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Stock No..
s1894


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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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A very rare keris type with minor repairable losses to the hilt and sheath.

In its sheath, this example measures 41.5cms long. Out it is 40.5cms long and has a blade length of 32cms to the pendokok.
The Patani style hulu is carved from a stunning deep rich kemuning wood with a minor loss to the dorsal peak.
The hulu sits within a large brass pendokok with the outer edges being stylised fish eggs and the inner surfaces that join these two layers being covered with traditional engravings.
The sheath is made from carved Kemuning timber with a loss to one edge of the Sampir. The butnut, likely bone, ivory or timber is no longer present.
The blade is a robust and weighty example. Its cross section is hexagonal, typical to Bugis Keris. The blade carries a genuinely forged auspicious tuku jeram within the sor-soran, a very rare find.

Overall a rare keris type in both blade manufacture and regional dress.

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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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Stock No..
s2132


$1195.00 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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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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Stock No..
s2070


$325.00 USD

 



Bhutan shield
A very rare shield type

Bhutan shield Bhutanese shield Tibet buckler bouclier Tibetan Asian Mongolian www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare shield from Bhutan.

This rarely seen shield type based on the Dhal from India, is these days typically only seen in Bhutan temples.

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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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Stock No..
s2006


$145.00 USD

 



Bali Keris
19th century

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

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Stock No..
s2046


$375.00 USD

 



A good rare Fang knife
Central Africa
Fine engraving & wrap

A good rare Fang knife Central Africa Fine engraving & wrap www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2117


SOLD

 



Ainu sword of rank
Extemely rare sword type
Hokkaido Island, Japan

Ainu sword of rank Extemely rare sword type Hokkaido Island, Japan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2125


$695.00 USD

 



Bhutan sword
A good fighting sword
Pierced pommel
Hairpin laminated blade

Bhutan sword A good fighting sword Pierced pommel Hairpin laminated blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Bhutan Patag, 19th century.

This very well balanced straight sword from Bhutan measures 81cms long in its scabbard, 79.5cms out and has a blade length of 64cms.
The hilt is wood with ray skin grips. The grips are borderedwith upper and lower collars in classic Bhutanese style. The lower collar has an integral bolster whilst the upper offers support for the large pierced pommel cap to sit.
The blade is very fine example of sword making from the region. Many layers of hairpin returns can clearly be seen within the blades faces and its edge still remains very sharp. Good distal taper can be seen along the spine to the hatchet tip and from the spine to the hardened cutting edge.
The scabbard is dressed in plain brass mounts and a large and well selected section of ray skin covers the timber core in-between these fittings.

A very good and well priced sword from Bhutan which would grade up very well with minimal effort.

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Stock No..
s1743


$325.00 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..
s1484


$1795.00 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..
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..
s2075


$1495.00 USDD

 



A very rare Kukri
18th Century Kothimora
Long handled Kukri

A very rare Kukri 18th Century Hanshee Long handled Kukri kothimora Nepal Nepalese knife sword kora www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare long handed (Hanshee) Kothimora Kukri, 18thcentury.

This very rare example measures 46cms from centre of pommel to the tip of the blade and has a blade length of 33.5cms.
The kukri is of slender form with a deep drop of 8.5cms. Its carved ivory hilt measure 14.5cms long and has visible cracks throughout as seen in the photos.
The scabbard is not original to this kukri, although it is of the period and very rare in its own standing. The karda and chakmak are of a very early and rare form. Their surfaces remain as found and uncleaned, yet despite appearances, one clearly displays incised patterns to one faces.
What sets these examples apart from most is their hilts, they are made from conch shell.
The scabbard timbers are in poor condition and this kukri does not easily fit in to the scabbard. As seen in the over laid image, the proportions are correct, however the throat angle is slightly off.

Regardless of the marriage of scabbard and Kukri, this is an exceptionally rare find in today's market and a desirable item amongst collectors.

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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..
s2054


$895.00 USD

 



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..
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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Stock No..
s2051


$175.00 USD

 



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..
s1716


$475.00 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


$165.00 USD

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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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..
s1057


$425.00 USD

 



A very large Kukri
Solid all steel type
Hollow forged blade

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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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