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Stock No..
s2172

 



A very fine Lucknow kard
Silver and Enamel
A stunning wootz blade

A very fine Lucknow kard knife dagger sword tulwar shamshir Silver and Enamel A stunning wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Ex personal collection.

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Stock No..
s2219

 



A rare and complete Jian
China, 19th century
thick & robust blade

A rare and complete Jian dao dadao sabre saber sword spear shield China chinese 19th century thick & robust blade fighting www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete late 19th century Jian with a thick and well weighted blade.

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Stock No..
s2295

 



Keris Penghulu
Jambi, Sumatra
A warriors blade

Keris Penghulu Jambi kris Chieftain chief Sumatra A warriors blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2174

 



A very fine Keris Panjang
A unique example

A very fine Keris Panjang Chief Chietain blade kris Kedah Sumatra Malaysia A unique example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2277

 



Akar Bahar hilted Rencong
Ex Dutch military collection
Sumatra, 19th century

Akar Bahar hilted Rencong Ex Dutch military collection Sumatra, 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2278

 



A large Robust Rencong
Ex Dutch military collection
Sumatra, 19th century

A large Robust Rencong Ex Dutch military collection Sumatra, 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2181

 



A fine Afghan sabre
Rare Persian blade
Silver dress
Assad Allah blade
Kara Khorasan (Black Wootz)

A fine Afghan sabre sword Rare Persian blade Silver dress Assad Allah blade Kara Khorasan (Black Wootz) www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2292

 



Wilkinson Kukri WSC 51
Impeccable provenance
Decorated Gurkha Officer
Lt Col AVO Robinson MC, WB, WKhM
Anthony Vyvyan Oliver Robinson
Service issued WSC Kukri

Wilkinson Kukri WSC 51 Impeccable provenance Decorated Gurkha Officer Lt Col AVO Robinson MC, WB, WKhM Anthony Vyvyan Oliver Robinson www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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The Wilkinson Sword Company, WSC 51 Kukri, considered to be the Holy Grail of Military Issued Kukris.
With a limited production run of 1400, and approx 30-40 examples known to have survived, this service issued example from decorated Officer Lt Col AVO Robinson of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Gurkha Rifles is certainly the highlight of WSC kukri's we've mananged to acquire of the years.

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Stock No..
s2076

 



A very fine Navaja
Albacete, Spain
19th century

A very fine Navaja knife Naife Punal dagger Albacete Spain 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Antique Navaja from Albacete, Spain.

This example measure 52cms long when opened, 29.5cms closed and has a blade length when open of 23cms to the "clam shell" bolster.
The blade is a sturdy fighting type that displays a fine clipped back edge and upswept tip.
The surfaces of the blade are engraved to both sides which display red enamel filling te vine motifs.
An unusual aspect of this blade in profile is at the base where a small notch has been perfectly formed, for what purpose I do not know.
The handle is comprised of very fine and well selected blonde horn grip slabs that are decorated with both well formed decorative brass inserts through the mid section and fine brass pin-work above and below the decorative plate, pins that add to a more positive grip.
The ends are capped with brass plate which engraved in a traditional manner.
The back spring is extremely strong and hold in place a 5 tooth ratchet.
The knife retains a pair of very old collection stickers which outline an inventory number and description.

A very good fighting Navaja from the 19th century.



Stock No..
s2165

 



A Kerambit of rare form
Lawi Ayam, circa 1900

A good complete erambit of rare form Lawi Ayam, circa 1900 Tumbok Lada koro batak Sumatra sewar kerambit Silat Large ivory hilt Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and very unusual example of a Sumatran Keramit blades knife.

This stunning little knife came to me with a small straight bladed Patanni knife type or similar size.
Its exact origins are not entirely clear to me, but at face value, given the form and the sheath type, I expect this to be from northern Sumatran regions.
The knife has a thick deeply curved blade and a hilt od finely selected timbers that have been very well carved in to a most ergonomic form, timbers which now present a rich deep glossy patina from many years of use.
Its difficult to provide accurate measurements of a knife type with a blade that curved 90 degrees, but internally, tip to tip, this measures 18.5cm across.
The blade is dangerously sharp and very robust. It is retained within a simply carved sheath that is bound in simple twisted silver wire.

A rare and highly collectable knife type.



Stock No..
s2294

 



Korean quiver
Exceptionally rare
19th century or earlier
Gilt dragon decoration

Korean quiver archery arrow arrows bolt Manchu Exceptionally rare 19th century or earlier Gilt dragon decoration www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2298

 



A Korean Hwando
A rare sword type
A good near complete example

Korean sword Hwando sabre saber Korea China Chinese www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Korean military sabre, Hwando.

Sheathed, this example is 76cms long, out 73cms, and carries a blade that is 57.5cms to the Tsuba.
A practical and robust sword, the large timber grip is bound in gilt bronze fittings and is pinned to the tang mid-grip.
The pierced bronze guard and double "Habaki" like blade collars also display traces of gilt.
The blade is gently curved and quite heavy for it's size. Original bright polish remains beneath minor peppering to its surfaces and the edge remains sharp.
The scabbard retains most of its regulation black lacquer, losses mostly around the drag and bottom edge, consistent with service use. The suspension fittings are robust, and the drag decorated with a simple pierced bronze cap, perhaps a later addition.

