from splitting once taken from its native environment and placed in storage/collection.

A fine and rare African harpoon.



Stock No..
s785

 



A good African spear
South African regions

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A good Zulu throwing spear.

This well made spear measures 139cms overall.
The spear head measures 30cms with an 18cm blade that is slightly bent.
The shaft is a sturdy hand knapped example. To the base there is a section of shrunken cow hide and 7cms on wrapped iron bindings.
To the top there is also a section of shrunken cow hide securing the spearhead in place.

A good sturdy example of the type.



Stock No..
s803

 



A rare African spear
Tuareg lance, Allar

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A seldom seen Allar, Tuareg lance.

This Allar measures 207cms long.
It is an all steel construction and is decorated for the most part with bands of brass inlay.
The spear head is 25cms long. There is the loss of one barb and pitting to the tip as seen in the photos provided.
40cms from the tip of the spear is a secondary set of bards.
The butt widens to 6cms across and approx 53cms up from the butt is a decorated broad brass ring.

A good rare spear.



Stock No..
s838

 



A fine African spear
Kuba tribes Zaire
Democratic Republic
of the Congo

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A fine old spear from the Congo regions of Africa.

This example measures 156cms long from end to end.
The spearhead is 34cms long and 6cms wide.
It's surfaces are decorated both sides and the edges are sharp.
The spearhead sits atop a dark timber shaft that is bound in iron in seven sections. The upper end of the shaft is bound in plaited cord.
The butt spike it 41cms long, quite thick and heavy with the spike being faceted.

A fine example of the type associated with the Kuba tribes of the region.



Stock No..
s903

 



A fine African spear
Long engraved spear head
Faceted socket
A quality spear

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A fine and rare African spear, likely from the Sahel regions of Africa.

This spear measures 161cms long overall.
The spear head measures 59cms long including the socket with the blade being 39cms long.
The spear head sits atop what appears to be a bramble like shaft.
The socket is faceted and tapers towards the blade. The thick blade shows various designs to its surfaces and fine beveled edges.
The butt is wrapped with a small section of iron.

A fine example of maybe be a cavalry spear from the Sahel regions of Africa.



Stock No..
s935

 



A fine Somali war shield

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A fine Somali war shield.

This hard hide shield measures 34cms in diameter.
The entire surface is cut and tooled with decorative motifs.
There is a large raised central boss to the front.
The rear retains a thick hide handle and a leather wrist lanyard.

A very good example of a Somali war shield.



Stock No..
s1031

 



A good complete Jian
Taoist Chinese sword
circa 1900

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A good and complete Taoist jian.

This Chinese sword measures 93.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 89.5cms long with a blade length of 71cms from the tip of the blade to the opening of the guard.
The hilt retains its original cord binding and wrist lanyard that are in an excellent state of preservation. Beneath the binding is the original mulberry coloured paper wrapping over timber. The hilt fittings are in brass with the pommel showing decorated surfaces. The guard appears to be a stylised Tiger with the a Chinese character for King on his forehead.
The blade has an elliptical forte with Chinese characters to one side and a dragon chasing a pearl to the other side.
The elliptical cross section narrows gently at the point where the central fullers starts.
The blade carries seven brass plugs that are evenly spaced between the forte and tip, plugs representing the constellation Ursa Major/the Big Dipper.
The scabbard has three decorated brass fittings over a lacquered timber scabbard.
the scabbard is solid but has lost its original wire binding and much of its lacquered covering.

A good complete martial sword of good age that in increasingly harder to find.



Stock No..
s933

 



A very fine Indian sword
Maratha sword, Firanghi

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A very fine Indian Firanghi with a high quality Khanda hilt.

This long sword measures 126cms long.
The blade is 102.5cms long.
The large Khanda basket hilt is a rarer faceted type and remains solid and in excellent condition throughout. Most of its surfaces retains their gilt silver finishes.
The straight fullered blade also remains in excellent condition throughout, carries a very sharp edge and is free from rust or distortion.
To the forte of both sides is a Spanish or Portuguese slogan that reads *DIME*EL*ATERRO* which loosely translated says say to me I pull down.

A very fine example of the type in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s877

 



Iraqi Marsh Jambiya
Horn hilted Khanjar

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A good Iraqi Jambiya

This Jambiya is 38cms long with a blade length of 23cms measured in a straight line.
The hilt is a large well carved horn type and it remains in very good condition.
The deeply curved blade has a pronounced medial ridge to both sides and a full needle point.
The sheath is worn tooled leather over timber with loss off the finial.

A good well priced Jambiya with minor condition issues as seen in the images provided.



Stock No..
s694

 



Silver mounted Sudan dagger
Very rare arm dagger
Quality blade

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A rare silver mounted Sudanese arm dagger.

This fine arm dagger measures just under 27cms in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is just under 25cms ad carries a very fine 15cm blade.
The hilt is black timber with minor losses dressed in very finely detailed silverwork that shows minor losses. The waist of the grip is bound in both plain and twisted silver wire.
The tooled leatherwork and arm strap both remain in fine condition.
The throat is highlighted with a piece of crocodile belly hide and the end decorated with a fine silver fitting similar to that seen on some finer Kaskara.
The blade is a very fine fullered type with an unusual profile.

A fine and rare Sudanese knife of high quality but with minor losses.



Stock No..
s1072

 



An exceptional Kilij Kilic
Rhino horn grips
Gilt silver and leather
with silver bullion thread
Damascus steel blade
Sultan's Tughra to silver
Seen in famous painting
Demetrios Mavromichalis
by Louis Dupre

An exceptional Kilij Kilic Rhino horn grips Gilt silver and leather with silver bullion thread Damascus steel blade Sultan's Tughra to silver Seen in famous painting Demetrios Mavromichalis by Louis Dupre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An Ottoman Kilij of the type seen in Louis Dupre's famous painting of Demetrios Mavromichalis.

This Stunning sabre measures 97cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it measures 90.5cms long with a blade length of 77cms measures from the centre of the quillon block to the tip.
The grips slabs are of Rhino horn, expertly chosen and mirrored to show the black heart of the horn at the quillon block on both sides.
The quillon block or guard measures 17cms across. Like the rest of the scabbard fittings it is of silver and retains a small partial tughra stamp to one langets that faces the Rhino horn grip slabs and the guard retains most of its original gilded surface.
The blade is a finely crafted type of Shamshir profile. It shows fine watered patterning throughout all surfaces and remains in excellent condition. Running through the centre of the blade faces is a single deep fuller.
The silver scabbard fittings are all stamped with a Tughra indicating the silverwork and most likely the entire sabre came from Royal Ottoman workshops and all retain partial gilt surfaces
The leather work seen between the silver fittings is also gilded. The silver bullion thread to the rear remains intact as is the leather work itself which shows a very pronounced raised relief likely from applied string work beneath.

