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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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1200-1350 A.D. Finely forged iron head with trapezoidal shaped eye in flared socket. The bit with distinct forged on hardened edge. The edge of shallow curve with elegant curled tip. 46 1/2" total length on wood haft. The head and haft both flattened on t... (read more)
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Iron, 5" length with curved bows, each with double loop terminals. One with a securing rivet. Large pyramidal prick terminal on short cylindrical shrunk. Highly identifiable and dateable form near identical to Der Sporn, Pl. V #7 identified as Crusader's ... (read more)
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9 1/8" scorpion form blade with curved false edge and rectangular ricasso stamped IMOYA (?). Both sides decorated with chiseled foliate panel. Brass ball terminal fighting guard and ferrule to the turned horn grip. Grip inset with bone dots both sides and... (read more)
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British capture from the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War. Well used fighting example. 22" length. Thick wood haft with flared butt and bulbous terminal above double bands of simple incised diamond, triangle and hatched designs. Rounded edge T shaped iron head shows d... (read more)
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10th-14th centuries, the period of the great cathedral construction. 6 5/8" length with conical socket and delicate flared cutting edge for fine detail. Used by the artisans to sculpt the figures, gargoyles and decorative work which adorned the cathedrals... (read more)
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C.100 B.C. - 100 A.D. Bronze, size 5 indicative of a mature woman. Narrow band with over large bezel of round form with base of six nubs surrounding a reeded ring supporting a high swelled central nub. The elements clearly related to the simpler form as a... (read more)
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19th century. Pair, each just under 6" height. Silvered bronze, each hand decorated with terminal bands, the field of one in an elaborate matrix or lattice. The other in scrolling foliage. Used to serve the liquid rendered by removing the butter from chur... (read more)
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Forged iron. 16 3/4” length with broad medially ridged leaf shaped blade, rectangular section bolster and and open seam socket with stepped edge. Well used with the edge a little irregular from sharpening.... (read more)
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25 1/4” length. Opened seam conical socket (remnants of original wood haft) developing to heavy tapered bolster and medial ridged trapezoidal head. Of such weight that it could have served as a bludgeon to subdue a victim, preserving market value, as of c... (read more)
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Bronze, size 5 1/2 for the small finger. Narrow plain band. Medium encrustation with some surface texture from burial.... (read more)
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Silver rich bronze alloy with form section. Each side with angled hatching resulting in a herring bone pattern. Small size 5 3/4 for the small finger. Plain form. Bright.... (read more)
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Bronze, size 7 for the small finger. “Reeded” with three rounded bands forming the width. Glossy green bronze patina.... (read more)
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Iron cup hilt with short cross guard as prescribed for dueling. Faceted knuckle bow and chevron reeded vase shaped pommel. Copper wire wrapped grip with turban form terminals. 36 1/2” rapier form blade. The ricasso, within the cup, sheathed in fire gilt b... (read more)
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American, mid century. About 3/4 scale, made for a boy of about 10 which represented the dawn of serious military training. Quality indicative of a noble owner. Brass hilt of general form used through Europe and America as the 1850 Infantry officers sword... (read more)
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Probably dating about 1950. Bombe form with flat lid. Three sides with floral splay. The front with crossed US flags. Complete and about excellent.... (read more)
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Late 19th/early 20th century. 3 1/4” width. Heavily beaded floral display and borders on red wool. Double strand beaded strap. Bead work complete. The wool with spotty moth damage.... (read more)
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19th century Iroquois. 3 3/4” width of tear section. The front and flap heavily beaded in a bird on a branch with foliage. Edges with bead loops, partially untacked, but appears complete. Reverse with a wreath surrounding FROM NIAGARA FALLS. Niagara Falls... (read more)
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4 1/2” height with beaded border, floral wreath, radial center splay and suspended loops. The top with a loop for wall hanging. Fabric a little faded but excellent and undamaged. 19th century judging from the fabric.... (read more)
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Late 19th/early 20th century. 4 3/4” length with body stuffed in the full round and applied flat wings and tail, all edged in beads. Additional bead band to the body and details to the wings and tail. Fabric a little faded but complete and undamaged as it... (read more)
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Iroquois/Mic Mac produced in Canada for the American trade which, at that time, largely comprised affluent adventurers and honeymooners. 5 1/2” height, heart shaped. Decorated in bead work with crossed American flags below abstracted panels. Beaded border... (read more)
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Late 19th to early 20th century. 5 1/4” height. Classic example of this well known type which was produced with trade cloth and beads for both domestic and retail use. Finely executed in very small seed beads in stylized floral splays. Black velvet base w... (read more)
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While progress is steady and DNA evidence is helpful, surprisingly little is known about the origins and migrations of African peoples. The Masai are Nilotic people who migrated south from the lower Nile valley two and a half centuries ago to what is now ... (read more)
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"Shield shaped" thin gilt bronze with large oval top embossed in high relief with transverse ridge and incised cross dividing it into six panels, each with triple nub cluster. The band of overlapping prongs allowing for a little size adjustment. Currently... (read more)
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One of the remaining mysteries of antique weaponry. Just the third time in 50 years that we have offered these. We have six examples from the same group as those which we recently offered (and sold out immediately!). Construction similar to full length ar... (read more)
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2 1/2" x 1 5/8" x 3/4" with one side partially opened to expose the striking surface of the box which it covered. Swan Vestas were dominant in the market and this cover fits their box. Dark patina and perfunctory artistry. Cambri, in the north of France, ... (read more)
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Bronze with surface gilt Small size 2 3/4 for the small finger. Plain form. Bright, lightly textured surface.... (read more)
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14th century. Iron with double angled banded bronze shoulders at the grip terminal. Crisp large maker's mark to the left side. The tang broken short, otherwise superior preservation.... (read more)
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14 3/4" length, made of dark hard wood identical to Zulu knobkerries and the wood probably imported from Africa. Early form with shallow finger stalls. The original leather wrist band marked J HUDSON & CO B'HAM. J Hudson Co was founded in the 1870's produ... (read more)
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15 1/2" length with turned finger stall grip retaining its original leather wrist thong. Blonde wood with minor abrasions only.... (read more)
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