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Elegant iron hilt with broad expanded quillon terminals, curved faceted grip with integral eye for a tassel and ridged, slightly stepped terminal langets. The entire hilt sheathed in sheet silver engraved in floral displays bordered with stylized leaf mot... (read more)
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The surface deeply and crisply chiseled with a central demonic face in a medallion emanating a radial aurora in geometric gold overlay. The field of finely chiseled foliage with each ray terminating in a panel displaying a symmetrical spreading foliage di... (read more)
$6,900.00
This shield is unique in our experience and literature. It is of elegant yet conventional form, but uniquely made in two pieces with the central 10 3/4 from an earlier shield, very finely chiseled in naturalistic foliage surrounding gold bordered panels o... (read more)
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This shield made of hide, is from a well known group including an identical example in the Royal Ontario Museum, #914.25.6. Another is illustrated as plate 27 of Edged Weapons, Wilkinson, 1970. It is mounted with four bronze bosses which secure the hand g... (read more)
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From Yeman and of a form typical for that culture with very broad 9 1/2 medial ridged curved double edged blade. One piece dark brown horn grip with white metal mounts and inlaid piques. Banded leather scabbard with thick broad curved tip for maximum show... (read more)
$625.00
Variant form. 17th century or earlier. All iron with tapered medial ridged blade, pierced along the back for ornaments with crescent form tip and cleft base. Elongated figure eight form guard as found on kondas. Iron hilt with cylindrical grip and triple... (read more)
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$675.00
Rare example of a type about which there has been much speculation. All iron with 25 1/2 swelled tip double edged blade. Large recurved guard and iron grip. Pommel of three rectangular plates with iron ring jingles between. Brown rust mixed with pock mark... (read more)
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$950.00
The sword of the Batak, about which there is much myth and probably a good deal of truth. Dating about 1800 with finely cast white metal hilt with engraved floral detail. The pommel deeply cupped and the cross guard of elegant floral form. 22 deeply curve... (read more)
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$550.00
Iron hilt with swelled grip and canted pommel. Tall radially toothed base pommel top mount. Entire hilt sheathed in sheet silver over light tool surface which provides the bond. Slight seam reflection and forging lamination showing through. Silver about 9... (read more)
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Shaka period C.1830s. Displaying the characteristics of the form as it evolved under Shaka with large thick 14 medial ridged blade of the basic profile of the pre Shaka throwing spears but the newly prescribed girth, achieved by forging two heads into one... (read more)
$675.00
Zulu Wars period C.1879. Characteristic form and good large proportions. 27 3/4 length. Iron head with slightly backswept bolster to the shallow crescent shaped blade. Both with a single small panel of chiseled hatch work. Fine wood haft with bulbous head... (read more)
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$28,000.00
This helmet is of a type which once was popularly used in Northern Italy, but as with all armor of the Gothic period, nearly all have perished. An example, #A89 in the Wallace Collection cataloged as Milan, 1510 (dated by Blair as 1505-10) is nearly ident... (read more)
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Rolled edge flared cuff with pronounced peak. Four articulated metacarpal plates and fluted knuckle plate. Articulated fingers, the thumb attached with a leather hinge. Complete with original plates and leather throughout. The thumb hinge original with re... (read more)
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Single plate of relatively light weight as is correct for the period. Bottom edge in three large shallow scallops. The raw upper edge irregular as made, originally concealed by the overlap. 12 x 1 7/8 with two domed rivets and several flush rivets with re... (read more)
$1,500.00
Italian C.1570, bottom plate from the left upper cannon (upper arm protection). Iron with rolled lower edge, roped in opposite directions from the center. The front vertical edge partially roped and depressed for the securing leather. The bottom border an... (read more)
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10th-12th century. Crusades period and the period of siege warfare in general, before the development of effective gunpowder. Iron, 5 3/8 (full original length) with butted seam conical socket and elongated diamond shaped head with thickened, flared conic... (read more)
$775.00
Seventh Crusade period, (1248-1254). See Nicolle fig.89M for a comparable example excavated at Ras Castle, Serbia. This example in finest preservation, evidently preserved in an oxygen free non toxic environment, likely a grave. 3 3/4 length with long sli... (read more)
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The developed form of the short sword bauernwehr, which was carried in towns by middle class merchants, tradesman and clergy etc. for personal protection. 18 straight wedge section s.e. blade. Two piece bone scale grips secured with tubular iron pins and... (read more)
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Revolutionary War period and probably serving through the War of 1812. 74 1/4 total length. Iron head with large medial ridged leaf shaped blade on semi baluster support. The faceted socket with a gun muzzle type upper band. One facet edge made as an abut... (read more)
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Type which preceded the glitter hilt examples popular in England and France through the Napoleonic Wars. Iron hilt. Plain oval guard. The grip, pommel and knuckle bow/cross guard all with patterns of flutes and facets. Originally polished bright, these wo... (read more)
$1,375.00
Dating to the War of Spanish Succession which was manifest in North America as Queen Annes War involving French forces from Canada warring with English/American in the northeast coastal regions. As well, Spanish Florida, fought the English colony of Carol... (read more)
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$625.00
Iron hilt with chevron terminal straight cross guard. Spherical pommel with baluster button. Banded iron ferrules on copper wire wrapped grip. 27 1/4 straight broad fullered s.e. blade. Uniform medium patina with frosty slight oxidation only.... (read more)
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$575.00
Type which evolved with the restructuring of Europe after Napoleons defeat. Iron hilt of cruciform with bow tie type guard as became popular for American militia swords about 1840. Bun form pommel with tall baluster button. Copper wire wrapped grip with i... (read more)
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Pattern identified by Neumann as 62.S. One piece cast brass hilt with ribbed grip, crested pommel and stirrup form guard with transverse quillon expansion and rounded junction of the cross guard with the knuckle bow. 24 wedge section s.e. blade, slightly... (read more)
$950.00
Type which served in North America. See Neumann 62.S. One piece brass hilt with banded terminal quillon, stirrup form guard and ribbed grip. 22 5/8 wedge section s.e. curved blade marked in large letters GRENADIER left side. The right with foliage splay a... (read more)
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French and Indian War through Revolutionary War period, C.1750s and used through the Revolution and perhaps as long as the War of 1812. This sword is built on a cast brass or bronze hilt made in four pieces. As with many American swords of the French and... (read more)
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Classic example of large dirk proportions needed to defend against a close, clandestine attack in situations such as waterfront/wharf or in a public house, where a long sword would be less effective. 15 1/2 flattened diamond section blade decorated with m... (read more)
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Early 19th century. Forged iron with double side bar guard based on European models and scroll terminal quillon. Thick horn scale grips secured with three iron pins. The horn with shrinkage, delamination and grain opening. Very heavy 23 1/4 s.e. blade wit... (read more)
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A curious variation of a weapon once common in the streets. Heavy malacca haft and matching wood hilt. 13 7/8 d.e. blade of narrow fullered rapier form. Silvered top cap, and joint ring. The base with a thickened malacca shoe and the grip with opposing si... (read more)
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English or French. Iron hilt with radially incised and pierced oval guard, low profile arms and expanded medial knuckle bow. Urn form pommel and expanded medial grip. The hilt decorated throughout with faceted studs (few missing) and retaining good crisp... (read more)
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