Category: 19th century

Micro-mosaic frame with photo of dog, mid-19th…

Micro-mosaic frame with photo of dog, mid-19th century.

Indian Shamshir, 18th or 19th Century Late 18…

Indian Shamshir, 18th or 19th Century

Late 18th/Early 19th Century, Probably Deccani, with curved blade of finely watered wootz steel (minor areas of rust patination) double-edged to the point in front of the yelman, the forte on each side with long gold-damascened cartouche with borders of meandering flowering foliage enclosing the inscription ‘This is the gift of Navvab Amin al-Mulk’ on one side, and ‘Navvab Fath…’ on the other, the first with a further gold-damascened cartouche above inscribed ‘Work of Asadullah Isfahari’, a gold-damascened amulet (beduh) above, the back of the blade with gold-damascened inscription ‘May God protect the owner of this sword’, all the inscriptions in nasta’liq and against a ground of gold stars and dots, steel hilt decorated overall with gold-damascened buildings and trees before rivers, the central trees on each side of the grip inhabited by two birds, comprising pointed langets with pierced arabesque terminals, and quillon terminals and pommel each formed in the round as a gold-damascened makara-head, in original wooden scabbard covered in plum velvet (faded) with long steel chape and suspension mounts decorated en suite with the hilt, the latter each with silvered suspension ring, and in fine condition overall. 79.9 cm blade.

victoriansword: Indian Tulwar with Complex Hi…

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Indian Tulwar with Complex Hilt, 18th or 19th Century

The single-edged watered steel blade of curved form, impressed mark near forte, the steel hilt with button quillons, open triangular outer-guard pierced with two gold-damascened ducks at the base and rising to a stylised duck’s head finial, curved tapering knuckle-guard with duck head finial, compressed spherical pommel with bud-shaped finial on a petalled mount, decorated in gold overlay with floral sprays and bands containing flower heads, undulating vines and chevron designs. 95 cm long.

victoriansword: Indian Silver Hilted Shamshir…

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Indian Silver Hilted Shamshir/Tulwar, 18th-19th Century

With earlier curved single-edged blade of finely watered wootz steel, the forte on one side gold-inlaid with three oblong cartouches inscribed respectively ‘There is no hero like Ali’, ‘No sword like Dhul Faqar’ and ‘Work of Assad Allah’, the last together with the date 1150 A.H. corresponding to 1737 A.D., all in nasta’liq, hilt comprising langets each with foliate engraved terminal, quillons with button terminals each engraved with a flower-head, pommel formed in the round as a makara-head, and plain grip. 90 cm blade.

Belgian or French Folding Sword The ivory han…

Belgian or French Folding Sword

The ivory handle with a steel thumb release, the blade swinging to an open blade leaving a guard, signed blade, 53 cm high when open. 

Made by Gilson. I can’t make out the city name.

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Belgian Folding Sword Demonstration

This folding, pick lock automatic cutlass came into the shop for a new spring. Blade is 9-½ in. long , overall it is 20 in. open. Made in the late 1800s by Arnold Namur in Belgium.

how easy would it be to knock it closed and guillotine their fingers off?

The piece that locks the blade in the closed position also prevents the blade from closing through the knuckle guard. I’d say it would take some effort to guillotine one’s fingers.

Belgian Folding Sword Demonstration This fold…

Belgian Folding Sword Demonstration

This folding, pick lock automatic cutlass came into the shop for a new spring. Blade is 9-½ in. long , overall it is 20 in. open. Made in the late 1800s by Arnold Namur in Belgium.

Belgian and French Folding Swords

Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

Tuareg Takouba, 19th Century This sword is in…

Tuareg Takouba, 19th Century

This sword is in good condition brass inlay decoration to scabbard hilt and hangers along with tooling to the leather the blade has four fullers and crest with some staining complete with decorative pommel and leather covered plus hanging straps and rings.

Blade Length: 77 cm
Overall Length: 92 cm

victoriansword: Belgian Folding Sword Pistol …

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Belgian Folding Sword Pistol with Engraved Fittings and Ivory Grips, Rodgers Knife Pistol, William Swift Percussion Knife Pistol, 19th Century