Overall a good example of a very rare sword, wear consistent with age and use. Of note is the absence of a locking mechanism joining the scabbard and hilt together. The scabbard lacks any evidence of ever having one, although the Tsuba like guard does have provision for such a mechanism.

Korean swords are known as being amongst some of the rarest types seen in collections and museums.
A rare find.



Stock No..
s2299

 



Beladah Belabang
aka Parang Nabur
Southern Borneo

Beladah Belabang Parang Nabur Southern Borneo Banjarmassin Negara Malaysia keris cockatoo silver sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good complete example of a rarer sub type.

This example, in it's scabbard, measures 74.5cms. Out it is 70.5cms long , with a blade length of 55.5cms long.
Where most of these Beladah Belabang carry a Kilij blade type, akin to the Ottoman Pala, the blade on this sword, is of typical from for this sub type, having a block forte, thick spine, hollow forged faces, rounded tip with sharpened back edge.
The blades finish is in the darkened Saracen manner, typical of Malaysian influence or previous ownership.
The hilt is carved horn in high polish. The form resembles that of the Cockatoo or perhaps a stylised hornbill or mythical birdlike creature. The hilt is dressed is this silver plates and rings that enhance the decorative nature of the pommel. It also carries a robust silver collar and thick knuckle guard, both practical and decorative.
The scabbard, correct for the form, is one that is also seen on the kilij blade types, indicating a localised manufacture centre. It is a simple timber inner, bound in low grade silver fittings. Both the throat and the drag show decorative motifs in a shallow repousse manner.

A good rare complete sword from southern Borneo that has been found deeper in to the Malay archipelago, including the Sultan of Sulu personal armaments.



Stock No..
s2177

 



Vijayanagara hooded katar
Late 16th century
A fine Wootz blade

Vijayanagara hooded katar Tanjore India Wootz antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good example of a Vijayanagara hooded katar, late 16th century, Southern India.

This example measures 64cms long in its sheath, 62cms out, and has a blade length of 48.5cms, being measured from the tip to the inside of the cusped arches at the front face of the hooded hand guard.
Atop of the hooded guard is a finial of a grinning demon, possibly being Yali. This hooked finial also added further defensive capabilities in that it can prevent sword strikes from travelling further towards the defenderís body. The hand is further protected by broad side guards that support the double inner grips.
The hooded guard remains strong and stable. There are two exceedingly small holes to the right side of the guard that appear to be impact points.
The finely fullered blade is supported at the hilt, top and bottom with decorative langets. This blade support may be further iconography of the mystical Yaliís trunk and tusk. The blade is in incredibly good condition for its age. It retains a full armour piercing tip and crisp fullers throughout. A clear wootz pattern can be seem throughout the blade, a pattern that would benefit from conservation.

A very fine and early sword of unusual form in a condition seldom seen in outside of museums.


Stock No..
s2050

 



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.



Stock No..
s2051

 



A Telek arm dagger early Tuareg example Takouba robust fighting knife

A Telek arm dagger An early Tuareg example A 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.



Stock No..
s2132

 



A very large Navaja
Robust Fightig knife
Seville, Spain 1868

A very large Navaja Robust Fightig knife Seville Spain www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and functional 19th century Andalusia fighting knife dated 1868.

This large Navaja with its broad leaf shaped blade, measures 47cms long open. It is 25cms long when closed and has a blade length of 22cms long which is 5cms wide.

Of classical form, this example displays all the quality traits of an effective and proud fighting knife of the day.
The large blonde horn grip slabs and brass end caps offer a very robust grip. The blade has a 5 point ratchet that locks securely in place with a simple strong back spring.
The blade is decorated to both faces. The enameled face shows floral vine motifs whilst the reverse face displays an engraved valor phrase and the date 1868.
The spine on this example is file finished, perhaps to be utilized as a flint striker.

A very good and desirable Seville Navaja with an early manufacture date, blonde horn grip slabs and red enamel within the three fullers.

With little effort, a navaja that would grade up well if desired.



Stock No..
s2145

 



Deccan Tulwar
Wootz hilt, Wootz blade
Kara Khorasan
Bubris / Cintamani motifs
Tipu Sultan reign

Deccan Tulwar Mughal Shamshir Katar Wootz hilt Wootz blade Kara Khorasan Bubris  Cintamani motifs Tipu Sultan reign www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Tulwar type with a dark wootz blade and raised Bubris motifs to the hilt.

This South Indian Tulwar is without a scabbard. It measures 89cms long and carries a substantially weighted blade which is 77cms long from its base at the centre of the quillon block through to a fine and partially sharpened raised yelman.
The Gold decorated hilt is a very desirable full wootz type.
To the base of the grip, the quillon lobes, the tips on the langets and the long narrow faces of the grip, these all display gold covered raised Bubris motifs, motifs made famous by India's legendary Tipu Sultan.
Sword with these distinct motifs are extremely rare and never seen in the market place.
The blade is the very desirable dark wootz, aka Kara Khorasan. The blade is well preserved with only minor blemished. Its surfaces display a cllear wootz pattern throughout and a defined dark hardened edge.
Each face of the blade has a long thin fuller just above the half way point and above this, four evenly spaced fullers that are separated by the Cintamani "three dot" motifs.

