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Sumatran weapon kerambit makara sabre sword tumbuk lada keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s2054


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A large Ottoman Jambiya
18th century Khanjar
Balkan states
Sham Wootz blade

A large Ottoman Dagger Turkish 18th century Khanjar Balkan states Sham Wootz blade blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Ottoman Jambiya with Walrus ivory hilt, Turkey circa 1800.

This Khanjar or Jambiya measures 52.5cms long in its sheath. Out it measures 44cms long with a blade length of 32cms.
The large Walrus tusk hilt shows stable age cracks to its surfaces of none are open, they are purely cosmetic. The same darkened lines can be seen around the stunning marble like inner section of the tusk seen on the pommel end.
The faces of the hilt are faceted with subtle corners that form an octagonal cross section to the hilt, a trait more often seen in Turkish examples from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The blade is a simple type, strong in its elliptical cross section and of classical form. The blade does under magnification display a clear sham Wootz watered steel in the forte with the pattern not clearly seen throughout the rest of the blade. A professional polish and etch will certainly reveal much more surface activity.
The sheath is silver gilded/washed over a base metal, perhaps copper and it remains in exceptional condition for its age.

A rare example of the type, likely dating earlier than the circa 1800 estimate.

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Stock No..
s2167


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Bugis Keris
A rare 5 luk blade
A warriors keris

Bugis Malay Malaysia Sumatra Keris A rare 5 luk blade A warriors keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Bugis Keris, Kelantan, possibly Sumatra.
A warrior's fighting keris.

This fine and near complete example measures 43cm long in its sheath, 42.5cms out, with a blade length of 35cms.

The finely carved timbers display fine wood grains throughout with all surfaces showing a fine deep old lustre. The butnut is missing from the base of the seruani.
The slightly tilted hulu sits within a large decorative bronze pendokok.
The broad blade is of a near hexagonal cross section. Its edges are sharp and its blade is thick.
The blade form shows five perfectly proportioned luks with its surfaces displaying a desirable miang perak pamor.

A fine old survivor in excellent condition throughout.

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Stock No..
s2051


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A Telek arm dagger
An early Tuareg example
A robust fighting knife

A Telek arm dagger early Tuareg example Takouba robust fighting knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early Telek arm dagger.

Good Telek arm daggers with age are hard to find. This example measures 44cms long in its sheath, 41.5cms out and has a blade length of 28.5cms.
The hilt is of classical cruciform styling that allows for a very strong grip in any position.
Its construction is a timber core that has been leather bound and wrapped in a thin metal wire to the fore grip and pommel. The cross section has been bound in brass wire, wire that also crosses over and around the brass tacks that decorate the grip.
It is unusual that this example also carries an oval guard that tapers over the blade.
the blade is of a very sturdy triangular cross section with a good distal taper through to the tip. it has a slightly raised forte and deep native incised lines through its surfaces.

A rare authentic tribal dagger from the Tuareg tribes of the Sahel. Circa 1900 or earlier.

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Stock No..
s2006


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Bali Keris
19th century

Bali Keris 19th century Kris Cirebon Java www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Bali Keris for restoration if desired.

This example measures 60cms long in its sheath, 50cms out and has a blade length of 37.5cm.

The rare hulu type known as Khaki Kuda. As the images show, there is loss and wear throughout.
The slender 11 luk blade shows to have had a long and revered life with ritual cleanings having worn thin the blade is several places. Whilst not displaying its traditional polish or Waragan, pamor can be seen running the length of the blade.
The sheath or sarong remains complete but also with losses seen in the images provided.

A very well priced Bali Keris with interesting features and a blade that will grade up very well.

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Stock No..
s2164


$1895.00 USD

 



Laos, Kaseng region
A very rare shield type

Laos Kaseng people region A very rare war shield type loux tribal thailand hide www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2163


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Tibet, late 18th early 19th century
A very long & rare Ral Gri
A very rare blade type

Tibet Tibetan sword jian dpa'dam Ral Gri Tse Psa Ke Tri 18th 19th century Chinese China A very rare blade type very large example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Tibetan Ral Gri of exceptional proportions and balance.

This Tibetan sword measures 104.5cms long in its scabbard, 102,5cms out and carries a blade with a length of 87cms.

The blade form is known as Ral Gri, denoting the pointed tip as opposed the hatchet or oblique tip type typically found in the region. Although single edged, of particular interest is the very long blade, akin to a Chinese Jian in form and balance.
Most commonly, these Ral Gri types are a much shorter swords, typically in the 50-60cm blade length range.

The hilt and guard is is an all iron construction with a central timber grip covered in ray skin and dressed with fluted silver strips. The surfaces are chiseled in relief with the raised surfaces retaining some of the original silver covering. The pommel retains an exceptional endless knot and tassel, a later addition in antiquity.

