Antique Swords and Antique Armor from Fagan Arms
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1417875 (stock #FNS10448)
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This sword which dates to the second quarter of the 18th century is of a quality and exhibits artistry identified with a handful of makers. The hilt is of so-called Glasgow form with strap like elements enclosing the principle panels. The back panel and those flanking it employ design features which distinguish it from other examples and clearly identify it as the product of the same maker as an example which was displayed at the exhibition on Drumossie Moor from April to September, 1996 to comm...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1417902 (stock #98-10)
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The stechzeug was a highly specialized form of armor worn in the tournament known as the Gestech which was fought on the open field without a barrier to avoid collisions. The stechzeug had no leg protection, relying on a large stuffed cushion, stechkissen, suspended from the horses neck which protected horse and rider in the event of a collision. A special saddle, without cantle, allowed the rider to be unhorsed by a well placed strike. The breaking of lances and unhorsing of an opponent were go...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1417908 (stock #FNS6870)
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The predecessor and probably prototype for the above group of combination guns. This example in flint and evidently the only such example known. The flat plate lock produced in Burma with the gun and features a scalloped edge cock nut. The brass furniture including the side plate is hand engraved. The 9 ¼” barrel has a stepped brass muzzle ring and matching brass demi ring on the breech. The blade is 17 ¼” with light tool finish. Fine age patina throughout. Extreme rarity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1417924 (stock #98-53)
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This left hand fighting dagger is representative in form of its type but distinguished by its particularly fine inner guard guarda polvo which would show prominently when the dagger was worn sheathed. The blade is scalloped and pierced with two openings at the forte. Both features would engage and disable an opponents blade. At the time, the cup-hilt with its more slender blade was in use. The inner guard with high relief chiseled flower heads among pierced spiraling tendrils is typical of of th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1417911 (stock #FNS7237)
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This is a classic example of the Venetian basket-hilted broadsword early in its evolution. It is of Oakeshott type 2 form as illustrated in European Weapons and Armour, pl.15 B (dated 1630-60). The 33 5/8" blade is broad fullered at the forte with a large inscription each side, now indecipherable. The right fuller is stopped with a lightly pressed mark. The Venetian Republic, at the time comprised most of the north east Italian peninsula as well as the territories to the north of the Adriatic a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #1417899 (stock #FNS6874)
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Iron hilt of bilbo form with double thickened edge shell guards, the right with relief decoration of a close helmet over a breastplate, probably armorial. Wire wrapped grip. 37” diamond section blade with narrow fuller to the forte. The tang sheathed in brass within the guard. See European Swords and Daggers in the Tower of London, pl.42a for a closely related example, absent the armorial device. Of proportions for mounted use, this sword is made for both slashing and thrusting. Dating to the...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1417890 (stock #UC9521)
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19th century, maritime or slave trade. 31 ½” length. Hand hewn oak haft pierced for a wrist thong. The tails in two segments of thick leather, comprising 5 and 4 respectively and nailed and wired to the haft. A few tails broken short. Very primitive with enormous age toning and color. Perhaps displayed in a smoky atmosphere. Flogging was used in the British Navy until 1879. Sailors were required to make the cat-o-nine tails with which they were whipped. As well, flogging was widespread in the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1417865 (stock #FNS9254)
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Brass hilt of heavy fighting proportions with asymmetrical thickened edge shell guards. The elements decorated with matching diamond motifs. Good brass wire wrapped grip. 30” thrusting blade. The forte inlaid with brass foliage and grape clusters and followed by a deep fuller with pierced key motifs, flanked by double narrow fullers. The balance of the blade of diamond section. Complete and excellent with uniform aging and oxidation as expected. This form is specific to the 1700 period and rep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1417860 (stock #FNS8547)
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Steel hilt with oval guard formed of cabled bands producing a scalloped edge. Pierced, with small chiseled detail foliate members. The bands with faceted studs, each set in a hole pierced through the guard and peened on the opposite side as smaller studs. All studs intact. Faceted knuckle bow and pommel. The intent, and result of the construction is to provide a glittering effect in candle light. Good wire wrapped grip. 33 1/4" hollow face triangular blade decorated with a panel of scrolling fol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1417883 (stock #FNS3508)
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10 7/8" length. Medially ridged leaf shaped point. Forged seam conical socket with a hole at the base for a securing pin. Finely crafted with the edges of the point continuing as raised veins on the upper half of the socket. Excavated and professionally conserved. Surface textured but exceptional profile.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1417848 (stock #FNS3798)
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Made for the royal court with finely worked 11 1/8" brass blade with swelled medial and flared convex tip. Both sides divided with five shallow broad fullers, the edges of which develop to incised cabled lines. The entire field both sides completely engraved in tightly patterned diagonal texture. The tip with alternating punch marks in a curved line. The hilt completely wound with domestically produced ridged brass banding. The pommel top inset with brass trade tacks. Condition as expected for a...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1417719 (stock #FNS3780)
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Ordered in December 1818 by the US Government, which had no cavalry at the time, 10,000 of these were produced 1820-22 and distributed to state militias, North and South. The independence of states at the time was fundamental to the structure of the United States and state militias comprised a large part of the national military force. Accordingly, a large percentage of these served Southern Militias and, though superseded at the time of the Civil War, would have been pressed into service by the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1417801 (stock #FNS6451)
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13 3/8” length with 8 ½” s.e. blade divided into thirds by broad fullers. Long clipped point and fluted base on baluster bolster. Tapered horn grip with swelled base and acorn finial. Excellent with some minor edge irregularity only.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1417736 (stock #FNS2088)
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29 3/4”, the front comprised of eleven handcrafted segments. The central (buckle) of two high relief foliate tiers supporting a centrally mounted turquoise. The four flanking segments each depict in high relief a mythological beast of Buddhist inspiration on foliate ground, each with pelleted border. The outside segments of foliate demi-arabesques. Each segment of jewelry quality, constructed as a thin hollow body with beaded edge and central hole to the back to allow for gas relief in constru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Pre 1900 item #1417936 (stock #FNS3883)
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15 3/4" plus the scabbard. 10" curved blade with high medial ridge, decorated with six panels of calligraphy each side. Iron hilt with characteristic hook form terminal, decorated throughout in Thuluth inscriptions. Iron scabbard decorated to match. The middle with a Nile crocodile skin binding. The throat with leather band. Excellent for the period. Large example of rare form.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1417688 (stock #uc9999)
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15 3/4” d.e. blade, slightly tapered with acutely angled point. Brass mounted hilt with foliage surrounding a sacred cipher. Reeded wood grip. “Tortoise shell” covered scabbard with four mounts matching the hilt. Well used with a few small damages to the scabbard covering and wear to the mounts. Grip not cracked as usually found. These are associated with the river pirates on the nearly 4000 mile long Yangtze River. New York to San Francisco is under 3000 miles for comparison. The Yangtze ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1417706 (stock #FNS8510)
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6 5/8” length, of thin wedge section distinguishing it from a working knife. Curved back with elegant clipped point. Whittle tang for mounting without a guard in a bone, antler or wood grip. Specifically designed for slashing and lethal in trained hands. On Plexiglas display easel with certification of authenticity.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1417752 (stock #FNS7391)
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19th century. 81” length of rich dark red/brown hardwood. Slightly concave face and rounded back. One end with woven split cane string retainer. Pre-contact, made without metal tools. The surfaces with linear scraped texture having been shaped with shells. On islands in the Pacific, the hardest materials available were sea shells, coral and rat teeth. All were used as tools to shape and finish wood in an extremely tedious and labor intensive process. Metal tools were not available before the m...