A rare opportunity to obtain a good example of a Deccani Tulwar with desirable markings and blade quality.



Stock No..
s2163

 



Tibet, late 18th early 19th century
A very long & rare Ral Gri
A very rare blade type

Tibet Tibetan sword jian dpa'dam Ral Gri Tse Psa Ke Tri 18th 19th century Chinese China A very rare blade type very large example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Tibetan Ral Gri of exceptional proportions and balance.

This Tibetan sword measures 104.5cms long in its scabbard, 102,5cms out and carries a blade with a length of 87cms.

The blade form is known as Ral Gri, denoting the pointed tip as opposed the hatchet or oblique tip type typically found in the region. Although single edged, of particular interest is the very long blade, akin to a Chinese Jian in form and balance.
Most commonly, these Ral Gri types are a much shorter swords, typically in the 50-60cm blade length range.

The hilt and guard is is an all iron construction with a central timber grip covered in ray skin and dressed with fluted silver strips. The surfaces are chiseled in relief with the raised surfaces retaining some of the original silver covering. The pommel retains an exceptional endless knot and tassel, a later addition in antiquity.

Now lost to time, a red coral or turquoise stone set in silver would have once been present to the outer face of the pommel.

The blade is of the classical Tibetan hairpin construction with clearly defined differential laminations seen beneath the old Cosmolene covering.

The scabbard is in very good condition throughout. The timber core is dressed in stitched blade leather and dressed with fine repousse, low quality silver ends. To the upper outer face of these fittings is a lotus flower in bloom, to the base, double dragons facing a conch shell. The reverse of these fittings display a complex arrangement of floral and vine motifs that surround what also appears to be open lotus buds.

A warriors sword with a very fine balance and extremely capable blade, one that remains in very good condition for its age.



Stock No..
s2006

 



Bali Keris
19th century

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

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A good old Bali Keris for restoration if desired.

This example measures 60cms long in its sheath, 50cms out and has a blade length of 37.5cm.

The rare hulu type known as Khaki Kuda. As the images show, there is loss and wear throughout.
The slender 11 luk blade shows to have had a long and revered life with ritual cleanings having worn thin the blade is several places. Whilst not displaying its traditional polish or Waragan, pamor can be seen running the length of the blade.
The sheath or sarong remains complete but also with losses seen in the images provided.

A very well priced Bali Keris with interesting features and a blade that will grade up very well.



Stock No..
s2167

 



Bugis Keris
A rare 5 luk blade
A warriors keris

Bugis Malay Malaysia Sumatra Keris A rare 5 luk blade A warriors keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Bugis Keris, Kelantan, possibly Sumatra.
A warrior's fighting keris.

This fine and near complete example measures 43cm long in its sheath, 42.5cms out, with a blade length of 35cms.

The finely carved timbers display fine wood grains throughout with all surfaces showing a fine deep old lustre. The butnut is missing from the base of the seruani.
The slightly tilted hulu sits within a large decorative bronze pendokok.
The broad blade is of a near hexagonal cross section. Its edges are sharp and its blade is thick.
The blade form shows five perfectly proportioned luks with its surfaces displaying a desirable miang perak pamor.

A fine old survivor in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s2054

 



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.



Stock No..
s2118

 



Ottoman sword for a child
Ultra rare find
Rare horn hilt type

Ottoman sword shamshir kilij kilik pala wootz for a child Ultra rare find Rare horn hilt type Scarf welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A unique artifact, a boys sword with rhino horn grip, Ottoman empire, 19th century Lviv, Ukraine.

Every once and a while a unique little treasure comes along. Whilst it might not look much at face value, there are some special and rare qualities to consider.
This boys sword is just under 62cms long in its scabbard, 59.5cms long out and having a blade length of 49cms.

The hilt type, particularly the pommel form is the Ukraine, specifically Lviv in the North West.
Swords from this region are very seldom seen and a childís sword of the type is even rarer.
The hilt is rhino horn and of a very fine finish and quality. The slabs are separated by a grip strap which is profusely engraved with very tight lines running between the slabs.
The demure blade of shamshir profile has been expertly forged with clear scarf welds seen along the spine. It it both strong and supple.
The blade is dressed in classic Ottoman style. It's timber core is bound in quality donkey hide and stitched with detailed silver coiled thread as was the fashion during the late Ottoman period. The suspension fittings are in a simple brass fashion that may have once retained a gilt wash or finish. The designs present on the fittings are simple stamped six petal flowers bound together through a vine like motif.

Boys swords are some of the rarest sword types within all cultural spheres. Ukraine types even rarer.

A sword type only afforded by the wealthier families in 19th century Lviv, one with all the right quality of materials seen in larger swords of the type.



Stock No..
s2161

 



Hudiedao
Rare Wing Chun sized examples
Complete with sheath

Hudiedao Rare Wing Chun sized examples Complete with sheath Chinese swords knife knives dagger China antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2117

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s1484

 



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.



Stock No..
s2070

 



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. Today, these shield types are typically only seen in temples within Bhutan and Tibet.





