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



Stock No..
s1926


$765.00 USD

 



Coorg war knife
Ayda Katti
Kodava Southern India

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

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Stock No..
s2025


SOLD

 



A very rare Kard
Bukhara knife
19th century
Rhino and Lapis hilt
Fine chiseled blade
Wootz blade
Silver & Niello fittings

A very rare Kard Bukhara knife central asia Russian 19th century Rhino and Lapis hilt Fine chiseled blade Wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1672


$365.00 USD

 



Co Jang, Sumatra
Fine pattern welded blade
Carved horn hilt

Co Jang Sumatra Fine pattern welded blade carved horn hilt Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2018


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A demure Keris
Bugis Malay
A fine blade

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

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Stock No..
s2017


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Cirebon Keris
18th century
Fine example
5 luk blade

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

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Stock No..
s1894


$625.00 USD

 



Patani Kedah Keris
Rare blade pamor
Losses to timber
RARE blade

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

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Stock No..
s2024


$695.00 USD

 



Moro Panabas
A large sword
Two handed chopper

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

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Stock No..
s2014


SOLD

 



Moroccan dagger, Genoui
Rhino horn hilt
Fine sullered blade

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

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Stock No..
s1561


SOLD

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s1912


SOLD

 



Malaysian Lading Terus Borneo Sadop beladau lawi ayam Karambit A very rare dagger Large hippo tooth hilt Broad blade

Malaysian Lading Terus Borneo Sadop beladau lawi ayam Karambit A very rare dagger Large hippo tooth hilt Broad blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and seldom encountered Malaysian dagger called a Lading Terus.

This fine knife is of a form, most often labelled as a Borneo Sadop amongst collectors, mainly due to various features and those images noted in Zonneveld's work as Sadops. The confusion and association is easy adopt, but with the help from study completed by experienced collectors along with early texts and images by Gardner, this example is classified as a Lading Terus. The presence of a large hippo tooth hilt and repousse lotus motifs also further points to Malaysian origins.
As noted, the hilt is Hippo tooth/ivory, and a very large broad section. The hilt surfaces have developed a very fine and deep caramel coloured patina throughout. The forked pommel has some resemblance to a fishes tail, whilst the grip section is carved with unusual asymmetrical rings.
It is free from loss, cracks or damage.
The blade is a broad double edged type. it has a thick flat cross section with clear bevelled edges and pamor like qualities within the steels surfaces.
The sheath is a timber core with a Hippo ivory throat section and tail. The main portion of the sheath is covered in a repousse metal cover. The metal is very unusual in that it has a gold lustre and without blemish or tarnish but is not of gold, most likely an auspicious silver & gold alloy. The decorations on both sides of this covering are those of Lotus buds/fruit. None of the actual plants depicted appear to be flowers.
The dagger measures 27cms long in its sheath, 23cms long out and has a blade length of 13cms and a width of 4cms.

A very fine and rare dagger of high status or rank.

Ex personal collection
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Stock No..
s1525


$375.00 USD

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

War sword Sacrifice sword Dua Lalan Toraja Central Sulawesi www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, Central Sulawesi

This rare antique sword is from the Mountainous regions of Central Sulawesi. It measures 66cms overall in the scabbard, 63.5cms out.
The thick straight 46.5cm long blade shows a lovely pamor throughout its surfaces.
The finely carved horn hilt shows tribal geometric patterns to the side faces and its spine. It is rattan bound towards the blade and lightly engraved with an owner's name on the left face of the flared pommel, an aspect that can easily be polished out. The wood scabbard is also bound in rattan and has a large horn ferrule to the base.

"Dua Lalan" comes from its double useage, to either slaughter buffaloes for funeral sacrifice or to slaughter invaders during times of war.
A strong and lethal sword capable of delivering a mighty blow.
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Similar swords can be seen in Albert G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 43.

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Stock No..
s1615


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A rare set
Naga axe and Belt
Naga Dao
Fine shell decoration

A rare set Naga axe and sword Naga Dao Kachin Burma Burmese Assam fine shell decoration www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare set, Naga axe and belt.

Often found on their own, this early Naga axe comes complete with its shell encrusted belt and sheath.
The axe stands 71cms tall. The broad head sits atop of a bamboo shaft that is 53.5cms long. It is resin set along its long tang in to the end of the bamboo shaft which is rattan and pitch bound which ends in an iron collar.
The metal axe head is approx 7cms wide and on its face, various punch marks and two crescents can be seen.
To the opposite end of the shaft there are the matted hair protrusions that make these weapons so famous.
The belt in itself is a fine work of tribal art.
The central wooden sheath displays native motifs and various red and black plugs of hair to its sides. Across the middle is a double wire which would keep the axe in place; however there is a small amounts of wood loss at this point. Atop of the timber sheath is a single "U" shaped wire insert, likely used to suspend the belt at home when not in use.
To either side of the sheath are hard shaped leather belts that are embossed with hundreds of tiny shells.