Now lost to time, a red coral or turquoise stone set in silver would have once been present to the outer face of the pommel.

The blade is of the classical Tibetan hairpin construction with clearly defined differential laminations seen beneath the old Cosmolene covering.

The scabbard is in very good condition throughout. The timber core is dressed in stitched blade leather and dressed with fine repousse, low quality silver ends. To the upper outer face of these fittings is a lotus flower in bloom, to the base, double dragons facing a conch shell. The reverse of these fittings display a complex arrangement of floral and vine motifs that surround what also appears to be open lotus buds.

A warriors sword with a very fine balance and extremely capable blade, one that remains in very good condition for its age.

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Stock No..
s2162


$5995.00 USD

 



An extremely rare sword
18th cent. Hindu Basket hilt
Khanda Sosun Pattah
Fine Wootz blade
Maratha, Central India

An extremely rare sword 18th century Hindu Basket hilt antique Khanda Sosun Pattah fine wootz blade Shamshir Tulwar Maratha, Central India www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptionally rare Maratha sword. An 18th century Khanda hilted Sosun Pattah with a very fine wootz blade.

A sword type is rarely seen in either museums or private collections.

The overall length of this Sosun Pattah is 97.5cms long. It's blade length is 77cms long measured in a straight line across the spine to the tip.

The early Hindu basket hilt quillons on this sword displays some very rare architectural design elements within the metal work, features that I've not seen elsewhere on Khanda basket hilts.
The quillon lobes have been formed in to three pillars that support a six petal flower, the same petal arrangement that can be seen within the gold Koftgari on the forte. What are distinct about the pillars is the outer one shows two raised eyes at the base. Given the position of the "eyes" and the manner of the Koftgari extending along this pillar, the form looks very much like the Indian Gharial.
With the presence of these Gharial forms, what may be representations of lotus flowers, the gold elephant within wavy water like lines to one side of the quillon block and the temple within the wavy water like lines of the reverse side, a temple between pillars that resembles Vishnu's temple, it is very plausible that the iconography present on this sword is that of Gajendra and the Crocodile.
Equally plausible is the Gharial like forms are Gajendra with his trunk raised with a lotus flower being offered to Vishnu, a symbol of devotion, this may further lead to the presence of a heart shaped cutout in the supporting metalwork.

Both the hilt and blade forte and spine reinforcements retain a large amount of original gold Koftgari which is quite amazing given the age of this sword with losses more apparent on the long curved pommel spike and inner face of the pommels disc guard.
The gold grip binding and red knuckle padding, although showing some wear, they are later modern additions that historically correct inline with known examples.

The blade is of a beautiful form that is supported very well through the forte and spine. To the end of the spine bracing is seen a small avian like motif, one that's seen on Persian flint strikers and other artifacts from the 17th to 19th century.
The blades surfaces display a clear early Indian Wootz construction throughout with the highly polished cutting edge and sharpened back edge also showing clear Wootz patterns within the polished surfaces.

An exceptionally rare sword in outstanding condition for its age. A Sosun PAttah that displays very rare features and iconography and in desirable gold embellishments.

A stunning and practical work of art which is in my opinion superior the the example from the Victoria and Albert Museum which Rawson presented in his classic work on the Indian sword.

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Stock No..
s2145


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Deccan Tulwar
Wootz hilt, Wootz blade
Kara Khorasan
Bubris / Cintamani motifs
Tipu Sultan reign

Deccan Tulwar Mughal Shamshir Katar Wootz hilt Wootz blade Kara Khorasan Bubris  Cintamani motifs Tipu Sultan reign www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Tulwar type with a dark wootz blade and raised Bubris motifs to the hilt.

This South Indian Tulwar is without a scabbard. It measures 89cms long and carries a substantially weighted blade which is 77cms long from its base at the centre of the quillon block through to a fine and partially sharpened raised yelman.
The Gold decorated hilt is a very desirable full wootz type.
To the base of the grip, the quillon lobes, the tips on the langets and the long narrow faces of the grip, these all display gold covered raised Bubris motifs, motifs made famous by India's legendary Tipu Sultan.
Sword with these distinct motifs are extremely rare and never seen in the market place.
The blade is the very desirable dark wootz, aka Kara Khorasan. The blade is well preserved with only minor blemished. Its surfaces display a cllear wootz pattern throughout and a defined dark hardened edge.
Each face of the blade has a long thin fuller just above the half way point and above this, four evenly spaced fullers that are separated by the Cintamani "three dot" motifs.

A rare opportunity to obtain a good example of a Deccani Tulwar with desirable markings and blade quality.