Stock No..
s2125

 



Bhutan sword
A good fighting sword
Pierced pommel
Hairpin laminated blade

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

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A good complete Bhutan Patag, 19th century.

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

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



Stock No..
s2075

 



A very rare Kukri
18th Century Kothimora
Long handled Kukri

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

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

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

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


Stock No..
s1716

 



Javanese Wedung
Silver dressed
Gold inlaid
Fine Timber

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



Stock No..
s2046

 



A good rare Fang knife
Central Africa
Fine engraving & wrap

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

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A good honest example of the traditional knife of the Fang tribes of Central Africa.

This example measures 56cms sheathed, 48cms out and carries a blade with a length of 32cms from the tp to the wire binding at the fore grip.
A small tuft of hair remains secure to the centre of the pommel. The timber grip displays a warm patina throughout with old minor losses.
The blade is tight and bound to the hilt with brass wire which would benefit from a light clean or brush to remove old polishing paste residue.
The blade is very well formed. What appears at first glance to be a small central fuller is a subtle raised medial ridge which offers good reinforcement without compromising flexibility.
The timber sheath remains in good condition for its age. The monitor lizard covering has shrunk and pulled down but is healthy and only shows a minor loss to the bottom edge. The brass carrying loop is retained.

A good complete example of the type.



Stock No..
s1787

 



African knife or short sword
Yaka tribe
Complete example

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



Stock No..
s1743

 



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 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.



Stock No..
s1894

 



Pattani Kedah Keris
Rare pamor
A VERY RARE blade

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s2119

 



Shan fighting swords
krabi-krabong
A rare pair

Shan fighting swords Krabi-Krabong Dha Dah darb dharb Daarb Thai Laos Burma Burmese A rare pair sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good pair of fighting swords, Shan states, Burma.

These swords both measure 77cms long in a straight line from tip to tip. One blade is just over 49.5cms long, the other 50.5cms long. These swords are well balanced, razor sharp and meant for work. They move very lightly and are nimble in the hand but have a decent weight to them due to the dense timber grips and thick metal collars.
The blades have a fine incised groove running just below the spine and each has dot motifs on both faces of their ricasso.
Their spines are raised through to the lotus bud tip, their edges remain sharp and a clear and dark inserted edge can be seen on each blade.

A good and rare pair of fighting swords



Stock No..
s2126

 



Sulawesi Keris
A fine & early example
19th cent or earlier

Sulawesi Keris A fine & early example 19th cent or earlier www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and early example of a Sulawesi Keris with a well crafted Java trade blade.

In is sheath, this Keris measures 37.5cms long. Out is measures 35.5cms long and has a blade length of 29cms.
The hilt or Hulu as it is traditionally know is made from sperm whale tooth and displays a stunning rich deep patina throughout. Its surfaces display an extremely fine ink filled engraved surface as can be seen in the photos provided. The hulu sits atop of a very nice early two piece pendokok or hilt cup that separates the hulu and the blade.
The blade is a very good quality 9 luk blade with a high contrast pamor present. Its edges are crisp as is the pronounced medial ridge running half its length until it flattens out id to an elliptical cross section.
The Timber Sarong is well carved and without loss. Covering the stem is a nice old world Sulawesi silver pendok.

A beautiful Sulawesi Keris throughout.



Stock No..
s305

 



Bhutan sword
High quality important sword

Bhutan sword High quality Royal important sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A stunning sword from Bhutan with repousse silver fittings.
This fine example measures 83cms long in its scabbard, approx 80cms out with a blade length just under 68cms.
The silver work on this example is very striking and extremely well executed on all surfaces. To the front panels of the scabbard's fittings there are two five clawed dragons, one on each fitting. The dragons are seen writhing through broken clouds and are surrounded with checkered and floral borders.
The reverse of these fittings show mountains, clouds and auspicious symbols.
The hilt again shows important Bhutanese symbology and key relief patterning.
The blade is a thick heavy fighting type with a prominent hairpin pattern.
To the hilt is attached a very old fabric auspicious endless knot.
A very rare sword. With the bearing of five clawed dragons and many important auspicious symbols, is mostly likely unique and made for a person of high importance.

Please note, all items with the Gallery page are examples from my personal collections. These items are not currently offered for sale but are sometimes released to the For Sale page as tastes and items vary.



Stock No..
s2110

 



A very rare Sumatran sword
Rawas Distract Chieftain
Silver dress, Superb blade

A very rare Sumatran sword Rawas Distract Djambi Palembang expedition Chieftain Silver dress Superb blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sumatran sword attributed to the Rawas district.

This fine and near complete example measures 72.5cms long in its scabbard, 71cms out and has a blade length of 57.5cms.
The simple carved timber hilt displays a rich deep patina to its surfaces with its grip and pommel dressed in silver. The guard is a simple copper disk.
The blade is exceptional throughout. Longitudinal laminations in an almost Tibetan hairpin fashion can be seen beneath its polished surface. Its edge remains dangerously sharp as does the bevelled hatchet tip. It is interesting that the simple disk guard could be considered Japanese influenced and the same can be said for the tip profile from both side and top views. The forte is a thickened block ricasso in the same manner is which known Palembang swords are found. The ricasso faces have been finished in alternating thin and broads flutes running across the blade and encased in silver, again with appearances of a Katana's Habaki
The swords scabbard remains in very good original condition throughout. It has been decorated in silver sheet throughout with one band missing and another slightly detached.

