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



Stock No..
s2061


SOLD

 



Faca de Ponta
A fine exampe
Brazilian fighting knife

Faca de Ponta A fine exampe Brazilian fighting knife Gaucho www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a Faca de Ponta.

This Brazilian dagger measures 30cms long in its sheath, 28cms out and has a blade length of 17.5cms.
The hilt and sheath ore both constructed from a white metal with the blade having an engraved silver panel inlaid in to the forte. The very comfortable grip is both engraved and pierced with the piercing sharing the same motifs as those found on the sheath.
The sharp needle like stabbing blade, as noted retains a finely engraved silver panel within the block forte, from which the blade distally tapers to a very efficient and dangerous tip.
The sheath is an all metal construction, simply engraved and displays a long fish motif as the belt hook.

A fine example of the type.

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Stock No..
s2073


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Trousse, Chinese Easting set
A very rare example
Very fine quality

Trousse Chinese Qing QianLong Ching sabre saber sword Easting set A very rare example Very fine quality www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare, possibly unique Chinese eating set.

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Stock No..
s2072


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A Chinese eating set
19th century or earlier

A Chinese eating set Qing QianLong Ching Chopsticks Trousse 19th century or earlier www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An incomplete Chinese eating set of significance.

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Stock No..
s2071


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Early Hindu Khanda
17th century
Patissa, India
Very rare sword type
Pierced guard

Early Hindu Khanda India 17th century Patissa sword Very rare sword type Pierced guard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare and early Hindu Khanda, also referred to as a Patissa, India 17th century.

Rarely do swords from India of this age survive or appear in the market place. I've been lucky enough to have owned three in the last 9 years with the largest of its kind now in a notable and published Russian collection.

To be updated shortly.

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Stock No..
s2069


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Catalan Navaja
Exhibition size
Very rare knife

Exhibition Navaja Catalan Navaja very rare knife Naife Seville Sellia Albacete punal poignard poignee www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2070


$545.00 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..
s2000


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A very rare Podang
Solid silver hilt
Quality dress
Sumatra, Batak
status sword

A rare Piso podang Solid silver batak koro Gayo status sword alloy hilt Quality dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare silver hilted Podang, Batak status sword, Sumatra.

This rare sword measure 80cms long in its scabbard, 76cms long out and has a blade length of 63.5cms long.
The expertly cast silver hilt shows exceptionally crisp and details lines throughout and offers a very practical counter balance to the blade weight, making it a superb fighting sword that is very fast in the hand.
The blade may possibly be an European trade blade. It has a single fuller running, a rounded spine and a false edge to the tip and a good cutting edge.
The timber scabbard is of simple form. The timber is very tightly grained and without cracks or splits and it is ends are polished black horn.

A very nice and a rare status sword.

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Stock No..
s2003


$895.00 USD

 



A fine Laos sword
Quality samrit hilt
Large example

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

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A good Laos Daab with a very fine samrit hilt.

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

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

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Stock No..
s2032


$595.00 USD

 



A large Sulu Kris
As found condition
Large heavy inlaid blade

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

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A large and heavier than normal fighting example with a hexagonal cross section.

In its sheath, this Sundang measures 70cms long. Out of the sheath the Sundang is 66cms long and carries a blade that is 54.5cms long, 11.5cms wide at the gonjo and 4cms wide throughout the blade.
This Sundang is in as found condition and good condition for its age.
The hilt is carved from a finely selected piece of Kemuning wood and display the desirable grains that it is so famous for in the Malay regions of SEA. The grip section is bound with 3 silver bands and a small loss to the tip of the hilt is seen in the images.
The blade is of a rare hexagonal cross section, clearly seen in the forte. Above the forte, to both sides, are silver inlaid floral motifs that sit at the base of deep broad fuller that runs through to the tip of the blade. The cutting edges are keen and in good condition.
The sheath's sampir is carved from some exceptional Kemuning wood with all facets displaying a very fine grain. The remainder of the sheath is of a simple tight grained timber with minor losses to the base and rattan binding remaining on the lower sections of the sheath. A small early collection or museum tag is present to one side of the sheath.

A good solid early fighting sword with a heavy blade of rare cross section. Would grade up very well with minor effort.

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Stock No..
s2066


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A very rare bow
Chinese folding bow
19th century
A fine example

A very rare bow Chinese folding bow 19th century A fine example Monkey bow www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare find. A Chinese folding bow, 126cms long.

