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Katana Antique sword weapons axe spear African Mandarin Sumatran weapon kerambit makara sabre sword tumbuk lada keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s2265


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A fine Moro Kris
Inlaid blade, fine fullering
Expertly crafted blade
Thin rigid and robust
A high quality warriors blade

A fine Moro Kris barong kampilan bangkung Inlaid blade fine fullering Expertly crafted blade Thin rigid and robust A high quality warriors blade antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2173


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A large and rare Thai sword
Silver repousse status sword
A very length sword

A large and rare Thai sword Dah Dha Daahd darb dharb Silver sabre poignard epee poignee repousse status sword A very rare size and length antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2329


$395.00 USD

 



A good keris Panjang
Silver dress
Clear laminated blade
Sumatra 19th century

A good keris Panjang Silver dress Clear laminated blade Sumatra 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2216


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Penghulu Keris
Rare painted dress
Broad thick blade
Sumatra 19th century

Penghulu Keris kris Sundang blade Jambi Rare painted dress Broad thick blade Sumatra 19th centurywww.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2328


$1895.00 USD

 



Afghanistan Choora
Named and dated
Wootz blade with polished forte
An ultra rare named Choora

Afghanistan Central Asia Bukhara Russian Choora karud Named and dated Wootz blade with polished forte An ultra rare named Choora antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2324


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Terengganu Keris
A very fine example
Original keris in amzing condition

Terengganu Keris A very fine example Original keris in amzing condition stunning timbers chain pamor air menitik rantai  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and completely original example of a classic Terengganu keris, circa 1900.

This Keris measures 47cms long in its sheath, 41cms out and has a blade length of 32.5cms long.

The keris has come to me is original and complete condition, which is something that is becoming so very hard to obtain today. As presented in the photos, this has come in the "retired" position with the orientation of the hilt and it remains firmly in place

The timbers chosen for this keris are exhibiting fine contrasting grains, with the hilt, sampir and butnut made from fine Kemuning timber whilst the stem from the attractive Sena timber, a classic Malaysian keris combination.

The blade is of a desirable 9 luk form. The multiple layers of metals are clearly visible with darkened edges and nickel highlights, whilst the core of the blade displays a very fine Rantai or chain pamor, known also as air menitik.

A very fine north east Malaysian keris.

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Stock No..
s2325


$1295.00 USD

 



A fine OLD Kenyah Mandau
Sarawak region, Baram District
A very heavy inlaid & chiselled blade
Trophy hair adorning scabbard
Silver collar. A rare old warrior

A fine OLD Kenyah Mandau Sarawak region Baram District Borneo Parang Pandat Kamping Tangkitn Niabor Langgai Tinggang Tilan Kemarau Sadap Latok A very heavy inlaid & chiselled blade Trophy hair adorning scabbard Silver collar. A rare old warrior www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An early Kenyah Mandau with some notable features.

In its scabbard this example is 74cms long. Out it is 71cms long, has a blade length of 56cms and is 1cm thick at the base of the spine.

The Mandau displays a very rich deep old-world patina throughout.
The antler hilt has been expertly carved, although, as seen in the photos, aspects have been worn with age. The grip retains most of its original binding which ends in a rare silver collar at the junction with the blade. Silver adornment are a rare thing on these sword types.

The blade is for serious work, it is thick, robust, and very efficiently balanced. The spine does show its layered surfaces and several simple engraving too.
The Convex blade face displays classic engraved motifs and alternating inlaid panels and it retains a keen cutting edge. The reverse displays engravings at the forte and seldom seen inlay at the upper end of the tip, as seen in the photos provided.

Its scabbard shows a lot of age and remains in healthy condition. It is bound with both rattan and metal strapping.
Both ends are deeply carved with the same symbols and motifs seen on the hilt. It retains the bark scabbard for the Pisau raut, but this is not present with the Mandau.
The standout features of this scabbard are a combination of the fine carvings, but also that it retains an old woven suspension baldric and large antler button and within the various bindings, three head-hunter trophy hair, taken from the heads of slain enemies. The Kenyah shields are famous for this practice of hair decoration, as noted within Hose and McDougall's The Pagan Tribes of Borneo, 1912.
These hair pieces are bound in both fabric and rattan, and are placed on bother outer faces of the scabbard and one between the secondary bark scabbard and the Mandau's inner scabbard face.

