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Stock No..
s2372

 



Pandai Yahya Malela Keris
A unique opportunity
Pattani master, Terengganu Malela

Pandai Yahya Malela A unique opportunity Pattani master Terengganu Malela Sumatra Keris kris Patani Coteng Tajong www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2147

 



Very rare Hudiedao
Guaredless Wing Chun sized examples
Complete with sheath
Sensational fighting swords

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

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Stock No..
s957

 



A stunning Kurdish Khanjar
Very rare type
Ottoman Tughra stamped
Pierced silver sheath
with Islamic script
Walrus ivory hilt
Fine watered blade

Kurdish Kurd Assyria Khanjar Ottoman Turkish Very rare type Tughra stamped Pierced silver sheath with Islamic script Walrus ivory hilt Fine watered blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s915


 

 



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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Stock No..
s2375


 

 



A large Luzon sword
Puñal de kriss
Heavy silver dressed fighter

A large Luzon sword Puñal de kriss Heavy silver dressed fighter moro barong kampilan bangkung www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2222


 

 



A fully loaded Bugis Penghulu Keris
A unique 15 luk charita pamor blade
containing luk within luk
Burl timber sampir
Broad light fighting blade

A fully loaded Bugis Penghulu Keris Malay Malaysian Riao Sumatra 15 luk charita pamor blade containing luk within luk Burl timber sampir Broad light fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2210


 

 



A good Sulawesi Keris
Large desirable Hulu

A good Sulawesi Keris Large desirable gigi Hulu pusaka kris antique www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2326

 



A very rare Shield
Santali buckler, West Bengal
An early all steel example

A very rare Shield Santali Santal Assam Garo Hills Sonthal Paraganas buckler Chota Nagpur West Bengal An early all steel example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2058

 



Albacete Navaja
97cms open
Exhibition size
Engraved blade
Early example

Albacete Navaja Madrid Seville 97cms open Exhibition size Engraved blade Early example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2398

 



Kurdish Khanjar
Horn hilt
Pattern welded blade

Kurdish Khanjar assyrian Horn hilt Pattern welded blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s1732

 



Salakot, Tagalog
19th century
district chief's helm
Luzon

Salakot 19th century district chief's helm Luzon Philippines hat rattan helmet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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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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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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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Stock No..
s2366

 



A good complete Tenegre
Panay, Visayan sword

A good complete Tenegre Panay Visayan sword philippines kris bolo barong kampilan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2308

 



A good old Kukri
WWI to interwar period
Possiblly pre WWI

A good old Kukri WWI to interwar period Possiblly pre WWI www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2156

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2309

 



A large Roman folder
A rare sized Italian folding knife

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

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Stock No..
s2307

 



Keris, Cirebon
An early example of the type
Desirable dress

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

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Stock No..
s2316

 



A good Aceh Sikin Panjang
A status example
Oversized scabbard top piece
A fine patern welded blade
mid to late 19th century

A good Aceh Sikin Panjang A status example Oversized scabbard top piece pattern welded blade mid to late 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s064

 



Unique fighting knives
Very fine & rare
Vietnam late 19th
early 20th century

Unique fighting knives Very fine & rare Vietnam Vietnamese sword kien guom late 19th early 20th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2205

 



Chinese Jian ring dao
A very hefty war sword

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

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Stock No..
s390

 



Stunning Thai Dhaab
Antique silver sword
18th century
Personal collection release
Very rare example

Stunning Thai Dhaab Antique silver sword 18th century<br>Personal collection release Very rare example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2337

 



An Indian Khanda
Rare transitional hilt type
A large fighting sword

An old antique Indian Khanda Tulwar Shamshir sabre sword Rare transitional hilt type A large fighting cavalry sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2131

 



Masdhayi Fiyohi
An exceptional example
High end status knife
19th century Maldives

Masdhayi Fiyohi An exceptional example High end status knife 19th century Maldives www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2319

 



A fine Celebes Badek
Sulawesi 19th century
repousse silver dress

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

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Stock No..
s2189

 



A Canary Island knife
A fine early example

A Canary Island knife naife punal dagger blade antique A fine early example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2148

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2067

 



A fine old Perak Keris
Rare desirable dress
A good strong pamor blade

Perak Keris Kris Pusaka Malaysia Malaysian pamor blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2318

 



A fine Sumatran Pedang
Palembang/Jambi regions
A fine pamor blade
Silver and carved horn hilt

A fine Sumatran antique sword Klewang Pedang Palembang Jambi regions A fine pamor blade Silver and carved horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2301

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2239

 



Terrs Buckler
Horn of Africa
Omani/Zanzibar shield

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

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Stock No..
s2313

 



An exceptional Terengganu Keris
Rare Gigi pamor blade
Stunning luminous timber

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

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Stock No..
s2342

 



Duanjiàn
Mid 19th century or earlier
A fine blade

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

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Stock No..
s2175

 



A rare Sailors Kosh
Twisted Whale Baleeen
A fine example

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

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Stock No..
s2303

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2257

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2236

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2198

 



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

A rare Horn hilted Karud dagger knife Rhino sword India Shamshir Tulwar Lucknow Afghanistan 19th century wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2335

 



A fine Kedah Keris
An older Malaysian example
Fine features and materials

A fine Kedah Keris An older example Fine features and materials kris kriss keris puskaka Malay Malaysian www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2336

 



A fine Sulawesi Keris
Rare blade features
19th century

A fine Sulawesi Celebes Keris kris kriss lame Rare blade features 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2265

 



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

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

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Stock No..
s2340

 



A very good Jian
China, 19th century
A crisp clean example

A very good antique Jian China 19th century A crisp clean example demon slayer epee sabre dao sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
s2324

 



Terengganu Keris
A very fine example
Original keris in amzing condition

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

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Stock No..
s2056

 



18th Century Firanghi
India, a rare example
LONG blade

18th Century Firanghi India Mughal Kirach Tulwar Shamshir a rare example LONG blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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Stock No..
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock No..
s2006

 



Bali Keris
19th century

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock No..
s305

 



Bhutan sword
High quality important sword

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock No..
s2044

 



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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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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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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Stock No..
s2052

 



Somali Billao
horn hilt
With sheath

Somali Billao horn hilt With sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock No..
s2064

 



Sudanese shield
Funj region
Rare shield

Sudanese shield Funj region rare african shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock No..
s1905

 



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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Stock No..
s1677

 



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 mid to late 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare sword.

Ex personal collection.

To be updated shortly



Stock No..
s1561

 



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

 



A good solid Khyber knife
Afghanistan Salawar

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

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Stock No..
s1900

 



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.



Stock No..
s2029

 



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..
s2014

 



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..
s1238

 



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..
s2017

 



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..
s2018

 



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..
s2033

 



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..
s1944

 



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.



Stock No..
s2016

 



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.



Stock No..
s2019

 



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.



Stock No..
s2024


 

 



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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A good large and rare Panabas type that is seldom seen.

This example measures 90cms long and carries a heavy blade that is 50.5cms long and 1cm thick at the base. The spine narrows slightly in wide through to the curve and for the last 14cms, carries what could almost be called a back edge. It is through this false edge and the clipped tip that 17 small holes are found, an aspect often seen on Panabas and Kampilan, sometimes filled with brass, suassa or gold.
Despite the surface wear that would grade up very easily with minor effort, a clear contrasting hardened edge can be seen as can a multitude of laminations throughout the blade faces, something a traditional etch would enhance greatly.
This large war sword has been fortunate enough to be preserved extremely well and retains 99% of its original rattan binding to the hilt, binding that shows a beautiful, rich and old world patina.

A good and rare large fighting sword from the feared Moro warriors of the former Moro provinces/regions of Zamboanga, Lanao, Cotabato, Davao, and Jolo.



Stock No..
s1959

 



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 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



Stock No..
s1884

 



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

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

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A fine and rare Moro Kris.

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

A fine and desirable Kris.



Stock No..
s1080

 



Tebu dagger
A good African knife

Tebu dagger A good African knife www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very nice quality Tebu arm dagger.

This example has long since lost the arm band suspension, however, the loop through which it was mounted is retained.
The knife remains in fine condition throughout with the leather displaying a healthy glossy patina and only light wear near the pommel.
The pommel has darkened with age, whilst the blade has been protected by the sheath and retains its original bright polish and is free from blemishes.
The edges are very sharp and the needle tip is full. The cross section shows a slight medial ridge and bevelled cutting edges.
A good example, most likely from the mid 20th century.



Stock No..
s2030

 



Tiger Tooth Jambiya
Ivory grips, Wootz blade
Unusual blade forte
Silver lanyard toggle
As found, uncleaned

Tiger Tooth Jambiya ivory grips Wootz blade Unusual blade forte Silver lanyard toggle As found uncleaned type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example that would grade up very well.

This rare North Indian dagger/khandjar remains in complete original, uncleaned and undamaged condition, to include its original leather covered sheath.
The overall length in its sheath is 31cms long excluding the silver toggle. Out of the sheath it is 30cms long, with a blade length of 20cms.
It's grip slabs are ivory, pinned in three places through a full tang which protrudes the grip stap. It is through the tang end that a fine, decorative solid silver lanyard toggle of classic Mughal form is hung. Surrounding the grip slabs are steel bolsters and grip straps. These surfaces, given the quality of the wootz blade are also likely to be of a wootz steel.
The blade form, for any Indian dagger is a most unusual form. The tapering block forte edges remains false, with raised edges, whist the midsection of this forte is an elliptical cross section, seen running through between the raised and thickened cutting edges and armour piercing tip. The blades edges remain in original high bright polish, whilst the faces of the blade show a fine wootz watered steel patterning.
The leather and timber sheath remains in fine condition, without loss or breaks.

A most interesting and unusual blade form in a rare and complete Tiger Tooth jambiya.



Stock No..
s1864

 



Ayda Katti
An exceptional example
Very rare Coorg knife
Large inlaid hilt
Marine ivory
Extremely rare blade type

Ayda Katti Antique Indian sword Malabar An exceptional example Very rare Coorg knife size Extremely rare blade type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional example of a very rare 18th century war knife.

This example measures 52cms tall excluding the lanyard loop. The blade is 33.5cms long from the edge of the decorated collar to the top of the blade.
As Rawson notes, this weapon type is indigenous to the most westerly part of Mysore, the Curg (or Coorg) and the Malabar coast which is noted on page 49 of his work "The Indian sword". Pages 93 & 94, #45, provide a lot of detail as to the three distinct types found throughout these regions.

The Ayda Katti is thought to be one of the rarest edged weapons known. Elgood notes in "Firearms of the Islamic world", Most were confiscated in response to an outbreak of violence near Malappuram in 1884. "The local British administration confiscated all arms, seizing 17,295 weapons of which 7,503 were guns. The Madras Museum selected a few of the better examples and the remainder were dumped into the sea."
This particular example is as noted, an exceptional example of the type, worn by a person of nobility. Every aspect of the fine inlaid ivory hilt speaks volumes about its quality and rarity.
The pommel end is a rare capstan form with an articulated lanyard ring present. This protruding section secures multiple shaped and engraved decorative brass spacers that sit below and above the classic protruding pommel. The base of the ivory grip is encased in a very finely engraved collar whilst all facets of the sea ivory grip are inlaid with 24 panels of variously shaped engraved brass panels. All inlaid sections display a sun like motif with the long band to the back of the grip showing inter-swirling sun like motifs with a double motif surrounding a heart shaped panel that appears to hold a stone or enamel.
Atop of the ivory grip sits the classic architectural shaped pillar, specific to the Adya Katti. This section of the war knife has a feint copper hue and although untested, it appears to be of a rose gold alloy. The base of the blade is encased in an expertly engraved and chiselled collar, with all faces being extremely detailed. The root of the blade within this collar, shares the same sun like motif as seen inlaid on the grip.
The blade shows a clear forged construction, a bevelled cutting edge now dulled from age and a half sun motif stamped along the entire length of the spine. The body of the blade itself is also of a very rare form, a form noted is Stone's Glossary, page 82, figure 104, #1.

Overall this is an exceptional and exceptionally rare fighting sword or War knife as the name Adya Katti implies, a weapon type that was nearly lost forever during the confiscation by the British Empire during the 19th century. A weapon type rarely seen in museums or private collections.



Stock No..
s1796

 



Indian sabre
Rare hilt type
18th century
Firanghi

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

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

A good 18th century Deccan fighting sword.



Stock No..
s2010

 



A fine Northern Shan Dah
Fine silver dressed sword

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

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A fine all silver dressed Shan Dah.

This example measures 76cms in its scabbard, 69cms out and has a blade length of 49.5cms.
The silver dressed hilt retains in full the silver wire mesh mid grip which is so often damaged or lost and it remains in very good condition.
The light blade is razor sharp and of a form typically seen further north towards Kachin regions.
The scabbard displays very fine and decorative twisted wire motifs to the border of the silver dress, whilst all other applied silver wire decorations the the hilt and scabbard are extremely fine and expertly crafted with the utmost precision.

A fine example of a type that is becoming much harder to find in any condition.



Stock No..
s1657

 



An early Indian Pata
Tanjore Gauntlet sword
18th century India

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

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A fine, rare and early Tanjore Pata.

This large example measures 129cms long and a blade which is 100cms long to the gantlet. The length of the blade to the tip of the langet is 83.5cms long.
The entire sword appears to have been dismantled sometime in the early 20th century, then copper plated and reassembled. However, despite this appearance the Pata has retained and further developed a wonderful old patina throughout.
The pierced and chiselled gantlet remains in exceptional condition for its age. Its surfaces display mythical creatures that appear to be Yali, vine tendrils and floral motifs.
The blade is a fine stiff type with decent flex for the dimensions. It is of an elliptical cross section and likely wootz beneath the copper plating.

A fine and very well priced example.



Stock No..
s1926

 



Coorg war knife
Ayda Katti
Kodava Southern India

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

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A rare Southern India war knife from the Coorg people of Kodava.

This fine horn hilted example measures 49cms long when measured from the centre of the tang at the base through to the tip of the blade. The blade, from the centre of the bolster to the tip is 35cms long and 9cms across the belly.
To the left face of the blade, there is an impressed icon, possibly an armourer's stamp, a marking that I have not yet seen on any Ayda Katti within collections or previously in the marketplace. Any markings typically found on these knife types are gold inlaid plugs stamped with the "Om" symbol.
The base of the blade, where is enters the architectural inspired bolster is 12mm thick. It is from this point that the blade tapers acutely to the narrowed waist. The lower section of the spine is covered with incised lines which are utilised as a striker for flints.
The blade is a very strong and well forged example with its cutting edge sharp for the entire length.
The large faceted bolster measures 4cms x 2.5cms.
The black carved horn grip and pommel remain is excellent condition throughout and are without cracks or loss. The base of the grip is pierced and retains its original decorative lanyard. The oversized pommel is 1cms thick, 5.5cms wide and 12cms long. The tang is peened over a decorative bronze rosette.

With consideration given to Robert Elgood's notes about the some 17,000 + Coorg weapons being dumped at sea in the mid 19th century, weapons from this region are seldom found.

A very good example of a rare Coorg war knife that remains in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s2005

 



A good old Patani machete
Rare example
Fine blade

A good old Patani machete Rare example Fine blade kris keris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a old Patani decorative machete.

This rare figural Parang Ginah measures 68cms long. The blade length, including the bolster is 53cms long.
The thick turned wooden hilt shows a worn and dark patina throughout and is free from cracks, loss or damage. Its spire pommel is pierced, likely for a thin wrist lanyard.
The octagonal bolster is 3cms across which narrows to just under 2cms thick at the base of the blade.
The faces of the blade display some very unusual pattern welded surfaces with pamor like qualities to the left face.
The tip of the blade appears to be lost.

A good and very unusual farm implement that later turned votive item and weapon.



Stock No..
s1504

 



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

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

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A very fine and rare South Sumatran Klewang.

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1251

 



A fine Afghan Sabre
Kilij style blade

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

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

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



Stock No..
s2053

 



Chinese Officers sword
Boxer Rebellion period
German manufactured
Dragon guard
A RARE sword

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A outstanding example of a Prussian Dragon sword for Chinese Officer, Boxer Rebellion era.

This example of the Prussian 1889 model is 99.5cms in the scabbard, just under 96cms out and has a blade length of just under 81cms.
These very rare sword type have a rampant Chinese dragon on the guard rather than a German eagle or state emblem that is normally seen.
It has been recorded that German eye witnesses to the Boxer Rebellion report finding such swords in Chinese positions at Taku and in Chinese arsenals. Refer to the web based Dragon Article- "China-Waffen" at Traditionsverband for further documentation and images of these sword used within Chinese regiments of the Boxer Rebellion.
The hilt remains in perfect original condition with multiple silver and brass wire binding within the recesses of shark skin covered grip.
The spine of the blade is thick and the blade is full in profile.
A very rare sword type in very fine, used issued condition right down to the thick original leather spacer at the forte. The leather finger ring within the guard has been cut away, likely broken during active service.
The sword is in as found very fine condition.

A very rare sword that is seldom seen in the market place.



Stock No..
s1015

 



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

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

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A very rare and exceptional pair of Chinese fighting swords.

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

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



Stock No..
s1866

 



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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1471

 



Thai Dagger
20th century naval dirk

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

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

A fine military dirk from Thailand made under German contract.



Stock No..
s1929

 



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

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

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A good large Vietnamese war sword.

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

A good and capable war sword from Vietnam.



Stock No..
s2031

 



A very rare Jambiya
Banjarmasin, Borneo
Ivory hilt
Persian Wootz blade

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To be updated further shortly.



Stock No..
s1348

 



A very rare Kukri type
large heavy example
very rare form
Kora hilted with guard

A very rare Kukri type large heavy example very rare form Kora hilted with guard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Nepalese kukri of fighting form.

This heavy fighting kukri measures just over 53cms long in its sheath and is 52cms out. The blade measures 36.5cms long from the top of the bolster to the tip of the blade.
The hilt of this formidable weapon is of a known type that is of rare form. It is of genuine Nepalese manufacture, indicated by the long stupa pommel and the bolster of the type seen on Nepalese Kora.
The presence of a practical knuckle guard is likely European influenced but could just as well be directly influenced by the many Indian sabres found within the region. The presence of the very large disk pommel suggests this.
The grip's surface is decorated with engraving placed in geometrical formations. The knuckle bow is also engraved. The disk pommel and oval quillon block or guard show scalloped edges and toward the knuckle bow.
The blade is of the desirable chirra type with multiple fullers. To the forte in an engraving not unlike the kaudi in design but reversed/facing upwards.
The sheath is of a typical type being black leather over a timber inner. The back of the scabbard, towards the tip has opened up like so many Kukri do.

A fine and rare fighting Kukri from Nepal.



Stock No..
s1653

 



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

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

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A fine example of a rare Baluchistan buckler.

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

A fine example of a seldom seen shield.



Stock No..
s1525

 



Dua Lalan
Toraja
Central Sulawesi

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

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A rare Dua Lalan, Toraja, Central Sulawesi

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

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



Stock No..
s2011

 



Ethiopian sword
Short broad blade
Unusual form

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s2028

 



Chinese Officers sword
Boxer Rebellion period
German manufactured
Dragon guard
A RARE sword

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A good example of a Prussian Dragon sword for Chinese Officer, Boxer Rebellion era.

This example of the Prussian 1889 model is 101cms in the scabbard, just under 96cms out and has a blade length of just under 81cms.
These very rare swords have a Chinese dragon on the guard rather than a German eagle or state emblem that is normally seen.
It has been recorded that German eye witnesses to the Boxer Rebellion report finding such swords in Chinese positions at Taku and in Chinese arsenals. Refer to the web based Dragon Article- "China-Waffen" at Traditionsverband for further documentation and images of these sword used within Chinese regiments of the Boxer Rebellion.
The hilt shows some losses to the original shark skin covering and the wire binding has been lost.
The spine of the blade is thick and the blade is full in profile.
A very rare sword type in good honest issued condition right down to the thick original leather spacer at the forte and leather thumb ring within the guard.
The sword is in as found condition, still retaining evidence of the previous owners polish to the brass that will be left for the new custodian to attend to if they wish to.