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Stock No..
s2131


$1795.00 USD

 



Masdhayi Fiyohi
An exceptional example
High end status knife
19th century Maldives

Masdhayi Fiyohi An exceptional example High end status knife 19th century Maldives www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and very rare knife from the Maldives, 19th century, Masdhayi Fiyohi.

The Masdhayi Fiyohi is the traditional knife of the Maldives. Traditionally these knives were made as this example was, with high quality materials and precious metals, dating as far back as the 17th century. Later in to the early 20th century both materials and quality diminished until the craft no longer survived beyond 1968.

Knives of this type we have presented here were only worn by noblemen and soldiers.

This example measures 29.5cms long in its sheath, 27.5cms out and has a blade length of 15cms.

The hilt is constructed from a single carved whale tooth that has been sectioned to retain the tang of the blade. The tang has been secured with 4 exposed silver rivets and likely 4 hidden rivets, hidden beneath nine silver straps to the rear and a single broad silver strap to the fore grip.
The tang is largely exposed with decorative copper and silver liners skillfully inlaid to the top of the tang.
The remainder of the knifes thick spine is expertly inlaid with silver throughout.
The knife is quite heavy for its size and is extremely robust. In profile, the blade shows a deep cut fuller running through to the start of the dropped clipped tip. Its belly protrudes and gradually narrows back towards the fore grip.

The sheath is the original ebony type with silver at both ends. The silver tip is a faithful replacement.

In our opinion, excluding the sheaths of which some carried enameled silver, those held in the National Museum in the Maldives are not as fine a quality nor display as much detail to the blade as this example does and in far better condition to the majority of the collection held within the museum.

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Stock No..
s2132


$995.00 USD

 



A very large Navaja
Robust Fightig knife
Seville, Spain 1868

A very large Navaja Robust Fightig knife Seville Spain www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and functional 19th century Andalusia fighting knife dated 1868.

This large Navaja with its broad leaf shaped blade, measures 47cms long open. It is 25cms long when closed and has a blade length of 22cms long which is 5cms wide.

Of classical form, this example displays all the quality traits of an effective and proud fighting knife of the day.
The large blonde horn grip slabs and brass end caps offer a very robust grip. The blade has a 5 point ratchet that locks securely in place with a simple strong back spring.
The blade is decorated to both faces. The enameled face shows floral vine motifs whilst the reverse face displays an engraved valor phrase and the date 1868.
The spine on this example is file finished, perhaps to be utilized as a flint striker.

A very good and desirable Seville Navaja with an early manufacture date, blonde horn grip slabs and red enamel within the three fullers.

With little effort, a navaja that would grade up well if desired.

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Stock No..
s2118


$1395.00 USD

 



Ottoman sword for a child
Ultra rare find
Rare horn hilt type

Ottoman sword shamshir kilij kilik pala wootz for a child Ultra rare find Rare horn hilt type Scarf welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A unique artifact, a boys sword with rhino horn grip, Ottoman empire, 19th century Lviv, Ukraine.

Every once and a while a unique little treasure comes along. Whilst it might not look much at face value, there are some special and rare qualities to consider.
This boys sword is just under 62cms long in its scabbard, 59.5cms long out and having a blade length of 49cms.

The hilt type, particularly the pommel form is the Ukraine, specifically Lviv in the North West.
Swords from this region are very seldom seen and a child’s sword of the type is even rarer.
The hilt is rhino horn and of a very fine finish and quality. The slabs are separated by a grip strap which is profusely engraved with very tight lines running between the slabs.
The demure blade of shamshir profile has been expertly forged with clear scarf welds seen along the spine. It it both strong and supple.
The blade is dressed in classic Ottoman style. It's timber core is bound in quality donkey hide and stitched with detailed silver coiled thread as was the fashion during the late Ottoman period. The suspension fittings are in a simple brass fashion that may have once retained a gilt wash or finish. The designs present on the fittings are simple stamped six petal flowers bound together through a vine like motif.

Boys swords are some of the rarest sword types within all cultural spheres. Ukraine types even rarer.

A sword type only afforded by the wealthier families in 19th century Lviv, one with all the right quality of materials seen in larger swords of the type.

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Stock No..
s2056


$565.00 USD

 



18th Century Firanghi
India, a rare example
LONG blade

18th Century Firanghi India Mughal Kirach Tulwar Shamshir a rare example LONG blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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What a fantastic fighting sword!

This rare Tulwar hilted Firanghi measures 102cms long and carries a good early European blade that measures 90cms long.

The hilt on this example retains most of its original thick silver overlay. The grip is very large compared to typical Tulwar and is very easy to manage despite its size. The pommel end shows a flamboyant sun burst pattern.
The blade is of backsword form and weight being single edged and easily wielded with one hand with a length ideal for horseback.
The faces each show a double row of fullers running through to the swords back edge.
The entire sword remains in as found untouched condition. it would grade up considerably with minimal time, effort or tools and once polished, the blade and silver pommel would present most impressively.