A remarkably well preserved primal weapon and accruements, one that invoked fear in to all who encountered it.

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Stock No..
s2257


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Black wootz Shamshir Blade
Ottoman empire
19th Century or earlier
Armourer stamped blade

Black wootz Shamshir Blade Ottoman empire 19th Century or earlier Armourer stamped blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good black Wootz Ottoman Shamshir blade looking for a new home and dress.

This bare blade measures 93cms long including the hilt section. The blade length is 79.5cms long, measuring in a straight line from the tip to the middle of the forte.
The blade is in need of a polish, but does display clearly, a fine dark contrasting Wootz surface throughout.
To the percussion curve of the blade, there is a dark stain and a very minute amount of localised pitting.
To the right face of the blade, approx. 9cms from the base of the blade, these is an indistinct deep armourer's stamp, something that is rarely seen on these sword types.

A very nice example that would fit very well in to modern traditional dress.


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Stock No..
s2319


$525.00 USD

 


A fine Celebes Badek
Sulawesi 19th century
repousse silver dress

A fine Celebes Badek keris dagger knife Sulawesi 19th century repousse silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2168


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Old Kedah Keris

Old Kedah keris warrior Malaysia spear lance Kris Kriss antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2320


$395.00 USD

 


Javanese sword
Pedang Lurus
Fine blade
Silver dress

Javanese sword Pedang Lurus Fine blade Silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2322


$345.00 USD

 



A very fine Somali buckler
Hand carved and pigmented

A very fine Somali buckler Affar Danakil Issa Djibouti Danakil Depression Western part of Somaliland or Ethiopian Ogaden Hand carved and pigmented www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2323


$355.00 USD

 



Balochistan buckler
19th century shield

Balochistan buckler dhal shield Afghanistan India Pakistan 19th century shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2229


$3295.00 USD

 



A very rare Greek Dagger
17th-18th century khanjar
19th century dress
Curved Wootz blade
Fine & thick Niello silver
A stunning Ottoman example

A very rare Greek 17th 18th century dagger Khanjar Kindjal Curved Wootz blade Fine & thick Niello silver A stunning Ottoman example antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of an early Wootz Kurdish/Turkish Khanjar in 19th century Greek Ottoman dress.

Measuring 38cms long in its sheath, 35.5cms out and carrying a fine wootz blade that is just over 20cms long, this fine example of a rare knife type remains in excellent condition throughout.

The hilt displays a deep and warm rich glossy patina throughout, which is both very comfortable in hand and pleasing to the eye.

Its blade form is of a known type, typically noted at 18th century, and it is with grateful acknowledgement that I note, potentially 17th century, likely crafted in the greater Mosul region of the Middle East.

The sheath is very finely crafted in thick silver which has been decorated in relief and filled with Niello.
Within the decorative motifs of the Niello surface, to the throat section, a large panoply of arms behind large flags and a Tughra atop, one that we are unable to determine who the Tughra belongs to.
To the lower section of the sheath, or drag, there is a large cliff face scene. Atop sits several buildings, a flag pole and flag central to the image. Below, a simple signature, likely that of the master silversmith who produced this work.

The image of this cliff top fortress could be one of the many fortresses throughout Greece and the Greek isles, but to our eye, given the massive scale of the cliff presented in the image and the perspective used, along with a very narrow beach front, we believe this is representative of the Castle of Skyros, an important power centre during the Greek war of Independence, known for both finance and manpower during this pivotal time in Greek History.

A very fine, rare and complete example of an important Khanjar.

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Stock No..
s2321


$375.00 USD

 



A Lombok Parang
Fine carving
Suasa and silver dress
Thick blade

A Lombok Parang Fine carving Suasa and silver dress Thick blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of the classic Lombok Parang.

A massively underappreciated and often mis-identified weapon, the Lombok Parang.
This example is remains in good condition overall. It is 59cms long in its scabbard, 57.5cms out and has a blade length of 43cms.
The uniquely carved "cockatoo" pommel is of a rarely seen form. Overall, the profile is of the traditional form, however, the detail within is most unusual for the type, perhaps unique to a specific region within the island or simply the craftsman’s trademark.
The thick heavy blade shows nice laminated pamor patterning to the surfaces and spine and it remains in very good condition for its age.
The hilt is dressed in both silver and Suasa, whilst the scabbard is dressed solely in silver sheet.

