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Antique sword Katar Pata Southern India Kali shamshir tulwar Dhal Yali www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1504


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Sumatran klewang
A very fine and rare sword
Pamor blade
Silver inlayed blade

Sumatran klewang A very fine and rare sword Pamor blade Silver inlayed blade keris Java Malay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare South Sumatran Klewang.

This silver hilted Klewang measures 49cms long and is 8.5cms wide across the tip of the blade.
The silver hilt is expertly chassed throughout and displays several different native motifs. The base of the blade is wrapped in silver very much akin to the tonkou found on many Chinese swords. Atop of this silver wrapping sits a thicker shaped and engraved section of silver.
The blade is a forward curving type with a broad blade tip. There is distal taper from the base through to the tip and the cutting edge and the spine is inlayed 20 thin silver strips in a 3/2 alternating pattern.
The blade surfaces are of a grey Keris like Pamor that show various longitudinal patterns and a clear central circle motif at the tip.

For a comparable Klewang, figure 265 of page 70 of Zonneveld's Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago.

A very rare Klewang type likely of status and a ritual nature.

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Stock No..
s2030


$1295.00 USD

 



Tiger Tooth Jambiya
Ivory grips, Wootz blade
Unusual blade forte
Silver lanyard toggle
As found, uncleaned

Tiger Tooth Jambiya ivory grips Wootz blade Unusual blade forte Silver lanyard toggle As found uncleaned www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example that would grade up very well.

This rare North Indian dagger/khandjar remains in complete original, uncleaned and undamaged condition, to include its original leather covered sheath.
The overall length in its sheath is 31cms long excluding the silver toggle. Out of the sheath it is 30cms long, with a blade length of 20cms.
It's grip slabs are ivory, pinned in three places through a full tang which protrudes the grip stap. It is through the tang end that a fine, decorative solid silver lanyard toggle of classic Mughal form is hung. Surrounding the grip slabs are steel bolsters and grip straps. These surfaces, given the quality of the wootz blade are also likely to be of a wootz steel.
The blade form, for any Indian dagger is a most unusual form. The tapering block forte edges remains false, with raised edges, whist the midsection of this forte is an elliptical cross section, seen running through between the raised and thickened cutting edges and armour piercing tip. The blades edges remain in original high bright polish, whilst the faces of the blade show a fine wootz watered steel patterning.
The leather and timber sheath remains in fine condition, without loss or breaks.

A most interesting and unusual blade form in a rare and complete Tiger Tooth jambiya.

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Stock No..
s1957


$1495.00 USD

 



A large Tibetan sword
Kham, Eastern Tibet
A rare Dpa' dam

A large Tibetan sword Kham Eastern Tibet Dpa'dam ral gri Jian kiem guom www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare sword from the Kham regions of Eastern Tibet.

This rare Dpa' dam measures just under 94cms long and carries a blade which is 79.5cms long.
The hilt type is a rather unusual one where typical Tibetan swords are concerned but typically of the type in this regions. The pommel is of an elongated octagonal shape with three spikes protruding from its end. One half of the pommel is inlayed with four bronze and copper lines, whilst the reverse side is without decoration and pierced for a wrist lanyard. The base of the pommel sits atop of a white metal ring, a ring type most commonly seen on Tibetan and Bhutanese knives.
The grip itself is a timber core of diamond cross section which widens to both the pommel and guard. A covering of fine ray skin envelopes the grip. The large and thick cup guard is supported by another white metal ring on the grip side and a large raised lozenge to the centre of the guard is slotted over the timber core of the grip, a point which offers further strong support for the entry of the blade in to the hilt.
The broad blade is 4cms wide at the base and varies little throughout its length. Its surfaces display the classic hairpin construction from these mountainous regions and the typical hatchet tip.
The sword is without a scabbard, but based on previous examples we have sold, the scabbard construction is a very simple one, comprising of two timber halves which are bound in multiple coloured stitched cloth.

A fine sword of good proportions. A type rarely seen in the marketplace.

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Stock No..
s1959


$1795.00 USD

 



A Fine and rare sword
Laos Darb, rare fittings
Outstanding blade type
Unusual cross section
Pattern welded blade

A Fine and rare sword Laos Darb rare fittings<br>Outstanding blade type Unusual cross section Pattern welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare sword type with a very high quality unique blade.