A very rare and fine sword.



Stock No..
s2111

 



A good solid Moro panabas
A desirable blade type
As found, untouched

A good solid Moro panabas kris sundang barong gunong desirable blade type untouched www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a Moro war sword, the Panabas.

This rare Moro sword measures 74.5cms long and carries a broad 41cms long blade. Its spine approx 7mm thick at the base.
The tapering timber hilt is comprised of two carved bamboo sections pressed together with metal rings.
The blade is a beautiful example of Moro craftsmanship. In profile, its lines flow gracefully through to an unusual re-curved tip that adds to the brutal nature of these feared weapons.
Although the Panabas remains uncleaned, it displays very fine and clear laminated surfaces that would look absolutely stunning with a proper polish.

A good rare fighting sword from the southern Philippines.



Stock No..
s2112

 



Archaic style Moro Kris
Twistcore blade
Rare 7 luk blade

Archaic style Moro Kris Twistcore blade Rare 7 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare 18th century Moro Kris, twist core and very rare 7 luk blade.

This archaic Moro kris measures 59.5cms long with a blade length of 46.5cms.
The hilt and pommel are a dense dark timber that show a very old and mellow patina. It retains an octagonal silver a brass collar and remains of both old and newish bound cord around its grip section.
What's notable about this Kris is the rare 7 luk count on the blade, most typically 5 luks are seen or simple straight blade types. Like many native forged 18th century Moro kris, this example is forged with a Twistcore centre and hardened outer edged that still retain a keen edge throughout its entire length.
This rare blade type does come with a partial timber sheath as pictured. It retains a woven rattan segment where the stem would have met the now missing sarong. Its timbers are a very fine and dark timber type with very clear "tiger" stripe running through its surfaces.

A good and rare 7 luk Moro Kris that will grade up with little effort.



Stock No..
s2113

 



Patisthanaya, 18th century
Sinhalese spearhead
A very unusual conversion
Horn Makara hilt

Patisthanaya Pis Kaetta Kastane 18th century Sinhalese spearhead A very unusual conversion Horn Makara hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very unusual weapon or votive item from Sri Lanka.

This most unusual example of an 18th century Sinhalese Patisthanaya has been modified in to a most functional Keris like short sword.
Overall, this fine piece measures 40cms long. It is 30cms from the tip to the socket base, 23cms tip to the crossbar and has a blade length of 21cms. The cross bar is 12cms long.
The Socket faces and base of the spear head have been relieved and filled with bronze which has been expertly carved to show vine tendrils in high relief.
The socket langets and blade surfaces are decoratively engraved, deeply in places as seen in the images provided.
The green horn hilt has been formed with practicality in mind. In all manner of hand grips, including pistol grip, the form allows for a very positive and strong grip with ease of transition throughout various hand grips, a most well thought out design. Within all the practicality of the hilt form, the artisan has also incorporated the mythological Makara in to it's design and further enhanced the positive grip with applied copper and silver nails in alternative and even placing throughout. This pique style of inlay is reminiscent of 18th century European walking stick fashions of the day.

A most unusual and very good example of a Sri Lanka halberd head repurposed for practical use as a votive or melee weapon.



Stock No..
s2123

 



Moro Barong
Unique blade decorations
Shandigan blade type
Status fighting sword

Moro Barong Kris Kampilan Unique blade decorationsShandigan blade type Status fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and heavy Moro Barong with a shandigan blade type and unique silver and copper talismanic symbolism to the blade.

This old warrior from the Moro tribes of the southern Philippines comes without a scabbard and with a repair to the timber junggayan hilt.
Overall this barong measures 64cms. It carries a blade that is 42.5cms long, 8cms across the belly and approx 6.5mm thick.
The blade deeply hollow ground with a nice pronounced ridge leading to the cutting edge.
As seen in the images, to its left face is a large silver and copper talismanic motif. To my eye, the motif is that on the Ring of Solomon. Its inner designs contain leaf like tendrils and a large flower like motif to its centre. Surrounding the motif are magic squares within squares and what appears to be old Islamic or Jawi text.

A fine old warrior with very rare and unique markings that is passed on in as found condition and would grade up nicely.



Stock No..
s2122

 



Oman Jambiya
Rare horn hilt
Silver dress
Complete with belt

Oman Omani Saudi Jambiya Jambia Kattara Saif Rhino Rare horn hilt Silver dress Complete with belt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early 20th century Omani Jambiya, horn hilt, silver dress, complete with silver bullion threaded belt.

This Omani Jambiya stands 31cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 28cms and carries a 17cm blade.
The hilt is silver over Rhino Horn with loss to the silver strap typically found in the centre or the grip.
The blade is darkened and pitted from rust which is still active in places. It would benefit from a proper clean.
The sheath remains solid and in healthy condition. There are minor dents and losses to the silverwork being the chain links from the base to the belt and some minor wires binding the rings together. There is a large amount of old silver bullion thread woven through the mid section of the scabbard and throughout the belt, an aspect that that with present very well with minor cleaning.

Despite the obvious blade issues, this is a very desirable and collectable Middle Eastern Jambiya, something that is becoming increasingly harder to find.