Presented in the photos is an image of Dupre's work showing an identical Kilij.

An exceptional example.



Stock No..
s990

 



Thai Daab
A fine and large example
Full Samrit alloy dress
Very rare sword

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A very fine, large and rare Thai sword.

This sword measures 102cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 95cms long with a blade length of 56cms.
The most remarkable features of this example is the very rare full Samrit alloy dress and the overall length of the sword.
The Samrit dress, including the lotus bud pommel all remain in very fine condition for their age.
The blade is also in very fine condition being free from rust, pitting or edge nicks and although out of polish the surfaces remain bright.
The spine at the hilt is thick and has a raised medial ridge. The blade tapers through to the tip and the cutting edge with the raised medial ridge changing to a domed spine approx half way along the blade.
The blade ends is an uncommon spatula tip.

A very fine and complete Thai sword in outstanding condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1074

 



A fine Ottoman Pala
Classical Kilij Kilic
Silver dress, Rhino hilt
Exceptional & rare wootz blade

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A fine Ottoman Pala in Silver dress with an exceptional Wootz blade.

This Pala measures 90cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 85cms long with a blade length of 71cms long the centre of the quillon block to the tip.
The hilt comprises of a rhino grip slab with a repaired break and a timber slab on the reverse, showing to be an exact mirror image in size and contour. This appears to be a period repair judging from the quality and methods of repair.
The guard measures 19cms across and carries a cartouche to the centre of one side which translated reads "I rely upon God".
The blade is a very fine, rare and exceptional type. It shows one of the finest and tightest wootz patterns seen on such a sword. The hardened cutting edge shows a very dark blue colouring running the entire length which is approx 2cms wide throughout. The spine is fullered with tulip buds to each end of the fullering.
The blade, despite a "T" spine and the clear hardened edge remains very sharp, pliable and supple, a testament to the abilities of Ottoman sword smiths.
The scabbard is silver mounted with traditional motifs seen to its surfaces. Between the fittings is a thick felt like cloth binding.

An exceptional Ottoman fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1075

 



A very rare Military Kukri
A.S & SONS 1916

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A very good and very rare Military Kukri.

This Kukri measures 47.5cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is 46cms long with a blade length of 34.5cms.
The entire Kukri shows service wear throughout but is in excellent condition throughout considering the hard lives these weapons saw.
The Kukri as a whole, with its large grips is very comfortable hold and feels very capable. The timber grips are in good condition and are riveted with brass rivets in two places as seen in the images.
The blade shows to have been cleaned in its post war life, an aspect that would benefit from a more sound light polish to even out the remaining patina.
The sheath also remains in excellent condition throughout but now lacks its Karda & Chakmak.

An exceptionally well made and very rare military Kukri by A.S & Sons.



Stock No..
s371

 



Malaita War club
Solomon Islands

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A release from my personal collections.

A very nice Solomon Island war club from the Malaita Island provence.
This example measures 94cms long. The timber is hard and light as is the want for a good fighting club.
The club is of an oval form section for most of the length and it tapers to a more round form approx 25cms from the base.
Both the base and the head show tribal designs carved in relief and the head shows nasal like protrusions, one to each side with a very old repair to one.

A very nice club in very good conditon with a nice warm age patina.

This club comes with a custom elevated galley stand, image available on request.



Stock No..
s1071

 



A very fine Turkish Kilij
Signed Damascus blade
Rare complete example
Rhino grips

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A very fine Ottoman Kilij or Kilic in steel fittings, possibly Ottoman Syria pre 1860 or earlier.

This fine sabre measures 94cms in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 90cms long with a blade length of 75cms.
The grip slabs are Rhino horn, worn smooth with age and almost entirely transparent.
The hilt retains its brass lanyard eyelets. The slabs are pinned in the traditional methods with the tang surrounded by a steel grip strap decorated with gold applications. The guard is also steel, being of traditional form. This too is decorated with gold motifs.
The blade is a very fine old type in an outstanding state of preservation. It is in original polish that shows a good high contrast patterning that would certainly pop to show a very high contrast steel construction with the use of a modern etchant.
The blade is also signed to one side. There is an unknown word or name within the circle cartouche, also of applied gold work.
The scabbard is also in exception original condition, worn but complete and free from loss or damage.
The scabbard retains all steel fittings that are ensuite with the hilt fittings and decorated in similar gold motifs.

A very fine original Ottoman sabre is outstanding condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1014

 



Burmese dagger
a very fine and rare type
carved ivory hilt
protective charm

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A very fine and rare Burmese dagger with a carved ivory hilt.

This single edged dagger measures 34cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures just over 31cms long with a blade length of 21cms.
The hilt is carved in the likeness of Yaksha holding a Naga whose head can be seen under his left elbow. The ivory carving is very well executed and shows very fine piercings where the Naga is wound around his body.
The Ivory hilt sits atop of a silver collar that carries Burmese script possibly being a name, ward or charm.
The blade is of excellent quality that is so often the case with Burmese blades. The spine is inlayed across the top and both sides of the forte show inlayed floral designs.
There is a long false edge along the spine and a deep fuller the length of the blade, seen on both sides.
The sheath is timber bound top and bottom with silver sheet and to the middle with three remaining groups of silver wire wrapping.

A very fine and rare Burmese dagger in exceptional condition throughout.



Stock No..
s871

 



A fine complete Tulwar
Silver hilt very fine blade
Kilij type blade
Afghanistan North West Frontier

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A very good and unusual Tulwar from the North Western Frontiers, India / Afghanistan.

In the scabbard this sword is 81cms long.
Out it is 80cms with a blade length just over 67cms.
The hilt retains 90% of its original silver sheet covering and the solid silver lanyard fitting on the pommel.
The blade is of an unusual type, although not unknown for the regions and is of the Kilij form which displays a very well controlled pattern welded surface of high contrast metals.
The spine dips at 18cms from the hilt and broadens slightly at the sharpened back edge that starts 44cms from the hilt.
The forte is deeply stamped with a native armourer's stamp and there is a deep, hollow forged fuller running from the hilt through to the tip that is 58cms long.
The sheath is original, being black leather over timber.

A very well made fighting sword in very good condition.



Stock No..
s1047

 



A very fine Kukri
Ivory hilted parade Kukri

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A very fine Parade Kukri with a polished ivory hilt and ivory hilted Karda and Chakmak.

This Kukri measures just over 47cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures 45.5cms long with a blade length just under 34cms.
An expertly crafted Kukri throughout. The blade is a full partial tang type with the tang peened through the brass butt cap. The bolsters are solid brass braised to the Kukri's blade. It is in original polish throughout with one very small minor blemish to the top right side. The blade is hollow ground and retains a very sharp cutting edge.
The hilt of the Kukri, Karda and Chakmak are polished ivory with Lines of Retzius clearly visible is the right light.
The sheath is polish black leather over a timber core. It retains it's original suspension frog which also appears to be the sheath for the Karda and Chakmak.