A very rare sword that is seldom seen in the market place.


Stock No..
s1886

 



A Borneo Pedang
in rare Murat dress
A rare early combination

A Borneo Pedang Iban parang headhunters sword sabre in rare Murat dress A rare early combination www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Iban Pedang with a heavy hilt and very fine and sharp blade, found in a Murat scabbard typically associated with the Pakayun.

The sword measures 86cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 82.3cms long and has a blade length of 70cms.
The heavy brass hilt offers a very comfortable grip and a perfect counter balance to the thick blade. Its surfaces display a very fine and warm old patina with a deep rich green patina.
The blade fits perfectly within the scabbard and it likely to be a true and early marriage of cultures, be it through trade, policy or otherwise.
The blade is 8mm thick at the base and carries a razor sharp edge for near the entire length. Each face of the blade has two narrow fullers, the lower of the two running for most of the blades length.
The blades edge displays a very clear inserted edge with Harmon like characteristics.
The scabbard is carved timber, both carved and dyed and bound in metal fittings. The throat is carved and a simple carved motifs sits below the opening.

A fine example of the Borneo Pedang that displays cultural influence from neighbouring regions.



Stock No..
s2025

 



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

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

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A very rare silver and Niello dress Bukhara Kard.

This fine example measures 42.5cms in its sheath, 40.5cms out and has a blade length of 28.5cms to the edge of the bolster.
The large carved rhino horn hilt is crafted in typical Central Asian style being cross cut, shaped and pinned to the blades tang. The fore grip is dressed with fine lapis Lazuli stone inserts to each side and capped with an engraved silver & Niello grip strap and bolsters.
The fine and very rare Central Asian crafted Wootz blade carries a thick decoratively chiselled "T" spine whilst the body of the blade is a strong yet thin and light version of its heavier Persian counterparts.
The Kard sits within a partial leather over timber sheath that is mounted with three fine, thick silver fittings. Each fitting is profusely covered with native motifs to the outer faces, motifs which are completed in Niello and a gilt wash. The reverse side of the fittings are simple in design with the upper and lower displaying a floral Niello motif and the upper carrying silver suspension loops.

A very rare knife type from Central Asia.



Stock No..
s1933

 



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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1672

 



Co Jang, Sumatra
Fine pattern welded blade
Carved horn hilt

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

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A good heavy sword with a fine carved horn hilt.

This example of a Cojang from the Aceh regions of Sumatra remains in fine condition throughout.
The hilt is a thick carved horn type with native motifs surrounding a chequered fore grip.
The blade is 1cm thick at the base and 66cms long. The faces display a clear pattern welded surfaces with deep fullers and a false back edge.
Overall the sword measures 82.5cms long.

A good example of a sword type that is getting much harder to find in any condition.



Stock No..
s1802

 



Philippine dagger
Large Luzon dagger
1st Republic period

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

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A fine heavy Luzon dagger.

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

A fine example of a rarely seen dagger type.



Stock No..
s1615

 



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

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

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A rare set, Naga axe and belt.

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

A fine and seldom seen set of Naga artifacts.



Stock No..
s1912

 



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

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

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

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

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

Ex personal collection


Stock No..
s1975

 



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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s1054

 



A rare Yemen sword
Yemeni Saif or Pallasch
Heavy fighting blade

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

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A good rare Yemen fighting sword.

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

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



Stock No..
s1988

 



A long Chinese sword
Oxtail sabre, Niuweidao
19th century

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

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

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

A good tight original sword in original as found condition.



Stock No..
s1981

 



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

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

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

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

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



Stock No..
s2002

 



Garo Dao
Assam, Nagalands
Head hunters sword

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A good rare Naga Dao from the Garo tribes of Nagaland.

The warriors of the regions have long been known as fearsome head hunters. These large and heavy dao were used by the Garo warriors or Matgriks as they were known, in battle and head taking.
This example measures 70cms long and 13cms across the simple iron cross piece. The cutting edge is approx 30cms long, 6cms wide at the tip and 3cms wide at the base, with a medial ridge running throughout the centre of the blade.
It's simple forged construction is heavy but well balances and the odd shape is very agronomical in the hand.

A good example of a rare Garo artefact.



Stock No..
s1961

 



A fine and rare Khanjar
Albania, 19th century
Large Walrus tusk hilt
A fine dark wootz blade

A fine and rare Khanjar dagger knife sword sabre Albania 19th century Large Walrus tusk hilt A fine dark wootz blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large and fine Albanian Khanjar with a dark high contrast wootz blade.

This large dagger measures just over 47cms long in its sheath, 46cms long out and has a blade length of 28cms.
The large carved walrus ivory grip remains in very fine condition throughout and displays an old warm caramel coloured patina. Clear "marble" like surfaces of the exposed inner core can be seen within the sides of the grip and pommel.
The blade is a fine, high contrast black wootz steel. The broad blade is just under 6cms wide at the base, has a central raised medial ridge from which a beautiful curved taper flows through to the cutting edges.
To the forte of the blade, there are differing cartouches or cursive Arabic script to each face, both completed in applied silver in the "Koftgari" method.
The sheath is simple repousse brass covering, worn with age and use as is what once was a vibrant purple velour that separated the brass panels.

A fine and rare Albanian Khanjar that could grade up very well with minor restoration work if desired.



Stock No..
s1310

 



A very rare blade
Moro Barong/Barung
Twist core blade
Provenance from 1898

A very rare blade Moro Barong Barung kris Kampilan Twist core blade Provenance from 1898 www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An extremely rare twist core Moro barong blade.

Amongst the finest Moro swords are those carrying twist core blade, amongst these twist core blades, the rarest and most coveted are the barong blade, they are simple just not found in the market place.
For viewing here is one such blade, that of a twist core barong.
The blade itself is not a large blade in the world of barong blade but certainly is a quality example.
The blade comes with provenance, being captured in 1898 from "pirate", pirates not doubt being the raiders of the Sulu archipeligo.
The pommel is missing from the blade, possibly lost during the capture of the blade. What remains is a silver collar bound with rattan to both ends and the actual blade.
The blade is hollow forged. Within the centre of the blade is a triple row of twist core steel arranged in a leaf shape pattern, a pattern mimicking the famous barong shape.

A very rare blade with history attached. A blade for display as is or remounting in fine Datu dress.



Stock No..
s1881

 



A very rare Thai sword
A very rare style
Unique designs to blade
Repousse silver fittings
An exceptional war sword

A very rare Thai sword Daan Darb Dharb dah dha A very rare style Unique designs to blade Repousse silver fittings An exceptional war sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare repousse silver Thai fighting sword.

This rare example measures 82.5cms long and carries a broad blade which is 44.5cms long.
The thick rattan and silver bound hilt remains solid and in fine condition throughout. The pommel is full and without damage.
The blade is a very rare example with much rarer markings to the forte and tip.
It is without a scabbard.

A very rare sword and a very capable fighting type.



Stock No..
s1793

 



Vietnamese Guom
A very fine & rare example
Exceptional inay throughout
Very fine blade quality

Vietnamese Guom A very fine & rare example Exceptional inay throughout Very fine blade quality www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional Vietnamese Guom.

On of the best Guom types that we have handled. Whilst there is a minor lack of condition to the mother of pearl (MOP) grip inlay, this Guom features many aspects not typically found being the fine combinations of mother of pearl to the hilt, the fine raised silverwork to the guard and a blade of exceptional heft and quality for the sword type.
In its scabbard, this example measures 94cms in, 84cms out and has a blade length of 67cms.
The hilt is certainly the rarest aspect of this sword. It is carved from a very fine dark timber and inlaid with exceptional skill. The border around the floral inaly is the finest workmanship of mother of Pearl on a weapon that I have had the pleasure of handling. Not only the quality of the inlay stands out, but the quality of the materials used in the inlay all have a very fine luminous quality to them.
The pommel is a repousse silver lions face with a mane of MOP running down the back of the grip. The collar at the fore grip is also repousse silver with floral design elements.
The thick copper guard displays thick applied silver borders, raised silver floral and copper cloud motifs to the grip side, whilst the blade side shows inlaid copper, silver and bronze motifs to either side of the blade and inlaid silver cloud motifs to the edges. Atop of the guard is a very fine silver spacer or sepa as it would be known on a Japanese katana. The edges of this spacer appear to be stylistic representations of the cloud motifs.
The base of the blade is encased in a silver tonkou. The blade itself has a thick spine, a single fuller transitioning in to multiple fullers, fine distal taper through to the tip and cutting edge and a fine hardened edge that can be clearly seen in hand.
The forte and end of the blade display simple incised floral motifs.
The scabbard is of typical design and form being bound in three repousse silver sections and MOP inlay in the exposed timber panels.
The silver suspension fittings and drag are embellished with dragons writhing within floral vegetation whilst the inlaid timbers between display butterflies within extremely fine MOP vines and floral motifs.

An exceptional and very rare example of a Vietnamese Guom, one that carries a very fine and capable blade type.



Stock No..
s1537

 



A very rare keris type
Patani Anak Alang
Fine dress, minor losses

A very rare keris type Patani Pattani Malay Thailand Anak Alang Fine dress minor losses www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Patani/Pattani Anak Alang.

This rare keris type measures 46.5cms in its sheath, 34.5cms out and has a blade length of 26cms.
The hilt or Hulu is a rare Perkaka type with very prominent features.
The blade type is a very rare Patani Anak Alang.
The sheath is also fine carved timber with displays a bold pattern throughout the sampir.

A very rare keris type with losses to the hulu and sampir, an easily restorable aspect of the ensemble.



Stock No..
s1958

 



A good Moroccan Saif
Rhino horn hilt
European blade

A good Moroccan Saif Rhino horn hilt European blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Moroccan Saif with a fine horn hilt.

This example measures 92.5cms long and carries a blade which is 77cms long.
Its hilt is of a fine quality Rhino horn, encased in a later decorative white metal collar. The quillons and knuckle bow are all steel and of typical design for the sword type.
The blade is a good European trade type with triple fullers, a form common amongst these sword.
The sword is without a scabbard.

A good example of the type with a quality hilt.



Stock No..
s1984

 



A very fine exhibition Najava
Seville, dated 1888
A large knife, 76cms open

A very fine exhibition Najava Seville dated 1888 A large knife 76cms open Sevillia Toledo Madrid Albacete www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Sevillia Exhibition Navaja, dated 1888.

This fine and large Spanish folding knife in in excellent condition throughout.
When open this Navaja measures 76.5cms long, closed it is 41cms.
The knife displays all the classical Seville craftsmanship, inlaid horn, decorative brass work, filed back spring, leaf shaped blade and valour motto to its surfaces.
The dark horn grip with blonde highlights is decorated in just such a manner. It is bound in long decorative brass end caps which display numerous design motifs. Its mid section is bound in six inlaid bands and numerous discs surrounding a larger central medallion. There are dozens of other minor inlaid discs and pique work throughout each face.
Atop of the grip slabs is a large and strong back spring with file finished edges that locks tight in place over the large brass encased multi toothed ratchet.
The blade displays a brass covered liner at the pivot point, its surfaces engraved.
The blade itself is a long leaf shaped blade of classic Seville style. To one face is a large arrangement of floral motifs, to the other, famous valour motto, roughly translating to, "if this viper itches for you, there is no remedy in the pharmacy.

A very fine example of the type.



Stock No..
s1217

 



A good heavy Moro Barong
A rare example
large Jungayan pommel
Fine old sheath

A good heavy Moro Barong Kris Kalis Sundang Kampilan A rare example large Jungayan pommel Fine old sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and heavy Datu Barong.

This beautiful early Moro barong remains in good condition for its age. The overall length in its sheath is 64cms, out it is 62.5cms and it has a blade length of 41cms with a belly 7cms wide.
The hilt is a single piece of carved timber with the pommel carved in a simple yet elegant jungayan type and the fore grip bound in a silver sleeve.
The blade does have some minor surface issues throughout and would benefit greatly from a professional polish. Its spine is thick, the faces show a very clear bold pattern welded surface and the faces are deeply hollow forged which creates a broad bevelled cutting edge.
The sheath is not without fault but remains solid. There is a minor age crack at the throat and one of the rattan bindings is cut. it is of a rare form and displays fine dark timber grains.

A good large Moro fighting barong sword for a warrior of rank or status.



Stock No..
s1141

 



Kukri with provenance
A very fine example
All steel fighting type
A fine & complete example

Kukri with provenance A very fine example All steel fighting type A fine & complete example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine complete Kukri with provenance.

The all steel Kukri measures 47.5cms long in its sheath. Out is it 46.5cms long with a blade length of 36.5cms and a width a little over 6.5cms.
The hilt and bolster are all steel and lightly carved and incised with simple geometric designs throughout.
The blade is very well forged, has crisp lines, a deep drop and a very good sharp cutting edge.
The Karda and Chakmak are actually two identical Karda of very good quality.
Double Karda are quite common amongst many of the better made Kukri.
Its original tinder or flint pouch is also present.
The scabbard is leather over timber and ends in a chiseled steel cap. The leather is very good quality and is expertly stitched.
As is the case with many Kukri of this age, the bottom of the sheath is open due to friction wear on the blades edge.

Of special interest is the double sided letter dated May 1st 1900 which talks about the 5 year delay in getting this gift being one of a pair of Kukri to two individuals. The author also speaks of his time in India and the manufacture point of this Kukri along with further notes that the manufacture centre, (Which is named) is the best makers of Kukri and that they are very real and capable weapons.

A full translation of this document will certainly be of interest to the serious Kukri collector.

A rare opportunity to obtain a special interest Kurki with genuine history.



Stock No..
s1991

 



A good folding knife
French "Navaja"
Corsican Navaja

A good folding knife French Navaja Corsican Navaja www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a folding knife from Corsica or Provincial France.

The example measures 40cms open, 21.5cms closed and has a blade length of 19cms.
It is a single pin locking type with the blade secured by a back spring.
The blade is well made, with a full point and good cutting edge. The faces are simply decorated with a repeated tooling motif and a snake like fashion.
The hilt is comprised of horn grip slabs inlaid with twisted brass wire and bound in brass strapping. Decorative brass collars bind each end with the base finished as a pipe tamper.

A good seldom seen knife type.



Stock No..
s1906

 



Syrian sword, sabre
18th century European blade
Fine pattern welded blade
Good forte markings

Syrian sword sabre Persian Shamshir 18th century European blade Fine pattern welded blade Good forte markings www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Syrian sabre with a fine European blade.

This sabre measures 96cms long in its scabbard, 92cms out and has a blade length 80cms from the tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is a rather atypical type compared to the classical traditional type but remains largely the same. Its grip slabs are a fine dark polished horn, enclosed with an engraved grip strap. The slabs are decorated with rosettes and carved to house the steel guard.
The blade is a very finely pattern welded type with clear engraved motifs to each face of the forte and the remains of sun, moon and star motifs further along the base of the blade.
The blade is likely Austr-Hungarian in origins, it retains a good cutting edge and expertly finished fullers.
The sword retains its original scabbard, redressed in leather and steel fittings earlier in its working like. A very small amount of silver Koftgari remains to the scabbard fittings.

A fine fighting sword at a very good price.



Stock No..
s1904

 



Caucasian Kindjal
A large fighting knife
A fine blade
Silvered dress

Caucasian Kindjal Shashka Sashqua Tsar Russian Georgian Tiflis A large fighting knife A fine blade Silver dress www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A Caucasian Kindjal, a fine fighting knife.

This example of a Kindjal measures just under 56cms long in its sheath. Out it is 54cms long and carries a broad 41cms long blade.
Of a typical double edged, full tang construction, this Kindjal wears a walrus ivory outer grip slab and a dark horn inner slab.
These grip slabs remain in fine condition throughout and display a very warm age patina. Each slab is pinned in three places with two large raised rivets at each end which aid with both grip and manoeuvrability in the hand.
The blade is of an elliptical cross section with offset fullering. Its edges are sharp and its needle tip is full.
The sheath has a simple iron suspension band and ring, en-suite with the large practical iron rivets on the hilt. It is further dressed in a leather covering and silver plated copper fittings which bear floral motifs with geometrical borders.

A fine, large and practical fighting knife from the Caucasian Mountains.



Stock No..
s1973

 



A good Laos sword
Fine Samrit hilt

A good Laos sword Thai Darb daab dhaab dah dha Fine Samrit hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Laos Daab with a very fine samrit hilt.

This example measures 77cms long and carries a blade with a length of 47cms.
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 type. 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..
s1907

 



Mughal Indian Shamshir
Wootz bladed Tulwar
Gold script to blade
Gold & silver floral hilt

Mughal Indian Shamshir Wootz bladed Tulwar Gold script to blade Gold & silver floral hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Indian Mughal Shamshir with a wootz blade and gold cartouche.

This fine, as found untouched example measures 89cms long in a straight line. Its blade length is 75cms long.
The Indo-Muslim, guard less tulwar hilt is of a classical form with a slightly canted disc pommel. Its surfaces retain large amounts of its original gold and silver floral koftgari, motifs typical to the South Indian Deccan plateau regions.
The blade is of a Persian Shamshir for and of wootz construction. A fine watered surface can be seen throughout the blade and an untranslated gold cartouche with sunflower has been applied to the right face of the blade, approx 10cms from the tip of the hilts langet.
The sword is without a scabbard.

A fine example of an 18th century Mughal Indian Shamshir with gold cartouche and hilt embellishments.



Stock No..
s1939

 



Tumbok Lada, Sumatra
Large ivory hilt
Strong blade
A good complete example

A good complete Tumbok Lada koro batak Sumatra sewar kerambit Large ivory hilt Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good and seldom seen Tumbok Lada.

This example measures 30.5cms long in its sheath, 27.5 out and has a blade length of 20cms to the bolster.
The large oversized ivory grip displays a nice old patina throughout and it without loss or fault.
The blade is uncleaned and native forging flaws can be seen in the blade's surfaces. Its edge remains sharp and its tip full
The upper sheath section is carved from a rich brown timber which displays a deep patina. The stem appears to be bamboo, rattan bound and with a single bronze or silver strap near the base.

A good old example of a seldom seen knife.



Stock No..
s1985

 



A very fine Talibong
Northern philippines
Luzon or Visayans region

A very fine Talibong Northern philippines Luzon or Visayans region kris Kali Barong Kampilan www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Talibong.

This rare fighting swords from the northern regions of the Philippines remains in excellent condition throughout, it is a extremely well preserved example of the type.
In its scabbard, it measures just over 64cms long, out it is 60.5cms long and carries a blade which is 45.5cms long. In the hand, this is a very hefty sword with considerable forward weight.
The carved timber hilt is of classic Talibong form with the pommel displaying beautiful deep relief carving of geometric and floral designs. Its fore-grip is bound in fine rattan, is free from loss or damage and displays a deep rich brown patina.
The deeply forward curved blade is just a fraction under 1cms thick at the base and has the thumb notch to the base of the spine. The left face of the blade is flat, whilst the right face displays a very broad bevelled cutting edge, an edge that remains very sharp.
The scabbard also remains in excellent, near perfect condition throughout. the throat is simply decorated whilst the base is an elaborately carved type with the profile resembling a rooster. The right face also carries a raised, carved and pierced suspension loop.

A very fine example of the type, a rare sword which is seldom seen.



Stock No..
s1989

 



Persian Shamshir
Rare blade features
Signed blade
For restoration

Persian Shamshir Tulwar kilij kilic sabre sword spear shield rare blade features Signed blade For restoration www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare Persian? or Central Asian? Shamshir.

This is a restoration project for a rare Shamshir blade and hilt.
The length overall is 87cms long with a blade length of 76cms, measured to the centre of the quillon block.
The hilt is timber slabs which show remains of a donkey leather covering and simple brass rosettes. The pommel is deeply canted inwards and capped with a steel end cap of unusual deeply engraved surfaces and sectioned sides. The original quillon block is retained but is at fault with separation of the steel to one side and age wear and tear, although, skilled hands will be able to restore this.
The blade is signed Hassan to the right face of the forte. It has an unusual arrangement of narrow and broad fullering throughout its surfaces.
The blade surfaces have been cleaned but not polished. The cleaning shows a crystalline pattern throughout and a clear hardened edge running deeply on the percussion curve of the blade.

