Engraved Bavarian sword by Eickhorn. I believe this short model (Just over 70cm end to end) is intended for use by police. This is an early Imperial German example with the early back to back squirrel Eickhorn logo. The blade is very nice with no nicks or plating issues and only very minor light spotting here and there due to age. Both sides of the blade are engraved with the Bavarian "In Treue Fest" motto (In true service). Also engraved is the distributor J.M. PAUSCHINGER NURNBERG...
Wonderful set of four photos photos of Anzio Annie or the Anzio Express taken by and including American soldiers. These look to have been removed from an album. Needless to say, unpublished photos of such a historically important item such as this are a good find. Being 4 different photos these are priced to sell. Anzio Annie and Anzio Express are the two Krups built rail guns that were shelling American positions at the Anzio landing...
Good kris knife acquired from a Brunei collection, the blade on this is circa 100 years old while the handle and sheath are about 20 years only. The blade has a fine cutting edge and is in excellent condition with no nicks or breakage. Total L: 52cm/20.5in, blade L: 35cm/13.8in.
Great looking shoulder board for German Lieutenant General. Very rich gold and silver Russial braid with red backing. One third from the top is a large single pip (About 23mm wide) indicating the rank above General Major. The pip shows gentle age wear and the red backing has one tiny moth nip about 1x2mm (See last image). This is very tiny and does almost nothing in detracting from this great looking shoulder board. If only it could talk. Nice item.
A fine example with the original matching silver and niello encrusted belt. This is a well made Dagestani or Georgian kindjal with chiseled silver and repousse scabbard fittings. The handle is horn and the blade marked with a maker stamp. Fine original condition all around. The fittings are stamped with Russian cyrillic and Arabic characters.
All silver parts are stamped with Russian silver proof mark "84" and woman's head.
overall length - 23.5"
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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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".
A really great and rare example of a very early Moroccan nimcha. This type with the characteristic carved handle is usually made of tortoiseshell 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...
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 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"
About as nice a kilich as it gets. A massive late 18th C. Ottoman Turkish kilich mounted with an 18th C. Persian pala sword blade. This example is all en suite mounted with the original silver scabbard, very heavy, and matching silkver crossguard and mounts. It retains it's original hanging cord in fine condition. Blade is chiseled and features gold caligraphy on both sides. Blade has a few age pits but nothing distracting.
Completely original and in beautiful condition...
Absolutely stunning set. Fascist Italian Brocade officer belt with sword hangers in original box. I believe this rig is for Public Safety Police which is probably one of those innocuous names for a sketchy organization. The buckle itself is a lovely gold gilt example featuring an eagle beneath a crown gripping a fasces and with a nicely rendered enamel House of Savoy crest on his belly...
HG Division panzer collar tab with skull. Exactly like all the others one sees on the internet...except that it is real. The Hermann Goering Division was of course the Reichsmarschall's pet unit; A Luftwaffe armored field division which was lavishly equipped with the finest equipment that could be found. Some moderate age wear that I think just makes it as cool as can be. See photos for condition. Great look all around.
Absolutely lovely sword. Nicely shaped handle is done in gold gilt with very attractive ribbed ivory grips. Very nicely done eagle with the Savoy crest on his belly and fasces in his claws. The brown and gold bullion woven knot is actually a dagger knot for high ranking officials and officers but I think it is probably original to the sword and was just preferred by the original owner. This is a very rare knot. Blade is clean as a whistle with no nicks, sharpening or plating issues...
Either a small medallion or a token (About 3.5cm diameter) featuring G.FELDMARSCHALL V. HINDENBURG. The reverse has the saying of Hindenburg's: "nicht nur durchhalten sondern gründlich siegen" or "Don't just persevere but thoroughly win". Now that is really a cool thought. Dated 1914 1915 1916 around the edges. The edge is stamped IMIT BRONCE which is easy enough to translate. Nice wartime propaganda type piece. I do honestly think that Hindenburg is a very underrated historical figure...