A very fine and well balanced example of the type that balances upright on it's cutting edge.



Stock No..
s1012

 



A fine and unusual Kukri
Afghan or North India
Ivory hilt

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A fine and very unusual Kukri.

This Kukri measures 44cms long in the sheath, 43cms out of the sheath and has a blade length of 31cms.
The Kukri is a full tang construction with the tang being thick and distally tapered in the same manner that the blade is.
The blade is a long narrow sirupate type. It is an old form with a single fuller to each side below the spine. There is a false ricasso in front of the Kaudi as is seen on all native Indian and Afghani sabres.
The bolster is steel and the grip slabs are very old and well shaped ivory slabs that are pinned in 5 places with small iron rivets, an attribute often seen on Afghanistan, Bukharan and Central Asian knives.
The sheath is typical leather over timber which remains in very good condition for its age.
A very interesting aspect and to my knowledge thus far, a unique aspect is the presence of a lanyard ring atop of the bolster and another pierced faceted point to the end of the tang.

A very rare and unusual Kurki type.



Stock No..
s993

 



A good African dagger
Decorated ivory hilt

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A good and interesting African dagger.

This ivory hilted dagger is 33cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures 31cms long with a blade length of 23cms.
The hilt is a single pice of shaped ivory that is decorated in stylised sun motifs. The tang runs through the hilt and is folded over at the pommel.
The blade is double edged that narrows through the body and widens again 8cms from the tip where it again narrows to the tip. There is a raised medial ridge running through the entire blade with delicate hollow forged fullers running alongside.
The leather sheath is tooled to the front and stitched to the back.

A good and unusual African dagger.



Stock No..
s999

 



A good rare Haladie
Sudanese Mahdist period
Thuluth script

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A good, complete and rare Sudanese Mahdist Haladie.

This example measures 60cms from tip to tip in the sheaths, 58cms out of the sheaths.
The central carved bone grip measures 12cms long with each blade being 23cms long.
Both surfaces of each blade are etched with Thuluth script with the forte of each blade having unusually shaped edges.
The sheaths are old velvet over timber with a small break on the end of one still attached by the fabric covering.

A good rare and unusual Mahdist dagger.



Stock No..
s1027

 



African Maasai Seme
very fine and large
complete early example
a rare artifact

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A very fine old and rare African Seme, Maasai tribes.

this example measures 93cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is 91cms long with a blade length of 75cms.
The Seme handle is dark leather over timber with red pigment highlights.
The blade tapers from a flat hexagonal forte 2cms wide through to the spatula tip that is 4cms wide.
A pronounced medial ridge runs the entire length of the blade and is seen on both sides. The edges are sharpened only on the end 35cms where the blade starts to widen.
The scabbard is also the same darkened and pigmented leather over a timber core. It is stitched to one side and shows decorative rope work beneath the leather.
Approx one third from the top of the scabbard is attached a thick tooled/scalloped leather belt. The belt is attached through the front of the scabbard through a raised section of the scabbard. It is further supported by leather straps tied off with spiraling wire.

A very fine and rare example of great proportions.



Stock No..
s1010

 



Jian, Chinese sword
Turtle shell dress
longevity and bat symbols

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A small Chinese Jian in Turtle shell veneer dress.

This example of is just over 59cms in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is just over 56cms long with a blade length of 42cms long.
The grip is rose wood with an age crack to one side. It is pieced through the tang for a tassel to be attached. The pommel and guard are decorated with longevity and bat motifs.
The blade is a well forged type with a clear medial ridge running through to the tip.
The scabbard is a timber core with turtle shell veneer. It retains all 5 decorative brass fittings and shows small age losses to the timber and 1 brass fitting.

A good example of the type known in South East Asian Museums and reputed to be political gifts to dignitaries and visitors and an equally effective weapon with a strong blade.



Stock No..
s885

 



A fine Pia Kaetta with sheath
18th century Sri Lanka

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A fine Pia Kaetta from Sri Lanka, 18th century.

At 28cms long sheathed, 25cms out and a blade length of 19cms including the decorative bolster, this example remains in very good condition.
The hilt appears to be turtle shell over horn grip slabs that are fixed to the full tang.
The brass alloy bolster is expertly shaped and chiseled. Coming from under the bolster, blade has several deeply embossed panels to the spine and faces. The panel seen within the fullers found on each side appears to be a low content gold panel.
The blade shows a small loss to the cutting edge and light pitting as to be expected with age.
Present on this knife is the original brass bound timber sheath. At the mouth of the sheath is a second small opening for a stylus, not present.

A good complete and well decorated native Sri Lankan knife.



Stock No..
s1001

 



A good and very rare
1796 pattern Boys sword
Child or ensigns sabre

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A very rare boys sword, 1796 light cavalry pattern sabre.

This boys or Ensigns sword measures 78cm long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard it is 74cms with a blade length of 63.5cms.
The scabbard is all steel with two upper suspension mounts and rings. The retaining slides in the scabbard throat are now missing.
The hilt is of brass construction with a leather bound grip over timber.
Its blade is free from chips or pitting and is now darkened with age.
The hilt is approx 5mm smaller than a standard issue sabre, whilst the blade is much smaller than a 1796 light cavalry sabre

A very rare and unusual sword in great condition for its age.



Stock No..
s980

 



A fine Kukri with carved hilt

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A fine early 20th century Chinthe hilted Kukri.

This example measures just over 43cms sheathed. It is 39cms long out of the sheath with a blade length of 29cms.
The overall condition of this Kukri is very good. The Sheath is free from damage or splits. The reverse retains the smaller sheaths and tinder pouch with slight loss of stitching to one corner.
The hilt is very well carved horn. The Guardian Lion has brass inlayed eyes, retains its tongue and has deeply incised ears and mouth.
The bolster is brass. The blade is hollow forged with a wide spine between the hilt and the end of the two fullers below the spine. At this point it narrows to the tip.

A fine example of a Chinthe Kukri.



Stock No..
s234

 



Dui Chirra Kukri
Superb example

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A stunning high quality very early 20th century 'Dui Chirra' Kukri.

This rare example is 46cms in the sheath, just under 45cms out with a stunning multiple fullered blade of 34cms.
A heavy fighting Kukri with a beautiful well marked well fullered blade of pattern welded/watered steel.
This piece has a silver tip to the sheath, silver pommel cap, silver grip ring and a silver bolster.
Very well crafted, well marked and in very good condition, a seldom seen example.

All indicators point to this being made for a man of wealth or standing, quite possible an officers piece, circa pre-WWI.



