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This fine armor was intended to be equally suitable for war or the tournament. For the tournament, it is designed for foot combat in which two adversaries fought armed with poleax or broadsword. The rules for combat confined attack to the upper body. It c... (read more)
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Rare. The only actual example we have encountered. Collected by Baptist Missionaries in the late 19th century. Outer hide band through six large European nails or spikes are pierced and secured by the hide backing which is stitched on with hide lace. Hide... (read more)
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From Fulbeck Hall, Lincolnshire England, ancestral home of the Fane family. 7 1/16" clipped point blade marked A & S C S L for Army & Navy Cooperative Society Limited which was founded about 1870 to provide high quality privately purchased items for its s... (read more)
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10th-14th centuries. Iron, 2 3/8" length. Angled body with square eye for mounting. The base mushroomed from use.... (read more)
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10th-14th centuries. Iron, 3 1/4" length of stepped angular form with notched tip and square eye. The base mushroomed from years of use. Mounted on a light flexible wood rod which allowed quick precise movement over the surface of the sculpture and in ski... (read more)
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Probably English. Transitional form hilt of bar matrix in cup form (one hair line crack). Recurved quillons with side bars forming the top of the cup. Cup base pierced with birds in foliage. The body as arches with vertical bars. Ribbed pommel. Wood grip ... (read more)
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Chief Gwatala treasure room. 14 3/8" length. Crescent each side. Banded open seam socket. The point of extraordinary form with flared base, parallel edged middle and expanded elongated diamond shape tip. Black/white alternating surfaces. Excellent.... (read more)
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Chief Gwatala treasure room. Dramatically shaped with tapered point over base swells. Stepped medial with alternating forged and polished finishes. The polished sides of the swells with incised elongated crescents. Banded open seam socket. 16 1/8" length.... (read more)
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Forged iron, 10 1/2" along the curve with beveled edge and medial ridge. The center with chiseled panel of bold scrolling foliage. The balance with most of its original black finish. Very sound and no damage with much original finish. Ex: Higgins Armory, ... (read more)
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Short and heavy, hand thrown from the palanquin for defense when traveling/ See Stone fig. 819. 18 1/4" length with lacquered wood shaft mounted with four feathers above gilt knot. Iron head with tapered socket and diamond section point. Originally used i... (read more)
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15" length. Shaved natural horn with raised faceted spout. Black hide covered wood base secured with copper pins. Surface soiled from storage. Base edge with a little worm damage.... (read more)
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Small proportions. 4 3/4" height with elegant backswept blade and circular eye. Particularly finely forged with minimal rust growth on considerable original surface.... (read more)
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19th century. Circular with nicely embossed brass faces. Brass spout. Good patina. Lacks the suspension ring mounts from the side.... (read more)
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Ottoman Axe
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Late 15th-early 16th century. Forged iron head 7 3/4" height, with backswept crescent form bit and tapered hammer head opposite. Both decorated by the smith with bands of chisel marks. Hard wood haft with oval section swell below the socket and mushroom f... (read more)
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Anglo Indian Lance
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18th-19th century. Iron, 7 1/4" length with conical socket and hollow faced triangular section leaf shaped point. Each face with a band of punches. Sound and crisp with a little scattered pitting. Dating to the English sponsored city state wars which resu... (read more)
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Victorian Hand and a Half Sword
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Large proportions with broad, broad fullered 31 3/8" d.e. blade skillfully decorated with scrolling foliage. The ricasso with a maker's mark. Broad down turned guard. Black leather wrapped grip and inverted conical pommel. Fine genuine aging throughout. E... (read more)
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Zulu assegai
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Zulu Wars period C.1879. Removed from the haft by a trooper who was limited in the space allowed for souvenirs. Iron, 16 5/8" length, finely forged with slightly concave faces flanking the medial ridge. Uniform brown rust textured surface attesting to its... (read more)
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Persian Antiquities
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Buff terra cotta. 1 3/8" height. On custom Plexiglas stand.... (read more)
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US MILITIA NCO SWORD
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The body of naturel cane with soft wood top decorated with angled lines. Decoratively patterned woven split palm leaf coverings secured with split cane also attaching the carved wood belt hook. Six split cane darts with plant fiber tuft terminals. Surface... (read more)
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CHINESE POLE ARM
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Style loosely called a halberd. This example, probably 18th century, perhaps earlier, and predating most survivors. 82 1/2" length. Iron head with conical socket, square section bolster and wave "flame" form fore spike. The bolster with two transverse bar... (read more)
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AFRICAN STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
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Group of three good old examples. A skeletal one piece example with old label HARP SOMALIA, plus two similar elongated mandolin types with wood bowl bodies and hide faces stretched with elaborate cane matrixes. One with the cane pulled away revealing skil... (read more)
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59 1/2" length with 48 1/2" swamped muzzle barrel. Large miquelet lock. Worn from use. Two lock screws lacking. Small sheet metal repair behind the lock.... (read more)
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FRENCH NAPOLEONIC LEGAL DOCUMENT
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12 pages 10" x 7", laid paper, string stitch bound with two pages of amendments and a financial table bound in. The front and amendment with Imperial (1804-14) printed revenue stamps and embossed administrative seals. Excellent for the period and readable... (read more)
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SIKH THROWING  RING CHAKRAM
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Iron, 9 1/4" diameter with sharpened outer edge and blunted interior for handling. Very slightly conical, to provide aerodynamic lift. Used both as a weapon and for skill demonstrations.... (read more)
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INDIAN BRONZE PECTORAL
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5 3/8" height. Sculpted in the full round as a holy man with brow band and radial halo. The top and each side with a connecting loop. Hollow back to minimize weight. Well detailed and charming serene countenance.... (read more)
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Indian Kukri
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19th century. 11 3/4" broad fullered blade, gray with s few pitting speckles. Iron cross guard and tang band. Finely inlaid grips of mother of pearl segments divided by twisted wire and red compound matrix. The base with a green jade segment each side and... (read more)
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AMERICAN MILITIA NCO SWORD C.1790-10
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Heavy iron hilt with stirrup form guard, rectangular pommel and grip ferrule. Reeded ebony grip. 23 5/8" straight narrow fullered blade probably imported from Europe. Hilt with uniform medium pitting. Grip excellent. Blade with scattered pitting. The last... (read more)
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HARPATHIAN CULTURE INDUS VALLEY POT
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2600-1900 BC. 7 1/4" diameter with large flared rim and large double grips. Red slip decoration on reddish buff. The bottom and lip with broad bands. Foliate flourish above, each side. Broken and professionally restored as are the majority of larger examp... (read more)
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BATAK BRASS SHIELD
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19th century. Large example, 13 1/4" diameter with scalloped edge domed body mounted with seven domed bosses, each with large double star base. Decorated throughout with stylized foliage in various arrangements. Excellent with a little wear and good patin... (read more)
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JAPANESE HELMET BREAKER, HACHIWARA
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Koto period, early 19th century. Iron, 14 1/2" length plus the tang. Curved tapered blade with a base hook. The tang rusted, with a single mounting hole. Evidently these were used in the left hand for sword combat with the purpose of catching and trapping... (read more)
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