Category: antiques

Milanese (Italy) barbute in ancient Corinthian style, circa 1460.

from Hermann Historica

Japanese matchlock tsutsu, late Edo or early Meiji period.

from Hermann Historica

A pair of gold inlaid percussion dueling pistols with carved ebony stocks, crafted by Devisme of Paris, mid 19th century.

from Rock Island Auctions

Moro barong, The Philippines, 19th century.

from Auctions Imperial

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Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an officer of the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), with presentation inscription.

Description: Presentation sword with the original scabbard etched on the blade.Lieut. Capel Fothergill Adey. “This sword presented to him at the public examination on the (…) by the Honorable Court of Directors of the East India Company as a mark of the court’s approbation of his general good conduct while at the Company’s Military Seminary.Maker: E & W Bond, 45 Cornhill, London.

Source for the presentation address: Google Books

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Superb silver-gilt presentation sword and other items relating to the early history of the H.E.I.C.’s Steam Navy and, more specifically, the celebrated paddle sloop Hugh Lindsay, and her master Commander John Henry Wilson

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Tuareg dagger, North Africa, early 20th century.

from Auctions Imperial

Japanese Type 96 light machine gun, World War II.

from Rock Island Auctions

Japanese matchlock carbine, late Edo or early Meiji Period.

from Hermann Historica

US Johnson Model 1941 light machine gun, World War II.

from Rock Island Auctions