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Antique Thai shield buckler Thailand Daab Dha Dah Darb sabre Laos silver sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com



Stock No..
s1959


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A Fine and rare sword
Laos Darb, rare fittings
Outstanding blade type
Unusual cross section
Pattern welded blade

A Fine and rare sword Laos Darb rare fittings<br>Outstanding blade type Unusual cross section Pattern welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare sword type with a very high quality unique blade.

This Laos Dah or Darb measures 83.5cms long in its scabbard. Out is it 80.5cms long and carries a heavy blade of unique form that is 50cms long.
The hilt is a carved timber type with fine decorative brass/bronze fittings. The waisted fore-grip is intensely decorated in both deep and shallow relief. It widens through the timber mid section and again narrows towards the unusual ball pommel. Both the brass/bronze and timber share similar detail to the incised designs. At the hilt and blade junction sits a thick brass/bronze spacer.
As mentioned, the blade is a fine and heavy fighting type of unusual and unique form. The spine is just under 12mm thick at the base. It is flat with bevelled edges which transforms to a simple raised medial ridge approx 8cms from the base and continues through to the tip. In profile, the blade is wide at the base, narrows gently within the forte but again widens at about the same point as the spine transitions, through to the belly. The tip of the blade in profile is also unusual in that approx 7-8cms from the tip, it drops down and then curves up through to the tip.
Each blade face carries a broad and rather deep single fuller to each side, with narrow incisions above and below this fuller. Clear pattern welding is seen throughout the blade surfaces as is a clear and cloudy harmon that runs through to the tip.
The scabbard, as with the hilt is a quality hardwood dressed in brass/bronze fittings with design elements to each end the same as the hilt. Further engraved designs akin to a bird, perhaps a peacock or swan grace the upper and lower fittings.

A fine, hefty and unique fighting sword

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Stock No..
s2019


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A fine Seville Navaja
Blonde horn grip
Dated 1892

A fine Seville Navaja Blonde horn grip Dated 1892 Spanish Spain knife Punal www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Seville Navaja with date and attribution.

This fine and complete example of a large Seville Navaja measures 45cms long open and 24cms closed.
The fine leaf shaped blade is hand engraved to the left face, the right face contains one of the more unusual and rarely seen attributions, dated. Loosely translated, the inscription reads "I am Andalusian from Seville, year 1892, 19th century grace."
The final phrase is a most unusual one, perhaps a reference to the changing times within the manufacturing industry and a point to make about old world quality before the century's end. It was within the next two decades that the industry do change vastly with the introduction of modern machinery for Navaja Manufacture.
The blade horn handle is of high quality and beautifully polished. it is capped with engraved brass fitting and it complete with the turned end finial.
The knife remains in excellent condition through, free from loss, defect or lateral movement at the pivot point.

A fine addition to any Navaja or Spanish knife collection.

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Stock No..
s2020


$625.00 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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Stock No..
s2016


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A very rare Navaja
"Lady Leg" style
A fine example

A very rare Navaja Lady Leg style A fine example Seville Spanish Spain knife Punal www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and rare example of a "Lady Leg" Navaja.

This broad bladed example measures 21.5cms long open and 16.5cms closed.
The broad clipped point blade is without decoration and retains a razor sharp cutting edge. The rare blade form, unlike most Navaja is capable of cutting with ease and also piecing with its upturned tip.
The black horn grip is capped with engraved nickel silver fittings.
The simple back strap offers a strong locking mechanism that is accentuated with the strong ergonomic grip shape.

A rare Navaja type rarely seen in today's market.

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Stock No..
s1905


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Silver Thai sword
Very fine & rare
Ex personal Collection
Ayutthaya style
Early Rattanakosin period
High rank honour sword

Silver Thai sword Very fine & rare Ex personal Collection Ayutthaya style Early Rattanakosin period High rank honour sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare sword.

Ex personal collection.

To be updated shortly

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Stock No..
s1885


$825.00 USD

 



A fine Pakayun
Murut fighting sabre
Borneo, 19th century

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1677


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A very rare Thai Shield
Ex personal Collection
Very fine condition
mid to late 19th century

A very rare Thai Shield Ex personal Collection Very fine condition<br>mid to late 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare shield from Thailand, 19th century, Ex personal collection.

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Stock No..
s2107


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Vietnamese Guom
A fine example
Carved antler grip
Fine silver dress
A rare signed blade

Vietnamese Guom A fine example Carved antler grip Fine silver dress A rare signed blade dragons mother of pearl rosewood Shou Auspicious kiem www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s1900


$995.00 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..
s2008


$1895.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s1957


$1195.00 USD

 



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

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

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

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

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

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Stock No..
s2033


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A fine Malay Keris
Unique silver dress
Heavy blade, fine timbers

A fine Malay Keris Bugis Terengganu Riau Unique silver dress Heavy blade fine timbers www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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..
s2029


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Rhino hilted Garude
Ethiopian braod sword
Fine broad blade

Rhino hilted Garude Ethiopian braod sword Fine broad blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1238


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A fine Chinese sword
Jian in Turtle shell veneer
Stout blade

A fine Chinese sword Jian in Turtle shell veneer Stout 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


$575.00 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


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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


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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..
s2004


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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..
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..
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..
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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