A nice old fighting sword from the island of Lombok, a type which is becoming harder to find in any condition.

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Stock No..
s2240


$2500.00 USD

 



Sikh fighting sword
A very fine example
Rare script to pommel
A LONG warriors sword
Sirohi district headman sword

Sikh India Indian fighting sword A very fine example Rare script to pommel A LONG warriors sword Sirohi district headman sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and large named Rajput fighting sword from the Sirohi district of Western Rajasthan.

This very long fighting sword measures 107.5cms long in its scabbard, just under 107cms long out, with a blade length 94cms long.

The large Rajput type hilt remains in near pristine condition.
It is thickly embossed with silver overlay of varying depth to all surfaces including the quillon ends and underside of the disc pommel.
Amidst these flower and vine motifs sits a central panel on the inside of the pommel that contains text that has been partially translated.
These sought-after swords with such text, usually contain one of two messages, being either religious invocations to Hindu gods and goddesses or names and localities of regional headmen or aristocrats. It is with grateful acknowledgement that what has been translated points to the later.
Within the text both Sirohi and Sri Jagmal Ji have been translated. There is some mystery remaining with what hasn't been translated, but at face value, this points to a local leader bearing the same name as the famous 16th century prince Jagmal Singh and that he was the headman of the Sirohi region in Western Rajasthan. There is however another alternative to the tradition of religious or leader attributions, that is that the sword presented is also known as a "Sirohi" and that the text is one of devotion to Jagmal Singh who became the co-ruler of Sirohi in 1581.
Regardless of what further details may be found in the translation, this example is one of the better examples of the type we have had and seen over the years.
Other experts in the area of Indian arms and armour have noted that they have only seen approx 10 if these types of swords with these texts.

The long and very capable fighting blade carries the typical Indian block forte ricasso. The form is of a backsword or horseman sword, being a long single edged type with a triangular distal taper towards the cutting edge. Whilst perfectly suitable for horseback, this sword plays particularly well in the hand when on foot too. Its balance is perfect in the hand, offering a light weight feel with a long reach, and its long-sharpened back edge perfect for facilitating thrusts. Each face of the blade has a single round stamp near the tip of the langet, whist the left face has two smaller stamps in the upper fuller. It is interesting to note too, between these two stamps on the left face, it is the point of balance for the sword.

The scabbard is of the period and remains in exceptional condition throughout, with only very minor wear in come to be expected places such as the throat and drag.
the velvet covering has flecks of yellow throughout and is bound along the seams with bullion thread.

A remarkable fighting sword that has obviously been treasured for many generations.
Ex European Collection.

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Stock No..
s2315


$725.00 USD

 



An unusual Terrs Buckler
Oman Zanzibar shield
Polymer construction
Very robust shield

An unusual Terrs Buckler Oman Zanzibar shield Polymer construction Very robust shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A most unusual Terrs buckler that we know very little about.

These shield/buckler types are known throughout the horn of Africa, Zanzibar and Oman. They are the famous Terrs buckler, made from Hippopotamus hide and spun in to these extremely robust and practical fighting shield.

This example of of perfect size and form, being 23.5cms in diameter and 14cms tall.

What separates this from the normal types found, is that it is spun from a single block of polymer and the handle is cast from the same material.
One might expect such material to be of lesser practical quality but it is not. This is as equally thick, robust, practical and capable. to our eyes, made by the same craftsmen, the appearance and form is remarkable.

This anomaly leads us to questions that we just cannot answer but do have several proposals, each worthy of further research.
This does not appear to be modern work at all.
All aspects of the bronze casting of the star medallions through to shields perfect form, point to being of the period and likely early 20th century. With the developments in technologies, there followed further European trade routes and interactions, newer industrial materials became available globally.
Questions that arise are, was it intended for a great exposition? Was is intended as a political gift, was it intended to demonstrate the practical nature of such materials in a mission to provide new innovations abroad?
Perhaps it came through European competition trade from Ethiopia in to African trade routes or direct to Oman through British relationships during the de facto protectorate from 1872-1920, which makes much more sense.

A visually stunning example with a lot of interesting history to research.

Ex. Unitied Kingdom Collection.

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Stock No..
s2314


$995.00 USD

 



A very fine Shield
Uganda, 19th/20th century

A very fine Shield Uganda 19th/20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine example of a pigmented rattan woven shield, Ganda people, circa 1900.

