Category: 19th century

victoriansword: Belgian Folding Cutlass or Ma…

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Belgian Folding Cutlass or Machete, 19th Century

By Licot, Namur, Mid-19th CenturyWith broad folding blade double-edged at the clipped-back point and stamped with maker’s details on one side, folding into the knuckle-guard and locked open by a spring catch along the back, and with rounded ebonised wooden grips (each repaired at the top, some rust patination). 34 cm blade.

Eugénie Licot (1786-1865) is recorded in Namur, Belgium. He is known to have produced items such as corkscrews and razors

Indian sword with short broadsword blade (prob…

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Indian sword with short broadsword blade (probably European), 18th or 19th century

Tanjore Prize Fighters, c.1820

Tanjore Prize Fighters, c.1820

victoriansword: American Pepperbox Revolver wi…

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American Pepperbox Revolver with Spike, c.1854-56

By

Allen Thurber & Co of Worcester, Massachusetts. 

A six shot pepperbox percussion pistol. The stamped barrel with threaded dagger attachment. 27 cm long overall.

Kaskara, 19th Century A 19th Century Sudanese…

Kaskara, 19th Century

A 19th Century Sudanese Kaskara sword, the 90 cm (35 ½ in.) double edged fullered blade on hilt with cross guard and white metal mounted embossed grip, 105 cm (41 ¼ in.) long overall.

Short Sword or Dagger of the Azande or Boa Peo…

Short Sword or Dagger of the Azande or Boa People of Zaire, Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century

A short sword / dagger of the African Azande or Boa Tribe of Zaire with a 415 mm long double edged blade, the hilt grip wrapped with fine copper wire. The iron blade is incised with a number of parallel straight and curved lines on each side and there is a central circular hole, circa late 19th / early 20th century. 50 cm long overall.

Ethiopian Shotel, 19th Century 84cm overall l…

Ethiopian Shotel, 19th Century

84cm overall length.

Afghan Pulwar vs Indian Tulwar – Some Though…

Afghan Pulwar vs Indian Tulwar – Some Thoughts on Sword Design

Sudanese Kaskara, 19th Century

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Sudanese Kaskara, 19th Century

victoriansword: Indian Tulwar, 19th Century  …

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Indian Tulwar, 19th Century 

The hilt is of steel with short quillons (tholies), the front one supporting a a knuckle guard (paraj), and a large saucer-shaped pommel (katori). The surface is decorated in gold koftgari with sprays of flowers and foliage and bands of chevron pattern in thick gold outlined in plain steel against a gold ground. The blade is single edged and curved, of watered steel, narrow at the hilt and widening slightly to the point. It has two narrow grooves (mang) close to the rounded spine, a short ricasso, and a bevelled edge. The scabbard is of wood covered with crimson velvet, with a chape and throat of gilt copper. The baldrick is of crimson silk webbing with greem borders and scrolling foliage decoration in gold thread, with a buckle of gilt copper.

Dimensions: length: 87.8 cm (34.5 in), blade length: 75.2 cm (29.6 in) Weight: 1.16 kg (2 lb 9 oz)

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