A fantastic fighting sword in hand, one with an impressive length and capability.

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Stock No..
s915


$575.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s2076


$595.00 USD

 



A very fine Navaja
Albacete, Spain
19th century

A very fine Navaja knife Naife Punal dagger Albacete Spain 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Antique Navaja from Albacete, Spain.

This example measure 52cms long when opened, 29.5cms closed and has a blade length when open of 23cms to the "clam shell" bolster.
The blade is a sturdy fighting type that displays a fine clipped back edge and upswept tip.
The surfaces of the blade are engraved to both sides which display red enamel filling te vine motifs.
An unusual aspect of this blade in profile is at the base where a small notch has been perfectly formed, for what purpose I do not know.
The handle is comprised of very fine and well selected blonde horn grip slabs that are decorated with both well formed decorative brass inserts through the mid section and fine brass pin-work above and below the decorative plate, pins that add to a more positive grip.
The ends are capped with brass plate which engraved in a traditional manner.
The back spring is extremely strong and hold in place a 5 tooth ratchet.
The knife retains a pair of very old collection stickers which outline an inventory number and description.

A very good fighting Navaja from the 19th century.

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Stock No..
s2058


$525.00 USD

 



Albacete Navaja
97cms open
Exhibition size
Engraved blade
Early example

Albacete Navaja Madrid Seville 97cms open Exhibition size Engraved blade Early example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large 19th century Albacete Navaja.

Closed this Navaja measures 51cms long, open it is 97cms long.
The handle is thick rolled brass with simple designs engraved to its surfaces. The brass body is supported by a a very thick and strong back spring that runs for two thirds of its length.
The blade has a 13 tooth ratchet. Its left face has three rudimentary fullers and a line of small Spanish script above and floral decorations below. The right face in plain. The tip of the blade has a long deep clipped tip and false back edge that is 20cms long.
The Navaja is at fault in that the flat of the locking back strap has worn through with use and age but it thick enough at the sides that a competent craftsman could restore this with ease.

A good rare large size.

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Stock No..
s2050


$565.00 USD

 



A rare Chinese spearhead
Very large and heavy
A very rare polearm type

A rare Chinese spearhead Very large and heavy A very rare polearm sabre sword axe shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Chinese pole arm type.

This large and heavy halberd head measures 90cms long and just over 18cms wide.
The broad and unusual spearhead is of a type very rarely seen. At the base of the spear head, to each side, are two protrusions that curve deeply forward, a feature reminiscent of the Monk's spade but with deadly addition of a broad armour piecing spear point.
The head is both pinned and hammer forged into the finely forged and very decorative shaft.
The mounting shaft is of a thick tapering hollow section that runs for approx 30cms before it takes on its decorative aspects of solid forged metalwork that shows tapering octagonal sections that morph in to a diamond cross section and ultimately a rectangular cross section. Each graduation of cross section is separated by both raised and recessed cut steel bands.

A very rare type and a very formidable weapon.

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Stock No..
s2059


$1895.00 USD

 



A very fine Knife
Gaucho Presentation
Brazil, 19th century
Exceptional features

A very fine Knife Punal Naife cuchillo dagger clipped Bowie knife Gaucho Presentation Brazil 19th century Exceptional features www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and very rare exhibition/presentation grade Brazilian Gaucho knife. European export for the South American market.

This outstanding knife measures 33cms long in its sheath, is 31cms overall and has a blade length of 20cms inclusive of the bolster.
This is one of those cutler's exhibition grade examples that encompasses so many fine aspects of the knife making craft.
This example, upon insight gained from very knowledgeable published collectors, it is likely Belgium made for the export market to South America, however, through further discussion, given the specific blade type, there could also be Italian influence as was often also found within Gaucho knives.
The extremely decorative hilt is gold plated and set with garnets. All surfaces are so very well and deeply engraved and the level of crispness and detail is exceptional.
The clip point bowie style blade retains a very sharp and original non sharpened edge. Its block forte is pierced and engraved to reveal a rampant winged mythological beast, possibly a Griffin. The spine at the forte is engraved, whilst the rest of the spine towards the clipped tip is file finished in classical Spanish style. The blade surfaces remain in a bright full mirror polish with only minor age related wear.
The sheath is an exceptional work of art. Like the hilt, the level of detail is simply outstanding. The outer face is covered in deep engraved relief work displaying floral motifs and tendrils whilst the reverse displays a large pierced central cartouche to which a winged angel is flying within. The large belt clip is also pierced and engraved in deep relief

An exceptional and unique example of a very high quality exhibition grade Brazilian Gaucho knife that displays masterful work throughout.

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