This very fine example measures 70.5cms tall and 30.5cms wide.

These rarer shield types are usually only seen with a single raised centre lobe. Examples of these types are seen in private collection and museum collections such as the Met Museum, Accession Number: 1982.485.16.
What is rarely seen are these examples such as of a rarer sub type with dual protrusions. It is not known as to why a few were chosen to be made with dual protrusions or if they served a particular purpose.

What these shield types are known for are the very fine pigmented rattan weavings.
As can be seen from the detailed photographs provided, this example displays all those fine qualities. The use of alternating horizontal and vertical is visually striking and makes for a robust and practical defence if it was ever required. The edge of the shield is bound in a fur covered hide that has been expertly stitched to the outer edge with dark pigmented rattan.

The reverse is no less attractive. It is covered in the same alternating bindings with the long central handle bound in chequered style weaving.

A very rare and stunning shield from late 19th/early 20th century Uganda.

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Stock No..
s2301


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Langgai Tinggang
Borneo, 19th century
A rare sword type
Inlaid blade, nice hilt features

Langgai Tinggang Mandau Niabor parang sabre Borneo 19th century A rare sword type Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of the type with chiselled and inlaid blade.

This example measures 75.5cms sheathed, just over 74cms out and has a blade length of 59.5cms.

One of the rarer sword types from the Island of Borneo, belonging to the Sea Dayak.
Personally, I feel these are one of the more formidable and dangerous swords of the region. They are extremely robust, very nimble in the hand, even if a little weighty and offer a devastating sweeping cut.

The hilt of this example is very finely carved with some very nice features, such as the little creature sitting atop of the pommel.
The grip is bound in plaited rattan of contrasting colours with the junction of the blade and hilt being string bound and resin covered. The loss to one face reveals this.

The blade is on fine form and thickness. Its surfaces are grooved and chiselled with native motifs, including the spine. The left face of the blade is inlaid just below the false back edge.

The scabbard appeared much newer than the sword itself but with some age. The rattan binding perhaps off its previous scabbard. The mouth of the scabbard, in the back edge, it has carved features resembling eyes.

A good example of the type.

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Stock No..
s2175


$245.00 USD

 



A rare Sailors Kosh
Twisted Whale Baleeen
A fine example

A rare Sailors Kosh sap slap club bosun pirate captain Twisted Whale Baleeen A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good antique Bosun's Kosh.

This 19th century Bosun's Kosh handle is constructed from the strong and flexible twisted whale baleen.
Each end of the baleen is encased in a large cast lead weight that has been expertly bound in woven twine.
One baleen strand has broken with age and use but was secured, as seen in the images attached, with a simple single wire wrapping.

A good piece of antique nautical kit from days of old.

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Stock No..
s2313


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An exceptional Kedah Keris
Rare Gigi pamor blade
Stunning luminous timber

An exceptional Kedah Keris Rare Gigi pamor blade Stunning luminous timber Malay Malaysia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Kedah keris of exceptional quality.

This is one of the finest Kedah keris we have had the pleasure of handling.
Overall, in its sheath it measures 44cms long. Out is it 35.5cms.

Certainly the most striking feature when first seen is the stunning deeply luminous timbers and simple understated Bugis style ivory hulu and bronze pendokok.

When drawn from its sheath, it reveals a 9 luk blade that appears to be Pattani influenced in profile.
Upon closer examination an exceptional blade with a very desirable gigi (shark tooth) pamor is revealed, in what looks to be original untouched condition.

A most interesting and very attractive keris that displays a beautiful multi-cultural approach to its final form.

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Stock No..
s2239


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Terrs Buckler
Horn of Africa
Omani/Zanzibar shield

Terrs Buckler Horn of Africa Omani Zanzibar Arab Arabian Saudi Middle Eastern shield antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Omani shield, Terrs buckler.

Made from pressed and spun Hippopotamus hide, this thick hide shield measures 24cms across and 13cms tall.
At the edges it is 1cms thick.

The two star shaped bronze medallions on the outside are anchor points for the very thick hide handle on the inner side of the shield.
Thick bronze pins hold this handle in place with one end peened to the outside of the star medallions and the inner end having a large faceted and pierced lobe through which thick bronze loops pass.
One loop is retained on this shield, loops that were used to sling these shield on to warriors backs when not in use.