This Laos Dah or Darb measures 83.5cms long in its scabbard. Out is it 80.5cms long and carries a heavy blade of unique form that is 50cms long.
The hilt is a carved timber type with fine decorative brass/bronze fittings. The waisted fore-grip is intensely decorated in both deep and shallow relief. It widens through the timber mid section and again narrows towards the unusual ball pommel. Both the brass/bronze and timber share similar detail to the incised designs. At the hilt and blade junction sits a thick brass/bronze spacer.
As mentioned, the blade is a fine and heavy fighting type of unusual and unique form. The spine is just under 12mm thick at the base. It is flat with bevelled edges which transforms to a simple raised medial ridge approx 8cms from the base and continues through to the tip. In profile, the blade is wide at the base, narrows gently within the forte but again widens at about the same point as the spine transitions, through to the belly. The tip of the blade in profile is also unusual in that approx 7-8cms from the tip, it drops down and then curves up through to the tip.
Each blade face carries a broad and rather deep single fuller to each side, with narrow incisions above and below this fuller. Clear pattern welding is seen throughout the blade surfaces as is a clear and cloudy harmon that runs through to the tip.
The scabbard, as with the hilt is a quality hardwood dressed in brass/bronze fittings with design elements to each end the same as the hilt. Further engraved designs akin to a bird, perhaps a peacock or swan grace the upper and lower fittings.

A fine, hefty and unique fighting sword

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Stock No..
s2005


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A good old Patani machete
Rare example
Fine blade
Parang Ginah

A good old Patani machete Rare example Fine blade kris keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a old Patani decorative machete.

This rare figural Parang Ginah measures 68cms long. The blade length, including the bolster is 53cms long.
The thick turned wooden hilt shows a worn and dark patina throughout and is free from cracks, loss or damage. Its spire pommel is pierced, likely for a thin wrist lanyard.
The octagonal bolster is 3cms across which narrows to just under 2cms thick at the base of the blade.
The faces of the blade display some very unusual pattern welded surfaces with pamor like qualities to the left face.
The tip of the blade appears to be lost.

A good and very unusual farm implement that later turned votive item and weapon.

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Stock No..
s2015


$695.00 USD

 



A fine Sumatran Keris
Stunning ivory hilt
Quality silver dress
7 luk blade

A fine Sumatran Keris Stunning ivory hulu hilt Quality silver dress 7 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice silver dressed Keris from Sumatra.

In its sheath, this example measures just under 40cms long. Out it is 36.5cms long and has a blade length of 27.5cms.
Certainly the most striking feature on this early example is the fine ivory hulu and the tall and unusual silver pendokok. The Jawa Deman hulu is very well carved and displays a very rich, glossy deep caramel patina throughout and is free from loss, cracks or damage. The pendokok is crafted from a very thick silver, shaped in to a very robust and attractive form.
The 7 luk blade shows nice large triangular pamor motifs with the body of the blade showing clear, well defined longitudinal pamor with expert control and balance throughout its surfaces.
The sampir is very finely carved from a single piece of dark native timber and it remains in fine condition throughout. Dressing the stem of the sheath is a rare full silver sleeve. Its borders both front and back are simple line and triangular motifs. Within these borders, the front face displays fine vine and leaf motifs, the rear a repeating diamond diaper pattern.

A fine, early and unusual example of a Sumatran keris with quality silver dress and a very fine hulu.
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Stock No..
s1926


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Coorg war knife
Ayda Katti
Kodava Southern India

Coorg war knife Ayda Katti Kodava Southern Indiaayudha kathi aydha katti ayudha katti oidekatti www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Southern India war knife from the Coorg people of Kodava.

This fine horn hilted example measures 49cms long when measured from the centre of the tang at the base through to the tip of the blade. The blade, from the centre of the bolster to the tip is 35cms long and 9cms across the belly.
To the left face of the blade, there is an impressed icon, possibly an armourer's stamp, a marking that I have not yet seen on any Ayda Katti within collections or previously in the marketplace. Any markings typically found on these knife types are gold inlaid plugs stamped with the "Om" symbol.
The base of the blade, where is enters the architectural inspired bolster is 12mm thick. It is from this point that the blade tapers acutely to the narrowed waist. The lower section of the spine is covered with incised lines which are utilised as a striker for flints.
The blade is a very strong and well forged example with its cutting edge sharp for the entire length.
The large faceted bolster measures 4cms x 2.5cms.
The black carved horn grip and pommel remain is excellent condition throughout and are without cracks or loss. The base of the grip is pierced and retains its original decorative lanyard. The oversized pommel is 1cms thick, 5.5cms wide and 12cms long. The tang is peened over a decorative bronze rosette.