A fine and seldom seen set of Naga artifacts.

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Stock No..
s1796


$695.00 USD

 



Indian sabre
Rare hilt type
18th century
Firanghi?

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

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

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

A good 18th century Deccan fighting sword.

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Stock No..
s2011


$265.00 USD

 



Ethiopian sword
Short broad blade
Unusual form

Ethiopian Abyssinia sword saber sabre garude Short broad blade Unusual form www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early Ethiopian Shotel with a short broad blade type.

This Shotel measures 72cms long in a straight line.
The deeply curved blade has a pronounced medial ridge running through to the tip and hollow forged faces. The blade is sharpened on both edges. The base of the blade is 3.5cms across, the mid section 5.5cms, then tapering through to the tip.
The hilt is of classical Abyssinian form and constructed from a dense timber.

An early native example, likely pre European occupation of the regions. A good heavy type with devastating capabilities.

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Stock No..
s2008


$2995.00 USD

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2010


SOLD

 



A fine Northern Shan Dah
Fine silver dressed sword

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

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Stock No..
s1657


$995.00 USD

 



An early Indian Pata
Tanjore Gauntlet sword
18th century India

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

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Stock No..
s2004


SOLD

 



A good solid Khyber knife
Afghanistan Salawar

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

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Stock No..
s1900


$1195.00 USD

 



Syrian Shamshir
A good complete example
Classical Bedouin hilt

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

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

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

A good solid and complete example.

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Stock No..
s1054


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A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

A rare Yemen sword Yemeni Saif Pallasch Sabre Heavy fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Yemen fighting sword.

The length of this sword is 89.5cms from end to end.
The blade length is just under 77cms long and is 3.5cms wide.
The hilt is horn with a large bulbous pommel. The guard is nickel silver with silver wire wrapping recessed flush into the horn grip.
The blade is a strong straight type with good distal taper through the spine and from the spine to the cutting edge. The width of the blade narrows gently to 3cms wide at the hatchet type tip.

A good and rare fighting sword from the Yemen regions of Arabia.

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Stock No..
s1975


$1395.00 USD

 



A very rare sword
Laos Thailand
18th century
Samrit collar
Deep rich patina
RARE blade type

A rare Laos sword Thailand Ayutthaya 18th century Samrit collar Deep rich patina Ngao www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Laos sword with an Ayutthaya period blade type.

Initially our thoughts about this rare Daab type was that it was a pole arm reduced in length but under closer examination it is most certainly, always a sword type. The deep dark and rich patina is totally consistent throughout the hilt end and the entire hilt surface and its thickness is in line with the full samrit type swords of the region rather than the thicker more substantial weight bearing pole weapons of the region. These aspects and that the fore grip where these sword types are held, and the fine samrit collar, the grip area is contoured to the hand.
The sword itself measures 82.5cms long and carries a blade length of 44cms.
The hilt a dark hardwood type, there appears to longitudinal black and brown striped grains which is typical of rare Rosewood, a timber used in many higher end items. The fore grip is a beautiful cast samrit section with interesting detail at the blade junction and exceptional deeply patinated fine rattan binding.
The blade, as noted is of a very rare Ayutthaya period profile. Its gently upward curving cutting edge is met with a downward curving spine to form a very capable and string spear shaped thrusting tip. Its spine is thick with a medial ridge running though to the tip. In profile, the blade narrows from its base to approx 8cms along and then broadens gradually through to approx 10cms from the tip, where it again drops to the spear tip.

A rare and early provincial Thailand sword, from the Laos regions of greater Thailand.

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Stock No..
s1944


$275.00 USD

 



A good Kedah Keris
Fine Iras blade
Beautiful wood grains

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

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

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

A very good Kedah keris with an interesting history.

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Stock No..
s1866


$325.00 USD

 



A fine Afican axe
Southern Africa
Tsonga or Venda regions
Rare figural shaft

A fine Afican axe Southern Africa Tsonga or Venda regions Rare figural shaft www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine African axe likely from the Tsonga or Venda regions of Southern Africa.

From tip to tip, this African axe measures just over 86cms.
The shaft length is approx 56cms, the blade length is 43cms.
The shaft is well carved and well preserved. Atop of the shaft is a rare carved head rest or neck rest in miniature form.
The blade very well forged example of good size, weight and length.
The design of this type of African axe offers great diversity in application. The extra length allows for very strong chopping blows and also very effective stabbing/thrusting applications.

A fine old African axe of very good age and quality.