Stock No..
s881

 



A fine gilt Indian Khanjar
Indian dagger
Arabian Jambiya style
19th century Bhuj Western India

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A very good Indian Khanjar in Arabian Jambiya style.

This Indian dagger is 28cms tall in the sheath, just under 27cms tall out and blade length just under 16cms long.
The blade is of typical Arabian Jambiya form. it is over 4cms wide at the hilt and tapers on a curve towards the tip. There is a very pronounced Medial ridge to both sides.
The hilt and fittings are of a very detailed floral repousse metalwork, being of a coppery coloured bronze that shows gilt application to most of the low laying decoration.

A very fine Indian Khanjar of a form and detail seldom seen, 19th century, Bhuj, Western India.



Stock No..
s1009

 



A very fine Seville Navaja
Dated January 22nd 1883

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A very fine Seville Navaja with a specific manufacture date.

This over sized Navaja measures 61cms when opened and 32.5cms when closed.
The body of this large folding knife brass over blonde horn. Both the head and the tail of the Navaja are encased in decorated rolled brass. The brass ends are divided in to various segments with each segment decorated in its own unique manner. The central horn grip is further enhanced with thick decorated brass inserts and twelve small brass pins. behind the brass inserts are bright copper panels.
The back spring is engraved and strong.
The blade carries decorative brass plates at the ratchet end with the ratchet lock having six teeth that close loud and firm.
the spine of the blade is finished with file work and the tip is beveled to one side.
The the side with the bevel there is floral motifs within a border. To the reverse is a famous Spanish quotation translated to "Do not draw me without reason, Do not store me without honour". Below this slogan is "Sevilla, January 22nd 1883". Such an exact date of manufacture is very seldom known where the majority of blades only offer the year of manufacture.

A very fine and rare Spanish Navaja with a unique date of manufacture.



Stock No..
s805

 



A fine rare African spear
Nigeria, Cameroon regions

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A fine rare and complete African spear from the Nigerian or Cameroon regions.

A rare find in such complete condition.

This spear measures just under 190cms long overall.
The spear head is approx 35cms long including the socket and 5cms across the blade.
The shaft is a non tapering section of hand knapped timber with a small three ringed wrought iron counter weight or protective base.
The spear head is decorative with multi lined borders to both sides with chiseled motifs to the faces.

A good rare complete African spear from a region now with heavy border checkpoints and controls.



Stock No..
s998

 



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

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A very rare, likely unique Bugis Chieftan Keris blade.

This example unfortunately lacks its original hilt, hilt cup and butnut off the base of the sheath but it still remains a highly important Chieftan Keris blade in Chieftan dress.
The Pesi (tang) is untouched and at full length, showing a slight curve and an almost faceted like form.
The blade is a 7 luk type of broad Chieftan fashion.
What sets this apart from most Chieftan blades that are found, is the controlled/manipulated pamor of an almost ladder like fashion running through the central body of the blade whilst the edges retain their longitudinal patterns.
The dress is of a very fine burl wood upper and a plain timber body.

A very fine and very rare blade type worthy of further research.



Stock No..
s939

 



A fine Sikkim sword
fullered blade with scabbard
Ban sword, Lepcha people

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A fine sword from Sikkim with a fullered blade.

This sword is just over 75cms long in the scabbard. It is just under 67cms out and has a blade length of 51cms.
The hilt is very dark carved timber in the shape of typical Bhutan and Tibetan sword hilts.
The blade is a fine type with deep fullering, a good cutting edge and spear like tip.
The scabbard is a open type with the front exposing the blade that is secured with two brass bands. The base of the scabbard is decorated with small brass rosettes pinned to the timber.

A fine example of a little known or seen sword.



Stock No..
s1004

 



A very rare Moro Kris
Hilt restoration required
A very rare hilt form
A fine blade
Yakan origins?

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A rare Moro Kris with a very rare hilt type.

This example measures 69cms long.
The blade length is 55cms.
The rare silver dressed octagonal hoof type pommel retains a very rare decorative silver butt plate. Within the butt plate is a red coloured cabochon to the centre.
The grip section is made up of joined decorative silver rings.
The blade only retains a single asang asang. The Ganja shows clear forging lines as does the blade.
The blade shows a very clear differential core with blue hardened edges that remain very sharp.

A very rare Kris, possibly Malay influenced.



Stock No..
s1000

 



A very good 5 luk Moro Kris
Hilt restoration required
Archaic 18th century form

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A very good Archaic form Moro Kris in need of some TLC.

This example measures 71cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it is just over 65cms long with a blade length of 53cms.
As noted in the title description this Kris requires hilt restoration. The timbers beneath the silver collar are rotten and the hilt can easily be removed because of this.
The blade is a fine example with double fullers running through to the tip of the blade were they end and a single fuller continues.
The double asang asang are engraved silver and remain firmly in place.
The Kris comes with its partial original sheath that could be used for a template to create and new sheath.

A rare example that would grade up very well with a hilt and sheath restoration.



Stock No..
s899

 



African fighting spear
A fine and heavy example

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A very fine and heavy African spear.

The overall length of this 126cms. The spear head is 34cms long, the splayed butt spike is 11cms long.
A very interesting spear by design. It appears to be from the South African tribal regions and is equally capable as either a throwing spear, thrusting spear or club.
The thick timber shaft is hand knapped to the entire surface.
The forged spear head is secured to the shaft with broad woven animal sinew. The butt spike sits within the timber and is likely secured with an animal hide resin/glue.
Whilst spiral bound metal butt weights are seen throughout many regions of Africa, this example retains a very thick and heavy section not often seen and is capable of delivering a killer blow.

A very fine African fighting spear likely that of a chieftan or experienced warrior.



Stock No..
s769

 



A very fine Naga spear
Assam regions, head hunters

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A very fine Naga heat hunters spear.

The overall length of this spear is 185cms long.
The spear head is 30cms long, the butt spike is 21cms long.
The spear heads on these Naga spears are many and varied. The head pictured shows to be a very capable fighting type with small side lugs just above the socket. It is interesting to note the tribal markings at this point where the socket and cutting edges meet.
The black timber shaft remains in very fine condition for its age and carries a very rich dark gloss age patina.
To either side of the central grip are two large sections of dyed and bound goat hair, a typical and attractive aspect of Naga spears. The lower section of hair ends in long tufts of dark hair.

A very good and complete Naga spear from Nagaland, Eastern Assam regions of India.



Stock No..
s806

 



A good rare African spear
Nigeria, Cameroon regions

A good rare African spear Nigeria, Cameroon regions www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare and complete African spear from the Nigerian or Cameroon regions.

A rare find in such complete condition.

This spear measures 197cms long overall. The spear head is 37cms long including the socket.
The shaft is a tapering reed like bamboo with a small wrought iron counter weight or protective base.
The shaft is decorated with eight broad incised bands around the upper portions of the shaft and retains a woven leather band below the socket.
The carving is likely to be tribally significant and the leather ring aiding in throwing of the spear if required.
The spear head is decorative with line borders to both sides with diamond and dot motifs to the faces.

