Category: 19th century

Indian Khanda, 19th Century 85.5 cm wootz bl…

Indian Khanda, 19th Century

85.5 cm wootz blade with shaped strengthening plate, tulwar-type basket hilt with finger guard, shaped lanyard ring, curved spiked pommel, 109 cm long overall, 19th century.

Blackfoot Warrior with Sword, c.1887

Blackfoot Warrior with Sword, c.1887

This warrior is holding a British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword.

(Glenbow Museum Image No: NA-1906-4)

A Variety of Ethiopian Shotel and Gurade

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A Variety of Ethiopian Shotel and Gurade

Beja warrior with spear and shield.

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Beja warrior with spear and shield.

victoriansword: Indian Tulwar, 19th Century …

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Indian Tulwar, 19th Century

Curved single edged blade with double fullers, at the base remains of gold decorations, iron grip decorated with gold inlays depicting floral motifs, provided with a second front guard having two loops and pierced shell-guard, length 91 cm.

victoriansword: French Dueling Sword, c.1840-5…

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French Dueling Sword, c.1840-50

Interesting, triangular blade with concave facets, first part is enlarged; nice, iron hilt with butt-plate an pommel decorated with braided bands in bass-relief. Wooden grip of square section with copper wire binding. Leather scabbard with iron cap decorated en suite and with mask-shaped hook. Tip and bottom part are missing. 111 cm.

victoriansword: A Pair of European Dueling Sw…

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A Pair of European Dueling Swords, 19th Century

Straight blade of triangular section with hollowed facets (some pitting). Iron mounts with sword-shells decorated in bass-relief and pierced with grapevines and bunches of grapes and with traces of gilding. Grips of square section with iron wire bindings. Big, iron pommels decorated in bass-relief en suite with the sword-shells.

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

82 cm pipe-back blade etched with scrolling foliage and WRIV cypher [for King William IV] and retaining traces of blue and gilt, regulation brass gothic hilt incorporating WRIV cypher, wire bound fish skin grip, in its brass mounted leather scabbard. 

U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pistol by C.B. Allen…

U.S. Navy Elgin Cutlass-Pistol by C.B. Allen

Serial no. 45, .54 caliber. 5 inch octagonal barrel marked on the top Elgins/Patent and CBA/PM/1837. Frame marked C.B. Allen/Springfield/Mass. Barrel, frame, blade and stock all serial numbered. Underside of barrel affixed with broad 11 inch single edged blade with beveled false edge and forged with integral triggerguard/knucklebow. Varnished walnut grips. Together with original German silver-mounted leather holster, (the leather restored) the throat fitted with frog stud and with rare brass-tipped steel ramrod.

One of 150 specimens manufactured by C.B. Allen, with blades by N.P. Ames, for a U.S. Navy contract specifically associated with the Wilkes South Seas Exploring Expedition of 1838-42. (Flayderman’s Guide, sec. 6A-038)

Authorized in 1828, the expedition was composed of six vessels, with a complement of scientists, under the command of Lt. Charles Wilkes. Leaving Hampton Roads, Virginia the fleet rounded South America, explored the Pacific coast of that continent, proceeded to the South Pacific, where they engaged in combat on Fiji in 1840 and then sailed on the map and explore the west coast of the United States. Nineteen scientific volumes were published after the fleets return and the expedition played a major contribution in the advancement of the U.S. scientific community. 

victoriansword: Kaskara, arm daggers, maille…

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Kaskara, arm daggers, maille shirt

19th C. weapons and armour from Sudan.