All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1250031
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
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1960 item #1249939
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
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1249935
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
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1249811
Very nice Imperial German flyer stickpin. Miniaturized version of the full size medal for wear with civilian clothes. Nice example as per photos.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1249468
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1950 item #1248669 (stock #MI-002-YA)
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.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1248522
Ceithern
$225.00
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1248511
Ceithern
$750.00
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1248508
Ceithern
$275.00
Straight, sharp steel blade (some telling nicks in edge) with fuller three quarters down the 61.5 cm length. Brass hilt with shell guard and antler grip. In good rich overall patina, but with minor dent to pommel button and missing a portion of the grip’s quillon terminal. Overall length is 73 cm (28 ¾ inches). From a collection gathered at the turn of the 19th century.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1248438
Nice brass Prussian belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is well worn but still strong. Buckle shows good detail and excellent condition. Polished somewhere along the way but still very nice.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1247524
Ceithern
$550.00
British ormolu bi-lobed hilt (extraordinarily well-preserved gilding on brass) with finely-chased foliage enhancements on ricasso side, Turk’s-head quillon, grip guard near pommel, and faceted vase-shaped pommel itself. Original woven steel wire-bound wood grip. Blade—probably German, as was standard for this period-- is straight and single edged with etched and gilded motifs (can make out British crown, some stands of arms, and scrolling)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1247346
Very nice silver medal; The 1870 Medal of Merit for the City of Rome. The only negative is the blob of wax on the ribbon which could certainly be removed by someone properly motivated. The important point is that the original ribbon is present. ROMA is found on the ring attaching the medal to the suspension ring. Very nice medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1970 item #1247282
Very interesting dagger for East German Air Force general. Unissued and in original case. Comes with appropriate hangers and belt loop. East and West Germany were the respective countries used as front line proxy forces between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War. Really a neat piece from an important time in history.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1246493 (stock #Mi-54-GW)
A very Rare, Mauser Banner marked M98 Sight Guard/ Muzzle Cover accompanied by a complete Waffen Amt marked M98 cleaning kit and 1951 reprint of Der Karbiner 98k German Border Guard Police manual for the use and maintenance of the 98k Mauser Rifle. The muzzle cover has an original, commercial quality blue, with a crisp Mauser Banner on the cover and bears the last three digits of a serial number...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1245827
Nice set of WWI tent stakes and pegs. Excellent condition for their age as per photos. The only real damage I find is a small hole in the bag at the side of one of the buckles (Image 7). The bag has some marking on the inside of the flap but very faded (Image 2). Looks like the original rope. I haven't pitched a tent since Boy Scouts so I have no idea what the difference between a peg and a stake is but there are three of one and two of the other. Nice original set of equipment.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1245724
Very attractive 1st Class Iron Cross. Excellent condition as per attached images. The catch is bent down a little bit and I don't really see a reason to bend it back up (If it isn't broke don't fix it). Very pleasant convex shape can be seen in images 5 and 6. Images 2 and 3 are with and without flash respectively. The box is also a wonderful example with an embossed (Not just painted) iron cross on the top center. The push button catch works well and the leatherette covering shows minimal wear...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1245568
Two place 1914 Iron Cross medal bar with matching ribbon bar. The second medal is Hindenburg Cross. The Iron Cross is a real nice example with very pleasant toning and an overall look just the way we like them. The red stripe on the Hindenburg is a bit faded and there is also a bit of red staining. Perhaps the poor guy got shot in his dress uniform? Otherwise the ribbons are structurally in good shape with no fraying and a very nicely done wrap job...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1920 item #1245468
Small plaque with profile bust of Helmuth James Graf von Moltke. Moltke was a very forward thinking Field Marshall. At the top of this piece is a famous quote of his "Erst Wagen Dann Wagen" the meaning of which translates to "First you leap". His main theory being that one should attack strongly but never to plan to deeply past the point where contact is made. Since there are simply too many possibilities and varying factors it does no good to over plan to far into the future of a conflict...