With consideration given to Robert Elgood's notes about the some 17,000 + Coorg weapons being dumped at sea in the mid 19th century, weapons from this region are seldom found.

A very good example of a rare Coorg war knife that remains in excellent condition throughout.

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Stock No..
s2107


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Vietnamese Guom
A fine example
Carved antler grip
Fine silver dress
A rare signed blade

Vietnamese Guom A fine example Carved antler grip Fine silver dress A rare signed blade dragons mother of pearl rosewood Shou Auspicious kiem www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.

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Stock No..
s2033


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A fine Malay Keris
Unique silver dress
Heavy blade, fine timbers

A fine Malay Keris Bugis Terengganu Riau Unique silver dress Heavy blade fine timbers www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1657


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An early Indian Pata
Tanjore Gauntlet sword
18th century India

An early Indian Pata Tanjore Gauntlet sword tulwar talwar shamshir katar 18th century India www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine, rare and early Tanjore Pata.

This large example measures 129cms long and a blade which is 100cms long to the gantlet. The length of the blade to the tip of the langet is 83.5cms long.
The entire sword appears to have been dismantled sometime in the early 20th century, then copper plated and reassembled. However, despite this appearance the Pata has retained and further developed a wonderful old patina throughout.
The pierced and chiselled gantlet remains in exceptional condition for its age. Its surfaces display mythical creatures that appear to be Yali, vine tendrils and floral motifs.
The blade is a fine stiff type with decent flex for the dimensions. It is of an elliptical cross section and likely wootz beneath the copper plating.

A fine and very well priced example.

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Stock No..
s1743


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

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

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

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

A fine complete sword from the Sumatran Batak tribes.

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Stock No..
s1080


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Tebu dagger
A good African knife

Tebu dagger A good African knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2029


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Rhino hilted Garude
Ethiopian braod sword
Fine broad blade

Rhino hilted Garude Ethiopian braod sword Fine broad blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1238


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A fine Chinese sword
Jian in Turtle shell veneer
Stout blade

A fine Chinese sword Jian in Turtle shell veneer Stout blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2018


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A demure Keris
Bugis Malay
A fine blade

A demure Keris Bugis Malay a fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2017


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Cirebon Keris
18th century
Fine example
5 luk blade

Cirebon Keris Bugis Malay Patani Thailand Java pedang 18th century Fine example 5 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1894


$625.00 USD

 



Patani Kedah Keris
Rare blade pamor
Losses to timber
RARE blade

Patani Kedah Keris Rare blade pamor Losses to timber RARE blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2024


$695.00 USD

 



Moro Panabas
A large sword
Two handed chopper

Moro Panabas kris kalis sundang barong A large sword Two handed chopper www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2014


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Moroccan dagger, Genoui
Rhino horn hilt
Fine sullered blade

Moroccan dagger Genoui Koumaya Rhino horn hilt Fine sullered blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1561


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Thailand, repousse silver Daab
Very rare pommel form
Full silver dress
Siam/Laos

Thailand Thai repousse silver sword Daab darb dhaab dha dah Very rare pommel form Full silver dress blade Siam/Laos katana www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1796


$695.00 USD

 



Indian sabre
Rare hilt type
18th century
Firanghi?

Indian sabre rare hilt type 18th century Firanghi www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good 18th century Indian sabre with a rare hilt type.

This sabre measures 84.5cms long and carries a blade which is 74cms long from the tip to the centre of the base.
The bronze hilt is a rare type being of classic Deccan form as seen in "Arts of the Muslim Knight". The hilt carries the classic "S" shaped knuckle guard, lobed quillon ends and a deeply chiselled surfaces throughout.
The blade is rather unusual and in its original uncleaned state it is hard to determine the exact origins as either European or Native Indian made. It is very wide at the base and has the classical non sharpened Indian Ricasso. It is deeply fulled with a single broad fuller running the blades length in the upper half of the blade, almost creating a "T" like spine. Its edge is sharp as is the back edge.