This 19th century Chinese folding bow, sometimes referred to as a monkey bow and be found to either shoot arrows or often rocks if strung with a central pouch. This example retains its original sinew string for arrows and is in a very good state of preservation with supple limbs.
The main limbs are comprised of a dark polished buffalo horn that has been laminated with timber, sinew and held together with fish glue. The surfaces are decorated with various barks and applied leather in the form of Shou symbols and that of native flowers.
The bow's ears are painted red, silver, gold and black and each end retains a raised applied bat symbol.
The handle appears to have been re-wrapped in an old leather, an indicator of the long service life this bow has seen.

A fine example that can still be un-strung and folded as it was meant to be.

A rare artefact.

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Stock No..
s1957


$995.00 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..
s2054


$1250.00 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..
s2052


$65.00 USD

 



Somali Billao
horn hilt
With sheath

Somali Billao horn hilt With sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2045


$1575.00 USD

 



A good Moroccan Saif
Massive Rhino hilt
Long blade

A good Moroccan Saif Nimcha Massive Rhino hilt Long blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Moroccan Saif with a Rhino hilt of exceptional size.

This Saif must have belonged to a very large man, I can hardly get a proper grip of the hilt because of its girth
This sword measures 95.5cms long and carries a 79cms long blade.
The huge hilt measures 13.5cms long, 9cms across the pommel and approx 3.5cms thick. the grip section is 5cms wide.
The iron guard and quillon block have been painted sometimes during its life and the paint does show age but is certainly not original.
The blade is of classic slender form. It has a block forte, has a spine nearly 1cms thick and a very deep fuller to each face that runs through to the clipped back edge.

A large and heft example of the type.

A large example of the classical Moroccan Saif.

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Stock No..
s1226


$845.00 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..
s2050


$765.00 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..
s2058


$625.00 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..
s2059


$2495.00 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..
s2056


$765.00 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..
s1527


SOLD

 



18th Century Thailand
Fine large swords
Samrit hilts, thick blades

Dah Dha Daab Dhaab Darb Nagao Laos Thailand Cambodia Fine large swords Samrit hilts thick blades Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s2049


SOLD

 



Lopah Petawaran
A very rare knife
Sumatra, Batak

Lopah Petawaran A very rare knife Sumatra, Batak Tumbok Lada koro batak Sumatra sewar kerambit Large ivory hilt Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2048


SOLD

 



A rare Indian Kirach
18th century
A fine fighting sword

A rare Indian sword Kirach sosun patta pattah sousson sossun, circa 1800 Heavy fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2047


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A rare Indian sword
Kirach, circa 1800
Heavy fighting blade

A rare Indian sword Kirach sosun patta pattah sousson sossun, circa 1800 Heavy fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2046


$425.00 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..
s2044


$225.00 USD

 



A large Sewar
Rare carved horn
Fine timbers

A fine large Sewar Stunning carved horn Fine timbers Tumbok Lada koro batak Sumatra sewar kerambit Large ivory hilt Strong 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..
s1894


$625.00 USD

 



Patani Kedah Keris
Rare pamor
A VERY RARE blade

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

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Stock No..
s2020


$325.00 USD

 



A Brazilian Gaucho knife
A fine example, rare type

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

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

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

A fine and classic example.

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Stock No..
s2015


$695.00 USD

 



A fine Sumatran Keris
Stunning ivory hilt
Quality silver dress
7 luk blade

A fine Sumatran Keris Stunning ivory hulu hilt Quality silver dress 7 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice silver dressed Keris from Sumatra.

In its sheath, this example measures just under 40cms long. Out it is 36.5cms long and has a blade length of 27.5cms.
Certainly the most striking feature on this early example is the fine ivory hulu and the tall and unusual silver pendokok. The Jawa Deman hulu is very well carved and displays a very rich, glossy deep caramel patina throughout and is free from loss, cracks or damage. The pendokok is crafted from a very thick silver, shaped in to a very robust and attractive form.
The 7 luk blade shows nice large triangular pamor motifs with the body of the blade showing clear, well defined longitudinal pamor with expert control and balance throughout its surfaces.
The sampir is very finely carved from a single piece of dark native timber and it remains in fine condition throughout. Dressing the stem of the sheath is a rare full silver sleeve. Its borders both front and back are simple line and triangular motifs. Within these borders, the front face displays fine vine and leaf motifs, the rear a repeating diamond diaper pattern.

A fine, early and unusual example of a Sumatran keris with quality silver dress and a very fine hulu.
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Stock No..
s1743


$495.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

A fine complete sword from the Sumatran Batak tribes.

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Stock No..
s1716


$675.00 USD

 



Javanese Wedung
Silver dressed
Gold inlaid
Fine Timber

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

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A fine and rare silver mounted Javanese Wedung.

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

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

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Stock No..
s1787


$235.00 USD

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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

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A good complete Yaka long knife/short sword.

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

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

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Stock No..
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..
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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