A good rare complete African spear from a region now with heavy border checkpoints and controls.



Stock No..
s515

 



Long Sumatran Lance
Full length spear
Very good condition

Long Sumatran Lance Full length spear Very good condition www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good long Sumatran spear.

Overall this spear measures 205cms long.
The broad heavy spear head is 32cms long with a cutting edge just over 29cms. The spear head shows a differential steel patterning on the surfaces and it remains in very good condition.
The head is supported by a long bronze collar 12 cms long. Two small ages cracks are found to the top of this bronze casing.
The tapering timber shaft shows a fine warm glossy age patina and remains in excellent condition throughout.

A very fine spear in very good condition.



Stock No..
s683

 



Sewar, Sumatra

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A Sumatran Sewar knife.

27cms sheathed, 23cms out, blade 17cms including the stem/bolster.
From the later 20th century, this Sewar is made in a traditional style and remains in good condition.
The hilt is horn, the sheath nice contrasting timbers carved in the traditional form. The blade is extremely sharp but carries a small loss and pitting near the tip.

A good traditional Sumatran knife.



Stock No..
s862

 



A good Syrian Shamshir
for restoration
Damascus steel blade

A good Syrian Shamshir for restoration Damascus steel blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good 18th cent Syrian Shamshir for restoration.

This sabre measures 86cms from tip to tip.
The blade measures 75cms from the centre of the guard to the tip of the blade. It is over 3cms at the forte.
The uncleaned blade shows a good consistent watered steel patterning throughout and remains in very good condition throughout.
The iron guard is loose, the timber grips are solid.

A good restoration project with a fine blade.



Stock No..
s992

 



A fine Wahabite Jambiya
Silver & Brass
fullered blade
Hijaz and Asir regions

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A fine mid 20th century Wahabita Jambiya with fullered blade.

This example measures 53cms overall in the sheath. Out of the sheath it is 52cms long with a blade length of 38cms.
The overall design and construction is of typical traditional form.
The hilt is heavy dark timber dressed in decorative white nickel silver sheeting. The sheath is a timber inner dressed in a similar low grade silver sheeting upper and a decorative brass drag.
The blade is approx 6cms wide at the base. There is a central geometric design to both sides and double central fullers.

A fine example of the type



Stock No..
s913

 



A fine Rhino Hilted sword
Ethiopian sabre
Henry Wilkinson
Pall Mall proofed blade
Mohamedally & Co

A fine Rhino Hilted sword<br>Ethiopian sabre Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall proofed blade Mohamedally & Co www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Rhino hilted, well marked Ethiopian sabre with a Pall Mall Wilkinson blade.

This sabre measures 95cms long from tip to tip.
The blade is 84cms long which is an English made blade of very good quality. The blade is likely made for the Ethiopian market or perhaps more directly for Native soldiers in service of the crown or Mohamed Ally & Co within the majors city centres.
The blade shows script; "by Warrant, Henry Wilkinson, Sword makers to King Edward VII, Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London", and a Pall Mall proof to the base of the blade. Below the Pall Mall address is Ethiopian script.
Along the spine is the name "Mohamedally & Co".
AM Mohamedally & Co building can be seen in the images presented. The company was the principal trading company in Ethiopia prior to the Italian Fascist invasion. Pages 986 & 987 of Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: He-N by Otto harrassowitz-verlag provide an interesting account of this India trading company and its major presence within Ethiopia.
The large Rhino hilt is 9.5cms across the base. The horn is a fine contrast of brown and black horn through which the blade's tang is secured over a fine silver Ethiopian coin.

A fine and rare sabre with a very good well marked blade, worthy of further research.



Stock No..
s962

 



A very fine Turkish sabre
Ottoman Kilij dated 1743/1744
Damascus blade, Rhino Hilt
gilt silver fittings
signed scabbard

A very fine Turkish sabre Ottoman Kilij / Damascus blade, Rhino Hilt gilt silver fittings signed scabbard dated 1743/1744 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete example of a mid 18th century Turkish sabre, Kilij, Kilic.

In a straight line, the overall length of this sabre is 95cms in the scabbard.
Drawn from the scabbard it is just under 90cms with a blade length of 76cms. The cutting edge along the curve is 80cms.
The hilt is made from carved Rhino horn grip slabs separated by a fluted gilt silver grip strap. It is pinned in three places by brass rivets and has a pierced pommel through which a woven wrist lanyard is secured. The wrist lanyard ends in a wooden toggle.
The quillon block is solid silver. It is decoratively engraved on all faces, en suite with all scabbard fittings.
The very fine deeply curved blade is a very well forged watered steel blade with a curve that rises 24cms from the hilt. The edge remains very sharp and in very good condition.
The scabbard is timber inners bound in black ass hide and gilt silver fittings.
The back of the leather coverings is stitched silver bullion thread in the traditional Ottoman manner. The silver fittings remain in very fine condition. All fittings are secured fast with no loss or movement. All fittings are embellished with various motifs and borders.
Beneath the area of the scabbard throat where the langets sit there are signatures to both sides. The first identifies the date the sword is made being 1743/1744. The second remains un-translated but appears in part to possibly be AH-see-TAH-neh, an old nick name for Istanbul but I am not certain of this aspect.

A very fine amd complete Ottoman sabre from the 18th century, seldom found so complete and in such fine condition.

This sabre certainly has the ability to grade up further with a professional polish.



Stock No..
s760

 



Twist core Moro Kris
Very large fine example

Twist core Moro Kris Very large fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and heavy Moro Kris with twist core blade.

This large Moro Kris measures 74cms long. It's blade is 61cms long and 4.5cms wide.
The hilt is in very fine condition for its age with only very minor loss to the timber pommel. The grip wrapping is in exceptional condition with all of the woven cord wrap being in place and secured by three silver bands.
The blade is secured to the hilt with two very finely chiseled asang-asang.
The blade is a very fine and desirable hollow forged twist core type. The central forged pattern is very bold and very well controlled from the base through to just short of the tip.
The blade is very heavy when compared to other types of Moro kris.

A very fine and well preserved Moro sword of Datu quality.



Stock No..
s991

 



Khyber knife, Salawar
Afghanistan fighting sword
Signed blade

Khyber knife Salawar Afghanistan fighting sword signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Afghani Khyber sword with a signed blade.