Stock No..
s2121

 



A rare Indian sword
Kirach, fine hilt
Quality fighting sword

A rare Indian sword Kirach Tulwar Shamshir Khanda Firanghi fine hilt Quality fighting  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fabulous example of an Indian fighting sword.

This forward curving sword known a a Kirach remains is excellent condition for its age
The large Mughal Indian hilt retains 99% of its silver covered surface. Its mellow blue patina is very pleasing to the eye and under close observation, perfectly formed engravings are seen highlighting the edges of the grip, langets and dick pommel.
Overall the sword measures 84cms tip to tip. Its blade length is 72cms from tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The blade appears to be of a native Indian forged type. Long scarf welds can be seen continuing through from the fullered spine. The blade faces will likely reveal a fine pattern welded surface if polished.
The block ricasso has a bevelled edge with a pseudo blade. Its cutting edge remains very sharp throughout its entire length as is the sharpened back edge. A narrow fuller runs below the spine and broad hollow ground fullers run th entire length of the face.
The scabbard is not without fault and is lucky to be present given how many scabbard have been lost throughout the centuries. It has several cracks and breaks throughout but remains stable. The drag is of a simple metal type with decoration or embellishment.

A very well constructed and dangerous fighting sword from India.



Stock No..
s1957

 



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.



Stock No..
s2003

 



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.



Stock No..
s2129

 



A good Chinese sabre
Excellent condition throughout

Chinese sabre Dao Dadao Jian Bannerman sidearm A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Ch'ing military sabre, sidearm or dao.

This sword type measures 77.8cms long in its sheath, 65.5cms out, with a blade length of 50cms.
The timber hilt is bound with mulberry paper and finished with fine bronze coloured cord. The grip is secured within the decorative bronze pommel cap and collar. The disk guard or Tsuba is of typical form and fashion with decorated surfaces.
The scabbard is covered in ray skin that has been sanded smooth and dyed green. It is bound in bronze fittings that are decorated in the same manner as the hilt.
The blade is of tapering form, has good distal taper to the tip and cutting edge with a tapered back edge starting just short of the upswept tip. Double narrow fullers are seen on each face, sitting just below the spine of the blade.

A fine and complete example



Stock No..
s2128

 



Dua Lalan
Sulawesi Highlands
Toraja

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

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, central and south Sulawesi

This rare antique sword is from the Mountainous regions of Central Sulawesi. It measures 70.5cms overall in the scabbard, 67.5cms out. The thick straight 49cm 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 with the wood scabbard also bound in rattan for most of its length 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.

Similar swords can be seen in Albert G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 43.



Stock No..
s2045

 



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.



Stock No..
s2078

 



A rare Nias knife
An unusual example
Child's Balato?

A rare Nias knife An unusual example Child's knife Balato spear shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Nias Island head hunter knife
A most unusual example of a Nias knife known as Si Euli.

This miniature Nias Balato measures 39.5cms long in its sheath, 38cms out and has a blade length of 26.5cms.
The hilt is a very ergonomic design with a style akin to holding a Keris when gripped. Its form is of classical design with a brass ferrule, slender mid section and an over sized Lasara(mythical creature)pommel with its mouth open and fangs bared.

The blade is of a rare early form with a straight back edge and a forward curved tip that is broader than the forte.
The sheath too is a miniature version of the classic Balato sheath, including a magical amulet basket, a very rare aspect seldom seen on these rare knives that are usually housed in keris like sheaths.
Many Nias swords carry "Magical" amulet baskets in various stages of completion that are formed throughout the owners life. These appear as very simple rattan band basket sometimes empty, others contain carved figures, bronze artefacts, teeth, bones, small skulls and other votive object. Crocodile teeth often adorn very old examples and boars teeth are also seen tied to the outer basket.

A good authentic head hunter's knife from Nias Island.



Stock No..
s2078

 



A large Sewar
Fine carved horn
Fine timber selection

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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A good large Sewar, Gayo, Aceh highlands, Sumatra, 19th century fighting knife.

This fine large example of a Sumatran Sewar measures just under 40cms long in its sheath, just under 37cms out and carries a blade which is 28cms to the edge of the bolster.
The hilt is of the Kemuning wood which displays a very fine warm patina.
The long blade has an integral bolster and displays laminations to the surface akin to the Tibetan hairpin, clearly seen to the mid section of the left face.
The right face of the forte carries an old collection stick which identifies the inventory #528 followed by North Sumatra. This Sewar came from an old German collection.

The sheath is comprised of carved horn, Kemuning timber, silver bands and a bone tip. The throat section is of a very finely carved horn akin to the carved timber and horn Makara hilts of Palembang swords. it is well preserved and well executed.

A very good example of the type.



Stock No..
s2032

 



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.



Stock No..
s1226

 



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.



Stock No..
s2052

 



Somali Billao
horn hilt
With sheath

Somali Billao horn hilt With sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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To be updated shortly



Stock No..
s2015

 



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.



Stock No..
s2069

 



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..
s2071

 



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.



