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Zulu War of 1879 trophy. 14” point of elongated leaf shape, well forged with adjacent surfaces alternately stepped in and out. Indented base. Socket wrapped with fine basket weave split rattan (few minor flaws) and just the splintered upper part of the ha... (read more)
$585.00
14” length with 9 3/8” recurved blade with thick armor piercing point. Both sides decorated with silver koftgari in repeated panels of naturalistic foliage. That feature is specifically attributed to the reign of Shah Jahan and earlier, pre-1658. Bolster ... (read more)
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$1,350.00
The largest and finest we have encountered! Late 19th century. 16 3/8” overall. 10 7/8” copper blade finely hammer formed with tapered raised medial, delicately chamfered edges and six pin formed (not drilled) circles to the tip. The field in opposing off... (read more)
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Watered steel construction throughout with pattern showing to the blade flats and side bars. 11” blade with thickened armor piercing point and raised medial chiseled with a trefoil at the base each side. Cusped support chiseled with a V and dot motif band... (read more)
$725.00
Antler hilt intricately carved with projecting teeth and scroll work. The branch tips with black hair tufts. Split cane wrapped grip over pitch base. 18 3/8” blade, finely forged with slightly concave back and convex face. The profile with recurved step t... (read more)
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$215.00
19 1/2” length. Carved from one piece of wood with characteristic diamond shape and section head on elongated swelled hilt with pointed thrusting butt. The head decorated both sides with hound’s tooth borders in the Fijian taste. The front with double ban... (read more)
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$545.00
Iron, of good form and large proportions with 28 1/2” broad double fullered wedge section blade struck with the “eye brow” mark found on Italian swords and probably a blade imported from Italy. Hilt with large dished radially fluted pommel, canted swelled... (read more)
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$145.00
Insurrection period C.1899. 19 5/8” wedge section blade forged with some surface flaws indicative of the urgency of the need for weapons. Horn hilt with stylized human head pommel and broad iron base ferrule. Horn with light tool finish and age graining. ... (read more)
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$145.00
The Christian dagger of iconic form with deeply curved edge 10 7/8” blade. Craved wood hilt with stylized floral form pommel. Wood scabbard well carved with double curtain fold bands at the throat, raised panel edges and central floral motif surrounding t... (read more)
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$215.00
Philippine Insurrection of 1899. One piece horn grip with Christian floral form pommel. Brass base ferrule. Hatched brass cross guard. 13” clipped point Bowie form blade inscribed negrito RP. Grip dry with a little delamination. Brass with fine patina. Bl... (read more)
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WWII period, the hilt and scabbard inlaid with mother of pearl with eagle over “stars and Bars” (corner chipped) dove of peace, flowers, and crescents PHILIPPINES etc. The scabbard made in two pieces with edges, unusually, sealed with laminated strips. 19... (read more)
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Albanian, of characteristic form. See Held p.102. 14” .60 cal. barrel with chocolate brown patina on frosty surface. Finely detailed miquelet lock with fancy sculpted bridle to the pan and figured cock pivot. The stock entirely encased in engraved and... (read more)
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Late 19th century. Wedge shaped iron head engraved with a scene of Angkor Wat on one side and mythical being on the other. Well shaped hard wood haft or grip insert with white metal piques. The butt with hole for a wrist thong. Head crisp with smooth gray... (read more)
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Mid 19th century or just slightly later. Early period made for use. Embossed white metal grip and scabbard with deep relief foliage accented with copper details and hand chiseled details. Scabbard back with fancy belt hook 4 3/4" s.e. blade impressed with... (read more)
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Mid 19th century or slightly later. 5 1/4" heavy wedge section blade with maker's mark, shows gray patina with light oxidation speckles. White metal hilt and scabbard deeply embossed with rococo foliage, hand detailed. Completely finished both sides with... (read more)
$475.00
Probably 18th century. See Stone fig.199 #10. Iron head of broad moustache form, finely forged with banded circular eye surmounted by a stepped pyramid. Wood haft with iron terminals and band below the head securing an iron spine as defense against cuttin... (read more)
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$445.00
Stone fig.625. Iron hilt chiseled overall in foliage panels, the front with central deity panel. 18 1/2" single edged blade of spatulate form with angled tip and short false edge. Both sides decorated with silver koftgari in bordered panels of tigers chas... (read more)
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$410.00
Mid 19th century. Fine form 11 1/2" blade finely decorated in silver panels enclosing scrolling foliage, stylized cursive calligraphy and courtesans. Blade gray with a little black oxidation toward the tip. Silver complete and strong but for a small spot... (read more)
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$210.00
19" length. Natural cow horn with large copper mounts to both ends. The capped end with pierced and scalloped edge below panel of incised line work in stylized patterns consistent with Muslim belief. Domed top with matching work in quartered panels. The s... (read more)
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One of the remaining mysteries of antique weaponry. Of a set of nine-just the second time in nearly 50 years we have encountered these, we have four unsold. The others were sold immediately on our Friday New Stock email. Made just like the full size war a... (read more)
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Classic Mediterranean styling with 8 3/8" .60 cal barrel tapered through its length and decorated throughout with silver koftgari stylized foliage, virtually complete. Engraved tang and lock with swan neck cock and makers name. Deep relief foliage decorat... (read more)
$550.00
74" length. Finely forged iron of flared base spatulate shaped blade with black hammer finish and raised "white" medial flat and edges. Open seam conical socket with the raised wood filling the seam opening with fine metal to wood fit as found on firearms... (read more)
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$450.00
74 1/2" length. Leaf shaped head of thick section with narrow sharply angled edge and plain flat black hammer finished field. Open seam socket banded top and bottom. Dark wood haft. Spike form base shoe. Base shoe pitted. The haft and head excellent.... (read more)
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$450.00
72 1/4" length. Slender proportions with finely forged flared base spatulate form point with raised medial flat Open seam socket banded top and bottom shows good wood to metal fit. Dark wood haft. Spike form base shoe a little pitted. Haft and head excell... (read more)
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Among the finest African spears ever produced! 81" length. Iron head of leaf form with black hammered field, raised polished medial flat. The edges with a raised lip beveled to the cutting edge. Cylindrical bolster with opposing down curved barbs. Open se... (read more)
$425.00
From the Chief Gwatala treasure room. Iron, 63 1/2" length. Large point of deeply offset section with opposing black forged and white polished surfaces, leaf shaped with pronounced waisted segment. Short thick socket forged to hammer finished haft with la... (read more)
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$425.00
72" length. Mottled wood haft with iron base piece (lightly pitted). Finely forged head with banded base opened seam socket and flattened bloster to the medially ridged barbed point. Crisp with bright ridge on black .forged finish... (read more)
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$675.00
Mid 19th century. 15 1/4" height. Iconic form with hook shaped blade with medial ridge in black forged finish field and bright sharpened edges. The base with a pin forged circle. Wood hilt of elegant form with oval section waisted bolster encased in fine... (read more)
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$445.00
Mid 19th century. Bird head form, the alternative configuration to the sickle form, both about equally represented in surviving examples. 15 3/4" height. Iron head with slight ridge separating the edges from the slightly concave field. The forte with a ba... (read more)
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$245.00
Cone piece of wood, 5 1/2" width with conical base, finely carved, not turned, finely incised with radial bands and cabled motif. Integral crescent form rest to the top, the ends carved in reeded and diced panels. Exceptional patina with red luster. The b... (read more)
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