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Tibetan sword Jinchuan Bhutan Nepal Chinese jian dao www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s2023


$895.00 USD

 



An Oman Terrs buckler
mid to late 19th century
A very good example

An Oman Terrs buckler shield mid to late 19th century A very good example Omani Khanjar Jambiya Jambia Kattara Saif www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good example of the Oman Terrs Buckler.

This example is 25cms wide and sits 15cms tall.
The origins are rather clouded, though certainly the East African coast is where the material was sourced from, being pressed and turned Hippopotamus hide with this particular shield being 1.5cms thick. The shield was used by Arab traders throughout Africa, Zanzibar and the Southern Arabian peninsula.
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.

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Stock No..
s2006


$145.00 USD

 



Bali Keris
19th century

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

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To be updated shortly

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Stock No..
s2012


$295.00 USD

 



A rare Yunnan Dah
19th century

A rare Yunnan Dah Dha sword Vietnamese Vietnam laos Thailand 19th century dagger www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good seldom seen Yunnan Dah, complete with scabbard.

This example measures 85cms long in its scabbard, 81.5cms ouy, with a blade length of 51cms.
This heavy fighting sword is extremely well balanced with a substantial feel in the hand.
Its hilt fittings and dress are cast from a pewter like metal and do suffer some age dents and loss but are all very solid in hand.
The mid grip retains a fine rattan braid.
The Timber scabbard is bound with pieced fittings with designs being reminiscent of their close neighbours in Vietnam.

A good and well priced fighting sword from the Yunnan regions of Southern China/Northern Vietnam.

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Stock No..
s2003


$895.00 USD

 



A fine Laos sword
Quality samrit hilt
Large example

A fine Laos sword Thai Thailand Dah Dha Darb daab dhaab Quality samrit hilt Large example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Laos Daab with a very fine samrit hilt.

From an early 19th century French collection, this example measures 87cms long and carries a blade with a length of 49cms.
The hilt is a beautiful full samrit type with exceptional detail throughout. The fore grip is cast with an integral demure disc guard and an extremely detailed and robust pommel with extended spire, a dangerous aspect of the sword type, one capable of delivering a killer strike.
The blade is typical for the sword types seen in the mountainous regions between Laos and Vietnam. It's thick spine carries a medial ridge from end to end, a sharp cutting edge and the classical hatchet tip.

A good example of the type with a finely detailed hilt.

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Stock No..
s2032


$595.00 USD

 



A large Sulu Kris
As found condition
Minor losses
Large heavy inlaid blade
Will grade up well

A large Sulu Kris Sundang As found condition Minor loss and issues Large heavy inlaid blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated further shortly.

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Stock No..
s1894


$625.00 USD

 



Patani Kedah Keris
Rare pamor
A VERY RARE blade

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

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To be updated further shortly.

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Stock No..
s2022


SOLD

 



A rare Penai
Sulawesi
A fine example

A rare Penai Sulawesi Indonesian sword klewwang pedang Sumara Celebes Baree Toraja A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of the type, complete with its original scabbard.

This sword type from the Baree speaking people in Toraja Sulawesi is becoming increasing harder to find.
Over all, in its scabbard, this example measures 75cms long. out it is 61.5cms long and carries a fine blade that measures 49cms.
This sword type is characterized by the angular hilt of carved and engraved Buffalo horn and heavy pamor blade.
The hilts on these sword types come in a large variety of forms and carving, with this style being considered more common.
The blade is a heavy type with very clear pamor surfaces remaining in untouched condition.
The wooden scabbard has carved suspension fittings and base, carved surfaces around the suspension points and a horn throat piece.
The base of the scabbard, to the outer face appears to have received a sword cut.
A fine example in very good condition throughout.
Refer to: A.G.Van Zonneveld Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 104.

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Stock No..
s2020


$525.00 USD

 



A Brazilian Gaucho knife
A fine example, rare type

A Brazilian Gaucho knife A fine example of a rare type punal cuchillo dagger facon Uruguay Argentina Brazil www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine rare 19th century Brazilian Gaucho knife with a silver hilt and nickel silver sheath.