A very good example of an increasingly harder to find shield type.

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Stock No..
s2059


$1295.00 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..
s2198


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A rare Horn hilted Karud
Afghanistan, 19th century
Wootz blade

A rare Horn hilted Karud Afghanistan 19th century wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old warrior from Afghanistan with a desirable hilt type.

This Afghanistan Karud or Pesh Kabz depending on who is asked, measures 45cms in its sheath, 38.5cms out and has a blade length of 28cms including the small steel bolster.

The large desirable grip slabs are horizontally cut in typical Central Asian stlye. these slabs have a simple steel grip strap running around them.

The blade is of classic form and displays hints of wootz beneath its unpolished surfaces.

The sheath has been rewrapped with a modern moleskin like leather and its original faceted steel chape remains in place.

A nice old Afghan Karud that will grade up.

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Stock No..
s2236


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A very early Keris Panjang
Palembang or Lampung, South Sumatra
Thick engraved heirloom blade
Chieftain execution keris

Royal A very early Keris Panjang Palembang Lampung 19th century Thick engraved heirloom blade Chieftain execution keris Islam www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Every now and then something special happens to come along. This heavy old Keris Panjang is one of those treasures.

Originating in the Southern Sumtran statres, likely Palembang or Lampung, with mid 19th century being our best estimation of age, although quite possibly earlier.

In its scabbrd, this example measures 68.5cms long. Out is it 65.8cms long and its blade length is 57cms.

The cross sectional width thougout, from the base to the tip is thicker and more robust than the typical Keris Panjang and it is more like a sword than the supple blades typically used. Another of the more unusual features is the fullered arramgement throughout its length.

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Stock No..
s2306


$595.00 USD

 



A rare Perak Keris
A large example
Robust 3 luk blade
A warrior's keris

A rare Perak Keris A large example Robust 3 luk blade A warrior's keris Malaysia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2187


SOLD

 



A stunning high end Koumaya
Moroccan, late 19th century
Horn hilt, thick silver dress
Gold embellished silver and blade
Custom Signed Thiers blade

A stunning high end Koumaya Moroccan, late 19th century rhino Rhinoceros Horn hilt thick silver dress Gold embellished silver and blade Essaouira or Tiznit made French imported blade Custom Signed Thiers blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Ex personal collection.

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Stock No..
s2311


SOLD

 



Dadao, war sword.
China Republican period
Presentation grade example
Engraved dragon with inlaid eye

Dadao war sword China Republican period Presentation grade example Engraved dragon with inlaid eye www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2312


$445.00 USD

 



Sikin Panjang
Sumatra, 19th century
Hulu Peusangan
Pattern welded blade

Sikin Panjang Aceh Sumatra 19th century Hulu Peusangan Pattern welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2310


$625.00 USD

 



Chinese sabre
Engraved blade
Ex armoury, Left Division
Mid 19th century

Chinese sabre Engraved bladeEx armoury Left Division Mid 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2307


SOLD

 



Keris, Cirebon
An early example of the type
Desirable dress

Java Keris Cirebon An early example of the type Desirable dress dapur tangguh www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2194


$1295.00 USD

 



A fine Tboli Kampilan
Complete with original scabbard
A seldom seem weapon

A fine Tboli Kampilan Complete with original scabbard A seldom seem weapon philippines www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2309


$1495.00 USD

 



A large Roman folder
A rare sized Italian folding knife

A rare Roman folder A large Italian folding knife Navaja www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2305


$2995.00 USD

 



A oversized Ayda Katti
A large status example of the type
Coorg weapon, 18th century
Gold "OM" plug
Refer to the Ex Robert Hales example

A oversized Ayda Katti Gold OM plug A large status example of the type Coorg weapon 18th century India Malabar Refer to the Ex Robert Hales example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1823


SOLD

 



A very rare Chinese sabre
Auspicous markings
Raised yelman
very rare fittings
An early sword type
Late Ming, very early Qing

Antique Chinese sabre Auspicous markings Raised yelman very rare fittings An early sword type Late Ming very early Qing www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Ex personal collection.