Stock No..
s2072

 



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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Stock No..
s2073

 



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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Stock No..
s2047

 



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..
s2048

 



A rare Indian Kirach
18th century
A fine fighting sword

A rare Indian Kirach 18th century A fine fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2049

 



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..
s1527

 



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..
s2021

 



A very rare Tibet sword
17th/18th century
A Nobleman's sword
Jinchuan hill regions

A very rare Tibet sword 17th 18th century A Nobleman's sword Jinchuan hill regions qianlang Tusi Chief Chieftan emperor Jinchuan Jianruiying www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2074

 



A rare Shamshir
Assad Allah, Persia
A good wootz blade

A rare Shamshir Assad Allah, Persia persian sword saber sabre saif A good wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good honest example of a Bedouin's Shamshir with a Persian Wootz Assad Allah trade blade of nice form.

This sabre measures 94.5cms long in its scabbard, 92.5cms out and has a blade length of 81cms to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is is comprised of simple polished horn grip slabs, a steel grip strap and quillon block and a copper or possibly tarnished silver wire wrap.
The blade is signed in typical fashion with the mark of Assad Allah to one face and decorative script to the reverse. Both sides of the forte show the remains of gold applications.
The blade is a strong fighting type, solid and true. There are very minor areas of pitting as seen in the photographs provided.
Each face displays well executed fullers with 4 narrow fullers above a single broader fuller.
A clear and consistent Wootz pattern is seen throughout the blades surfaces and minor edge sharpening consistent with use throughout its life.
The scabbard is solid throughout and did perhaps once retain a steel drag.

A good honest, original and untouched example of a Persian Shamshir with a very hard to obtain blade type.



Stock No..
s2066

 



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.



Stock No..
s2000

 



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

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



Stock No..
s2061

 



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.



Stock No..
s2020

 



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.



Stock No..
s1885

 



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.



Stock No..
s2063

 



A fine large Shield
Maasai, Africa
Early 20th century

A fine Shield Maasai Africa African Early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A classic Massai shield, early 20th century.

This fine example measures 95cms tall and approx 63cms wide and remains in excellent condition throughout.
It is constructed from thick buffalo hide stretched over a wooden frame. The hide is lashed with sinew strips to the outsides edges and the central rid, with the central handle is part of the central brace. There is a thick hide knuckle pad at this point too.
The outer surfaces are painted in traditional motifs with paint that was traditionally obtained by mixing earth with blood or the red sap of the solanum campylae fruit. White was derived from local clays, and black from the skins of burnt gourds.
Shields were on of the Maasai warrior's most important tools. They were used in warfare and hunting as well as practice and training. Outside of the warring context, however, shields were used in rites of passage and also functioned as prestige objects and symbols of tribal and status identification. Early studies revealed that spear markings and shield designs were once used to tell between some of the Massai subgroups and also hinted at a larger, complex lineage identification system. Shield designs are known as sirata. Different designs and colours represent different things; a red badge signifies great bravery in battle and is only painted with the permission of a high-ranking chief. The intricacy of design and high craftsmanship of Maasai shields extend beyond utilitarianism and convey the sense of honour and status with which their warrior owners were invested.

A fine old shield not often encountered.



Stock No..
s2064

 



Sudanese shield
Funj region
Rare shield

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A good example of a rare Sudanese shield.
Typically referred to as being from the Funj region of Sudan, this shield was likely a trophy of war during the Mahdist uprising in the late 19th century
This shield measures approx 80cms tall and 37cms wide.
It is constructed from a very thick hide that has been mounted to a strong central shaft, stretched, pressed and had its edges rolled. The final result is an exceptionally robust fighting shield about to withstand both sword and spear strike.
The type is seldom seen outside of collections and remains in good condition for its age.

An interesting piece of history.



Stock No..
s2012

 



A rare Yunnan Dah
19th century

A rare Yunnan Dah Dha sword Vietnamese Vietnam laos Thailand 19th century dagger www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good seldom seen Yunnan Dah, complete with scabbard.

This example measures 85cms long in its scabbard, 81.5cms ouy, with a blade length of 51cms.
This heavy fighting sword is extremely well balanced with a substantial feel in the hand.
Its hilt fittings and dress are cast from a pewter like metal and do suffer some age dents and loss but are all very solid in hand.
The mid grip retains a fine rattan braid.
The Timber scabbard is bound with pieced fittings with designs being reminiscent of their close neighbours in Vietnam.

A good and well priced fighting sword from the Yunnan regions of Southern China/Northern Vietnam.



Stock No..
s2062

 



Chinese Jian
Mid-sized example
19th Century
Seven Star inlay

Chinese Jian Mid-sized example 19th Century Seven star inlay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good midsized Jian, a size of this type seldom seen.

This simple but efficient example measures 77.5cms long in its scabbard, 71cms long out and has a blade length of 56cms long to the very base beneath the opened mouth guard.
The form is of a well known jian type, well balanced and in good condition for its age. There is movement to the guard that could easily be fixed with a correct grip re-wrap to press the collar against the guard.
The blade is engraved with a dragon to one face and Taoist script to the reverse. A narrow fuller intersects the small seven star inlay that sits approx mid way along the blade.

A good example of the type.



Stock No..
s2057

 



Albacete Navaja
43.5cms open
A good early example

Albacete Navaja Seville Sevillia couteau 43.5cms open A good early example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare example.