This Khyber knife / Salawar measures 81cms long when sheathed. Out of the sheath it is just under 73cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
This particular sword sits well within the brown leather covered sheath. The sheath is stitched to the rear and ends in a large steel drag with a faceted final to the end. The drag is just over 24cms.
The grip is shaped horn, likely goat horn. The grip slabs are pinned through the tang in three places with the end two raised and rounded at the pommel, perhaps a personal choice for better grip? The grip slabs are capped with faceted brass bolsters and covered with a central brass grip strap.
The thick and heavy blade has a forward curve and slightly re-curved tip. There is a filler running beneath the t-spine, the edge is sharp and the tip full.
To the left face of the blade there is an Islamic signature, likely a makers stamp.

A good complete Central Asian fighting sword.



Stock No..
s974

 



A very fine Black Sea Yataghan
brass Inlaid Laz Bicagi
Double signed blade

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A very fine Black Sea Yataghan with signed blade.

The length of this Black Sea Yataghan or Laz Bicagi/Laz Bichaq is 72cms overall. The blade length is 57cms to the bolster.
This fine weapon is certainly the most unusual weapons from the Trans Caucasian arsenal.
The hilt is of a slender and most unusual form having bifurcated horn pommels. The grip slabs are also horn and they are encased in a brass grip strap over the tang.
The very fine quality blade has a large deep belly and an upswept tip with a needle point. There are five fullers to each side and each fuller is surrounded by brass inlay.
The thick spine shows distal taper to the tip and the cutting edge. The spine is inlayed with highly details brass inlay and is also very finely details with geometric patterns chiseled in to the steel. There is also a raised medial ridge running through to the tip.
At two places to the left face of the blade there are two sunken cartouches bearing Islamic signatures. Each Signature is covered in brass.

A very fine and rare example of the Laz Bichaq with a signed blade and very fine quality construction.



Stock No..
s965

 



Persian Shamshir
Wootz blade
very rare signed quillon block
Bedouin sword

Persian Shamshir Wootz blade very rare signed quillon block Bedouin sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare late 18th century Persian Shamshir in later 19th century Bedouin dress.

This Shamshir measures 90cms in the scabbard, 89cms out of the scabbard and with a blade length of 77cms from the centre of the quillon block to the tip.
The hilt is constructed of bone grip slabs which have been covered in sheet silver with repousse surfaces displaying Islamic script and symbolism. The pommel cap is a simple uncapped sleeve crudely pinned though the tang.
The quillon block is of a rare bow tie shape with pierced ends and a central cartouche bearing signatures to both sides.
The blade is a very finely crafted wootz type. It is out of polish with just small areas currently showing the wootz pattern beneath and a small section of pitting to the forte.
The crude scabbard is of timber slabs with central iron suspension fittings, the same silver sheet that binds the hilt is seen on the locket and chape. A small section of ray skin covering is retained to the base of the timber.

A nice example of a Persian Shamshir with a blade and fittings that would grade up well with some attention.



Stock No..
s979

 



A fine Rhino Yemen Jambiya
Signed silver sheath
Rhino Hilt Yemeni dagger

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A very fine Yemen Jambiya with a very fine Rhino horn hilt.

This Jambiya measures 33cms long in the sheath. Out is it 30cms.
The hilt is Rhino horn with silver inlay, silver coins, disc and rosettes along with silver backing and strapping.
The silver sheath is finely decorated with piercing, floral and geometric repousse and has the back covered in leather with two suspension rings. The sheath is also bears script to the front.

A fine Rhino horn Jambiya from Yemen in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s941

 



A fine Maori Chief's staff
19th century Taiaha

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A fine Maori Taiaha, long handled fighting staff.

This Taiaha pictured measures 147cms long and just under 7cms wide across the rau.
The entire staff displays a warm and pleasing age patina with a few small blemishes to the base of the rau.
The upoko and arero(head and tongue) show superior carvings and remain in very good condition.
The eye sockets have long lost the paua inlay but do retain most of the red wax used to secure them within the sockets.
The tinana(body) has a slight bow and the section below the upoko carries a slight natural twist.

A fine and rare fighting staff of the New Zealand Maori, circa mid 19th century.



Stock No..
s902

 



A Maori Taiaha
Fighting staff
New Zealand

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A good and large Maori Staff, Taiaha.

This example measures just over 162cms long and just under 7cms wide across the rau.
The entire staff displays a warm but dry pleasing age patina with a few small blemishes to the base of the rau and several cracks throughout the tinana.
The upoko and arero(head and tongue) show fine carvings and remain in very good condition.
The eye sockets have long lost the paua inlay on one side but do retain the paua inlay to the other.

A good rare fighting staff of the New Zealand Maori, circa mid 19th century.



Stock No..
s831

 



A very rare Tanjore Katar
17th/18th century Indian sword
Pata Gauntlet sword
Wootz blade

A very rare Tanjore Katar 17th/18th century Indian sword Pata Gauntlet sword Wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare sword length Tanjore Katar / Pata with an early Wootz blade.

End to end this sword is 102cms long. The blade length is 85cms.
This very unusual sword is a very early example of the latter Pata, the long gauntlet sword.
The long and narrow blade of elliptical cross section remains in very good condition with only minor spots of pitting and staining.
The hooded grip shows dark age staining to the steel hood that terminates in a styled monster head finial.

A very rare and early fighting sword in excellent condition for its age that would grade up very well if desired.



Stock No..
s879

 



A very rare Indian dagger
Chillanum
all wootz construction

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A very rare All Wootz Indian dagger.

This example of an early Chillinam measures just under 38cms long. The blade length, measured from the tip to the apex within the guard is 29cms long.
The entire dagger is constructed from a wootz which is seen in the blade and guard.

A fine and very rare all wootz steel Indian dagger, 17th century.



Stock No..
s768

 



Mughal Talwar Tulwar
Shamshir blade, signed
Gold decorated hilt
High contrast wootz blade
ladders in forte
uncleaned, as found

Mughal Talwar Tulwar Shamshir blade, signed gold decorated hilt High contrast wootz blade ladders in forte uncleaned as found www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Mughal Shamshir with a gold Tulwar hilt.

At 95cms overall, this sabre is of fine proportions. The blade is 83cms in a straight line from tip to centre of the forte.
The Tulwar hilts is profusely decorated with gold floral designs to most surfaces. The inside of the knuckle bow shows a band of chevrons.
The deeply curved blade is of a fine wootz construction with natural occurring ladders seen in the forte.
The blade is signed in gold to one side and shows the remains of script along the top of one side, now worn with age, likely a prayer or dedication.

A very good early Mughal Shamshir that will grade up very well with a professional polish.



Stock No..
s821

 



Afghan Khyber knife
Very fine complete example
Silver fittings, Wootz blade

Afghan Khyber knife Very fine complete example Silver fittings Wootz blade Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Afghan Khyber knife, short sword.