A nice rare Shamshir for restoration with a rare signed blade.



Stock No..
s1819

 



A very fine Sewar
Northern Sumatra
Ivory grip, silver dress

A very fine Sewar Northern Sumatra Aceh Ivory grip silver dres Tumbok Lada koro batak Sumatra sewar kerambit Large ivory hilt Strong blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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This very fine Sumatran Sewar with ivory and silver hilt remains is exceptional condition throughout.

This seldom seen type measures 33cms in its sheath, 32.5 out and has a blade length of 25cms to the silver covered bolster.
The hilt is a nicely aged and finely carved example of simple design, typical to the knife type. The hilt and bolster are wrapped in a fine silver dress which display native design motifs and tooling.
The blade is a simple slender forward curving type akin to the Sumatran rencong.
The timber sheath is also decorated in silver panels, each displaying a simple native repousse design.

A very fine and seldom seen example of the type.



Stock No..
s1990

 



A fine Gaucho knife
Mother of Pearl grip
Nickel silver fittings
Argentina, ealry 20th cent.

A fine Gaucho knife Mother of Pearl grip Nickel silver fittings Argentina ealry 20th cent www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Goucho knife with a hexagonal Mother of Pearl grip.

This fine nickel plated knife or cuchillo measures 30cms long in its sheath, 28cms out and has a blade length of 16cms excluding the bolster.
The hilt is of a tapering hexagonal shape with metal collars to each end and a fluted capstan pommel.
The blade has a thick faceted bolster, block forte and a spear shaped blade. It is single edged with a non sharpened bevelled back edge.
The sheath is all metal with a timber core. Its surfaces are engraved with floral motifs and vines whilst the belt loop and end are embellished with mythical sea creatures.

A fine and very good quality knife with rare Mother Of Pearl grip slabs.



Stock No..
s1667

 



A rare pair of Hgao heads
Samrit repousse alloy
Elephant goad combinations
Early Thailand/Laos

A rare pair of Hgao heads Samrit repousse alloy Elephant goad combinations Early Thailand/Laos www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare pair of Laos Pole arm heads, Ngao with Elephant goads.

This pair measure 72cms long and carry a thin but very strong 46cms long blade.
These blades sit atop small disc guards and thick forged Elephant goads.
The base of the socket is 4cms across and narrows to 3.5cms below the goads.
The long repousse gold coloured sockets are a Samrit alloy, each displaying floral motifs throughout.

A good rare pair of late 18th century pole arm heads, once used when riding and fighting from an Elephant.



Stock No..
s1943

 



A rare Malay Keris
Anak Alang keris
Hippo tooth Hilt

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A good rare ivory hilted Malaysian Anak Alang Keris.

This example measures 33cms long in its sheath, and likely would have been closer to 35cms long in the scabbard if the sampir was not broken and repaired short. Out it is 33cms long and has a blade length of 25.5cms long.
The hilt or hulu is carved from a hippo tooth, one of the most common ivories used in the Malay states. It is free from loss and damaged and has developed a very fine age patina. The hilt sits within a thick bronze alloy cup or pendokok which is engraved with floral motifs.
The blade is a rare Anak Alang type with good base feature and is in as found un-touched condition.
As noted, the sheath's sampir is at fault but a traditional repair of horn or timber could be made to restore this rare piece to as it once was. The missing butnut could also be replaced with the same material.

A good and rare keris blade with a desirable ivory hilt at well below market value of individual pieces.



Stock No..
s1969

 



A good spear head
Provincial Thailand

A good spear head Provincial Thailand Siam Siamese Laos spear sword sabre daab darb dah dha For restoration www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Thai spear head from the outer provincial regions of Thailand.

This spear head measures 72cms long on its partial shaft and carries a thick well shaped spear blade which measure 41cms long.
The spear head sits atop of a simple timber shaft and is supported by a steel collar and separated by a simple steel Tsuba like guard with scalloped edges.

A good seldom seen spear head.



Stock No..
s1029

 



A good solid Karud
Central Asian, Afghanistan
Hard to find dagger

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A good solid horn hilted Karud.

This Karud from the Afghanistan regions of Central Asia is without a sheath and worn throughout but solid and stable.
Overall it measures 37.5cms long with a blade just under 25cms long, measured to the bolster.
The grip slaps are a simple horn pinned in three places, separated by a broad steel grip strap.
The blade is of the typical classic profile and cross section with its "T" spine, hollow forged faces and raised bevelled cutting edge.

A good 19th century fighting knife with a strong blade capable of piercing chain mail and thick quilted armour.



Stock No..
s1589

 



1821 pattern sword
With scabbard
1st Cumberland volunteers
Well marked blade
H L Soulsby

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A good English regimental sword.

In its scabbard this sword measures 101cms long in its scabbard. Out is is just under 98cms long with a blade length of 83.5cms.
The plated hilt remains in good condition for its age with only minor blemished throughout. The chagrin grip shows minor losses and the copper grip binding is complete and intact.
The blade shows a pleasant age patina throughout and is free from rust and damage.
Its surfaces are etched throughout. To the right face is a flaming grenade over a cannon that sits amongst vine motifs whilst the left face shows angel wings with lightning bolts and "1st Cumberland Art Vols". The bade of the left face shows the mark of H L Soulsby and the right carries the proof plug.
The leather field scabbard retains its brass throat and is in good condition throughout with the exception of cracks in the lower half of the scabbard, nearing a break but still together.

A good well marked artillery Volunteers regiment sword.



Stock No..
s1954

 



A fine Malay Keris
Kedah Saras
stunning timbers
A fine blade

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A fine example of a northern Malay Keris with a fine Saras blade.

This example measures 49cms long in its sheath, 47.5cms out and has a blade length just under 40cms long.
The entire keris is in very fine condition throughout, whilst the blade is covered in light staining.
The stylish Patani style Jawa Deman hilt or hulu is a very well carved example, being carved from a finely grained timber that displays high contrast dark striping. The hilt is without a pendokok.
The straight Saras blade type appears to be in unwashed original condition. It's base features are crisp, with only minor wear. Fine forging lines and a "lava" like patterns are also seen in this area of the blade.
Light stains now cover most of the blades surfaces.
The sheath of this keris has been well preserved, with no major blemishes, cracks or loss, although there appears to be an older repair just below the sampir, now secured firmly in place.

A fine and original old Kedah keris that fits beautifully in the hand and has pleasant form and function.



Stock No..
s1948

 



Vietnamese Kiem
An Exquisite example
One of a matched pair
The finest repousse silver
Inlaid turtle shell veneer
Large ivory grip

Vietnamese Kiem Guom Jian sword saber Sabre Epee An Exquisite example The finest repousse silver Inlaid turtle shell veneer Large ivory grip www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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One of a pair of exceptional Vietnamese presentation Kiem.

This very fine sword measures 97cms long in its scabbard, 91.5cms out, with a blade length of 71cms long.
The large oversized hilt displays some of the finest and most detailed repousse silver designs known. The large ivory grip measures 4.6cms wide x 3.9cms thick at its widest point. The crispness and depth of the rampant silver 4 clawed dragons is second to none, along with the presence of applied, raised and tapering twisting whiskers is further testament to the master craftsman's abilities. Typically, the 4 clawed dragon was reserved for members and extended members of the Royal family.
The pommel measures 7.5cms wide and 4cms thick. Its surfaces are adorned with the same exceptional silverwork seen elsewhere on this sword, being a rampant 4 clawed Dragon amongst clouds.
The guard measures 4.6cms thick and 15cms across.
The scabbard is a very rare type. Whilst turtle shell veneer is sometimes seen on several types of Vietnamese swords, scabbard of turtle shell veneer and Mother of Pearl inlay are very rare and seems to be reserved for the higher quality presentation grade swords.
The entire scabbard decoration, being both the Mother of Pearl inlay and the exceptional repousse silver carry a theme of floral motifs through. Each inlaid face varies in its motifs, whilst the silver fittings remain the same on each side. From top to bottom, the silver throat fitting displays a lotus in full flower, the MOP, a rose like bramble with a butterfly atop of the main tendril. The mid section silver fitting shows a differing floral motif to each side of the suspension fitting. The next MOP inlaid section depicts long branches and the spring flowers of the peach tree with a bird perched mid section and the base of the scabbard is of bamboo shoots in repousse silver. Of note too, each of the silver scabbard fittings carry sharp flaming designs to their sides.
The reverse of the scabbard retains the same silver designs but the inlay varies as noted above. The upper section appears to be lotus flowers in full bloom, growing from a writhing vine like stem, again a butterfly sits midsection. The lower inlaid section is of a bamboo thicket, again retaining a bird perched midsection.
The blade is housed at the base in a silver tonkou which is an integral part of the large guard. The blade itself is if typical demure Vietnamese form and is in full polish.

Overall, this presentation sword is exceptional throughout. The quality of, and attention to detail of all aspects in rarely seen.

A notable addition to any collection.

The second sword to be listed shortly.


Stock No..
s1949

 



Vietnamese Kiem, 2 of 2
An Exquisite example
2nd of a matched pair
The finest repousse silver
Inlaid turtle shell veneer
Large ivory grip

Vietnamese Kiem Guom Jian sword saber Sabre Epee An Exquisite example The finest repousse silver Inlaid turtle shell veneer Large ivory grip www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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2nd example of a matched pair of exceptional Vietnamese presentation Kiem.

This very fine sword measures 97cms long in its scabbard, 91.5cms out, with a blade length of 71cms long.
The large oversized hilt displays some of the finest and most detailed repousse silver designs known. The large ivory grip measures 4.6cms wide x 3.9cms thick at its widest point. The crispness and depth of the rampant silver 4 clawed dragons is second to none, along with the presence of applied, raised and tapering twisting whiskers is further testament to the master craftsman's abilities. Typically, the 4 clawed dragon was reserved for members and extended members of the Royal family.
The pommel measures 7.5cms wide and 4cms thick. Its surfaces are adorned with the same exceptional silverwork seen elsewhere on this sword, being a rampant 4 clawed Dragon amongst clouds.
The guard measures 4.6cms thick and 15cms across.
The scabbard is a very rare type. Whilst turtle shell veneer is sometimes seen on several types of Vietnamese swords, scabbard of turtle shell veneer and Mother of Pearl inlay are very rare and seems to be reserved for the higher quality presentation grade swords.
The entire scabbard decoration, being both the Mother of Pearl inlay and the exceptional repousse silver carry a theme of floral motifs through. Each inlaid face varies in its motifs, whilst the silver fittings remain the same on each side. From top to bottom, the silver throat fitting displays a lotus in full flower, the MOP, a rose like bramble with a butterfly atop of the main tendril. The mid section silver fitting shows a differing floral motif to each side of the suspension fitting. The next MOP inlaid section depicts long branches and the spring flowers of the peach tree with a bird perched mid section and the base of the scabbard is of bamboo shoots in repousse silver. Of note too, each of the silver scabbard fittings carry sharp flaming designs to their sides.
The reverse of the scabbard retains the same silver designs but the inlay varies as noted above. The upper section appears to be lotus flowers in full bloom, growing from a writhing vine like stem, again a butterfly sits midsection. The lower inlaid section is of a bamboo thicket, again retaining a bird perched midsection.
The blade is housed at the base in a silver tonkou which is an integral part of the large guard. The blade itself is if typical demure Vietnamese form and is in full polish.

Overall, this presentation sword is exceptional throughout. The quality of, and attention to detail of all aspects in rarely seen.

A notable addition to any collection.

The second presentation grade Kiem 2 of 2 that have recently listed. The second such finding of a pair of Vietnamese Kiem of presentation quality have been gifted can be seen here; http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/s711%20s712_full.html



Stock No..
s1303

 



Borneo, Melanau Sadap
A extremelly rare weapon
Complete with scabbard

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An extremely rare sword from Northern Borneo, considered to be one of the most elusive swords from the region.

This Sadap measures 74.5cms long in its scabbard. Out it measures 71.5cms long with a blade length of 58cms including its thick octagonal base.
The handle carved from a thick single piece of bone and decorated to its surfaces in writhing floral and vines motifs. The pommel is 3cms thick with a gentle taper to the long silver collar.
The silver collar is decorated in the repousse manner. Its designs are both floral and geometric to all surface areas.
The root of the blade is 2.5cms think and of a faceted octagonal nature that tapers to a distinct bend in the blade. it is from this bend that the spine remains straight while the cutting edge curves through to a 6cms wide tip.
The Octagonal root is vey well chiseled and carved. There are aspects that mimic twist wire and other flutes and channels that appear as a pillar being grown from an opening flower bud.
The blades back edge or spine is faceted at the bend and flattens and narrows as it reaches the tip. Each side has fullers below the spines edge and the cutting edge is razor sharp.
The unusual tip has a miniature Kampilan type protrusion to the end.
The scabbard is a rarity is itself. It is of a very dark brown timber and is bound in equally dark rattan bindings. Lashed to the upper portion is a suspension baldric covered in red cloth.

A very rare and exceptional find in such complete condition.



Stock No..
s1953

 



Chinese Ox-tail sabres
Shuang Niuweidao
Double fighting swords
A large & rare pair

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A fine and large pair of rare Chinese fighting swords.

This large pair of Ox-tail sabres or Niuweidao are in outstanding, 100% original condition throughout and are presented, untouched, in as found condition.
Overall, in their sheath, these swords measure 94.5cms long. Out they are 94cms long and each has a blade length of 76cms.
The base of the blade is just under 4cms across, with the belly being just over 5cms across.
Each hilt retains its original cloth grip bindings, bindings which were once a rich blue in colour, as can be seen by the colour retained to the inside of each grip where sun and age has not worn away the colour. The bound grip sits within a large flared pommel and a simple brass collar. Each tang is peened over a small engraved decorative disc which sits atop each pommel.
The guards are each of a trefoil cup design, when sheathed together they form a quatrefoil motif.
Each blade is forged with very fine precision. Each face has very crisp and uniform fullers running through to the tip of the blade and when struck or plucked with a fingernail, a clear bell ring and long resonance can be heard.
Each blade is 7mm thick at the base. There is an acute distal taper along the spine, through to the tip and good distal taper to the cutting edge, with the edge further enhanced by a narrow bevelled cutting edge.
The scabbard retains all of its original fittings, mounted over a sanded and dyed ray skin. The ray skin and fittings are without loss or damage.

A rare pair of Civilian fighting sword in an outstanding and original condition throughout. A set that would grade up extremely well and with little effort if desired.



Stock No..
s1911

 



A very fine Kukri
18th century
Northern India
Complete, RARE

A very fine Kukri Nepal Gurka Gorkha 18th century Hanshee Northern India Complete RARE www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare 18th century Kukri, complete with original scabbard.

This heavy kukri measures 51cms long in its sheath, 49.5cms out and has a blade length of 36.5cms.
The Kukri is a full tang construction with finely carved bone grip slabs which are pinned in four places.
The double grip rings of an unusual form in that it it starts with an incision which forms the edge of a valley before is peaks at a double ring. These forms are carried through to the full tang.
The edges of the exposed tang and the surfaces of the bolster are decorated in a gold Koftgari floral motif.
The archaic blade form carries a deep, single forged fuller beneath the spine, a fuller which runs from the bolster to midway along the blade. It is over 8mm thick at the base of the spine, just under 8mm at the midpoint and 2.5mm at the tip.
The base of the blade is 3.5cms wide, the belly 5cms and overall the blade has a 9cm drop. The long slender profile form of the blade would be considered Sirupate, but the heft of the Kukri may not.
This Kukri has been well cared for throughout the centuries and has retained its open back sheath. Despite the timber core now being very thin and worn within, it is largely intact with only a minor split half way along the cutting edge.

A very fine and rare Kukri in excellent condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1643

 



A very fine Kukri
Rhino horn hilt
Silver bolster
A very fine blade

A very fine Kukri Rhino horn hilt Silver bolster wootz Nepal Ghurka Ghorka A very fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional fighting Kukri.

Once in a while something very interesting comes along that just speaks to you when held, this Kukri is one such item.
Personally, out of the many hundreds I have handled, I rate this example as the finest Kukri I have handled to date. It just has a balance and finesse in the hand and wants to work for what it was meant for.
The Kukri measures 47cms long. It has a hilt length of the hilt is 12cms excluding the bolster, whilst the blade from the tip to the centre of the bolster is 35cms.
The spine is 7mm thick at the base and just a fraction thinner mid section, and 2.5mm at the tip. The drop in the blade is an impressive 10cms, a curvature which likely speaks for the perfect nature in which this Kukri handles.
The hilt is a very rare Asiatic Rhino horn, and a very high quality horn type it is. The grip is carved in traditional motifs mid-section, followed by a very pronounced grip ring approx 2/3rds of the way towards the pommel.
The bolster is silver.
The blade has a wide Kaudi and a deep drop which has been mentioned. It is incised along both sides of the spine with what could be considers sun and moon motifs. Its construction is a fine pattern welded type with a very subtle hollow forged belly and a razor sharp edge which displays clear differential steel patterning.
The Kukri is without its original sheath and companion knives. Based on similar examples, it most likely wore fine pierced silver sheath fittings.

A fine and very rare example with exceptional fighting qualities.

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..
s1641

 



A fine Dah knife
Tai Shan dagger
Ivory and and silver

A fine Dah knife Burma Burmese Thai Tai Shan dagger Ivory and and silver  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine ivory hilted Dah knife or dagger, Shan states.

In its sheath, this example measures just over 30cms long, out it is just over 27cms long with a blade length just under 17.5cms.The hilt is ivory that has been dressed in fine silver. Its blade is straight for most of its length but has a very subtle belly at the tip.
The blade is undecorated, has a clipped tip and a slight re-curve to the tip.
The sheath is timber with a full high quality silver covering. It broadens and tapers towards the flared base and is bound and decorated in very fine high quality silver strapping and embellishments.
Attached to the throat is a very fine and complete woven suspension baldric that appears to be made from a wool like material.

A very good complete example of the type.



Stock No..
s1955

 



A fine Malay Keris
Bugis Terenggau
Fine condition throughout

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A fine and complete Bugis Malay Keris.

This example measures 43cms long in its sheath, 41cms long out and has a blade length of 32cms.
The hulu is of the Jawa Deman type with some interesting incised design motifs. The figure sits within a fine silver cup or pendokok, a cup which is attached to an octagonal base.
The blade has been well preserved and is in excellent condition throughout. Clear pamor are visible with dark bevelled edges which present this blade as near hexagonal cross section.
The timbers dressing this keris are fine and well carved types. The base of the dress is finished with an ivory cap or butnut. A minor loss is seen to one edge of the butnut.

A fine Malay keris throughout.



Stock No..
s1902

 



Khyber knife
Wootz blade & bolster
Afghanistan, Northern India
Great Western Frontier

Khyber knife Wootz blade bolster Afghanistan Northern India Great Western Frontier www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and large Rhino hilted knife from the North Indian & Khyber pass regions.

This fine and rare example measures 57cms long in its sheath, 51.5cms out and has a blade length of 37.5cms to the edge of the bolster.
The hilt is comprised of a pair of exceptional grip slabs over brass plates which are pinned through the tang and finished with a simple grip strap and faceted bolsters, both of which may be wootz steel. As seen in the images, the bolster is decorated with gold koftgari embellishments.
The blade is of classical Khyber knife form with a strong and pronounced "T" spine, but is a shorter variant, a type rarely seen. The blades surfaces show a fine Wootz steel surface. Its edge is sharp, its tip is full and the strong bevelled edges are in full polish as is typical from swords and knives from these northern regions.
The sheath is leather over timber with a simple repousse cover to the base. There are simple tooling designs throughout the face and it remains in exceptional condition, as does the entire knife.

A fine and rare example.



Stock No..
s1922

 



A fine large Bali Lombok Keris
Broad blade, rare sheath
Rare Hulu

A fine large Bali Keris Broad blade Rare sheath pamor Hulu Gerantiman painted www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and large Bali keris with a Gerantiman Hulu and Kojongon style sheath.