A good 18th century Deccan fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s2008


$2995.00 USD

 



Burmese presentaion sword
Fuller silver dress
Fine repousse work
Story Dah/Dha

Burmese presentaion sword Fuller silver dress Fine repousse work story Dah Dha daab dhaab darb shield spear Burma Thailand Laos www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2010


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A fine Northern Shan Dah
Fine silver dressed sword

A fine Northern Shan Dah Dha daab dhaab darb sword Thai Laos Kachin Fine silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine all silver dressed Shan Dah.

This example measures 76cms in its scabbard, 69cms out and has a blade length of 49.5cms.
The silver dressed hilt retains in full the silver wire mesh mid grip which is so often damaged or lost and it remains in very good condition.
The light blade is razor sharp and of a form typically seen further north towards Kachin regions.
The scabbard displays very fine and decorative twisted wire motifs to the border of the silver dress, whilst all other applied silver wire decorations the the hilt and scabbard are extremely fine and expertly crafted with the utmost precision.

A fine example of a type that is becoming much harder to find in any condition.

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Stock No..
s2004


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A good solid Khyber knife
Afghanistan Salawar

A good solid Khyber knife sword shamshir shield sabre saber tulwar Afghanistan Salawar www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1900


$1195.00 USD

 



Syrian Shamshir
A good complete example
Classical Bedouin hilt

Syrian Shamshir sabre saber sword dagger knife A good complete example Classical Bedouin hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good clean and complete Syrian Shamshir with an unusually forged blade type.

This Syrian sabre measures 95cms long in its scabbard, 91.5cms out and had a blade length of 80cms to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is a broad classical form with inlaid horn grip slabs suspended over the tang and enclosed with a steel grip strap. The horn slabs are further mounted with an unusual outer steel plate which is decorated with three raised and faceted rosettes. The pommel is encased in a faceted steel pommel cap which is decorated with silver in the koftgari manner. The fore grip is bound with twisted copper thread which also secures the quillon block within the grip. The steel quillon block shows traces of gold decoration remaining to its surfaces.
The Shamshir type blade remains in good condition throughout and its edge sharp.
Within the faces of the blade, an unusual forging technique can be seen, being in the manner of the classical Turkish twist core or ribbon core, but in within this blade, the rods have been forged together without the classical twist often seen in Yataghan and Pala with this blade being more akin in design to the Tibetan hairpin blade but without a visible return.
The scabbard remains complete and in good condition throughout. The steel fittings are embellished with silver koftgari designs. The tooled leather covering is solid with zigzag line motifs to both sides and raised edges around the suspension fittings.

A good solid and complete example.

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Stock No..
s1944


$275.00 USD

 



A good Kedah Keris
Fine Iras blade
Beautiful wood grains

A good Kedah Keris Malaysian Malay Bugis Hulu Jawa deman Fine Iras blade Beautiful wood grains www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Malaysian Keris from the Kedah provenance of Northern Malaysia.

This interesting Malay keris features some very fine grained timbers and a fine Iras blade, likely inspired by Javanese craftsmanship or an heirloom or trade blade, being a perfect and original old union of blade and sarong.
The Jawa Deman hilt is with a minor loss to the dorsal spire and a small, sealable age crack to the base. It has been finely carved and very well selected timber has been used as can be seen in the grains throughout. It is without a pendokok and the hulu remains locked firmly in place with no give or movement.
The blade is well crafted with a very simple and well defined pamor. It is a Gonjo Iras, bisu bertebing blade type and remains in fine condition throughout.
The sheath has been expertly carved from beautiful rich grained timbers and is without fault, although the butnut has been lost to time.

A very good Kedah keris with an interesting history.

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Stock No..
s1884


$995.00 USD

 



A fine Moro Kris
Early blade type
Rare engraved blade
Fine ivory pommel
Fine rope work grip

A fine Moro Kris Kalis Barong Barung Kampilan twistcore Early blade type Fine ivory pommel Fine rope work grip www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Moro Kris.