Sheathed this fine Afghani sword measures 73cms. Out of the sheath it is 72cms long with a blade length just under 59cms.
The hilt is constructed of carved horn grip slabs, now with minor insect wear. The grip strap is silver as are the bolsters and lanyard ring to the pommel.
The blade is a very sharp, carries a full needle point and a thick T spine all the way through to the tip. Beneath the T spine is a single fuller also running the entire length of the blade. The blade shows very clear wootz patterns in places and would likely grade up with a professional polish.
The sheath is timber covered in a thick brown leather. The fittings are silver as is the thick suspension ring. The throat and drag are decorated in floral designs. The sheath also retains its original belt suspension.

A very good and very heavy fighting sword from the Afghanistan regions of Central Asian.



Stock No..
s820

 



Khanjarli
Rare Indian dagger
A very fine early example

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A very fine and complete Indian dagger, Khanjarli.

Sheathed, this Khanjarli is 35cms long. Out it is 34cms long and carries a thick blade just under 22cms long.
The grips slabs are ivory on a broad thick tang. The ivory slabs carry a warm deep caramel patina to most surfaces.
The deeply fullered blade remains in excellent condition and has a raised medial ridge with a thick armour piercing tip. The forte is decorated along the medial ridge and the outer edges are pierced.
The disk guard and knuckle bow retain a lot of original unpolished silverwork.
The Khanjarli is complete with a decorative cloth covered sheath.

A very fine, rare and early Indian dagger in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s814

 



Fine Spanish Navaja
42cms open
full needle point

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A fine 19th century Spanish Navaja.

This Navaja measures 42cms open and 23cms closed.
The blade length is 20.5cms.
This fighting knife is very well constructed and expertly decorated with faceted brass panels.
The main body is shaped horn. It has a fluted mid section with decorative brass highlights. To each end are faceted brass panels that remain in very fine condition with the exception of the small brass end now missing.
The small brass end is an easy fix if desired and parts are available free of charge along with a simple restoration explanation.
The blade is very fine. It is inscribed and fullered with fullers rarely appearing on these knives. The needle tip is still present, something that is often broken on these old knives. The back strap is very strong and locks on the ratchet teeth with a firm snap.

A very good Spanish fighting knife.



Stock No..
s778

 



Moro Kris, 18th century
ivory and twist core
an exceptional example
Moro fighting sword

Moro Kris, 18th century ivory and twist core an exceptional example Moro fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and exceptional Moro Kris.

This example measures just under 62cms sheathed. It is 57cms out and carries a very fine 18th century twist core blade that is 44cms long.
The blade measures 10cms across the ganja. The deep central fullers are 36cms long with the smaller at the base being 8cms long.
The hilt is an Elephant ivory type that is expertly carved and finished and it is 4cms wide.
The binding is expertly braided and layered and is finished in a dark protective coating original to the piece with a similar binding and coating/patina seen on the Pershing attributed Kampilan seen within the gallery page.
The timber sheath is again in outstanding condition with just a minor loss to the top of the sheath. The body of the sheath measures 3cms thick.

Pieces of this quality and completeness are rarely seen in todays market place.



Stock No..
s392

 



Taiaha
Maori staff
Very fine large example
Very old example

Taiaha Maori staff Very fine large example Very old example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and impressive Maori Taiaha staff.

The overall length of this example is 170cms.
The carved Ta moko head is just under 16cms long and 5cms across. The spade base is 7cms across.

This staff is a wonderful example of early Maori craftsmanship and is an impressive fighting staff. It carries a very fine age patina and two very old collector or Museum tag, one now unable to be read due to age and wear, the other an inventory number 228.

A very fine and large example at a very good price.



Stock No..
s528

 



Caucasian Shashka
Osman workshop
Stunning complete example
Very fine blade

Caucasian Shashka Shashqua Osman workshop Stunning complete example Very fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from my personal collections.

A very rare and beautiful Caucasian Shashka by the work shop of master crafsman Osman.

This fine example comes complete with suspension trappings and fittings.
Overall the sword measures just under 95cms in the scabbard, just under 94cms out with a blade length just under 79cms.
The blade displays Osman's name to the forte with floral motifs below it. The blade has two broad double fullers to each side with the upper fuller splitting from a single to triple fuller that terminates 8cms from the tip. The blade has a deep curve, is light, flexible and razor sharp and very fine pattern welding is seen throughout the tip, cutting edge and lower fuller.
The silver and Niello work to the hilt and fittings is very well executed and remains in outstanding condition. The the reverse of the scabbard fittings show three different Pheasants surrounded by vine motifs with the upper fitting showing Georgian script not yet translated.
Minor quality repairs/restorations are found to the lower sections of the scabbards leather.

A very fine and complete Caucasian Shashka.



Stock No..
s443

 



Philippine sword / knife
A good early Dahong Palay

Philippine sword knife A good early Dahong Palay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good heavy old fighting sword from the Luzon regions of the Philippines.
This short sword is 57cms long with a 43cms long blade.
The hilt is horn and curves to one side which offers a very comfortable grip. There is an iron collar supporting the hilt. The blades tang is secured through the pommel, over a small octagonal iron spacer.
The scale like surface of the blade is similar to several 19th centruy Spanish knives I have handled from the Albacete regions which most likely places this piece to the Philippine regions during Spanish occupation.
A very heavy and efficient fighting sword, likely 19th century.


Stock No..
s588

 



Tanjore Katar Pata
A very good example
late 16th century

Tanjore Katar Pata A very good example late 16th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Indian sword, Tanjore late 16th century.

This early Indian sword measures just under 61cms long. The very fine blade is very likely a fine patterned Wootz steel and measures just under 46cms long and 6cms broad at the hilt.
The guard has some minor pitting to a small thumb sized area. The guard finial is that of a grinning demon, possibly being Yali. The hooked finial also added further defensive capabilities in that it can prevent sword strikes from travelling further towards the defenders body. The hand is further protected by broad side guards that support the double inner grips.
The finely fullered blade is supported at the hilt top and bottom with decorative langets.
The blade is in very good condition for its age and retains a full armour piercing tip and crisp fullers with a hint of mercury gilding present in the recesses.

A very fine and early sword of unusual form in a condition seldom seen.



Stock No..
s703

 



A very fine Afghan sabre
Pulwar, Pulowar, Shamshir

A very fine Afghan sabre Pulwar Pulowar Shamshir Shamsheer Shumsheer Turkistan Turkmanistan Bokhara Central Asian www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Afghan sabre with a very fine signed birdseye Damascus blade.

Overall in the sheath this sword measures just under 95cms sheathed. Out is it 92cms long with a blade length of 79cms.
The hilt and guard is of typical form and without decoration.
The scabbard is original leather over timber with iron fittings.
The blade is heavy and very well crafted. The construction is a very fine birdeye Damascus with a clear pattern to most of the surfaces. A professional polish would likely reveal much more.
The blade is signed and loosely translates to "train and sweat hard and bleed less in fighting". There is slight movement in the blade.

A very good Aghani sabre with a very fine and unusual blade construction.