The overall length of this Keris in its sheath is 70.5cms long. Out it is 58.5cms long and has a blade length of 44cms, excluding the pesi.
The hilt is Gerantiman style but of repousse metal, rather than woven metals. It is an auspicious alloy, now darkened with age.
The broad and heavy blade shows nice multi fullered surfaces, crisp features and clear and well defined, but simple pamor.
The sheath or sarong is a rarer Kojongon type. The timbers selected are very fine and although it may not be clear from the images, the upper section a very nice symmetry in tiger like stripes with double eyes to one face and a single eye and stripes to the reverse.

A fine example from the Bali and Lombok regions.



Stock No..
s1927

 



Navaja, Spain, 19th century
A large folding knife
77cms opened

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A very good and large Spanish folding knife, Navaja.

This oversized fighting knife measures 77cms long when opened and 40cms long when closed.
The handle is very well selected black, blonde and green polished Bulls horn which has been polished and dressed in traditional engraved, rolled brass ends.
It is interesting to note that the craftsman who made this Navaja has only inlaid one side of the handle with three disc that look to be targets or bullseyes and is the same face as the enamelled blade decorations.
The back spring is simple in appearance and without any file decoration and holds the blade locked as part of the 10 tooth ratchet.
The long leaf shaped blade is without a valour motto or engraved surfaces but does carry very bold filed decorations to one face which have been filled with red enamel. It is almost as if the cutler intended these decorations to appear as vicious teeth or bloodied Navaja wounds.

A very large and dangerous 19th century Spanish fighting Navaja.



Stock No..
s1910

 



A very fine Daab
Laos, 19th century
Ivory and silver hilt

A very fine Daab Laos Thai Thailand Lanna Burma Burmese Dah Dha Dhaab Darb 19th century Ivory and silver hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine ivory hilted Daab in silver dress.

This fine example measures 91.5cms in its scabbard, 91cms out and has a blade length of 56.5cms.
The Silver fittings and pommel type are typical of the Shan Burmese Dah types seen both east and west of the Shan states. This particular Daab further displays a deep curvature and blade type typically seen in to the Thai and Laos regions, along with an ivory grip type, length of hilt and blade profile favoured in the Laos regions.
The blade is a little over 77mm thick, carries a razor sharp edge and a lotus bud tip. The faces show a single incised fuller below the peaked spine.
The dark rich timber of the scabbard is not without fault but is solid. It is bound in silver fittings and a very old collection tag remains intact.

A fine Daab with a very graceful curve and fine features.



Stock No..
s1928

 



A fine Jian
Chinese broadsword
Complete with tassel

A fine Jian Chinese broadsword Complete with tassel dao straight blade Kiem Epee www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and complete Jian, Chinese broadsword.

This example measures 97cms long in its scabbard, 94.5cms long out and has a blade length of 69cms to the edge of the guard, or 75cms to the edge of the tang.
The hilt is of classic form with a cloud like guard and pommel, a design seen on many late 19th and early 20th century Jian. Its grip is a fine but simple ray skin over timber with plated bronze guard which measures 10cms across and large tri-lobed pommel.
Something of a rarity is the swords original red tassel and endless knot. These accruements are typically lost or in such poor condition, they are hardly recognisable as a tassel.
The blade has a block forte from which central ridge runs through to the tip. Its edges are sharp and the blade supple yet strong. The forte is etched with foliage as seen in the photos provided, foliage which appears to be a bamboo forest.
The scabbard is a heavy timber lacquered black in colour. Encasing the timber are five silvered bronze fittings with the central three being large raised ovals, two of which act as suspension points with additional loops, whilst the simple end fittings are pierced in a form that appears as a butterfly.

A sword type that is becoming increasingly hard to find in such condition.

A very fine and well balanced sword.




Stock No..
s1960

 



A large fighting sword
Laos Thai regions
Silver dressed Daab

A large fighting sword Lanna Ayutthaya Rattanakosin Ayudhya Laos Thai regions Cambodia Silver dressed Daab Dhaab Darb Dha Dah www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large and rare Dhaab of rank from the Laos regions of old Thailand.

This fine fighting sword measures 97cms long in its scabbard. Out is it 94cms long and has a blade length of 61cms.
The thick silver dressed hilt is generally speaking, typical of the north eastern regions of Thailand and in to Laos. This example points further in to the Laos regions buy designs within the octagonal mid grip and the bulbous fore-grip with these large domed collars also seen on fine spears from Laos.
The fore grip is of a flared octagonal cross section which is further supported by silver plaited wire and plates. Throughout the grip, it is a combination of silver beadwork and various plaited and woven wire designs that encase it. The large thick silver mid grip displays traditional Laotian motifs which have been seen on many silver and bronze artefacts through the centuries. The round pommel is also a typical trait of swords from Laos. The end of this pommel displays a slightly raised star like motif, possibly evidence of a small spire that once protruded from it.
The blade is over 1cms thick at the spine from where is distally tapers acutely to the tip and cutting edge. Its edge is very sharp, the blade slightly pliable and it has a very rare and subtle central fuller running most of its length.
The scabbard is also fully encased in silver with unusual beaded edging top and bottom.

A very fine military fighting sword of rank.



Stock No..
s1932

 



Vietnamese Kiem
A very fine fighting sword
Elephant Molar grip
Fine repousse silver
A rare sword type

Vietnamese Kiem sword epee sabre saber guom A very fine fighting sword Elephant Molar grip Fine repousse silver A rare sword type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and rare Vietnamese Kiem with a combat ready blade.

This Kiem, whilst many are considered for court and official use, this fine example is most certainly from the Bodyguard entourage of a Mandarin Official.
The Kiem, in its scabbrd, measures 96.5cms long. Out it is 84cms with a blade length of 65.5cms.
The hilt comprises of a large Elephant molar grip and repousse silver pommel and guard with some seldom seen repousse workings along the edges of the guard.
The blade, as noted, is a combat ready example. It has a thick diamond cross section, sharp edges and its faces are deeply fullered.
The scabbard is Rosewood with classical mother of pearl inlay of floral motifs and tendrils, inlay for which the Vietnamese craftsmen are so famous for.
Holding is all in place are three repousse silver scabbard fittings with the base or drag displaying a rare Lotus motif.

A very fine example with a rare Molar grip, good quality silver and a fine fighting blade. Of a type typically seen in the arms of Bodyguards in Historical Photographs.



Stock No..
s1889

 



A fine Moro Barong
Elegant form throughout
Long heavy fighting sword

A fine Moro Barong Kris shield spear bangkung Elegant form throughout Long heavy fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and elegant Moro Barong.

This rather atypical Moro Barong measures 66cms long in, 64cms out and has a blade length of 46.5cms and a belly width of 6.5cms.
The timber pommel is exceptionally graceful in appearance and construction. Its elongated Jungayan form is further enhanced by the smooth, highly polished surfaces, which enhance a dark striped timber grain beneath.
The pommel is supported by a silver grip and ferrule.
The broad blade has a thick spine with fine forged distal taper through to the cutting edge and needle like tip. Its un-etched surfaces display typical Moro pattern welded steels and its edge remains sharp.
The fine and rare timber sheath type is complete and without loss or damage. It displays forms through the throat area that resemble some Borneo motifs, whilst the base resembles the spires of many towers and Mosques found throughout the Islamic countries.

A fine and rare Barong type, likely from a seasoned traveller throughout the Sulu archipelago.



Stock No..
s1624

 



Sumatran Bugis Keris
A very fine example
Quality timbers
Very fine blade
ivory butnut

Sumatran Bugis Keris A very fine example Quality timbers Very fine blade ivory butnut www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine and complete Sumatran Bugis Keris.

This Bugis Keris measures just under 46cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 42cms long with a blade length just under 34cms long.
The hilt is carved from a fine dark and well grained timber. Its surfaces show delicate incised lines, adding a fine element of detail. The hilt sits within a fine large bronze hilt cup or pendokok.
The blade has 9 luk and well nice clean pamor surfaces throughout. Clear differential patterned steel can be seen throughout the blades surfaces and its edges remain very sharp.
The sheath is also of very finely grained timbers and in perfect condition throughout. The end of the stem is finished with an ivory butnut.

A very fine keris throughout.



Stock No..
s1903

 



Tajong Keris
A fine example
Fine carving
A fine 9 luk Saras blade

Tajong Coteng Malay Kris Penghulu Patani Patanni Keris A fine example Fine carving A fine 9 luk Saras blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Tajong Keris, Northern Malaysian Peninsula, Kelantan/Patani region.

The warriors Keris.

This rare Tajong keris remains in fine condition throughout.
In its sheath, it measures 45.5cms tall. Out it is 42.5cms long and carries a blade which is 33.5cms long.
The Kingfisher hilt or hulu is carved from a very dark and well selected section of kemuning wood.
The Tajong Keris carving is considered the pinnacle of the Malay wood carvers ability, with many months and in many cases, years of preparation was involved.
Rich contrasting grains can be seen through the upswept beak, across the crown and down the throughout its back. The base of the hilt displays a very deep warm rubbed age patina.
The blade is a fine 9 luk Pandai Saras blade. It is without a contrasting pamor which is correct for the region but clear and extremely well controlled longitudinal forging can be seen throughout the blades surfaces. The base features remain crisp, its edges are sharp and the tip is full.
The timber sheath is also finely carved from a very well selected timber which displays a beautiful starburst pattern to the outer face and plain grains to the inner face.

A fine example of the rare Northern Malaysian, Southern Thailand warriors Keris.



Stock No..
s1192

 



A British Cavalry lance
Queens Royal lancers
20th century
A very fine example

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An outstanding example of a British Cavalry lance.

This lance measures 276cms long. Its triangular spear tip measures 31cms long, the butt spike measures 17cms long.
The shaft is made from a solid and specially selected bamboo that was imported for the manufacture of these lances, a bamboo that does not split or distort with age.
93cms below the socket of the spear head is attached, a buff leather wrist strap with a 75cm long loop.
48cms above the butt spike socket is a 47cms long section of stitched blade leather, being under arm bracing.

A very fine example of a regimental cavalry lance, free from loss or damage.



Stock No..
s429

 



A fine Keris Panjang
Sumatra to Northern Malaysia

A fine Keris Panjang Sumatra to Northern Malaysia kris hulu pamor chief sword blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A recent release from our personal collection, a fine, rare and near complete Keris Panjang.

This long Chief or status Keris Panjang measures 72.5cms long in its sheath, 70cms out and has a blade length of 59cms.
The hilt or Hulu in native terms, is a carved horn type with a very simple silver cup or pendokok. The hilt itself is of a very rare form seen in Zonneveld. The Curved form is very comfortable in the hand and sits atop of an integral octagonal faceted base. The design resembles the crowns seen on many fine Atjeh/Aceh weapons, typically worn Chiefs or headsman.
The blade is a well forged example with very sharp edgeds and a full point. It is both supple and strong.
The blade is dressed in a form typically seen from Northern Sumatra through to Patani in Northern Malaysia with this example likely being from the Northern Sumatra regions of South East Asia.

A fine and collectable Keris Panjang.



Stock No..
s1670

 



Rare Flame back Daab
18th century Loas/Thai regions
Samrit fittings

Rare Flame back Daab Dah Dha Darb sword 18th century Loas Thai Thailand regions Samrit fittings Elephant Ngao www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An unusual and seldom seen pair of Thai swords.

This large bone handled swords measure 91cms long and each have a 66cms long blade.
The large thick hilts are each cut from a large bone, likely an Ox or similar beast. These bone sections are capped in a repousse Samrit (auspicious bronze alloy) with each pommel end displaying a deity or possibly Buddha or a Nat.
The blades are strong tempered types, narrow in spine thickness but still displaying distal taper to the cutting edge and tip. In profile, two large upswept dorsal fins can be seen, being a very rare blade type for these swords.

A good rare pair of swords from Thailand, 18th century.



Stock No..
s1921

 



A rare Madu
Indian buckler
Spiked war shield

A rare Madu Indian buckler Spiked war shield Dhal Fakir Fakir's horns www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare fighting shield from India, Madu.

This pair of iron tipped fighting horns measure 85cms from tip to tip.
The iron buckler face measures 17cms across and has a rare central iron spike that protrudes 5cms from the buckler face.
The black buck horns are tipped with iron spikes which are 11cms long, including the socket and capped with iron at the base. The horns are pinned together with long iron spike which also attach the buckler face to the horn. Without this iron face, the form is known as Fakir's horns, with the shield, a Madu.
The shield face is decorated with bronze rosettes to the centre and an applied bronze edge.

A very dangerous fighting shield that is in very good condition throughout, a buckler which carries a very rare central spike to the face.



Stock No..
s1840

 



Sumatran Keris
Fine hulu & dress
Rare Pamor

Sumatran Keris kris Spear Tombok Java Malay Fine dress Rare Pamor www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine & rare Sumatran Keris in silver dress.

This seldom seen example remains in good condition with only minor loss to the base on the silver dress and a minor edge nick.
The hilt or Hulu is in the Jawa Demam form with carved floral relief seen above and below his crossed arms. The hilt sits within a fine silver cup or pendokok.
The blade is a demure but well crafted straight type with a fine central pamor and a shark tooth or Gigi Yu pamor seen on the edges of the blade.
The sheath's top section or sampir is well carved from fine timber whilst the stem is encased in a fine decorated silver sleeve.

A fine Sumatran Keris.



Stock No..
s1876

 



Vietnamese Dadao
Engraved blade
Rare smaller sized sword

Vietnamese Dadao Engraved blade Rare smaller sized sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good practical personal side arm from Vietnam.

This sword or small dao truòng measures 68.5cms long with a blade length of 44.5cm.
The long hilt is bound in simple natural twine or cord with the ring pommel having lost its covering. A simple octagonal or bagua shaped guard separates the blade and hilt. The guard is loose but secure on the blade with some effort being made by the previous custodians to bolster up the cord behind the guard to help keep it tight.
The blade is a very fine form with a good sharps edge, a long sweeping clipped tip and good distal taper to the tip and cutting edge. The spine at the blade's tip is pierced and its surfaces are engraved with what appears to be floral motifs to each side with the left face showing a larger design coming off a central rectangle, a similar design to the flute seen in classical Chinese symbolism.

A good and practical fighting sword that is very well balanced for personal protection.



Stock No..
s1901

 



Chinese sword
A very good Jian

Chinese sword A very good Jian sabre saber epee dao dha dadao Qing www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good Chinese straight sword, Jian.

This example is in original, as found condition and remains is excellent condition throughout.
The sword measures 95.5cms long in its scabbard, just under 93cms out and has a blade length of 74.5cms to the mouth of the guard or 77cms to the tang.
The hilt is tight and with no movement. The timber grip is wire bound and lacquered. It retains an original partial tassel or lanyard and is capped with a simple brass collar and lobed pommel. The open mouthed guard is of a very long standing form of a tigers face within cloud, with the Chinese Character for King. The Chinese character (Wang, king) features three transverse lines representing the heaven, people and earth respectively. When linked by the vertical line "|", a character comes into being representing the one owning the absolute authority of the world, the king, a suitable marking for a Taoist's sword and exorcism rites.
The blade is of double edged elliptical cross section form. It's surfaces on the forte are decorated with strong Taoist exorcism characters to one face and a dragon chasing a flaming pearl to the other. The blade is of considerable heft and little flax. There is a single narrow fuller to the mid section of the blade and seven star inlay, features seen on both sides of the sword.
The scabbard is of the same construction as the grip, being lacquer and wire bound timber. Three simple repousse bronze fittings further secure the timber in place with the upper fittings having suspension loops attached.

A very good Jian throughout, in well preserved, original, untouched condition. As found.



Stock No..
s1311

 



A good Ethiopian shield

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A good complete Ethiopian shield.

This shield measures 42cms across and approx 16cms tall.
The shield is shaped metal with faded velvet covering to the outside, secured with white metal panels.
The entire outer surface is decorated in the traditional manner, being the mentioned white metal panels that are secured with small copper stove bolts.
The inner surface and handle are all wrapped in a red cloth including the steel handle.

A good Ethiopian shield from the early 20th century.



Stock No..
s1856

 



A very rare Daab
A fine Thai sword
Rare hilt type

A very rare Daab Dhaab Darn Dha Dah A fine Thai sword Rare hilt type Antique Laos Thailand Cambodia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare Sword type from the Laos & Thailand regions.

The sword measures 76cms long overall and has a blade length of 51cms.
This sword is from a small and rare group of swords, a subgroup with many varying characteristics but all having the common theme, the long grip style displaying the woven designs said by many to be replicating Japanese swords seen in Thailand during the early 17th century.
The hilt is a solid carved section of timber, likely a native teak, a timber which has been traded for centuries out of Thailand, Laos and Burma.
Its surfaces are in deep relief with floral motifs intersecting woven cord designs.
The repousse silver fore grip and pommel share similar flame motifs or 'lai kranok', within arches, whilst to the centre of the pommel end, a large central floral medallion is seen.
Separating the hilt and blade is a very thick, strong bronze guard of quatrefoil form.
The blade is a simple and study fighting type..It has a pronounced medial ridge running through to the tip, a sharp cutting edge and is free from damage.



Stock No..
s1883

 



Vietnamese Kiem
A very fine sword
Auspicious alloys
Inlayed metals
Very fine repousse
A rare example

Vietnamese Kiem A very fine sword Auspicious alloys Inlayed metals Very fine repousse A rare example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional Vietnamese Kiem.

In its scabbard, this sword measures 98cms long. Out it is 82cms long and carried a blade that is 59.5cms long.
The pommel is of exceptional quality and size. At the widest point the repousse silver guard measures 14cms across and some 4.5cms thick from dragon face to dragon face. The tri-lobed pommel is equally impressive in size, being 6.5cms across and 3cms thick. The oversized grip is metal, likely bronze. Its surface has been enamelled and inlaid with silver bamboo leaves and a large central Shou symbol to each side. It is capped with silver collars between the repousse silver guard and pommel. The surfaces of the guard and pommel are some of the deepest repousse silver with such crisp three dimensional dragon motifs that I personally have laid eye upon. The detail and layering of the silver work is simply exquisite.
Equally exquisite is the quality, clarify and depth of the silverwork encasing the mixed alloy on the swords scabbard. The throat displays a Qulin to one face and turtle to the other with the Qulin prancing gracefully amidst the earth and clouds whilst the turtle appears to be swimming freely in the depths of the river. The mid suspension silverwork shows four distinctly different floral motifs, comprising of various flower, fruit and bamboo motifs. The scabbard drag displays a flowing dragon within clouds while the reverse displays a phoenix with long flaming tail feathers.
The main body of the scabbard is a mixed copper alloy which encased the blade. Each surface between the silver fittings is inlaid with stunning silvers, bronze and copper floral designs with twist copper and silver wire tendrils flowing from these floral arrangements.
The swords blade is of typical Kiem form and size with this example being of a diamond cross section as the base, which sits within a silver tonkou. A medial ridge is found on each face, running through to the rounded tip.

A very fine and rare example that displays the stunning quality and craftsmanship of Vietnam. An exquisite example of a Mandarin official's court ware, typically seen in historical photos in the hands of the sword bearer/s in his personal entourage.



Stock No..
s1872

 



A very fine Tulwar
Complete, original scabbard
Gold hilt, spine & scabbard
A very fine blade
asymmetrical fullering
A very fine & rare boys sword

A very fine Tulwar Talwar Shamshir sabre saber enamel Complete original scabbard Gold hilt spine scabbard A very fine blade asymmetrical fullering A very fine and rare sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine, complete and original 18th century Indian Tulwar with a gold dressed hilt and matching scabbard drag.