This Moro Kris measures 59.5cms long and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
This Kris has a rare combination of features typically reserved for warriors of some social standing;
The pommel is a very fine and demure ivory type, without loss or damage, crisp features and a nice mellow caramel patina. The grip is classically bound in thick woven twine which offers a sure and comfortable grip.
The blade is quite thick and heavy for its size. Its edges are keen and its surfaces decorated with engraved floral motifs.
A deep fuller runs through the middle of the blade and tapers to a point short of the tip and clear laminated, layers patterning can be seen in the steel surfaces.
No sheath

A fine and desirable Kris.

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Stock No..
s1716


$1175.00 USD

 



Javanese Wedung
Silver dressed
Gold inlaid
Fine Timber

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

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A fine and rare silver mounted Javanese Wedung.

This rare knife measures 42.5cms long in its sheath. With the horn belt clip, it is 48cms long.
Out of the sheath, the Wedung measures 38.5cms long and has a blade length of 26.5cms long.
The pentagonal shaped hilt is carved from a very fine dark rich grained timber and dressed in silver. Within these silver fittings are the remains of several gold pins and patterns within the patination that indicates the silver was once dressed in gold highlights as gold remains within the metalwork.
The blade is of typical form with its spine peaked from end to end. It has abroad bevelled cutting edge and a "spur" to the base where is meets the silver collar of the hilt. This spur is covered in engraved gold work. Deep inlaid gold designs are also found to the base of the blade on each face and the edge of the base is inlaid with a fine gold floral motif.
The finely carved timber sheath show lovely scroll work to the throat, mimicking the design of gold inlay to the blade. The sheath is also bound in silver, silver that again shows clear evidence that gold accents were once pinned to its surfaces.
The long carved horn belt hook is complete, free from cracks, loss or damage. It shows a carved mythical creature's face to the throat and a long wide sweeping end.

A very rare knife with some very interesting and high end aspects that are seldom seen, a knife that remains in very good condition throughout.

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Stock No..
s1787


$235.00 USD

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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

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A good complete Yaka long knife/short sword.

The knife is 54cms long and has a blade length of 38cms.
Its hilt is classic Yaka style with a conical pommel with a decorative grip of pierced steel, faceted copper spacers, copper wire wrapping and brass bound hide.
The Spatula type blade is a thick and heavy type showing good distal taper to the tip and cutting edges. Its central medial ridge is decorated for the entire length with double rows of pin punch designs.
The sheath is entirely made from hide. The phallic end shows tooling and the entire sheath shows a lot of age and wear .

A good example of the type, a type that is seen less and less in the market place.

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Stock No..
s1226


$995.00 USD

 



A fine and rare knife
Bhutan
Hairpin laminated blade

A fine and rare knife Bhutan Hairpin laminated blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Bhutanese dagger.

This rare dagger measures 41.5cms long in the sheath.
Out of the sheath it measures 39cms and carries a 32cms blade.
The white metal hilt has a fluted waist grip section that is bound in ray skin and red leather. The pommel is engraved to one side with a Dorje or Thunder Bolt of Enlightenment.
The blade is a heavy strong type, typical of the regions. The blade surfaces display very clear hair pin laminations and would grade up with little effort.
The scabbard is red leather covering a timber core and remains in good condition for its age.

A fine and rare dagger typically carried in the front folds of the robes worn by knights and others of rank.

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Stock No..
s1484


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1057


$425.00 USD

 



A very large Kukri
Solid all steel type
Hollow forged blade

A very large Kukri Solid all steel type Hollow forged blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very large and heavy, all steel 19th century Kukri.

Overall, in its sheath, this Kukri measures 51cms long.
Out of its sheath it is 49.5cms long with a 39cm long blade.
This Kukri is expertly crafted and remains in very good condition for its age. The steel hilt is over 6cms tall across the pommel and has a very tall grip ring. Its surfaces are incised and chiseled showing both simple geometric and floral designs.
The blade is near 12mm thick, has double fullers beneath the spine, is deeply hollow forged and a wide beveled cutting edge.
It comes with its original leather bound timber sheath that is worn with time, age and use. It does retain a large silver tip.

A fine old fighting Kukri or generous proportions and heft.

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Stock No..
s1415


$125.00 USD

 



A rare Pichoq
Central Asia

A rare Pichoq Central Asia Turkistan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A small and heavy Central Asian Pichoq.

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

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

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Stock No..
s915


$675.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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