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Stock No..
s1957


$1495.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1988


$895.00 USD

 



A long Chinese sword
Oxtail sabre, Niuweidao
19th century

A long Chinese sword Oxtail sabre Niuweidao jian Guandao 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and complete late 19th century Ox-tail sabre.

The sword measure 96.5cms long in the scabbard, is 94cms out and has a blade length of 76.5cms.
The Hilt is in fine condition. its wrap is complete, firm and tight. Seen beneath the wrapping is classical mulberry paper with Chinese character down one side, likely votive phrases or prayers for success. The wrapping is capped in bronze fittings, with the collar sitting against the a steel cup guard.
The blade is in original untouched condition with bright polished surfaces highlighted through a lightly patinated surface.
The blade has a strong root, minor flex and good spring. A clear distal taper is seen through to the tip and the cutting edge. The tip is strong and full.
To either face of the blade, at the forte, there are rampant dragons chasing a flaming pearl. Triple fullers extend from this point.
The scabbard is timber core, covered in black lacquer and wire bound. The bronze fittings are heavily patinated.

A good tight original sword in original as found condition.

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Stock No..
s1981


$1595.00 USD

 



A very good Tanjore Katar
Southern India, circa 1700
Very rare

A very good Tanjore Katar Southern India circa 1700 Very rare Pata Shamshir Talwar Tulwar Tiger claw push dagger punch www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and rare South Indian hooded Katar from Tanjore India, circa 1680-1700.

This all steel fighting sword measures 55cms long overall and carries a 38cms long blade which is 6cms wide at the base.
The thick protective hand guard is covered with chiselled decorative borders and a long central image of Matsya, representing one of the creator Vishnu's forms on earth. The guard finial is that of a grinning demon, possibly being Yali. The thick hooked guard finial also adds further defensive capabilities in that it can prevent sword strikes from travelling further towards the defenders body. The hand is further protected by broad side guards that support the double inner grips.
The thick fullered blade is supported at the hilt top and bottom with decorative langets. The blade is in very good condition for its age and retains a full armour piercing tip.

A very good and early Tanjore Katar, a form rarely seen.

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Stock No..
s1743


$595.00 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..
s1929


$295.00 USD

 



Vietnamese dadao
A very large dao trụng
A large broad blade
Engraved blade

Vietnamese dadao guom kiem A very large dao trụng A large broad blade Engraved blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Vietnamese war sword.

This large Vietnamese Dao measures 96cms long and has a blade length of 66.5cms.
The ring pommel is an extension of the tang which is wound back on to itself to form the sturdy tang, an aspect also used in suspension of these swords when travelling via a simple sling between it and the hole seen on the dorsal peak of the blades tip. This pommel is 6cms across.
The long grip is covered in a thick woven twine which is tied off behind the small disc guard. Beneath these wrappings, small timber slabs are typically found to add some girth to the tang.
The blade is both thick and broad with fine distal taper through to the cutting edge and tip. The spine is 8.5mm at the base and 3cms wide. At the tip, the blade is widest at 9cms.
The blades surfaces are decorated to both sides with auspicious markings, markings seen at the base, midsection and tip.

A good and capable war sword from Vietnam.

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Stock No..
s1933


$295.00 USD

 



A fine Kachin Dao
Jinghpaw Dah, Burma
Silver and laq hilt
Heavy hairpin blade

A fine Kachin Dao Jinghpaw Dah Dha Daab Dhaab Burma Silver and laq hilt Hairpin blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and heavy Jinghpaw Dah with red Lac and silver hilt, hairpin blade.

This hard to find example measures 70.5cms long, with a blade length of 54cms. The blades spine is 8mm thick at the base, with good distal taper through to the tip which is 3mm thick. The base of the blade is 3.9cms wide which tapers through the waist and widens to 8cms at the tip. The cutting edge is a broad bevelled edge which widens through the tip. The blade surfaces are pattern welded with a hairpin return seen to the top of the blade.
The large hilt measure 4cms across at the silver ferrule and tapers through to the pommel which again widens to be 7cms tall and 2.5cms wide. The grip is bound in fibrous material and covered in a thick red Lac. The pommel is bone, pinned to the hilt with a simple inlaid motif.

A fine example of the type with a very heavy, functional and warlike blade.

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Stock No..
s1653


$525.00 USD

 



Afghanistan shield
Baluchistan iron & brass Sipar
A fine & rare buckler

Afghanistan shield Baluchistan Sipar A fine buckler Sindh Indian Mughul armour armor bouclier www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a rare Baluchistan buckler.

This iron Sipar or Buckler measures 30cms across. The shield is hammer forged steel with gilt steel and brass decorative fittings to the outer face.
The reverse retains its original leather knuckle pad, now showing age losses to the centre, four iron suspension rings, but lacks the two leather straps which attached to these rings.
The front displays four large gilt iron bosses and a multitude of large and small decorative motifs and borders, applied decorations that have a more practical application in that they control and slow and parried sword strokes.