This rare Indian Tulwar or Talwar measures 76.5cm long in its scabbard, 75cms out and has a blade length of 64cms from the centre of the quillon block to the tip of the blade.
The hilt is if a typical Tulwar form with a long central langet, narrower quillons that end in large domed ends, a faceted upper grip section and a disc pommel with an elaborate pommel dome.
All inner and outer edges of this hilt are covered in a fine, thick gold koftgari with gold central medallions in the grip and quillon block. The darkened non decorated areas of the hilt will likely display s fine Wootz Damascus surfaces pattern if conserved as was common in higher end hilt types such as this example.
The blade is of Persian Shamshir form, made by traditional Indian smiths. The forte is unsharpened for the first 6cms. The surfaces show a very fine mechanical Damascus patterning throughout. The fullering to the faces is of a very rare Asymmetrical form with the right face has a broad middle fuller with smaller double fullers between it and the spine. These double fullers separate near the base and complete a "U-turn" under the central fuller towards the blades edge. The smaller double fullers are separated 15cms from the centre of the quillon block by two arrangements of three incised dots and a single dot centrally between these. Each of the fullers also bear these dot markings.
The left face also has a broader central fuller with two narrow fullers sitting below the spine. These narrow fullers also terminate in triple dots markings.
The blades spine is expertly decorated in elaborate gold Koftgari for the first 17.5cms of the blade.
The scabbard is original to this sword. It carries a fine pierced and gilded silver suspension fitting to the throat with still retains its original pierced suspension toggle. It is entirely covered in intact old canvas backing which once would have been the base of fine velvet, now worn with age. The scabbard end or drag is darkened steel covered in fine and elaborate gold Koftgari en-suite to the swords hilt.

A very fine gold and silver dress sword in a condition and completeness rarely encountered.



Stock No..
s1879

 



A fine & rare Bhutan sword
Bhutanese Patag / Patang

A fine rare Bhutan sword Bhutanese Patag Patang www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Bhutanese sword.

This Patag or Patang as they are known in Bhutan, measures 86.5cms long in its scabbard.
Out the sword measures 76.5cms long and has a blade length of 60.5cms.
The hilt is of traditional form with a timber core with fluted grip section. It is wrapped in fine quality ray skin which is bound with waxed or resin covered cord. Each end of the grip is capped in white metal or bai-tong/paktong collars. At the blade is a simple collar where the hilt meets the blade. The pommel is pierced and displays three distinctly different motifs to its three faces. Within the upper portion of the ray skin grip, the outer facing surface has a silver "ball" replacing one of the large skin nodules, an design element I have never seen on these sword types.
The blade is a fine and very sharp hairpin laminated type with a clear return at the tip and differential patterning throughout.
The scabbard is a simple type, typical in form and characteristics to most Bhutanese swords found in today's market place. It has a timber core and fine leather covering with simple tooling to the front raised central ridge. The base is covered in a long brass alloy drag, whilst the throat is further covered in a long thicker protective leather and simple metal throat fitting.

A good rare sword in fine condition throughout.



Stock No..
s1896

 



Oman or Saudi Jambiya
Fine dress
Very rare blade type
Multi fullered blade

Oman or Saudi Jambiya Jambia Saif Shamshir Kattara Fine dress Very rare blade type Multi fullered blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Jambiya with a very rare blade type.

This fine Jambiya measures just under 34cms long in its sheath. When drawn it is 31.5cms long with a blade length of 18.5cms long to the edge of the silver bolster.
The hilt is timber, a dark fine grained type that displays a deep old gloss patina. Both the pommel end and the outer decorative face are inlaid with silver nails in traditional motifs to the pommel end and a full face of nails resembling the typical silver sheet faces seen on the type.
The blade is a very rare type with each face having three medial ridges. Between each ridge and the cutting edge, all valleys or fullers are hollow forged.
The sheath and belt are covered in a dark brown velvet, worn from age but without rips or damage. To the sheath, strong, high quality cord has been both wrapped and woven in to the velvet creating geometric motifs to the ends and simple banding to the belt supports and body of the sheath.
The belt is covered in match brown cloth and a fawn coloured fabric to the front with matches the cord wrapping.

A good quality Jambiya, with a fine blade in unusual and fine dress.



Stock No..
s1853

 



A very fine & rare sword
Loas Thai Daab
Repousse silver hilt
Red fabric dress

A very fine rare sword Loas Thai Daab Repousse silver hilt Red fabric dress Thailand Dhaab darb dah dha www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and rare sword in exceptional condition.

This rare Thai Laos sword measures 86.5cms long in its scabbard, 80cms out and has a blade length of 50.5cms long.
The long hilt is dressed in thick silver repousse and is free from any major loss or damage. The surfaces of the hilt are covered in numerous writhing Naga along with native flame and Kirthimukha motifs.
The swords scabbard is a timber core which is covered in red velvet and its suspension baldric.
The blade is a strong and well forged example. Its spine is flat throughout where most from the region are peaked. The cutting edge displays a clearly hardened edge with dark cloudy surfaces running through to the tip.

A fine and rare sword.



Stock No..
s1453

 



Vietnam
A very rare sword type
Samrit alloys
Inlayed metals
Very fine repousse
Signed blade

Vietnam A very rare sword type Samrit alloys Inlayed metals Very fine repousse Signed blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An exceptional Vietnamese presentation sabre with inlayed metals.

Of a demure and very rare form, this sabre measures just under 73cms long in its scabbard, out it measures just under 70cms long and carries a 52cm long blade.
The Hilt is a fine combination of traditional mixed metals and very fine and unusual silverwork. The grip contains inlaid mixed metal floral motifs, commonly seen on many Kiem and Guom along with a stylised flaming lions mane.
The copper quatrefoil guard has its edge bound in silver and its surfaces inlaid with silver shou symbols and twisted silver and bronze wire.
The blade is of a very unusual size and form and appears to be from the script on its surfaces that it is a presentation sword to a General, which it may be when consideration if given to the dragons on the scabbard having 4 claws.
The scabbard is a thick and heavy gilt metal surrounding a timber core. In typical Guom fashion, there are three silver repousse panels attached.
The upper panel shows a rampant 4 clawed dragon within cloud motifs, the middle, a shou or longevity motif surrounded by floral tendrils and the base with an entire 4 clawed dragon riding clouds.

A unique Vietnamese presentation sabre from the mid 19th century.



Stock No..
s1818

 



Albacete dagger
Very rare type
Pierced & inlaid blade
Spanish daga
daga española

Antique Albacete dagger Very rare type Pierced & inlaid blade Spanish daga daga española www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Albcete dagger of rare form.

This small protection dagger or sometimes romantically called a "prostitutes or gamblers" dagger, measures 27cms long in its sheath. Out is measures 26cms long and has a blade length of 15.5cms.
The hilt is a bone core which forms the bulbous central grip. It is inlaid with twisted wire and pierced brass panels and capped with a pierced and engraved pommel cap and collar. The guard/quillon block is a single section of faceted and turned brass that ends in acorn style tips.
The blade is single edged with a long double edged tip with both edges being sharp. The body of the blade is pierced with the large central piercing being inlaid with a filed brass panel. The steel surfaces are also engraved throughout, mostly around each of the piercings.
Found with this rare knife is its original sheath. The sheath is timber which retains a good amount of its original velvet covering and both the suspension fitting and base which are engraved brass.

A fine quality and interesting 19th century dagger from Albacete.



Stock No..
s1874

 



Vietnam Guom
A fine example
Samrit alloys
Inlaid scabbard
Carved ivory hilt
Quality blade

Vietnam Guom A fine example Samrit alloys Inlaid scabbard Carved ivory hilt Quality blade antique sword sabre saber www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine ivory hilted Vietnamese Guom.

This rare example with its carved ivory grip, measures 86cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 81cms long and carries a early blade that measures 66.5cms long.
As noted, the grip is carved ivory. It is simple but very well carved with a lion head pommel and a long flaming mane running down the back of the grip. Through the grip is a thick silver "rivet". As Guom are typically resin set, this is something very unusual and not typically seen, perhaps there is meaning to this or that it was added for further security such as the mekugi found on a Katana.
The grip is supported by a thick silver collar at the guard.
The guard is substantial and made from a fine bronze alloy with luminous qualities in the light. Its surfaces are fully decorated in floral motifs to the outer side.
The blade is substantial, of a fine quality and well forged. It is of a willow leaf form with dual fullers below the spine and a tonkou covers the base of the blade.
The scabbard is Rosewood panels inlaid with exceptional mother of pearl which is further engraved and stained to provide further highlights. A myriad of vines, flowers and butterflies cover the timber surfaces. Separating these panels of inlay are three repousse bronze alloy fittings, each decorated a dragons face in a writhing floral design.

A very fine and rare example of a Vietnamese Guom of both ceremonial and fighting quality.



Stock No..
s1845

 



Rare Hudiedao
Wing Chun sized knives
Rare Hudiedao
19th century

Antique Rare Hudiedao Wing Chun sized knives sabre saber Kungfu Rare Hudiedao 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare pair of Chinese fighting knives in the classical Wing Chun size.

These Hudiedao measure 46.5cms long in their sheath, 45.5cms out and have a blade length of 33.5cm, blade which are just under 6cms wide at the base.
The hilts are simple in form but robust. The grips are timber, simply incised to cover the entire surface with a more positive grip area and capped with brass collars, one of which is missing. The grips and collars sit within very thick faceted iron guards.
The blade are narrow but exceptionally strong given the large surface area. The edges are very keen and would not take much to be made "live" again.
This pair of Hudiedao retain the original leather sheath that is in solid complete condition throughout, a rarity since so many of these sword types are never found with sheaths.

A classical set of fighting knives in the very rare Wing Chun size, circa 1900 or earlier.



Stock No..
s1875

 



Vietnamese sword
Mid sized Kiem
Ivory grip
repousse fittings
Rare all metal dress
Rare size

Antique Vietnamese sword Mid sized Kiem Ivory grip repousse fittings Rare all metal dress Rare size www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Midsized Vietnamese Kiem with ivory hilt.

This unusually sized straight sword measures 76cms long in its scabbard, just under 71cms out and has a blade length of 52cms.
One of the most unusual aspects of this particular Vietnamese sword is the scabbard. Typically the type is three silver or auspicious alloy sections over a timber core. This example is covered entirely in auspicious alloy that sits over a timber core. Both suspension fittings are highlighted with copper bands as are the collar sections each side of the ivory grip.
This auspicious alloy fittings remain in as found condition with the upper section slightly loose on the timber. I have on purpose left this as is so the new owner has the option of keeping it as found or stripping the scabbard down for polishing of the fittings and cleaning of the timber. If a quality foaming silver cleanser is applied to these fittings, the new owner will be rewarded with wonderful luminous gold bronze coloured fittings with copper highlights.
As noted above the grip is ivory and without fault.
The blade, like the fittings has been left untouched. Due to the sword's size, the blade is rather broad for a Kiem. It is of a simple elliptical cross section and in need of a clean.

A rare sword with unusual features and size that will grade up very well. Priced well for restoration.



Stock No..
s1877

 



Chinese swords
Fine fighting knives
Dragon & Phoenix grips
Rare fluted bronze guards
Complete with sheath
A very fine set

Antique Chinese swords Fine fighting knives Dragon & Phoenix grips rare fluted bronze guards Complete with sheath A very fine set www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare set of long fighting swords with rare grips and guards.

This fine set of Hudiedao with luxuriously carved grips and fluted guards remains in exceptional and original condition throughout.
In their sheath, this pair measure approx 60 long. Out they are 59cms long, with blade lengths of 49cms.
The large carved grips are a fine timber, most likely Rosewood when considering the colours and grain, with each grip showing different mythical beasts. The right grip shows the Phoenix or perhaps the cock and the left shows the dragon. It is interesting to note that in the Bagua, the dragon is north east on the compass whilst the cock is south west which could make for a perfect balance in these grips and the swords applications if the grip is considered to be a cock. Each carved grip face is then enclosed in key relief borders, with the flat backs remaining plain.
The grips are set in plain bronze collars and sit firmly between the fluted bronze guards whose single quillons end in an outwards curving lobed finials.
The blades are 1cm thick at the base. The strong spine tapers through to a long filed back edge and from the spine, the blades taper is a broad wedge to the cutting edge.
The swords or long fighting knives are housed in their original leather sheath with decorated reinforced ends.

A very rare find in such condition, these are as found, untouched, extremely well preserved with a complete and intact leather sheath with decorative highlights, circa 1860-1890.



Stock No..
s1878

 



A rare Penghulu keris
Rare demure size
Fine burl Sampir

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A fine and rare Penghulu Keris.

This Bugis Penghulu remains in as found untouched condition. With the exception on the pendokok or hilt cup, this example is complete.
It is dressed in fine rich red timbers with the sampir being amboyna burl, a most desirable sampir material. The batang or stem also appears to be made from amboyna but not burl. The butnut or base is most unusual in that it is almost translucent like turtle shell but is certainly timber.
The hilt or hulu is carved from a most striking timber with the grains offering a most impressive contrast.
The blade is also demure is proportions. It displays a very fine multi layered pamor, clear bevelled edges and fine proportions.

A fine and rare Keris, perhaps for a young chief or a preferred sized for sitting during important events or discussions.



Stock No..
s1813

 



A early Thai military sword
Full silver dress
Yantra prayer cloth
Protective charm

A early Thai military sword Full silver dress Yantra prayer cloth Protective charm www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good all silver military fighting sword from Thailand.

This sword measures 77cms long in its scabbard, out it is 75cms long and has a blade length of 42cms long.
The silver hilt is constructed from narrow segments which the edges finished in twisted silver wire and silver beading, a design that offers a firm and positive finger grip when held. The mid grip is a combination of woven wire, likely silver, made in to a mesh and filled with a translucent black lacquer. The fore grip is octagonal which is common to the type and form of these military swords. Beneath the fore grip, an octagonal copper bolster can be seen within the exposed resin, a good indicator that this sword was used for combat as well as dress.
The blade is a long narrow leaf form with a thick spine, with a profile type seen on 18th century and earlier sword types.
The blade is unusual in that it has been resin set in to the hilt with cloth, most likely a Yantra cloth for protection, something that I have rarely seen but do have examples of in my private collections.
The scabbard is a simple timber type with repairs to the base and covered in a black lacquer to protect it from the weather. For the sword type, it would have been covered in silver originally, but at some time throughout its long life, this has been removed for purposes unknown.

A good sword with important facets.



Stock No..
s1810

 



A very rare Knife type
Burma, Thailand, Laos?
Golden triangle
Heavy and very sharp

A very rare Knife type Burma, Thailand, Laos Golden triangle Heavy and very sharp www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very heavy, rare and unusual knife, likely northern Burmese frontiers.

This Dah measures 36cms long in its sheath. out it is 35cms long and it carries a blade that is 23.5cms long, 3.5cms wide at the base, 4cms through the belly and just under 1cm across the spine.
The hilt is a one piece cast section of a bronze alloy with an almost white gold appearance. Its surfaces are covered with various raised motifs, motifs which at face value do not allow us to pin point with conviction, the exact location that this was made. The designs seen on the surface of the hilt are found in Northern Burma but also able to have been some by capable Thai Shan smith on the Thai/Burma regions and also the designs are commonly found on Laos bronze wares.
The sheath coverings are also bronze. A bronze alloy, or Samrit, covers the sheath, Samrit which is the native name in the Thai regions. The coverings are cast sheet that has been rolled and bound in six sections, with further smaller strapping coving the joins, several now lost.
the blade is simply a dangerous brute of a blade. Its edge is very sharp and the tip is full. Laminated surfaces can be seen beneath the original file finished surface.

A rare and very practical knife of unusual design and heft.



Stock No..
s1349

 



A very rare Jambiya
Fine silver hilt
very sturdy blade
A very rare type

A very rare Jambiya Fine silver hilt very sturdy blade A very rare type www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare but known Jambiya type.

These full sized daggers likely originate in Oman when viewing the design and silverwork. Little in known about them but perhaps these are the working knives of the more wealthy?

This fine example measures 33.5cms tall in its sheath, 33cms tall out and has a blade length of 19.5cms.
The hilt is thick silver bound in a large variety of silver panels and various wire twists. Atop of this large thick grip there is a castle like spire.
The blade very strong and ridged with tall medial ridges and very sharp edges.
The sheath is leather over timber bound by 5 broad plaited leather sections and a leather belt stitched around the scabbard, secured in place by stitching to the rear.

A rarely seen type of high quality and showing signs of age and use.



Stock No..
s1754

 



French sabre
1845 pattern
Military sword

French sabre 1845 pattern Military sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good French Military sabre.

This sword measures 94cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 91cms long with a blade length of 76cms.
The regulation hilt appears to have a horn grip which is wire bound and fine thick bronze pommel and guard.
The blade have a broad central fuller and a narrow fuller between this and the spine. The base of the spine was once carrying the manufacture details of the factory in which it was made but is now rubbed with only minor traces of the script remaining.
The scabbard is steel with a double suspension rings and remains in good condition throughout with only minor blemishes.

A good well prices example of the type.



Stock No..
s1858

 



A large Ottoman sabre
Hungarian Cavalry sword
Complete rare sword

A large Ottoman sabre Hungarian Cavalry sword Complete rare sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete large Ottoman cavalry sword.

This large sabre measures just under 102cms long in its scabbard. Out is it 97.5cms with a blade length of 82cms, being measures from the peak of the quillon block to the tip of the blade.
The hilt is horn grips with a steel guard and integral knuckle bow and a steel grip strap. The pommel is pierced for a wrist lanyard with the hole mounted with bronze fittings.
The blade is European, likely Hungarian. The forte is decorated with rubbed markings. There is a single broad fuller to each blade face which ends at approx 10cms from the tip. This deep fuller creates a precise and thick bevelled cutting edge.
The sabre is complete with its original scabbard. The scabbard is mounted with steel fittings and double suspension rings. Between the fittings are original leather coverings that are joined with a broad brass wire bound seam.

A good rare and complete Hungarian Ottoman cavalry sabre in a stable old dark patina.



Stock No..
s1846

 



Vietnamese Katana
Old Japanese blade
in Vietnamese mounts

Vietnamese Katana Guom Kiem Cochine Annam Tonkin Old Japanese blade in Vietnamese mounts www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An interesting katana blade in Vietnamese mounts.

One of the most interesting items seen in a while, a Japanese katana in Vietnamese mounts, a repurposed trophy of war or trade.
The sword is 89cms long and has a blade length of 68cms to the Tsuba or 65.5cms to the edges of the habaki.
The hilt is fixed solidly to the tang, likely in a traditional Vietnamese resin set fashion. It is constructed from various layers of copper sheet with the top layer displaying tradtional Vietnamese designs.
The Tsuba is also copper in a Vietnamese/Japanese style.
The blade is in good condition with a few minor nicks.

A good fighting sword with an interesting history. No scabbard.



Stock No..
s1725

 



Rencong, Sumatra
Aceh dagger

Rencong Sumatra Aceh dagger hulu meucangge www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A nice Sumatran rencong.
In its sheath this rencong measures 39.5cms long. Out it is 36cms long and has a blade length of 27cms including the bolster.
The carved horn hulu meucangge style hilt remains in good condition with only a very minor age crack at the bolster.
The blade is clearly patterned welded but is pitted in places. It is a thick heavy type, is hollow forged and retains a full tip.
The sheath is missing timber and has been poorly reconstructed as it was once broken, likely the spoils of war.

A very well priced entry level Rencong, the ideal letter opener for your desk.



Stock No..
s1860

 



A very rare knife
Tiger Tooth hilt
Silver dress
Thai Shan regions
Powerful protection amulet

A very rare knife Tiger Tooth hilt Silver dress Thai Shan regions Powerful protection amulet www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare knife from the Thai Shan ethnic regions. A powerful magical protective amulet.

This seldom seen knife type measures just under 25cms long in its silver sheath. Out it is 21.5cms long with a broad 11cm long blade.
The hilt is a large tiger tooth canine dressed in silver sheet and very fine wire work. The blade is single edged with a dropped point tip.
The sheath is also completely covered in fine silver sheet and wire worked embellishments. The sheath retains its original woven fabric suspension baldric and tassels.

A magical knife believed to have powerful protective qualities for the owner.



Stock No..
s1347

 



A fine & rare Kukri
Nepalese fighter
Very rare guard varient
Very rare Stupa pommel
Chirra blade

A fine & rare Kukri Nepalese fighter with rare guard varient Stupa pommel Chirra blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Nepalese kukri of fighting form.