This example measures 29.5cms long in its sheath, out is 28cms and carries a 17cm blade excluding the bolster.
The hilt is made from a heavy silver, likely over a timber core. The pommel end of the silver dress is of a fluted spiralling design with a capstan pommel tip through which the tang is peened.
The blade is well preserved for its age. The fluted cylindrical bolster supports the chiselled steel forte which drops through the spine to a strong and full needle point.
The sheath is all metal and appears to be a lesser quality silver, likely nickel silver. The surfaces are engraved floral motifs to the outer face and classic Gaucho motifs on the inner surface and belt clip.
the belt clip is complete with a silver safety chain, an aspect rarely seen retained on these old knives.

A fine and classic example.

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Stock No..
s1885


$825.00 USD

 



A fine Pakayun
Murut fighting sabre
Borneo, 19th century

A fine Pakayun Murut fighting sabre Borneo 19th century Dayak sheild www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and complete example of the infamous Murut Pakayun.

This sword type is well renowned as a head hunters sword with the Murut people being one of the last to renounced the practice of taking and preserving their enemy's head.

This example measures 90cms long in its scabbard, 89.5cms out, carries a blade length of 71.5cms and a spine thickness of 8.5mm.

The hilt remains in perfect condition throughout with no loss or damage to the timbers and all the rattan grip wrapping retained. The bronze fore-grip is extremely detailed. The integral Tsuba like guard is cast in the traditional manner with the design and motif elements akin to those found on mainland Vietnamese and Cambodian dah.

The blade is robust, well weighted and very well balanced. The cutting edge is extremely sharp and a clear hardened edge is visible beneath the blades undisturbed patina.
The scabbard is bound in 5 sections of brass or tin plate. The inner timber face is without decoration and the outer is decorated with two distinctly different carved panels. Red pigment is exposed in several places on the timber, it is what appears to be an original base coat of some kind, possibly used to accentuate or preserve the fine grained timber used for the scabbard. There is minor loss to the base and spine area of the scabbard and stable age cracks to the rear.

A very good and complete example of a head hunters sword.

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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..
s2008


$1895.00 USD

 



Burmese presentation sword
Full silver dress
Fine repousse silver
Story Dah
Independence period

Burmese presentation sword Full silver dress Fine repousse silver Story Dah Dha Independence period Dah Dha daab dhaab darb shield spear Burma Thailand Laos www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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This rare presentation sword type is from the close of the British Raj in Burma, start of Burmese independence in 1948.

The Upper scabbard section bears a detailed repousse Burmese coat of arms, indicating a post 1948 construction.
This sword, and all aspects of its construction and quality were long retained by the British and Burmese governments for presentation to officials or visiting dignitaries who have contributed to Burma. A similar sword was presented in 1955 to the Russian premier, an image bearing the caption, "Burmese Prime Minister U Nu, (R), presents a sword and scabbard, wrought in silver and engraved to Russian Premier Nikolai Bulganin at Rangoon. The ceremony took place during Soviet leader's state visit to Burma during December, 1955.

These sword types have a long history dating back to, as far as I can find with accuracy, the last quarter of the 19th century and seem to have followed a relatively similar form throughout this time with full silver hilts replacing what was once mostly ivory and silver hilts. The blades too have followed a long and traditional form.

This Independence period presentation sword measures 102cms long in its scabbard, 92cms out and has a blade length of 68.5cms long.

The hilt has two vacant cartouches and the upper scabbard section has a large single vacant cartouche. These cartouches typically carried the name of the person they were presented to. Examples I have viewed of 19th century manufacture have either Burmese script or both Burmese and Anglicised script present.

The scabbard of these oversized presentation sword types are of 7 panels of thick repousse silver. Although I have seen an example with 6 panels, it did to my eye appear to be lacking proper conformity of segments to have been made thus.
The characters displayed to both sides of the scabbard number 13 and are representations of the characters of Ramayana.

The blade is of traditional form and forged in the tractional manner and its hardened edge remains very sharp in places. The blade faces profusely decorated with thick overlaid silver embellishment, further representing a story from Ramayana and is accompanied by Burmese text throughout. All figures and vine tendrils on the blade are engraved to provide detailed representations of the character.

A very rare sword from the early independence period. Presentation swords of this period are very rarely seen with 19th and early 20th century examples being seen more often.
The sword remains in very good condition throughout and is in as found condition that would benefit from a full polish and wax.

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Stock No..
s1957


$1195.00 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..
s1743


$495.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

A fine complete sword from the Sumatran Batak tribes.

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Stock No..
s1716


$675.00 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

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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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