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Stock No..
s2304


$995.00 USD

 



Opi, Wetar / Kisar Islands
A very rare Timor sword
East Timor

A very rare Timor sword Opi, Wetar / Kisar Islands East Timor www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2205


$1795.00 USD

 



Chinese Jian ring dao
A very hefty war sword

Chinese Jian ring dao A very hefty war sword dadao sabre www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2157


SOLD

 



A fine Chinese jian
Presentation sword

A fine Chinese jian sword sabre saber dagger bow shield gim dao dadao presentation sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2303


SOLD

 



Vietnamese Dagger/short sword
Exceptionally robust weapon
Horn hilt, Samrit dress

Vietnamese Dagger short sword knife Exceptionally robust weapon Horn hilt Samrit dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Ex personal collection.

An exceptionally robust long knife/ short sword from Vietnam.

This early example is likely from the later part of the 18h century, very early 19th century, when weapons of status found in the Vietnam regions were functional and robust weapons.
Overall this example is 39cms and carries a 29cm long blade. The blade is carries is an amazing 1cm thick, which in turn, adds a lot of weight behind cutting strokes, and equally, a lot of weight behind piercing stabs meant to penetrate quilted or lamellar armour, without compromising the blade's integrity. The overall form of this weapons is one of extreme practicality. The tapered hilt and fluted grip offer a very strong and positive grip for slashing, and offers a very safe and secure grip behind the thick guard for stabbing.
The fittings are a very good quality and Samrit construction. All is tight and without movement due to the peened tang construction, an aspect that is not typical for the time or region where most blades on Vietnamese weapons were resin set.
The faceted and fluted grip form is a touch of class and remains in perfect condition. The guard is slightly domed and highly polished on the blade side, where engraved decorative motifs are found.
Surrounding the base of the blade is a very thick and fine quality samrit tonkou in the form of a rampant lion or dragons head with its mouth wide open, giving the appearance of the blade continuing from within this mythical beasts mouth.

A very rare and robust fighting long knife/short sword that clearly belonged to an individual of both means and ability.

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Stock No..
s2148


SOLD

 



Vietnam, Daoist ritual knife
Jian/kiem ritual knife
Auspicious ritual item
Large barking deer antler hilt
A unique cultural relic

Vietnam Daoist ritual knife Jian kiem Guom ritual knife Auspicious ritual item Large barking deer antler hilt Thiers blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A beautiful and rare Taoist knife from Vietnam.

This rare Kiem shaped ritual knife dates from the second half of the 19th century.
Overall it is 42cms long, with a blade length of just over 19cms.
The knife's hilt is a large an auspicious and unusually straight barking deer antler, its base encased in repousse silver.
The hilt and blade are separated by a simple quatrefoil shaped silver guard, with the base of the blade encased in a silver tonkou.
The blade form is that of the Vietnamese Kiem/Chinese Jian. It is thin in cross section but extremely robust and rigid. Its faces are decorated in classic Nguyen Dynasty engraving.
The importance of the barking deer horn or Muntjac as they are scientifically known, are often over looked, yet clearly understood when coupled with this votive item.
They have long appears in written and oral history within South East Asia, from the chronicle of Sakon Nakhon, to legends of the Montagnard and beyond. When considering the context of this Vietnamese ritual item, one needs not look beyond the Legendary Qilin that appears with the imminent arrival or passing of a Sage or Illustrious ruler.

An important ritual knife, Vietnam, 19th century.

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Stock No..
s2156


SOLD

 



A large and rare Indian Shield
Thick hide with 6 boss suspension

A large and rare Indian Shield Dhal buckler Thick hide with 6 boss suspension Rhinoceros www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and large Indian Dhal/shield.

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Stock No..
s2302


SOLD

 



A very rare Samrit sword
Cambodia, likely late 18th century
A well balance fighting sword
Robust blade, engraved spine

A very rare Samrit sword Cambodia, Dah Dhaab Darb Daarb sabre epee Burma Burmese Thailand Laos likely late 18th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Cambodian sword with full Samrit hilt.

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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..
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..
s2293


$495.00 USD

 



A good rare Shield
Ex personal Collection
Bontoc Igorot, Luzon Philippines
mid to late 19th century

A good rare Shield Ex personal Collection Bontoc Igorot, Luzon Philippines mid to late 19th century warrior www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old rare shield of typical Igorot form, displaying a deep old smokey patina. Ex personal collection.

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Stock No..
s2164


$995.00 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..
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 this museum quality example is in far better condition to the majority of the collection held within the museum.

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