This heavy fighting kukri measures just over 55cms long in its sheath and just under 55cms out. The blade measures 38cms long from the top of the bolster to the tip of the blade.
The hilt of this formidable weapon is of a known type that is of rare form. It is of genuine Nepalese manufacture, indicated by the long stupa pommel and the bolster of the type seen on Nepalese Kora.
The presence of a practical knuckle guard is likely European influenced but could just as well be directly influenced by the many Indian sabres found within the region. The presence of the very large disk pommel suggests this.
The grip's surface is decorated with engraving placed in geometrical formations. The knuckle bow is also engraved. The disk pommel and oval quillon block or guard show scalloped edges and toward the knuckle bow on the guard ar two fang like protrusions.
The blade is of the desirable chirra type with multiple fullers. To the forte in an engraving not unlike the kaudi in design but reversed/facing upwards.
The sheath is of a typical type being black leather over a timber inner. The back of the scabbard, towards the tip has opened up like so many Kukri do.

A fine and rare fighting Kukri from Nepal.



Stock No..
s1865

 



A good Peakak or Mak
Thailand or Vietnam
Solid Rattan haft

A good Peakak or Mak Thailand or Vietnam Solid Rattan haft www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good example of a Phka'k, also spelt P'kak Peakak, or Mak.

This is the classical age old weapon from the Cambodian regions of South East Asia, seen through in to Vietnam and Thailand. Such weapons have been recorded as being the warriors primary weapon of choice which was also used in Domestic duties and hunting.
This example is 77cms long from end to end.
The handle and body of this weapon is made from a very strong rattan with good shock absorbing flex. Atop of the curved end is an iron blade inserted through the rattan and pinned in place.
This Phka'k remains in good solid condition.

A good and rare item.



Stock No..
s1808

 



A fine Kurki
Crescent marked Dia Chirra
1920/30s Officer's Kukri
Private purchase/presentaion

A fine Kurki Crescent marked Dia Chirra 1920/30s Officer's Kukri Private purchase Fisher presentaion Kothimora www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine heavy Dia Chirra Kukri from the early 20th century.

In its sheath, this kukri measures 44cms long from the centre of the tang to the tip of the sheath. Out it is 43cms long with a blade length of 33cms.
The hilt is of dark horn and a broad oval cross section. It it decorated in silver sheet to the pommel, mid grip and bolster. The silver to the grip and pommel show a repousse floral design.
The blade is just under 4cms at the grip and broadens to just under 6cms at the belly.
The spine is 9mm thick with a medial ridge running through to the tip. Its faces show the Dia Chirra fullers, double crescent marks and various engravings below the spine.
The sheath is timber with its original velour covering and a simple decorated silver end cap.

A fine Kukri with known presentation examples.



Stock No..
s1764

 



Albacete Dagger
Spanish dagger
Complete with sheath

Albacete Dagger Spanish dagger Complete with sheath Toledo Madrid Spain knife naife navaja www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of a dagger from Albacete Spain.

In its sheath, this dagger or "Daga" measures 28cms long in its sheath. Out it is 24cms long and has a blade length of 15cms.
The hilt is of classic Albacete style with pierced brass end caps and a bulbous mid grip of carved bone with decorative brass inserted of the type often seen within Navaja handles. Its guard is a simple and very sturdy iron type.
The blade is a double edged type with a raised medial ridge through to the tip. There are feint floral motifs to the blades surfaces.
The sheath, an aspect so often missing from the dagger type is complete and without loss or damage. It retains its brass ends that are simply engraved and all of the original but faded velour sheath covering is present.

A good complete Spanish Daga.



Stock No..
s1500

 



French Model 1866
"Chassepot" Yataghan
Sword Bayonet
Dated 1867

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A good 19th century sword bayonet.

This Chassepot Yataghan sword bayonet is dated 1867 as per the armoury inscription to the base of the spine.
In its sheath it metal measures 71cms long. Out it is 69.5cms long and has a blade length of 57.5cms.
The grip is bronze with the iron locking mechanism in working order. The steel hooked quillon markings to its middle but are not clearly readable in its current uncleaned form.
The blade is stamped with clear inspection marks and the spine with clear armoury manufacture marks.
The blade is in overall original bright finish with light sharpening marks to the edge.
The metal sheath retains its suspension hook and has an all over dark patina.

A good well marked early example of the type.



Stock No..
s761

 



Java, Pedang Lurus
Early 19th century example
Outstanding pamor blade
Fine silver dress
Unique facial pommel with hair
Ex Personal collection
Museum quality artifact

Java Javanese Pedang Lurus Early 19th century example Outstanding pamor blade Fine silver dress Unique facial pommel with hair Ex Personal collection Museum quality artifact Antique sword spear Kris Keris knife dagger Katana www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine example of a Javanese Pedang Lurus, being of a very rare and old form.

This Javanese sword measures 69cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it is 64cms long and carries a blade that is 5.5cms wide at the balde and 52cms long.
What sets this rare example apart from most Pedang seen in today's market is its age and presence of the unique silver pommel with human hair top knot and high quality blade.
The large silver pommel is expertly chased in various depths oth relief to create a very fine rendition of a Hindu Deity, likely Rakshasa. The grip is a well selected black horn and it has a silver cross guard, now loose.
The blade is razor sharp and in exceptional condition for its age. The pamor is very high contrast and perfect throughout.
The scabbard is leather over timber with decorative silver fittings tip and bottom, fitting sof the same general appearance of those seen In Zonneveld's Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago that was collected in the mid 19th century.

A very rare museum quality example, 1850 or earlier.



Stock No..
s1761

 



A fine & rare sabre
Mughal India
Silver and ivory dress
Black Wootz blade
A fine Indian Shamshir

A fine & rare sabre Mughal India Silver and ivory dress Black Wootz blade A fine Indian Shamshir Antique sword spear Kris Keris knife dagger Katana www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare and high quality silver dressed Indo Persian, Mughal Indian Shamshir.

This sabre measures 98cms from tip to tip in a straight line. If the cutting edge was followed the sword would measure 103cms long in its scabbard.
Out of its scabbard it is 93cms long in with a blade length (again in a straight line) of 81cms from the tip to the centre of the quillon block.
The entire sword is solid and in very good condition throughout. The hilt is Walrus ivory grip slabs pinned with silver. The pommel cap, grip strap and quillon block are also solid silver and of a high purity.
The blade is also of a higher quality than normally seen. It shows a very dark contrasting Wootz pattern throughout its surfaces and for its size, it is much heavier in the blade than it appears. The cross section is a thick wedge shape with a slightly rounded back edge and is a very well hardened steel, yet still shows signs of suppleness if flexed.
A very fine fighting sword.
The scabbard is original throughout. It retains all of its solid silver fittings over a worn velvet covering. As seen in the photos provided, the drag has suffered some damage to the tip, a very easy repair for a competent silversmith, an aspect I am happy to put right for the buyer of this sword if desired.
Beneath the scabbard coverings are solid scabbard timbers with only a very minor loss at one edge, so recovering in an antiqued velvet covering and a new bullion thread band at the seam would vastly grade up the appearance of this sword.

A fine and rare example in high end dress with a grip shape not often seen and a desirable black Wootz blade



Stock No..
s1709

 



Jian
Chinese broadsword
For restoration
Quality fighting blade

Chinese broadsword Jian For restoration Quality fighting blade  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A restoration project, a good forged Jian blade in need of some TLC.

This sword has had a bit of a rough time but for someone wanting a genuine circa 1900 Jian of good base qualities, this may be for you.
The hilt retains its original fittings and is now bound with string over the grip. The open "Bat" like guard has been lead filled around the base of the blade.
The blade itself is a robust forged fighting type. It has a block forte and broad bevelled edges that run from the mid section of the blade. Its edges are hardened. The down side it that the blade does have several bends throughout that could be removed with time and the blade repolished to its former glory.
The Jian does not come with a scabbard.

A good entry level project for someone wanting a genuine fighting blade.



Stock No..
s1804

 



Moro Datu Kris
Oversized silver pommel
Silver Inlaid blade
Silver sheath base
A large rare Kris

Moro Datu Kris Oversized silver pommel Silver Inlaid blade Silver sheath base A large rare Kris www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A large, fine and very rare Moro Datu Kris with inlay and silver pommel.

This large Kris with its oversized silver pommel measures 74cms long in its sheath, 70cms out and has a blade length of 56cms, is 12cms across the gonjo and 4.5cms wide across the first luk or curve in the blade.
The hilt comprises of a very large oversized pommel, copper collars to the top and bottom and a large comfortable mid grip of differing design elements to the silver.
The blade is a 5luk type of rare form being half luk, half straight, sometimes noted as Naga awake and Naga sleeping, this blade has a balance between the two.
As the images show, there is a lot of unusual and rare silver inlay to the blades surfaces with most of it present were it is so often lost..
The sheath has seen a little wear with a loss to one arrow shaped corner and a repaired break between the two sections, an area covered and supported by leather strapping.
A very rare aspect of the sheath is a large well formed silver covering to the base, something that could be unique to this Kris.

A fine and large Chief Kris, a type that is getting harder to find in any condition.



Stock No..
s1803

 



A Moro Datu sword
Massive Barong
Very rare type
Horn, bone and silver pommel
Elaborately carved sheath

A Moro Datu sword Massive Barong Very rare type Horn, bone and silver pommel Elaborately carved sheath www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A massive and rare Moro Datu Barong.

in its sheath, this Moro fighting sword measures 74.5cms long in its sheath, 65.5cms out and has a very hefty blade that measures 43cms long and just under 8cms wide.
The hilt is made from horn and inlaid with bone, a type being one of the rarer materials, carved in the rare jungayyan form.
The grip is bound in thick silver sheet, plaited silver wire and decorative silver spacers between the fine wire binding.
The blade is simply of a massive hefty form. Its edge is sharp and pattern welded surfaces can be seen beneath the patina.
The oversized, carved and pierced timber sheath is also a very rare form. Both upper and lower sections are carved from stunning finely grained timbers, unfortunately with losses as seen in the images.
Attached to the sheath is a old glued paper tag with hand written notes, pointing to this Barong to be from the island of Jolo in the Sulu archipelago.

A very rare Chief Barong.



Stock No..
s1859

 



A fine Borneo sword
Langgai Tinggang varient
Complete with scabbard
RARE

A fine Borneo sword Langgai Tinggang varient Complete with scabbard Mandau Jimpul Sadap RARE www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and complete Langgai Tinggang, Borneo.

This example measures 77cms long in its scabbard, 75.5 out and has a blade length of 60.5cms which is 4.5cms wide at the tip.
The hilt is a traditional carved bone type with the remains of old hair tufts hanging from the openings at the pommel.
The fore grip is bound with brass wire and resin as reinforcing for the point where the tang enters the hilt.
The blade has a long flat spine and an bronze inlaid krowit to the base of the cutting edge.
Its surfaces are engraved at the base and an intricate narrow fuller separates the forte from the cutting edge with the fuller runner up to and along the edge of the spine.
The scabbard is timber bound in rattan and has a long bark section attached to the rear along with a woven fibre suspension cord.

A rare sword.



Stock No..
s911

 



An extremely rare dagger
Northern Sudan, Kordofan
exceptional Rhino hilt
19th century

An extremely rare dagger Northern Sudan Kordofan exceptional Rhino hilt 19th century www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A release from our personal collections.

A very rare type of African dagger with an exceptional Rhino horn handle.

In it sheath, this dagger measures 41cms long. Out it is just under 41cms long and has a blade length of 27.5cms.
The hilt is of the shape seen on ancient bronze age Persian short swords with Bifurcated Pommels.
The blade is of elliptical double edged form. It is heavily incised to both sides, with each side showing a distinct variation in geometric patterns.
The leather work on the scabbard is of the highest quality with the best materials chosen.

A very rare and complete example of the type.

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..
s1854

 



Zande throwing knife
African fighting knife
A fine example

Zande throwing knife African fighting knife A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine rare throwing knife from Central Northern Africa, Zande.

This throwing knife measures 41cms tall, 21cms at the widest point and 17cms wide above the handle.
The blade is well shaped throughout. To the outer face, this is forged with a central hollow section running through the middle body and all blade protrusions. The hollowed forged area is highlighted with incised relief and decorative motifs within.
Its grip retains its leather covering and the entire knife is in fine condition throughout.

A fine rare African throwing knife and a very capable weapon.



Stock No..
s1817

 



Thai Shan
Complete Daab
Silver fittings
Quality blade
A fine fighting sword

A fine fighting sword Thai Shan Complete Daab Silver fittings Quality blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Thai fighting sword.

This Thai/Thai Shan Daab measures just under 88cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 81cms long with a blade length of 54cms.
The hilt is bamboo dressed in silver end fittings that are bound with very fine and high quality silver wire work. Its pommel end is in repousse silver, showing a central floral motif. The grip is bound in a very dark rattan with minor loss.
The blade is a fine fighting quality type. It is thick at the base with a raised medial ridge running through to the upswept tip and its edge remains razor sharp.
The scabbard is timber and like the hilt, it is bound in high quality silver ends with dark rattan binding and it retains its original suspension baldric.

A fine and complete high quality fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1740

 



A large Tolelo Navaja
Over 81cms long open
Dated 1900
With valour motto

A large Tolelo Navaja Over 81cms long open Dated 1900 With valour motto www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare near mint Toledo made Navaja, dated 1900.

This oversized fighting knife measures 43cms long closed and a over 81cms long when opened.
The body of the Navaja is perfectly formed thick rolled brass over a timber core. Its surfaces are decorated in traditional manners throughout its entire length with each end expertly capped. The long steel back spring is very tight and holds the 9 tooth ratchet very firmly where so often age takes a toll at this pivot point in a Navaja.
As noted, the blade has a solid 9 tooth ratchet that locks very firmly in place. It tapers to a very fine yet strong needle point and it clipped to one side for over half its length.
The left face has a large central cartouche with floral designs running through the middle. To the top of the cartouche, reads, when loosely translated "Fabricated in Toledo 1900". Below the floral motifs, again loosely translated, it reads, "If this viper itches for you, there is no remedy in the pharmacy".

A long fighting knife with a very dangerous reach.

A fine near mint provenanced example or a rare Toledo Spanish Navaja that would take very little effort to have this Navaja again appear new.



Stock No..
s1834

 



Sumatran Keris
Palembang
Carved ivory hulu
Fine blade

Sumatran Keris Palembang Minang Malaysian Borneo Carved ivory hulu Fine blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Palembang keris with a very finely carved hulu.

Of classic and traditional form, this Palembang keris measures 49.5cms long in its sheath, 47cms out and has a blade length of 37.5cms.
The hulu or hilt, although with loss with loss at the dorsal area, is an exceptionally carved ivory type. The hulu sits in a bronze cup with an unusually wide base.
The blade displays a fine pamor surface is is of 9 luk or curves.
The blade sits within a dark timber sheath with a traditional old resin repair at the join of the upper and lower sections.

A fine rare ivory hilted Keris from Palembang, Sumatra.



Stock No..
s1748

 



A very rare sword
Kordofan, Sudan
19th century long knife
or short sword
Large Rhino horn hilt

A very rare sword Kordofan Sudan 19th century long knife or short sword Large Rhino horn hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An extremely rare Kordofan knife with an exception large rhino horn hilt.

This very rare long knife or short sword of on unusually large proportions for the type. It is without a sheath and measures 62cms long with a blade length of 47cms.
The large domed pommel 10cms across with the ears dropping 6cms from the pommel end. The waist of the hilt is faceted, where is again broadens to where it meets the blade.
The blade is fine, double edged and engraved to both faces. The engravings show incised lines following the blades profile and moon like motifs to the first half of the blade.

A very rare and fine quality find, seldom ever seen.



Stock No..
s1838

 



Omani Saif
Fine fittings
Quality blade
A fine example

Omani Saif Oman Sword Kattara Shamshir Sabre Saber Middle East Jordon Quality fittings Quality blade A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete Oman Saif.

This sword measures 105cms long in its scabbard. Out it measures just under 102cms long, with a blade length of 81cms.
The hilt is leather wrapped with fine silver wire interlaced around each leather wrapping to create a very fine and impressive design. The pommel is silver and of a tapering square section through to a domed pommel.
The blade is finely forged with a narrow hardened edge and laminated patterning nearer to the edges. The extremely flexible blade is of classical form with a central fuller running through to the spatula shaped tip.
The scabbard is leather over timber with decorative silver dresses iron suspension fittings. The throat is a white metal whilst the drag is a pierced and decorated slver type.
The entire leather surface is decorated front and back with raised motifs, designs created from the leather being tooled over string. The reverse of the scabbard is bound through the centre by a plaited silver wire.

A fine and rare sword from the Oman Sultanate.



Stock No..
s1822

 



Chinese broad sword
Niuweidao or
Ox tail sabre
A massive example

Chinese broad sword Jian Tiger Niuweidao or Ox tail sabre A massive example A fine example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very finely restored Niuweidao or Chinese broad sword.

This sabre, in its scabbard measures 107cms long. Out it is 103cms long and have a blade length of 81.5cms.
The base of the blade is 4cms wide and 1cms thick through the spine. The blade broadens through to the tip and is 6cms wide at the belly.
The sword retains its original grip wrapping and is finished in thick steel fittings and a large steel cup guard, all with japanned surfaces.
The blade is in semi bright polish. Its edges are very sharp and a large rampant dragon is found on both sides of the forte.
The spine flat through the forte and changes to a medial ridge through to the tip.
The scabbard is original to the sword. It has been bound in leather and fitted with new bespoke fittings with the throat fitting being original to the sword.

A fine sword throughout, perfectly restored and of a rare size and quality.



Stock No..
s1852

 



A very rare sword
Silver hilted
Lao Thai Daab
A fine fighting sword

A very rare sword<br>Silver hilted<br>Lao Thai Daab<br>A fine fighting sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare silver hilted Lao Thai sword.

This Daab or Dhaab measures 85cms long in its scabbard, out it is 81.5 with a 61cms long blade.
The hilt is an oval shaped repousse silver type with a flared pommel and fore grip. A silver copper alloy guard separates the hilt from the blade.
The blade remains very sharp and in original untouched condition. Its spine is unusual in that it is flat where many of the type known have a raised medial ridge running through to the top. There are light incised lines running along the top faces of the blade that end about 18cms short of the tip from which small curved incised lines continue in various groupings.
The scabbard is a simple timber that has been lacquered in black with red highlights to the edges and within the lacquer.
Its original suspension baldric is present and is bound in a ceremonial manner for hanging.

A fine silver hilted fighting sword with minor loss and dents to the hilt.



Stock No..
s1857

 



Ethiopian Shotel
Rhino horn hilt
European sword blade
Silver pommel

Ethiopian Shotel Rhino horn hilt European sword blade Silver pommel www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large Ethiopian Shotel.

This native sword with a European trade blade measures 105cms long and has a blade length of 91cms.
The hilt is Rhino horn, carved from two pieces and joined in the middle of the grip. The pommel measures 10cms at the widest point and is capped with a very fine decorative silver cup through which the blade is peened.
The blade as noted, is European, one of the many thousands imported in to the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is on a narrow profile with a deep single fuller to each face.

A good rare sword.



Stock No..
s1812

 



Chinese Jian
A good example
Original polish
Complete with scabbard

Chinese Jian A good example Original polish Complete with scabbard www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete example of a sword type that is becoming increasingly hard to find in any condition.

This Jian is 96cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 94.5cms long and has a blade length of 72cms long from the edge of the thick cross guard.
Overall, the entire sword has been well preserved. The ray skin grip is complete and the eyelets for the tassel are intact. The hilt fittings are present and in good order with the guard having slight movement as is common with Chinese swords over time and use.
The blade retains 99% of its original bright polish and frosted etched panels at the forte. The block forte is approximately 14cms long and contains characters to one side and tree branches, birds and foliage to the reverse.
The blade has a clear medial ridge running through to the tip with distal taper to the tip and edges, edges which have seen some use but a perfectly presentable.
The scabbard is lacquer and wire bound timber with pierced brass fittings.

A good complete and rare Chinese sword.



Stock No..
s1705

 



Central Asian Sabre
A very fine sword
A very rare signed blade
Exceptional condition
Thick silver sittings
Ivory grip
Afghanistan, Scinde

Central Asian Sabre A very fine sword A very rare signed blade Exceptional condition Thick silver sittings ivory grip Afghanistan Scinde www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A superb Central Asian sabre with ivory grip slabs, very thick and heavy silver fittings and an outstanding signed blade.

