A truly elegant example of this extremely rare Indian dagger. This type is known in several famous collection including the Al-Sabah Collection in Kuwait, see "Art of the Muslim Knight," as well as in the Bikaner Armoury. Also see the new Bob Hales Collection catalogue, a magisterial work and the best book on antique eastern arms and armor of the past decade.
Our example remains in beautiful original condition, with the chiseling and detail remaining in excellent condition...
Really about as good as these have ever come. This Omani khanjar is fully mounted in gold. All of the metal mountings that are normally silver are in this case gold and carved and as detailed as the finest of this type of work. The belt is similar mounted in gold as well and the scabbard displays a beautiful pattern of all gold wires in the non-solid metal mounts. The handle is beautiful honey colored translucent material...
A very uncommon pair of 19th C. Chinese Qing period shuangjian niuweidao swords. These are in original conditon with the original brass mounted scabbard with ensuite matching fittings and the original wrapping. Very fine condition throughout. Blades in original untouched condition. Overall length is 38".
Rare Authentic Antique 17th -18th century huge Turkish Ottoman Islamic flanged Mace, of superb quality, decorated with Gold inlaid koftgari.
DETAILS: A pear -shaped steel head formed of six sturdy flanges with domed central finial, on its original massive wooden haft, covered with crimson velvet, with a long tubular facet steel socket and grip, fitted with a single full-length iron strap between.
This form of the flanged maces, or winged maces, where the head of the mace ...
A superb quality 19th C. Moroccan nimcha with a fabulous French made blade specifcally for the Moroccan trade in the classic Nimcha shape. The very large handle is in nearly perfect condition with a two tone color present in the highest quality Nimcha handles and with a gold koftgari crossguard in 99% condition and silver mounted scabbard. Particularly pleasing is the original thick and lustrous orange textile hanger.
Overall length is 40"
nr. 7 Hindenburg is the last plate from the Meissen Historical series. Look at the other add for more examples and price.
1. Von Hindenburg
3. Frachttauchboot Deutschland. Rückseite - August 1916
4. Deutscher Sieg an der Chilenischer Küste. 1. Nov. 1914
5. 1914-1915 'dog fight'
6. Über England.
Diameter appr. 25.5 cm all.
divided over two advertisements 7 important and historical Royal Meissen Germany wall plates. Each plate is in excellent condition and has the underglaze blue Meissen two crossed swords mark and other incised markings and numbering. More pictures and information on request.
A very fine quality 19th C. Indian tulwar sword with a heavy and very finely made pattern welded blade of fine and variegated design. The base of the blade has an inscription in what appears to be Sanskrit under one of the quillons. The blade has a chiseled cartouche with Arabic calligraphy. The hilt is in the Sindh or Oudh style of more slender design. Original scabbard, Overall length is 37".
A fine and quite rare pair of Ottoman Turkish blunderbuss pistol. This example is perfectly matched and heavily inlaid with silver decoration on the exposed metal parts and inlaid into the matched wooden stocks. Very fine condition and dating to the early 19th C.
Overall length is 21", barrel is 12" for each.
Extremely rare antique 17th century Turkish Ottoman cavalry helmet, with a plain shallow domed steel skull plate fitted on the center with a tubular plume-holder and the chain mail camail formed of a riveted and solid iron rings suspended from the rim.
During the 17th century, the Turkish Ottoman cavalry transformed from heavy armor to Light Cavalry, abandoning heavy turban type helmets, and adopting light helmets with steel circular dish shaped tops...
Rare Antique 18th century (1725-1763) Saxon – Polish State Ceremonial Partisan of an Officer of the Saxon "Hundred Swiss Guards of Augustus II and the III, kings of Poland and, electors of Saxony.
DETAILS: Entirely made of cast steel, (tapped by the fingernails make a very nice sound characteristic of high quality carbonated steel), shaped as a crowned double-headed eagle with waved tapering double-edged blade with its integral tapering octagonal socket.
These types of th...
Antique 18th -19th century Turkish Ottoman or Turcoman Islamic Warrior belt made of stiff broad double sown together layers of hide, beautifully enriched at the front with three rows of large oval Genuine Carnelians (Precious Stones) in raised beaded gild silver settings, mounted on a brass panel. The back ornamented with pierced brass plaques attached with large round-headed brass rivets...
A really great and rare example of a very early Moroccan nimcha. This type with the characteristic carved handle is usually made of shell and mother of pearl but all of the extant known pieces are mounted with this type of blade, a Genoan import blade of sturdy fighting proportions for the Algerian and North African corsairs that would have carried this sword in the late 17th-early 18th C...
Rare Authentic Antique, first half of the 18th century, Polish or Hungarian Hussar sword.
DETAILS: A brass stirrup hilt of typical hussar form with a bevel knuckle bow and a pair of langets forming a cross, long quillon with a bud-shaped terminal, and a back-strap decorated on the top with a rococo ornament; an almond shaped, flat pommel with rosette button, the wooden grip is covered in fine sharkskin binding...
A very rare sword. This is an Mughal Indian sword likely dating from the late 18th-early 19th C. It is mounted with a wide Persian blade with a chiseled forte on both sides that has a fine wootz pattern visible throughout. The handle is copper and inset with colored enamel.
Overall length is 36", blade is 31"
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Authentic, antique 17th century, Turkish Ottoman War Hammer with iron head, comprising a square faced hammer, balanced by a down - curved, beak-shaped fluke, of square section, chased and encrusted with brass strips on its wooden haft of circular section, fitted on the top with a domed silver cap, and a horn at the base.
REFERENCES: Similar examples of Turkish Ottoman War hammers are published in the following references:
A superb antique 17th -19th century Hungarian – Polish Nobleman's silver-gilt mounted sword belt, made in the characteristic Transylvanian manner of belts produced in Hermannstadt - Nagyszeben, present-day Romanian city Sibiu, which was an important goldsmith center, and the producer of weapons and military equipment, not only for Hungary, but also for Central and Eastern Europe...
Authentic antique, rare, mid -16th century A.D...