Rare authentic antique, half of the 17th-century, Russian enameled bronze, priming flask for a flintlock or wheel lock gun. The shape and the form of decoration are very distinctive for the 17th century work of the Kremlin armory.
Those types of bronze priming flasks were cast in two pieces then joined together on the edges. This particular piece was excavated in the 19th century, on the former territory of eastern Poland, in broken condition...
Extremely well made of hand forged steel antique 17th century European parade Halberd head with tapering central blade of flattened-diamond section, swelling towards the base and cut with a pair of notches, small crescentic axe blade and the rear fluke superbly modeled, chiselled and engraved en suite in the shape of Heraldic birds, conical socket and a pair of straps pierced with holes for the nails to be fasten to the wooden haft.
Overall length including straps: 51.4 cm...
Rare early carved wood cannon used in casting cannons-piece is composed of two pieces and pegged together to be split during casting process to make molds-has some labeling on it and later inventory number--metallic label has a scrolled B on it-no condition problems--21 inches long--well turned piece-ca 1900-probably from an old foundry-most likely American
Very nice enamel cross for a veterans' organization member's 25 years of service. Really very nice enamel work. This is a good sized medal shown with a penny for size comparison. Just 2 or 3 mm shorter wingspan then a 1939 iron cross.
Very nice WWII Silver Star in hard to find 1943 dated blue box from Philadelphia QM. Nice item in great condition as per images.
Nice two place Baden medal bar. The Baden service medal shows some bubbling of the finish. The iron cross is a beauty with a very strange hallmark. It is hard to make out but looks like it is probably the WILM hallmark which is an odd variant. If not it is just some other weird variant so cool regardless. Lovely cross if you are one looking for different variants.
An original M1871 helmet worn by a Trooper of the 6th Dragoon Guards, (Carabiniers).
Complete, missing only the original nut that holds the horse hair plume in place. Shows modest wear from use and age with small dents and surface abrasion. The leather backing on the chin strap is unstitched and the original liner is very dry with a crazed surface. (As shown)
A handsome addition to any military collection.
Very attractive medal reading BATTAGLIONE GENIO PIONIERI "CENTAURO", which of course refers to the engineer battalion of the Centauro Division. In the middle of this wording is the unit emblem of the centaur shooting an arrow. On the reverse is a nice rendition of what seems to be a tank using a plow to clear a path through obstructions and a pontoon bridge in background; Both good engineer references. The Centauro Division was formed in early 1939 by expanding the 1st Armoured Brigade Corazzata...
Scottish dirk horn handle with thistle carved pommel and silver thistle medallion--leather scabbard-no condition problems or repairs-7.75 inches
Carved stone onyx handle Scottish dirk--stone pommel carved in form of traditional Scottish thistle-no condition problems or repairs-7.75 inches
Scottish dirk with stag horn handle and stainless steel blade- leather scabbard and dirk have sterling silver hallmarks on the metal fittings-hallmarks most likely Edinburgh--7.75 inches-no condition problems or repairs
Scottish faux Dirk--this piece is designed as decorative--it is well designed with Celtic knots and leather scabbard-handle has small jade fist decoration grasping a cross of St Andrew-it may have been designed for a female auxiliaray or for burial by frugal Scotts who did not want to waste a good weapon at a burial or there may be there is a new breed of politically correct Scot who eschews carrying a blade in his sock--8.5 inches long--it will not even cut butter--20thc
This a war trophy from the United Arab/Israeli war in 1967--it has an inscription that reads-UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC FLAG FOUND 21 SEPT 1967 EL KANTARA ON THE SUEZ CANAL-framed-flag is faded-no bullet holes-22 inches by 20 inches framed
Very nice Imperial German flyer stickpin. Miniaturized version of the full size medal for wear with civilian clothes. Nice example as per photos.
What a wonderful item celebrating its 100th anniversary. As the British were approaching Christmas in the first year of the war Princess Mary commissioned these to be made and sent to British soldiers. There were far too many in uniform to all get one so there was a prioritization method. Princess Mary went to great effort to show her appreciation and solidarity to British soldiers in many other ways including visiting the wounded in hospitals...
The Order for Combat Merit was founded in 1945, to reward individuals, military units and military schools for outstanding combat merit in defense of the country. The five point, silver gilt star is formed by five gilt rays and three white enamel rays. In the center is the 1945 style national emblem, below which are a crossed rifle and sword The screw back is engraved with a serial number.
In very good condition with no cops or losses. Shows slight wear from use.
Probably Genovese: the steel blade tapers forth from the forte with broad beveled cutting edges and a single broad fuller through the middle; the forte simply carved with a double-line pattern that terminates in an iron bolster; wood grip with carved ribs somewhat worn and with rich deep patina from use, and which terminates in a carved floral iron pommel. Blade edges remain remarkably sharp. 25.25cm (9 7/8 inches) overall length. Great condition given age...
Probably German, a style used since the late 15th century for thrust and parry during combat. The dagger, overall, is extremely well-balanced with its fulcrum located precisely at the rectangular block that forms the steel quillon bar. Solid hexogonal-shaped quillons flare outward to terminate with a button finial; and steel pommel, though somewhat rounded in appearance, demonstrates stylistic similarities as it flares outward with flattened sides...