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14 1/2" blade of fine quality. Wedge section with curved edge and dentil/scallop back. Right side with five marks, probably indicating the donors family. The forte of chiseled pewter. Ivory grip with finely faceted and banded steel ferrules. The top surmo... (read more)
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Brass figure 8 guard with thick leather liner. Inverted conical brass pommel. Slightly curved rectangular section grip wrapped with red and black cord. 34 3/8" blade marked GAMAGE/FRANCE, with 5 at the base. Blade smooth and bright. Brass dark with glossy... (read more)
$285.00
20" straight d.e. blade figured at the forte and bound with a silver bracket to the back and twisted iron wire to the front. Wood hilt with stylized animal pommel. Grip wrapped in cord with split cane band to the top. Two piece wood scabbard secured with... (read more)
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$315.00
Well made example with 21 1/4" spatulate tipped, slightly curved s.e. blade. The forte inset with a brass anchor in outline indicating contact with and influence of European traders. Two hand hilt with banded terminal brass base and pommel. The grip wound... (read more)
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Dahomey was a powerful African nation until its incorporation into French West Africa in 1894. Among the Fon a special royal guild of casters produced figures and groups, considered works of art, owned by the wealthy and the royal circle. They are depicte... (read more)
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Fine heavy iron hilt with monster head knuckle bow terminal. Originally completely silver covered, now about 30% remaining with smooth gray patina to the balance. 28 3/4" blade with long ricasso and broad fuller, decorated at the forte with geometric pane... (read more)
$475.00
Finely made iron hilt with canted pommel, crisp with minor finger rust on original finish. 24" curved s.e. blade with slightly raised false edge and double broad fullers struck with a cluster of makers' marks each side. Smooth and crisp, near all original... (read more)
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Second half of the 19th century from the famed Ruben Rubens Collection. Characteristic form. See Fischer #121. 23 1/2" total length. Elegantly flared blade with ridged medial with offset step each side. Swelled triple band forte. Iron trade tape wrapped g... (read more)
$325.00
3 1/4" x 2 1/2". Decorated in five panels. Four of rows of roses on white lattice field. The fifth (edge) in scrolling geometry. All executed in cross stitch, diagonal stitch, the flower heads gathered. The button bag is mentioned by Kipling in The Drums... (read more)
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$1,375.00
Showing distinct Mediterranean styling in its flattened base pommel and expanded base quillon block. Blade length, 31 1/2". The large loop arms of the guard and thickened edge double shell guard are typical of the period. Dating to the period of the Scott... (read more)
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$295.00
1746. Hogarth suppresses his cynicism in this lovely historic subject. The original oil was presented to the Foundlings Hospital. 20 1/2" x 16 3/4".... (read more)
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$120.00
Size 4 1/2" with split band to allow for adjustment. Flared shoulders with raised bezel. The top with facing groups of three radial marks divided by three pips. Rings such as this were manufactured and sold along the route to the Holy Land, an industry da... (read more)
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$45.00
Iron, 2" width, made for a hobbyhorse or rocking horse. Each side with a scalloped cheek piece connected to a sidebar with integral mouthpiece. The terminals with rein loops. Surface rusted overall.... (read more)
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$115.00
One piece wood grip with stylized animal head pommel. Two piece wood scabbard with fine woven split cane bands and plant fiber suspension cord. The 10 1/8" wedge section blade tapered with slight clipped point as favored in the area. Blade shows some tool... (read more)
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$575.00
Fine example of a type of which very few specimens have survived. 68 1/2" inch total length. Dark wood haft with elongated bulbous base. Two fine rattan knot bands above. Forged iron head with large offset section point over finely forged conical barbs. T... (read more)
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$675.00
Large, 18th century example with bulbous grip silver hilt embossed and engraved with flower splays in scalloped arches. Inverted boat shaped guard with reeded edge. 17 1/8" blade of characteristic form, straight wedge section to the mid point and d.e. spe... (read more)
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$265.00
Second half of the 19th century. 23 5/8" slightly curved triple fullered blade reforged from a machete. Shows dark patina and scattered light to medium pitting throughout. Finely worked leather covered hilt and scabbard, both with bands of woven split can... (read more)
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$275.00
Livingston period and area. 27" length, faceted hard wood with woven sinew encased expanded butt. Old cord, probably for display suspension. Undamaged and fine age patina throughout.... (read more)
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$245.00
Second half of the 19th century. 11 1/4" length. Dark wood haft with flared butt and expanded terminal set with two clusters of trade tacks each side and a row along the front edge. 4 3/8 iron blade with flared crescent form edge and hammer raised front e... (read more)
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$775.00
C.1850-80, a period of great trial and success for the kingdom, when slavery ruled the Congo and the Kuba, through isolation and military might, avoided predation. Classic form with the sophisticated details expected for a royal example. The 7 7/8" brass... (read more)
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$355.00
48 5/8" overall with heavy offset section leaf form blade, each side polished bright on the left and hammer finished opposite. Iron ferrule. Dark wood haft with spiral iron base band and forged grounding iron. Shows aging with a fine glossy patina through... (read more)
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$340.00
52 1/2" total length. Shorter form of the classic Congolese war spear which had been in use for more than two centuries at that time. Elongated leaf shaped blade of offset section alternately flat and hammer finished. Long bolster. Cylindrical wood haft h... (read more)
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Circa 1880. Finally forged iron head showing distinct forge welded (mechanical damask) construction. Large leaf shaped blade with indented base and medial ridge almost surely from a fine early assegai probably traded after the Zulu were disarmed following... (read more)
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Iron, 6" height, wedge section with slight flare to the blade. Triangular eye with hammer face to the top of the socket. The left side struck with a deep crisp armorers mark, evidently a version of the Maltese cross. The Knights of Malta (also known as th... (read more)
$395.00
Late Gothic period C.1400-50. Translating to "house defense" these were carried by peasants sheathed and suspended from the belt at the front left. See Daggers and Fighting knives of the Western World, Peterson fig.42 for a late example and discussion on... (read more)
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$85.00
Type which evolved along with full plate armor encasement. 2 1/2" length with forged lapped seam conical socket and heavy pyramidal terminal diamond section point. Excellent excavated condition. The bottom edge intact and considerable original surfaces to... (read more)
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$575.00
Flattened horn, 9 1/2" length, with flat bone base and conical brass spout. The side with forged iron spanner to wind the lock for firing. Back with smooth 2 3/8" crack. The base with shallow 5/8" chip. The area below the spout with abrasions from use. Ve... (read more)
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$750.00
C.320-550 A.D., a bodhisattva or perhaps Buddha. 10 3/4" height. The shoulders, upper body with diagonal folds of the robe and right hand. Modeled in united segments with central cavity and hollow arms. Some cracks. The interior with distinct impressions... (read more)
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$525.00
31 1/2" curved s.e. blade with long, slightly raised false edge. Mostly bright with a few small dark spots, small forging flaws and lamination pattern. Bronze hilt, probably originally gilt, with faceted pommel terminal. The right langet tip worn from con... (read more)
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$515.00
17th-18th century. 27" curved s.e blade of heavy wedge section struck with five makers marks on the left side. Smooth with distinct active lamination suggesting watered steel construction. The hilt with faceted pommel terminal, crisply detailed and showin... (read more)
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