A 19th century Islamic Dervish sword Kaskara from the period - time of the Mahdi (Mohammed Ahmed 1848-85) revolutionary insurrection against colonial rules in Sudan. Details: the wooden grip wrapped in leather with steel cross guard, double edged steel blade with central fuller (the blade most likely old European blade), in its original leather scabbard. Overall length: 101cm (31 ¾ inches). Condition: nice age patina.
An outstanding Antique 19th century Islamic Arabian Sword Shamshir–Saif with extremely long palash type single edged blade with one fuller. The hilt with bone grips is enclosed by silver straps, solid silver cross-guard and the pommel decorated in traditional Arab manner are connected by a double silver chain. Massive silver scabbard with wooden inserts is engraved in the typical tribal motifs and applied with twelve gold panels elegantly chiseled with floral design...
19th century , Kris with wooden hilt hand carved in the formof Garuda and in its original wooden scabbard made of exotic wood showing a very nice grain. Overall length: 35cm (13 3/4inches).
19th century Indonesian short sword Barong, complete with its original leather scabbard. Overall length: 54cm (21 1/4 in). Condition: nice age patina.
18th-19th century, Indo Persian, Islamic Sword “Khyber Knife” or “Salawar Yatagan”. This is a national sword of the Afridis and many other tribes living in and near the Khyber Pass, Turkistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Details: straight and heavy single-edged Damascus steel blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of rhino horn riveted to the tang, guard- the slight projection of the hilt...
19th century, Indo Persian, Islamic dagger “Pesh-Kabz”, very popular in Iran, Turkistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Details: straight and heavy single-edged blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of bon grips riveted to the tang. The dagger is with its original leather covered wooden scabbard. Overall length: 17 ¾ inches (45cm).
19th century Indo Persian dagger Choora of the Afghan Mashud tribe from Khyber. Details: straight and heavy single-edged blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of bon riveted to the tang, the dagger is with its original leather covered wooden scabbard. Overall length: 50cm (19 ¾ inches).
An early example of 17th century Indian Mughal sword Khanda. Details, single edge broad blade with applied steel reinforcement plates, steel basket hilt with 3 inches pommel spike used for grasping with the left hand to make a two handed stroke. Overall length: 99 cm (39 inches). Condition: in a very good condition considering its age.
18th century Persian dagger Kard with fine Damascus steel blade Wootz. The hilt is with a Walrus grip and a steel grip strap also of Wootz. Overall length: 13 ¾ inches (35cm).
18th century Indian Mughal push dagger Katar. Details: the hilt with characteristic silver overlay steel twin grasping bars, straight double edged blade with thickened point for chain mail piercing, outstanding quality Damascus steel wootz blade with twin fullers, in its original velvet covered wooden scabbard. Overall length: 17 ¾ inches (45 cm).
Late 19th century Mandau Parang Ilang traditional sword of Dayak- a Head hunter’s tribe from Borneo. Details: hand forged single edge blade mounted in beautifully hand carved bone handle, wooden scabbard with high relief carving accented with bands of decorative rattan binding. The overall length in a straight line is 26 ¼ inches (67cm). Condition: in good condition with nice showing the age and usage patina.
A very rare 19th century Central Asian Islamic dagger Kard from Bukhara, 19th Century. Details: single-edge Damascus steel blade wootz, walrus ivory grips, leather scabbard with large solid silver fittings and beautifully decorated in niello enamel foliage pattern, with its original leather suspension and purse. References: a similar dagger is in the famous Henri Moser collection of Islamic arms and armour in Charllotenfels, Switzerland...