In its leather and silver clad scabbard, this very fine sabre measures 95cms long. Out it is 93.5cms long with a blade length of 78.5cms long.
The thick ivory grip slabs appear to be the outer edges of walrus ivory and they display a very fine patina throughout. The grip slabs are riveted through three places as is one of the standard manufacturing methods for the type. These slabs rest over a very thick full tang and against long steel bolsters with brass fore-edges, being of a type akin to those found on the Afghani Khyber knives.
The blade is simply stunning. It is of a high quality construction with rare multiple fullered arrangement with a gold signature, an aspect that is extremely rare.
The heavy blade is thick through its spine that narrows through the tip. It has a very small black forte, a broad, crisp and very sharp bevelled cutting edge, free from loss or damage and still in original mirror polish.
The blade's faces show a large central fuller running through to the tip and a second lesser but deep and broad fuller running from the forte for 20cms where it then changes in to three deep and very precise fullers that follow the broad central fuller through to the tip.
Of special note is the extremely rare gold signature which seems to show a military or house standard and a signature that appears to read "work of Faqeer Hussain".
The scabbard is expertly covered in stitched black leather with perfect seams seen on the upper edge. The silver fittings are without decoration but are very substantial in weight and of high quality.

A very rare sword type of very high quality and an academically important blade type displaying the Afghanistan flag, circa 1901-1919.



Stock No..
s1511

 



A rara Java Keris
Banjarmasin hilt
old 3 luk blade

Java Keris Banjarmasin hilt old 3 luk blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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An unusual and rare Java Keris.

This keris measures 46.5cms long in its sheath, 36cms out and has a blade length of 26cms.
The hilt is a Javanese pattern made in Banjarmasin, possibly for export or for a Javanese national in Kalimantan.
The hilt gilt with glass or quartz pastes and remains in fine condition throughout.
The blade is a 3 luk type, of a demure form with surfaces that show a high contrast pamor that can be easily seen under the untouched patina.
The sheath has been selected from finely grained timber and is dressed in a repousse and gilt pendok that displays unusual design motifs and a double headed Naga

A fine and unusual keris.



Stock No..
s1749

 



Achang Yunnan Dah
A very fine sword
Outstanding silver dress
Rare inlaid blade

Achang Yunnan Dah Dha Daab Darb sword A very fine sword Outstanding silver dress Rare inlaid blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Dah or Daab of exceptional quality and condition.

This Dah from the Yunnan regions of Southern China measures 75.5cms in its silver clad scabbard, is 72cms out and has a blade length of 42cms.
The hilt is dressed in silver sheet and wire, done to create some of the finest work of its type seen on a sword from this area.
Equally, the timber scabbard is dressed in very fine and refined silver work with the maker signing his work at the base of the scabbard.
The blade is a finely forged tpye with several unusual aspects being the blade profile being a type and tip not typically seen in swords dressed in this manner, but more importantly, the presence of 3 inlaid plugs at the tip of the blade. Whilst plugs of brass are found throughout many cultures, this arrangement and placement at the tip is most unusual.

A very fine and rare sword of very high quality for the region.



Stock No..
s1828

 



North African or
Tuareg primer flask
A rare item

North African Tuareg primer flask A rare item Telek Takouba Kaskara spear allar shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine North African Primer flask, possibly Tuareg.

This small finely crafted primer flask measures approx 10cms long.
It is in good working order and is well preserved for its age.
The surfaces are engraved throughout with the spring and arm being plain except for a coral insert to the end cover.
The sprung arm is pierced for a suspension loop and the larger end is mounted with a spire, most likely used for opening the end for filling, an area which is seized.

A fine and rare African primer flask.



Stock No..
s1815

 



Shan Dah
A fine fighting sword
Ivory and silver hilt

Shan Dah Dha Darb Daab Thai Thailand Burmese Burma A fine fighting sword Ivory and silver hilt www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine 19th century Shan dah.

The fine fighting sword is one of the best Dah I have felt in the hand in a long time.
The large thick ivory grip offers a very comfortable grip and powerful weighted feel behind the sword's cutting ability. The grip and the razor sharp blade which displays very fine distal taper to the tip and cutting edge make this a formidable sword in combat.
The hilt is a thick single section of tusk which measure 4cms across where the blade and hilt join and 3.5cms across the pommel.
The strong forged blade of of a rounded spine with a subtle medial ridge. Its cutting edge is very sharp and the blade's tip is concave.
The scabbard is a simple yet quality constructed type. It is timber bound with fine rattan braiding and a lacquer covering for protection from the wet.

A fine fighting sword.



Stock No..
s1816

 



A fine Moro Kampilan
Philippine sword
Quality carving
Fine blade

A fine Moro Kampilan Philippine sword Quality carving Fine blade Kris Barong Bangkung Pira Shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old fighting sword from the Philippines.

This well made Kampilan from the Maranao people remains in very good condition throughout with only minor loss to the rattan binding on the grip and a small amount of hair. The carved and pierced Okir designs to the hilt are very fine, deep and display a warm well handled patina. The large open mouthed pommel is without fault and where most Kampilan have a single coin or token to one face only, this example has a silver coin attached to each face.
To each side of the carved guard is a thick double staple iron guard.
The blade is a finely forged example with clear longitudinal laminations throughout its surfaces. Its edge is sharp, the spine flat with three incised lines running across at the forte and good distal taper is seen through to the tip and the cutting edge.
It is 97cms long and has a blade length just under 72cms.

A fine and well balanced sword from the Moro tribes of Maranao.



Stock No..
s1798

 



Moro sword
Kampilan, Philippines
Fine old blade

Moro sword Kampilan Philippines Fine old blade Kris Barong Bangkung Pira Shield www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good old Moro Kampilan.

This old 19th century fighting sword is of simple form, likely once belonging to a young warrior.
The sword's hilt is of a simple traditional carved design and lacks its original rattan or cord bound grip covering.
The blade is a finely forged quality example which shows nice patterning throughout its aged surfaces. The tip of the blade is a desirable type with the upturned end. It is pierced throughout the tip with 24 holes, holes which are usually bronze or copper filled.
The blade remains sharp, true and shows very fine craftsmanship in these features and the distal taper.
Given the simple carvings to the hilt and that the holes at the blades end are not filled, it is very likely that the sword belonged to a young warrior who had come of age and yet had the wealth to elaborate on the hilt designs or fill the plug holes.
The Kampilan is 99cms long with a blade length of 73.5cms.

A very good fighting sword at a very reasonable price, a sword which is fast and capable in the hand and has a very good blade. The hilt would grade up nicely with new rattan or cord binding added to the grip.



Stock No..
s1581

 



Sumatran Keris
Unusual features
For restoration or study

Sumatran Keris Unusual features For restoration or study Bugis Malay www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good Sumatran Bugis Keris that will grade up very well.

In its sheath this Keris is 46cms long. Out it is 40cms with a blade length of 32cms.
The entire keris throughout carries some good age to it, with the hilt in particular having survived numerous repairs or modifications. The base of the hilt has been replaced with black horn as had the crown which is now lost. Of further interest are two ivory disc plugs to each side, an aspect unknown to keris enthusiasts, a point worthy of further study.
The hilt sits within a decorated cup of low grade silver, now tarnished with age.
The blade is of a narrow 7 luk design and its pamor surfaces show clear pamor typical of Sumatran Keris.
The sheath is in near perfect condition throughout but does have an ivory butnut pinned to the base that has losses. The timbers are dark and well chosen.

A good study piece with interesting qualities and at a very good price.

A keris that would grade up very well with minimal effort.



Stock No..
s1697

 



Sumatran Keris
Bugis Penghulu dress
Very rare Naga blade

Sumatran Keris Bugis Chieftain Chief Penghulu dress Very rare Malaysian Malay Naga blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare Sumatran Chieftain Keris of rare blade form.

This fine and rare Keris remains in fine original condition throughout.
There are old minor repaired breaks to the base of the sheath and the hilt, with both stable.
The hilt remains fixed in its current position and sits within a very fine old and thick brass cup that is chased in typical floral designs.
The very rare blade, may at first glance be dismissed as a typical Javanese Naga type but the type is a much rarer and very seldom seen Malay Naga blade as is seen by the working of the blade in the base regions and the Malay pamor type.
Very little is known about the type and how and why they came to also be of Malay construction and this is certainly a worthy study piece.
The sheath is of a very large cross piece being of very finely grained timbers that are free from loss or damage. The base of the sheath howver shows an old break previously mentioned.

A fine and rare Malay Naga keris in Sumatran Chieftain dress.



Stock No..
s1779

 



A fine Laos Daab
Long Bronze or Samrit hilt
A fine fighting sword

A fine Laos Darb Thai Thailand Daab Long Bronze or Samrit hilt A fine fighting blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine old Fighting Daab with a long bronze hilt.

This very good example measures 87cms long in its scabbard, 84.5cms out and has a blade length of 46.5cms from the centre of the base to the tip.
The hilt remains in original unpolished state. The patination to its surfaces is deep, rich and pleasing to the eye. The colours range from bronze, copper and green to the original bright shine Samrit casting which is seen on the edge of three lobes of the pommel when it has been rubbed.
The blade narrow through the waist and deep through the belly. Its edge is sharp and misty differential steel patterning can be seen on the blades surfaces.
The deep curve from the pommel to the blades tip makes for a fine fighting sword. Its centre of gravity is within the hilt at the first small plain finger wide section of the bronze hilt behind the flared fore grip, a section so perfectly placed.
The Daab retains its original scabbard with most of its original rattan binding still in place.

A fine complete example of the type.



Stock No..
s1824

 



Keris Tajong
Keris Pekaka
Rare keris
Very rare 5 luk blade type
Southern Thailand, Patanni

Keris Tajong Keris Pekaka Rare keris Very rare 5 luk blade type Southern Thailand Patanni www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good rare Keris Tajong.

This rare Patanni Keris is a 19th century example of the Keris Pekaka or Kingfisher Keris, also known as the Keris Tajong. This particular example is of a very rare 5 luk form.
The Kingfisher hulu or hilt is carved from rich dark Kemuning timber which appears to be from a burl in places.
Its features are expertly carved throughout and it remains in good condition despite a small age crack and minor loss to the end of the beak.
The blade is a very rare 5 luk form, half straight and half Naga form at the bottom half, a form more commonly seen on Malay Sundang or Moro Kris. The blade has a very wide base with good features and clear longitudinal patterning running through its entire length. Darkened hardened edges are also seen in the steels surfaces.

A rare keris with a very rare blade type.



Stock No..
s1827

 



Tuareg Telek
Sahel dagger
Short sword
A good example

Tuareg Telek Sahel dagger Short sword A good example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good complete Tuareg dagger, Telek.

This African arm dagger is from northern central Tuareg tribes of Africa.
It has a large unusual hilt style unique to the Tuareg people, a design that it carried over in to other items such as camel saddles.
The hilt is brass bound timber which is also inlaid with brass and other pewter colours pins. It has an iron oval shaped cross guard and a good hand forged blade of their takouba sword style.
The sheath is multiple layers of leather mounted to a thick leather arm loop. The end or drag is mounted in brass and iron and the arm look is secured by brass panels and iron pins.
Both the front and rear faces of the leather are tooled.
In its sheath it measure just under 62cms long, out it is 61.5cms and the blade length is 41.5cms.

A good complete example of an unusual African dagger.



Stock No..
s1826

 



A very fine Burmese Dah
Silver, ivory and Niello
Superb blade
A rare high quality sword

A very fine Burmese Dah Dha Darb Daab sword parang knife dagger lance spear epee sabre silver ivory and Niello Superb blade A rare high quality sword www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and very rare Burmese Dah or Dha with Niello'd silver dress and a very fine blade.

This heavy Dah measures 73.4cms long in its scabbard, is just under 70cms long out and has a blade length of 46.5cms.
For its size it is a very weighty sword in the hand. The solid ivory hilt along with the thick quality blade account for this feel and balance in the hand.
The hilt is as noted ivory that is dressed in very rare Niello silver fittings. The quality of decorative aspects in the silver workmanship and that of the applied Niello designs is very fine, a level of craftsmanship that is rarely seem combined in these sword types.
The blade is an exceptional type. It is in original full polish, has a less seldom seen tip type. This and the arrangement of the fullers and the angles of the distal taper speak highly of the sword maker.
The scabbard is a dark hardwood which is bound in silver dress. The upper fitting is fully engraved while the bands are simple plain straps. The lower fitting is missing but a competent silversmith could replicate this section of silver, using the patina left as a template for its shape.

A very rare and high quality Burmese Dah.



Stock No..
s1704

 



A very fine Khyber knife
Afghanitan Salawar
Tooled leather sheath

A very fine Khyber knife Afghanitan Salawar Tooled leather sheath Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very fine Afghanistan Khyber knife or sword.

This rare example measures 72.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 69cms long with a blade length of 55.5cms long to the edge of the bolster.
The grip is a well selected horn section, simply riveted in three spots. They are finished with a simple metal grip strap and very fine faceted and pierced bolsters. At the pommel is an articulated decorative lanyard ring and leather lanyard.
The blade is very well preserved. Its edge remains sharp and its surfaces are clean and in original polish. There is a single fuller below the spine that runs through the mid section of the blade and it has a thick "T" spine. In profile, the blade has a forward curve through the spine and a re-curved tip and needle point.
The sheath or scabbard is mounted in simple thick steel fittings with a single suspension band and loop as is typical for the type. The leather work however is rarely seen on these weapon types. The leather is likely donkey hide and tooled in a repeating decorative motif, likely tooled over applied string work to the inner timber core. Breaking up this motif are raised horizontal motifs with vertical lines, something that has been mimicked in the steel work at the edge of the drag.

A very fine Afghanistan sword.



Stock No..
s1744

 



A fine Afghan Choora
Afghanistan dagger
Horn inlaid hilt
Fine blade

A fine Afghan Choora Khyber Karud Sabre sword knife Afghanistan dagger Horn inlaid hilt Fine blade Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine Afghan Choora with inlaid horn hilt and engraved spine.

This Choora measures 43cms long in its sheath. Out it is 41cms long and has a blade length of 29cms to the edge of the brass bolster.
Goat horn grips are inlaid with very small copper and silver wire to form a geometric patterns of native motifs, a craft often seen in ivory pique walking canes in Europe. These thick grip slabs are covered at the fore grip in faceted and stamped brass plates in the same style as seen on many Khyber knives of the region, likely the same long standing manufacturing centres of Afghanistan.
The blade is of the classical "T" section spine which carries an engraved design.
The sheath is a typical working man's sheath with simple leather over timber.

A good old Choora from the Khyber pass regions.



Stock No..
s1800

 



A fine Malay Keris
Kelantan Keris
Ivory & silver dress
Very rare 5 luk blade
Very rare example

A fine Malay Keris Kris Kriss Malais Kelantan Keris Ivory & silver dress 5 luk blade malela Very rare example www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good and rare Kelantan keris.

This keris consists of an ivory hilt, silver cup, a finely grained timber and a silver repousse sleeve and a fine blade.
The keris measures just under 46cms long in its sheath. Out it is 45.5cms long, with a blade length of 37.5cms.
The ivory Jawa Demam hilt is well carved and shows a very old warm caramel patina. There is a minor loss to the dorsal peak.
The silver cup is at fault and with loss but is original to the keris.
The very fine Carita blade shows good features and clear hardened edges. It is of a rare 5 luk form.
The Kemuning timber Sampir or cross section displays fine grains throughout both sides but carries minor age loss at its tips.
The Sheaths stem is timber dressed in repousse silver which displays both floral and scale designs, one side sharing both with the reverse fully floral.

A very good and rare Keris with numerous seldom seen features.



Stock No..
s1091

 



Patanni Keris
Large ivory hilt
very fine pendokok
A fine 9 luk Saras blade

Patanni Keris Large ivory hilt very fine pendokok A fine 9 luk Saras blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good large ivory hilted Patanni Keris.

This large hilted keris is without a sheath. It measures 47.5cms long and has a blade length of 38cms.
The ivory hilt of Patanni Jawa Demam form is very well carved. it shows a very old contrasting age patina with caramel warmth to one side and a more white aged side to the other. There is a minor lost to the peak of the dorsal fin.
The hilt cup or pendokok is a very fine and large type, one that shows amazing attention to detail, which would benefit from a clean.
The 9 luk Pandai Saras blade shows good crisp features to the base of the blade, hardened edges and some interesting differential steel patterning at the base.

A good large keris with a large ivory hilt.



Stock No..
s1460

 



A very rare Borneo sword
Tilang Kamarau
A fine old example
Complete with scabbard
Pigment dyed

A very rare Borneo sword Tilang Kamarau A fine old example Complete with scabbard Pigment dyed www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine and complete example of a very rare Borneo sword, Southern Sarawak.

The sword in its scabbard measures 74cms long. Out it is 72.5cms long with a blade length just over 58cms.
The entire sword and scabbard displays a very pleasing old, undisturbed patina throughout. The bone/antler hilt shows a very mellow caramel colour typically seen on old ivory and displays a very unusual inlaid brass pin decoration. The grip retains its original rattan binding, darkened with age and the hooked pommel displaying very interesting and unusual motifs.
The blade is quite heavy for its size with a spine thickness almost 1cms at the base and narrowing slightly through to the oval cross section tip. The faces of the blade have a single downward curving fuller or blood let that opens on to stylised carved iron leeches. The combination of facets, curves and cross sections make for a very unusual and high quality blade.
The upper part of the spine, where the fuller ends has 4 inlaid brass plugs, another very rare aspect as this area would have once had raised carved features as is seen at the blades base but appear to have been removed with purpose a very long time ago.
The scabbard is is complete and undamaged with all rattan binding intact. The rear shows further rattan binding present that would have once attached a suspension baldric. The mouth is lightly carved and a yellow pigment has been used in alternative fashion between the rattan binding and at the tip of the mouth.

A fine example, complete, old and original.

A very rarely seen sword.



Stock No..
s1654

 



Naval Dirk
Japanese 1883 pattern
Naval Officer’s Dagger

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A fine and very well price Imperial Japanese Naval dirk, 1883 pattern.

In its sheath it is 42cms long. Out it is 32cms long with a blade length of 21cms.
The entire dirk remains in excellent condition throughout with the exception of a repaired break to one side of the leather at the base. The fittings all gilt with 95% retained throughout.
The ray skin grip is without fault and pegged to the middle.
This example appears to be an older type with a pegged tang as was traditional with all Japanese swords and knives. The blade is in good polish for its age.

A good complete example throughout at a very competitive price.



Stock No..
s1292

 



Indian sword
Sosun Pattah
Sailaba

Indian sword Sosun Pattah Sailaba Tulwar Talwat Shamshir Pala Kilij Kilig www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A rare 18th century Indian sword, Sosun Pattah of classic elegant form.

This example measures 82cms long and has a blade length of 70cms being measured from the tip to the base of the blade under the langet.
The Tulwar hilt is absent of any decoration and retains a dark old age patina throughout its surfaces.
The blade, in profile measures 3cms wide at the base, 2.5cms through the waist and 3.5cms at the belly. It has a large forward curve and a recurved tip. Its thick "T" spine is pronounced throughout its full length whilst showing a clear distal taper.
Its cutting edge shows the traditional crisp bevelled cutting edge and a clear hardened edge is visible through the patina as are hints of watered/Wootz steel or pattern welded steel surface, of which the later is rarely seen.

A fine and rare fighting sword that would grade up very well with little effort.



Stock No..
s1792

 



Bukharan knife, Pichoq
Rhino horn grips
Silver and Niello sheath
Very rare knife

Bukharan Bukhara Boukhara Turkmanistan Central Asia knife Pichoq Rhino horn grips Silver and Niello sheath Very rare knife  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare knife from Bukhara.

In its sheath, this pichoq measures just under 31cms. Out it is 25cms long with a 15cms long blade.
The grip slabs are Rhino horn. The slabs are pinned through the tang and are dressed in a silver and Niello grip strap and bolster. At the bolster, two of its original turquoise stones remain.