This Navaja, likely from Albacete Spain, measures 43,5cms open, 23.5cms closed and has a blade length of 20cms.
The grip is blonde horn capped in traditional engraved brass end caps. The blade is of a fine form with a dropped point and re-curved tip. Its spine is file finished and the left face of the blade displays deep floral engraving and what appears to be a marker's mark in the forte. The floral relief shows remnants of a red enamel back ground.
The back spring is very strong, although there is a very small amount of movement within.

A good early example.



Stock No..
s2043

 



A good Crete knife
late 19th Century

A good Crete knife late 19th Century A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of the type, Crete, 19th century.

This example 31.5cms long in its sheath, 26.5cms out with a 17cms blade including the bolster.
The knife is very well made. The grip slabs are bone over black horn liners. This is encased by an engraved silver grip strap that still retains its tweezers in the end cap.
The silvered bolsters are the classic clam shell shape and support the blade and secure the grip strap at this point.
The blade is hollow ground and displays a drop point and raised tip. It's spine is fully engraved and it's edge sharp.
The sheath is a fine green leather over a timber core. The ends are capped with silvered fittings, the throat fitting being a simple decorative ring and the end, a mythological sea creature.

A good complete example of a knife that is becoming harder to find in any condition.



Stock No..
s2008

 



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.



Stock No..
s276

 



Vietnamese sword
A superb Guom

Vietnamese sword thanh guom a superb Guom Kiem sabre epee Hue Annam Tonkin www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An extremely high quality, full ivory hilted Vietnamese sword.

These swords, based on historical images from the late 19th and early 20th century, are typically seen in the hands in the hands of body guards / entourage of Mandarin bureaucrats during the Vietnamese Monarchy.
This example shows many aspects not commonly seen on these hand and a half sabres.
Overall this piece measures just under 94cms in the rose wood scabbard and just under 84cms out. The willow leaf style blade is just over 65cms.
The hilt and pommel are a very finely detailed carved ivory of the highest quality that remain free from losses or damage. The lavishly carved details are better explained by the images presented. They detailing includes a lion head pommel with flowing mane, branches and flowers, a bat, Chinese motifs including key patterns.
Between the hilt and guard there is an octagonal gold collar. The to pommel tip there is a triple stacked star burst washer arrangement on blued metal, silver and gold that supports the peened tang. Probably the most unusual and unique aspect of the hilt is the remains of a thin silver surround within the eye sockets that would have once house precious gem stones.
The guard is of a solid silver construction that has been Coppered and Nielloed to the inner and outer surfaces. Both floral decorative motifs and Chinese characters are found to the outer surface, whilst the inner surface displays raised/applied vine and floral motifs. A silver wire endless knot is also found to the guard near the pommel.
Between the blade and the guard a silver spacer and a silver tonkou is found. The blade is of pattern welded construction with double fullering that changes to triple fullering on both sides.
The rose wood scabbard retains the three repousse silver fittings that display dragons with vine and floral designs. Between the fittings are carved and inlayed sections that display Taoist symbols amongst floral motifs, branches and butterflies.

A very exotic form of a Guom displaying the finest work of many artisans.

Please note, all items with the Gallery page are examples from my personal collections. These items are not currently offered for sale but are sometimes released to the For Sale page as tastes and items vary.



Stock No..
s2023

 



An Oman Terrs buckler
mid to late 19th century
A very good example

An Oman Terrs buckler shield mid to late 19th century A very good example Omani Khanjar Jambiya Jambia Kattara Saif www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good example of the Oman Terrs Buckler.

This example is 25cms wide and sits 15cms tall.
The origins are rather clouded, though certainly the East African coast is where the material was sourced from, being pressed and turned Hippopotamus hide with this particular shield being 1.5cms thick. The shield was used by Arab traders throughout Africa, Zanzibar and the Southern Arabian peninsula.
The two star shaped bronze medallions on the outside are anchor points for the very thick hide handle on the inner side of the shield.
Thick bronze pins hold this handle in place with one end peened to the outside of the star medallions and the inner end having a large faceted and pierced lobe through which thick bronze loops pass.
One loop is retained on this shield, loops that were used to sling these shield on to warriors backs when not in use.

An increasingly harder to find shield type.



Stock No..
s2022

 



A rare Penai
Sulawesi
A fine example

A rare Penai Sulawesi Indonesian sword klewwang pedang Sumara Celebes Baree Toraja A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of the type, complete with its original scabbard.

This sword type from the Baree speaking people in Toraja Sulawesi is becoming increasing harder to find.
Over all, in its scabbard, this example measures 75cms long. out it is 61.5cms long and carries a fine blade that measures 49cms.
This sword type is characterized by the angular hilt of carved and engraved Buffalo horn and heavy pamor blade.
The hilts on these sword types come in a large variety of forms and carving, with this style being considered more common.
The blade is a heavy type with very clear pamor surfaces remaining in untouched condition.
The wooden scabbard has carved suspension fittings and base, carved surfaces around the suspension points and a horn throat piece.
The base of the scabbard, to the outer face appears to have received a sword cut.
A fine example in very good condition throughout.
Refer to: A.G.Van Zonneveld Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, page 104.



Stock No..
s2107

 



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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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1905

 



Silver Thai sword