Stock No..
s825

 



Turkish military Kilij
A very fine 19th century sword
Ottoman empire officers sabre

Turkish military Kilij A very fine 19th century sword Ottoman empire officers sabre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Ottoman military sabre, Kilij.

Overall this sword measures 94cms long. The blade is 79cms long.
The hilt is a very fine carved horn type in excellent condition.
The guard is a solid bronze type with decorative langet and forward curving quillons. The grip strap is decorative silver.
The blade is a very good fighting type of the Kilij style, having in profile, the dipping forte along the spine and raised yelman. The faces are deeply fullered and have decorative gold work to each side of the forte and hints of murcury gilding to the fullers.

A very fine and seldom seen Officers sabre.

Similar examples with undecorated blades can be seen on page 126 of Emma Asvatsaturyan's comprehensive work, "Turkish Weapons".



Stock No..
s664

 



Rare Oman "Omani" Sabre
Silver hilted
rare complete example

Rare Oman Omani Sabre Silver hilted rare complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and seldom seen Omani sabre.

This sabre, with the exception of the loss of leather remains in very fine untouched condition.
The overall length in the scabbard is over 98cms. Out it is 96cms and has a blade length of 76cms.
The hilt is fully bound and capped in silver dress.
The silver pommel is of traditional shape and the hilt bindings are of a rarer, seldom seen type being of twisted and plaited silver wire.
The collar is a simple undecorated type.
The blade is a remarkable piece of work. It is strong and extremely supple with amazing flex that always remains true when released. It has a sharp edge and broad and narrow fuller running most of the length.
The scabbard, despite the outer leather loss is also in very good condition. the timbers are solid and 99% of the original string work is present to the timbers. All silver fittings are present and in excellent condition. The designs seen in the silverwork shows outside influences of Caucasian items completed by native hands.
The study of the scabbard manufacture reveals a number of important native methods of construction including the string work designs, the fine wire method and patterns used for securing the leather, the methods and design to the embellished silver work, and method of suspension that is evident in the silver and gold bullion thread seen at and between the suspension rings.

An important example of a seldom seen sword that would grade up well if desired.



Stock No..
s734

 



Very rare 16th century
Indian sword Pata
"Tanjore Katar"

Very rare 16th century Indian sword Pata Tanjore Katar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare 16th century Tanjore sword.

This early Indian sword measures just under 68cms long. The very fine blade is very likely a fine patterned Wootz steel and measures 53cms long and just under 7cms broad at the hilt.
The guard has some minor separation of the reinforcing strapping and a very small age hole in the lower front corner. The guard finial is that of a grinning demon, possibly being Yali. The hooked finial also added further defensive capabilities in that it can prevent sword strikes from travelling further towards the defenders body. The hand is further protected by broad side guards that support the double inner grips.
The finely fullered blade is supported at the hilt top and bottom with decorative langets.
The blade is in exceptional condition for its age and remains clean and crisp with a full armour piercing tip.

A very fine and early sword of unusual form in a condition seldom seen.



Stock No..
s796

 



Madu
Indian parrying shield
Rare and early example
very fine patina
Iron tipped antlers

Madu Indian parrying shield Rare and early example very fine patina Iron tipped antlers www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and early Madu buckler.

This fine Indian parrying shield is constructed from a pair of blackbuck antlers tipped with iron arrow like spikes. Attached to the horns is a small iron shield with four decorative brass bosses.
The shield face is 15cms across, each antler is 42cms long. The iron tips are 8cms and the overall length tip to tip is 70cms.
The iron shield and brass bosses all show a very fine old age patina, the antlers show a smooth deep rich patina.

A fine and very seldom seem shield and weapon combination of good quality and construction.



Stock No..
s720

 



Khanjarli, Indian dagger
A very fine Wootz example
18th century

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A very fine and rare early Indian dagger known as a Khanjarli.

The length of this Khanjarli is just under 32cms long.
The blade is 20cms long and 4cms wide at the hilt.
The hilt is a full thick iron tang construction with riveted ivory slabs of considerable age, likely to be original to the piece. The large ivory pommel slabs are over 10cms across.
The dagger carries the original guard that ends in a Yali head terminal where many end in bud like terminals.
The blade is finely forged, chiseled and sculptured into the thick fullered serpentine blade form.
The blade has a thick medial ridge and an armour piercing point and is constructed from a very fine patterned wootz steel.
Movement to the ivory pommel slabs as is expected with age.

A very fine complete original Khanjarli of fine form and age.



Stock No..
s650

 



Lahore, possible Sikh sword
A very fine Indian Sabre
Very rare Wootz hilt type
Very fine blade
late 18th, early 19th century

Lahore possible Sikh sword A very fine Indian Sabre Very rare Wootz hilt type Very fine blade late 18th early 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Indian Tulwar, Lahore.

Out of the sheath this fine sword is just under 87cms long and carries a very heavy broad blade 74cms long.
The very fine and rare wootz hilt is decorated in fine gold Koftgari displaying four leaf clovers and swans to the underside of the disk pommel and sunflowers to the grip. Of particular importance and rarity are the palmette style quillons, also decorated in gold Koftgari.
The blade is in very fine condition and is a heavy and capable fighting example. To one side of the forte is a tear drop shaped inlayed panel, perhaps added to cover another cartouche as the blade is later than the hilt, likely a preferred trophy blade.
The scabbard is leather over timber with a large solid silver chape and drag with pierced decorations.

A very rare and complete sword from the Sikh regions of Lahore.



Stock No..
s632

 



A fine Indian fighting sword
Kishangarh armoury marks
Original scabbard
Wootz blade
Gilt hilt

A fine Indian fighting sword Kishangarh armoury marks Original scabbard Wootz blade Gilt hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine complete wootz bladed North Indian Talwar, Tulwar sabre.

This example measures 97cms overall in the scabbard, just under 97cms out and has a blade length just under 84cms.
The large hilt is in excellent condition for its age. it retains most of its original gilded silver covering and retains its original articulated lanyard fitting to the pommel bud.
The blade is a fine wootz fighting blade with chiseled Kishangarh armoury stamps to the forte. The spine width at the forte is near 8mm and the blade shows very nice distal taper to the tip and the cutting edge. The blade is 4cms wide at the forte, tapering to 3cms through the body and widening to 3.5cms at the sharpened raised yelman. It retains a very good sharpened cutting edge. The blade surfaces show a very fine, highly spheroidized wootz pattern and has a clear bell ring when struck with a finger nail.
The Scabbard is an original type having an embroided diaper pattern of faded gold thread over a now pink fabric background, over timber inner slabs.

A fine rare Kishangarh armoury marked fighting blade.

An image from the British library collection is presented, being of Prithvi Singh, the 15th_Maharaja of Kishangarh, who can be seen holding a very similar narrow waisted Talwar.