A fine example of a seldom seen shield.

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Stock No..
s1884


$995.00 USD

 



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

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

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A fine and rare Moro Kris.

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

A fine and desirable Kris.

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Stock No..
s1802


$225.00 USD

 



Philippine dagger
Large Luzon dagger
1st Republic period

Philippine dagger Luzon dagger 1st Republic period www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine heavy Luzon dagger.

This example measures 40.5cms long in its sheath, just under 38cms out and has a blade length of 24cms and is 3.5cms wide.
The hilt is a finely carved dark horn type of octagonal cross section and chevron carvings. The dagger is full partial tang which is peened through the bronze pommel. The collar and guard are also bronze and appear to be cast in one piece with the quillons turn gently back towards the grip.
The blade is heavy, double edged and of an elliptical cross section and very sturdy.
The sheath is a simple stiff leather type, stitched to the rear and finished with bronze fittings.

A fine example of a rarely seen dagger type.

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Stock No..
s1015


$4395.00 USD

 



Chinese swords
Very rare Shuang Gao
Tiger head hook swords
Exceptional fighting swords
19th century

Antique Chinese swords Very rare Shuang Gao Tiger head hook swords Exceptional fighting swords 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and exceptional pair of Chinese fighting swords.

These Shuang Gau or tiger head hook swords are a very rare find.
Both swords measure 95cms long overall. The blades, bottom spikes and crescent moons are stiff and of a flat diamond shape cross section.
The worn timber grips still retain most of the original cloth wrapping which is now also very well worn with use and age.
The swords are an all iron forged construction with a pair of "arms" and crescent moons protruding beyond the grips of each sword. Fine pattern welded forging surfaces can be seen throughout these swords as shown on the moon sections of the baldes.
These types of swords are recorded in ancient Chinese writings but where not seen and recorded by European sources until the 1870s. Various types of Gou are recorded but this type being the most common type known within Military and Martial circles from the late 1800's through to the very early 1900's.

A rare and exceptional sword type that would be the centre piece of any Chinese sword collection.

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Stock No..
s1504


$565.00 USD

 



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

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

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A very fine and rare South Sumatran Klewang.

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1716


$1175.00 USD

 



Javanese Wedung
Silver dressed
Gold inlaid
Fine Timber

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

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A fine and rare silver mounted Javanese Wedung.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1787


$235.00 USD

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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

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A good complete Yaka long knife/short sword.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1226


$995.00 USD

 



A fine and rare knife
Bhutan
Hairpin laminated blade

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

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A fine and rare Bhutanese dagger.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1251


$465.00 USD

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

A fine Afghan Sabre Kilij style blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a 19th century Afghanistan fighting sword.

This heavy sabre measures just under 85cms long. The blade length is 72cms long.
The hilt entirely blackened as would have been the scabbard if present as seen on examples within the SOLD page. This blackening of fittings was a necessary measure to stop sunlight shining off metal ware that would reveal a person's whereabouts under the harsh sunlight of the region.
The quillons of this sabre are a more unusual variant being a large dragon like mouth opening to reveal a hollow interior. Example are known to have a red fabric like twine sit within these openings, perhaps to resemble fire with the creatures mouth.
The heavy fighting blade is of good quality. It has an Indian block ricasso, a strong beveled cutting edge and a raised yelam and false back edge.

A fine example of an unusual variant of the Afghanistan sabre or Pulwar as it is sometimes referred to.

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Stock No..
s1471


$125.00 USD

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

Thai Dagger 20th century naval dirk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Thai military or naval hanger, dirk, mid to later 20th century.

This example measures 40cms long in its sheath. Out it is 37cms long with a 26cms long blade.
Based upon the 19th century Japanese Naval dirks and with European influence this dagger was formed. The hilt contains an EU style back strap arrangement that is integral with the Elephant headed pommel. Its curved trunk is a loop to retain a military, naval or police lanyard.
The guard is loosely based on the Japanese types with the push button scabbard release so very popular with most of the worlds military forces from the early 20th century.
The blade is single edged with a clipped back edge and a deep single fuller to each side. The blade retains 98% of its original bright polish.
The sheath appears to have been recovered and is bound in thick brass fittings.

A fine military dirk from Thailand made under German contract.

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Stock No..
s1484


$1995.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1057


$425.00 USD

 



A very large Kukri
Solid all steel type
Hollow forged blade

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

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

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

A fine old fighting Kukri or generous proportions and heft.

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Stock No..
s1415


$125.00 USD

 



A rare Pichoq
Central Asia

A rare Pichoq Central Asia Turkistan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A small and heavy Central Asian Pichoq.

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

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

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Stock No..
s915


$675.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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