The blade is in an as found untouched condition. Despite being out of polish, there are clear Central Asian Wootz patterns seen in the blades faces. The blade is of typical form for the type, being single edged, a narrow fuller below the spine and an upswept tip.
The sheath is leather over a timber core and it is dressed in thick silver fittings with the front displaying fine chiselled and Nielloed surfaces.

A fine and rare Central Asian knife.



Stock No..
s1809

 



A fine Burmese Dah
Silver dress
Mid 19th century
Status fighting sword
Chinthe guardians to blade

A fine Burmese Dah Silver dress Mid 19th century Status fighting sword Chinthe guardians to blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma.

This sword measures 82cms long in its scabbard, 79cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
The hilt is a solid timber core with ray skin grip that is secured by many dozens of very fine brass tacks. The grip is enclosed but silver fittings to the fore-grip and pommel with the fore-grip having a beaded and wirework design before a flared guard like protrusion.
The blade is a thick well weighted fighting type with thick silver designs to the blade, an aspect reserved for those of standing and wealth.
The designs are mostly floral to the faces with three Chinthe or dragon motifs dividing the designs. To the spine are floral and geometric designs.
The scabbard is a native hardwood, showing crack cracks and some minor losses. The halves are bound with silver fittings.

A fine fighting sword in the hand with a keen edge and visually impressive.



Stock No..
s1270

 



Salawar, Khyber knife
Very rare all steel type
A fine recurved blade
Pierced steel fittings
Northern India
Bukhara Central Asia

Salawar Khyber knife Very rare all steel type A fine recurved blade Pierced steel fittings Bukhara Central Asia www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very rare all steel Salawar with a fine deep re-curved blade.

Based on the dress, pommel and several key points below, this is likely Bukhara made, though possiblely Through to North Indian/Afghanistan border redions. It is a very rare, all steel example comes complete with its original scabbard and fittings.
The very finely shaped grip slabs, the bolsters, grip strap, pommel ends and scabbard fittings are all very well crafted steel.
The subtle carving to the underside of the grip, the unusual pommel profile, re-curved blade, protruding tang through the pommel all point to Bukhara through to as does the pierced steel fittings that are seen from this region across in to Northern Indian/Afghanistan borders. Fittings that are know in silver on Bukhara Kards and larger similar silver fittings on a very fine Sosun Patah currently in stock.
The blade is of a T-section cross section and in profile has a very rare and pleasing forward curve and a deep re-curve. Its edge remains sharp and the needle tip is full.
It is interesting to note that the the re-cuved end, again curves forward at the last 4cms.
The left blade face shows a very distinct pattern welded surface whilst the right side remains free from a patterne surface.
The scabbard timbers are solid but worn through the spine area. The steel fittings are healthy and the rare ball finial is complete and intact.

A extremely rare type of Khyber knife / Salawar from minority region of Central Asia.



Stock No..
s1730

 



Chinese dagger
Republican period
1911 - 1945 issue
Military dirk

Chinese dagger Republican period 1911 - 1945 issue Military dirk www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A very good complete Republican military dagger with sheath and suspension.

This dagger is 39.5cms long in its sheath, 37.5cms out and has a blade length just over 25cms.
The hilt is timber that appears to be leather covered and wire bound that sits under a large single piece of decorated brass that acts as both the grip slabs and pommel. The brass surfaces are decorated with flowers throughout and a large starburst or sun burst on the pommel.
Its guard is brass and it has a push button release from the sheath.
The sheath is plated steel capped in a decorative drag and through. This sits within a simple leather suspension with light steel buckles and leather strapping.
The blade is of earlier Jian form with a block ricasso, a double edged rofile and a small central fuller.

A harder to find genuine Chinese military dagger for the republican or military collector.



Stock No..
s1809

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Morocco
African sword

A fine Burmese Dah Silver dress Mid 19th century Status fighting sword Chinthe guardians to blade www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A fine fighting sword from Burma.

This sword measures 82cms long in its scabbard, 79cms long with a blade length of 59cms.
The hilt is a solid timber core with ray skin grip that is secured by many dozens of very fine brass tacks. The grip is enclosed but silver fittings to the fore-grip and pommel with the fore-grip having a beaded and wirework design before a flared guard like protrusion.
The blade is a thick well weighted fighting type with thick silver designs to the blade, an aspect reserved for those of standing and wealth.
The designs are mostly floral to the faces with three Chinthe or dragon motifs dividing the designs. To the spine are floral and geometric designs.
The scabbard is a native hardwood, showing crack cracks and some minor losses. The halves are bound with silver fittings.

A fine fighting sword in the hand with a keen edge and visually impressive.



Stock No..
s1715

 



Flyssa
Kabyles, Algiers
African sword

Flyssa Kabyles Morocco African sword Algerian Berber sword knife spear dagger shield  www.swordsantiqueweapons.com

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A good early Flyssa.

This Algerian sword, native to the wild Kabyles tribes measures 77cms long in its scabbard. Out it is 71.5cms long with a blade length of 60cms.
The hilt is of a very decorative nature as is common for the type. Its is constructed from thin timber slabs sandwiched over the thick tang and bound is faceted and decorated brass work and a thick iron pin at the pommel, a pin that is placed to look like the eye of a camel or similar beast.
The blade is very thick throughout its entire length. Both the spine and faces are inlaid with engraved brass panels and the spine is file finished at the mid section with the upper section of the blade tapering back towards the spine.
The scabbard is carved timber with an integral belt loop and carved motifs throughout. It is bound together by 5 leather straps.

A good robust fighting sword which is equally capable of devastating piercing capabilities as it is slashing.



Stock No..
s1660

 



Ottoman dagger, bichaq
Very fine silverwork
Large gem end stone
Inlaid blade
Greece, Balkans

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A fine silver bichoq from the Greek Ottoman regions.

In its sheath, the knife is just over 33cms long. Out it is 30cms long with a blade length of 20cms.
The fine silver hilt is adorned with bead and wire work, hand engraved motifs and set with a large red gem stone to the pommel. The sheath displays the same very fine silverwork in a very detailed vine and floral repousse finish. Numerous shield like motifs are found on the narrow edges of the sheath.
Its blade is a slender type with the left face inlaid with a low quality gold, whilst the right face is absent of any markings.

A very good example of the type with only minor restoration if desired, such as the addition of an aged velour section between the sheaths silver sections and securing of the silver sections to the timber, which in turn would grade this piece up very well and restore it to its original condition.



Stock No..
s1781

 



Shuang Dao
Double Chinese sabres
steel guards
Dragons on blades

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A good pair of midsized niuweidao or "Ox Tail" sabres.

This pair measure 79cms long in their scabbard, out they are just over 78cms long with blades that are 64.5cms long.
The hilts are cloth wrapped timber grips with brass collars and pommels and steel half cup guards. The collar of the right hand sword which faces out when suspended has an engraved dragon figure to its outer face.
The blades show clear distal taper from the spine to the cutting edge and the forte through to the tip.
In profile, each blade is upswept and broadens through its belly and carry 2 fullers to each side.
The right hand sword has a dragon engraved to the inner face at the tip, whilst the left hand blade has two dragons to the outer face, one at the tip, the other to the middle.
The scabbard is timber with brass fittings. It is wire bound and lacquered throughout.
As seen in the photos, these swords are as found, unrestored examples with mild discolouration to parts of the blades and it lacks the drag from the bottom of the scabbard. It is at this point that a clear shape of the original fitting can be seen in the lacquer, a perfect reference point for a competent jeweller to reproduce this fitting in brass if desired.

A good rare pair of Chinese swords.
Similar sized examples with disc guards are displayed in the Warsaw Military Museum.



Stock No..
s1794

 



Malaysian Sundang
Exceptional silver dress
Fine pattern welded blade
Very rare quality

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A very fine Malaysian Sundang in exceptional silver dress.

Out of its fine sheath, this Sundang or Kris measures just under 69cms long. It has a blade length of 55cms and is approx 4cms wide throughout most of its length.
The hilt is carved from very fine dark horn and is polished to perfection. Its grip is silver wire bound and it sits within a thick faceted silver cup.
The blade is forged with its faces showing pattern welded areas at the base. The form is ok 5 luks which are in the bottom half of the blade whilst the remainder of the blade is largely straight.
There is a simple silver stirrup at the base of the blade which appears to be decorative in nature.
The sheath is quite simply put, a work of art. Its original timber sheath is retained within the silver dress. It has a dark horn mouth piece and is bound is exceptional silver repousse work of a repeated diagonal pattern.

A very fine Malaysian sword or status.



Stock No..
s1741

 



Navaja
A fine example
Rare type
Unusual blade type

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A very finely crafted Navaja with unusual decorative aspects.

This Navaja measure 37cms long open 20.5cms closed and have a blade length of 17cms.
The hilt is brass over timber. Its surfaces are fully and finely engraved with three distinct patterns throughout. The end is finished in a very dangerous needle like spike that could inflict a nasty wound. If held tight in the hand and with the thumb over the pivot end, the use is akin to a trench knife, perhaps used in this manner to deliver a debilitating but not lethal blow rather than a lethal strike from the blade.
The blade shows distal taper, a file clipped back edge to one face of the blade and decorative motifs and recesses to the blade faces. To the left face are floral motifs whilst above a floral motif on the right, a line of Spanish script can be seen.
The back spring is simple, undecorated and thick and offers a strong lock to the 4 tooth ratchet.

A very fine and well crafted Navaja.



Stock No..
s1806

 



A very fine Keris
Patani Terengganu
Stunning silver Pendokok
A very fine blade
Ivory hilt

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A very fine ivory hilted Patani Keris.

This Keris measures 44.5cms long in its sheath, 44cms out and has a blade length of 34cms.
The large ivory Perkaka type hilt is carved from Hippo tooth and remains in perfect condition throughout and has developed a deep rich patina over time.
The silver hilt cup or pendokok is a very fine and rare type and gracefully sets this keris apart from many.
The sturdy blade is with a prominent triangular spine or tulang in Malay, has very well executed perabots or base features typical of the region's styles. The overall shape or dapor is called pandai saras in Malay.
The timbers are well chosen and remain in fine condition throughout with the exception of a minor loss to one upper edge of the sampir or large cross piece of the Keris. Its base retains an bone butnut.

A very fine and rare Keris throughout.



Stock No..
s1805

 



Silver presentation Dah
Burma, 19th century
A fine & rare sword
Buddha and Chinthe desgins

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A very rare all silver Burmese presentation Dah.

this fine sword measures 84cms long in its scabbard, 80.5cms out and has a blade length of 48cms.
The entire sword is covered in very fine repousse decorated silver. Typically, a single presentation cartouche is found to the upper outer face of the scabbards throat on Burmese presentation Dah, where this example has 6 vacant cartouche with 2 at the mid grip, two at the fore grip and two at the base of the scabbard.
The swords hilt has a demure lotus bud pommel sitting atop a very detailed floral repousse patterned grip. The grip section is divided by two very thick beaded silver rings that also aids in gripping the sword.
The blade is a very well forged and constructed type. The spine is flat for the first 19cms which then continues through to the lotus bud tip as a medial ridge. Its faces have a single broad deep fuller running through to the tip with a single narrow fuller above this. There is a shorter narrow fuller running partially along the blade above these.
The scabbard is a timber core dressed in thick plain silver sheet which is over decorated is thick repousse silver panels and very thick beaded silver rings separating these overlaid panels.
The upper throat section of the scabbard is further decorated with two Auspicious Buddha in repousse, one to each upper and lower edges and two repousse protective Chinthe, with one to each left and right face of the scabbard.

A very rare sword



Stock No..
s1801

 



Aceh Pedang
Sumatran Status sabre
Very fine silver grip
Quality blade

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A fine Sumatran Pedang.

This rare sabre, often associated with status is in excellent condition throughout and retains a wonderful and detailed wire bound hilt.
The sword is without a scabbard, a scabbard type which is typically very simple in appearances of plain leather over timber.
The sword measures 88.5cms long and carries a blade which is 72cms long.
The decorative basket hilt shows native designs to its surfaces and a fine silver wire bound hilt. The small pommel cap that surrounds the base of the pommel spike is missing.
The blade is a fine type of fine form. The base of the spine has a fuller, whilst the tip is a shaped back edge which meets the broad central fuller seen to each face of the blade. Above this broad fuller is a secondary narrower fuller.

A fine and rare Sumatran sword of status.



Stock No..
s1745

 



A good Sumatran Keris
A very fine hilt
good pamor blade
Minang regions

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A fine old Sepakol Keris.

This fine Malay Keris is without a sheath.
The hilt is of the Jawa Demam type and a very fine and rare example of the type and extremely well carved throughout.
The tilted head position offers a very comfortable grip in the hand and it is carved from timber but has a very smooth and horn like feel it its surfaces.
The silver pendokok is at fault with minor loss.
the blade is a sturdy Sepakol type. It has a slight forward curve and a pronounced simple pamor that curves in to the base of blade and its pesi, much like the base of a flame or bowl.

A fine Malay Keris.



Stock No..
s1760

 



Tiger Tooth Jambiya
rare Indian dagger
Chiselled blade

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A good bone handled Tiger Tooth Jambiya, India.

This Jambiya or Khanjar measures 30.5cms long in its sheath. Out it is 28.5cms long with a blade length of 19cms.
Its handle measures 5cms across the pommel and 4.5cms wide where the bolster meets the blade. It is a full tang construction with the bone grip slabs secured with metal pins in three places.
The blade's forte is engraved to both sides, it is fullered, has a thickened armour piercing point and sharp bevelled cutting edges.
The sheath is leather over timber with a correct but poorly fitting copper end that is heavily aged.

A good rare dagger from Northern India.



Stock No..
s1720

 



Nias sword, Balato
Head Hunting sword
Nias Island

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A good rare Nias Island head hunting sword.

This example measures 62cms long and has a blade length of 47.5cms.
The carved timber hilt shows very fine age patination throughout and a minor loss. The carving represents a monkey like figure atop of an elaborately carved Lasara head. This finely carved hilt sits within a beautiful cast bronze collar with integral small guard.
The forward curving blade has a small block forte, clear laminated pattern surface and a very fine and sharp edge.
Its scabbard is timber bound with bronze strapping showing a heavy patina. It has minor losses to the throat and tip.
Many of these 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 hunting sword from Nias Island.



Stock No..
s1618

 



A fine silver Daab
Laos, Thailand region
Deep repousse hilt
All silver dress

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A very fine sword from Northern Thailand.

This Daab or Thai/Laos sword measures 86cms long in its scabbard, 82.5cms long out and has a blade length of 58.5cms.
The entire hilt is decorated in a thick silver repousse of excellent depth and quality. The repousse designs show cloud like motifs to most of the hilt and various Naga designs to the mid grip, deep designs that offer a very sure grip as does the larger diameter of the hilt.
The blade is a thick well forged type. It has a tall medial ridge running from the base to the tip. Each face has a single narrow fuller beneath the spine with incised lines above and below. The tip of of the type typically associated with the Laos regions of Northern Thailand. As shown in the photo the blade is at fault with a hairline crack.
The scabbard is silver sheet over timber.

A very fine sword type from the Northern Thailand region.




Stock No..
s1280

 



Corsican folder
Large Vendetta knife
over 51cms long open

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A good French made oversized folding knife, French Corsica.

This Vendetta knife measures 27.5cms closed and 51.5cms open.
The body of the handle is steel from end to end with a steel locking bar running its full length and is dressed in painted bone slabs.
The blade is distal tapered to the tip and cutting edge. The tip is full and a small fingernail recess is found at the tip.

A good large folder of a rarer size.



Stock No..
s1799

 



A rare Tajong Keris
Southern Thailand
Non tradtional blade

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A good rare Keris Tajong from Southern Thailand,

This Keris measures 55.5cms tall in its sheath. Out it is 44cms long with a blade length just under 36cms long.
The hilt is a very finely carved example which is carved from very fine timber and remains in good condition throughout. The hilt has been embellished in a samrit or suassa alloy to its jaws bone and eyes. The beak was once also adorned with the same metal covering which is now lost. The hilt sits atop of a simple hilt cup made from the same alloy.
The blade is a non traditional type from the Indonesian islands to the south of the Thai peninsula. The blades surfaces display a fine pamor.
The sheath is of typical form, also of well selected timbers and free from loss or damage.

A good old restorable Keris that is rarely seen.



Stock No..
s1377

 



Chinese sabre
Military sabre
A good fighting sword

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A good complete Chinese military sabre.

This sword measures 85cms long in its scabbard, is 82cms out and carries a blade just under 66cms long.
The hilt is of rectangular cross section with a flared bronze pommel. It retains its original coth grip wrap over faded mulberry paper. The cup guard is of a very thick cross section.
The blade sweeps up from the forte whilst the hilt's cant follows the same graceful curve is the opposite direction. The faces are each double fullered below the spine and show good distal taper through to the tip and the cutting edge.
The scabbard is bound in ray skin which is free from loss. It is dressed in simple bronze fittings of the same rectangular form seen through the hilt.

A good sabre that would grade up very well with polished bronze surfaces and a little attention to the blades surfaces.



Stock No..
s1722

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

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A good mid 20th century Hmong dagger.

An interesting knife of the type seen in the book by Elaine and Paul Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand.
The knife measures 29.5cms long in its sheath, 27cms out and has a blade length of 17.5cms long.
The grip is bone and has a decorated pot metal collar and guard.
The blade is distal tapered to the cutting edge and tip.
In profile it has a deep forward curving belly and a full needle tip. Each face is decorated in unusual native motifs throughout.
The sheath is timber bound in pot metal strapping will all surfaces decorated. A modern nylon twine wrap reinforced with cloth binding to the rear is used as a suspension loop.

A good example of the type, comparable to the published examples.



Stock No..
s1721

 



Hmong knife
Dah dagger
Mid 20th century

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A good mid 20th century Hmong dagger.

An interesting knife of the type seen in the book by Elaine and Paul Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand.
The knife measures 26cms long in its sheath, 22.5cms out and has a blade length of 14.5cms long.
The grip is bone and has a pot metal collar and guard.
The blade is distal tapered to the cutting edge and tip.
In profile it has a deep forward curving belly and a needle tip. Each face is decorated in native motifs throughout.
The sheath is timber bound in pot metal strapping and a modern nylon twine as a suspension loop.

A good example of the type, comparable to the published examples.



Stock No..
s1742

 



Afghani sword
Khyber knife
Rare guard type
A fine fighting sword

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A good rare solid old fighting Khyber knife, short sword or Salawar from Afghanistan.

In its thick iron bound sheath, this example measures 76cms long. Out it is 70cms long with a thick 57cms long blade of fine fighting quality.
The hilt is carved horn grip slabs mounted in long steel bolsters, a thick central steel grip strap and broad and heavy iron knuckle guard. The iron guard has a single quillon to the spine side of the blade and a pierced tri bar formed knuckle guard. The end of the knuckle guard is of a decorative nature, reminiscent of old world Persian metalwork.
The blade is mounted against a thick brass plate that separates the hilt and blade. It is of classical Khyber form, having a thick 12mm "T" spine tapering to the tip, simple fullering under this pronounced spine and a strong and sharp bevelled cutting edge.
The sheath is leather over timber with larger thick steel fittings with various file finished decorations. To the reverse is a single thick iron suspension ring

A good and rarely seen example of soldiers fighting Khyber knife/short sword.



Stock No..
s1734

 



A large and complete Seme
Massai tribes Africa

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A fine large Massai Seme with original carved leather belt.

This Seme measures 88cms long in its scabbard. Out of the scabbard, the Seme is 87.5cms long and carries a heavy double edged blade that is 72cms long.
The hilt is is a simple stitched hide covering over an unknown core, possibly thin timber slabs or wrapped directly over a thick steel tang.
The blade has a long pronounced medial ridge that runs the entire length of both sides. The base of the blade is 1cm thick and approx 2cms wide which broadens through the Spatula tip which is approx 4cms across. Its cutting edges are very sharp and run for approx 2/3rds of its length.
The scabbard is a leather over timber. The red leather surfaces are tooled to the front and upper rear sections and stitched through the middle of the rear. Running through the front belt loop of the scabbard is its original thick carved hide belt.

A fine and large example of the type in very good condition.