Category: daggers

Pearl inlaid English or American bowie knife, …

Pearl inlaid English or American bowie knife, mid 19th century.

from Helios Auctions

Chinese bronze dagger, Han Dynasty, circa 200 …

Chinese bronze dagger, Han Dynasty, circa 200 AD.

from Cambi Auctions

Tlingit dagger, Alaska, 19th century.

Tlingit dagger, Alaska, 19th century.

from Christies

Moche copper dagger, Peru, 100 – 300 AD.

Moche copper dagger, Peru, 100 – 300 AD.

from Artemis Gallery

Scottish Lowland Left-Hand Dagger, Late 16th C…

Scottish Lowland Left-Hand Dagger, Late 16th Century to Early 17th Century

32.25 cm sharply tapering hollow ground cruciform blade with pronounced raised medial ridge to either side, the crossguard of characteristic form with down turned lobed quillons angled slightly forwards, the base plate of the crossguard formed to receive the cruciform shoulders of the blade in the Scottish manner, the half basket guard composed of flattened rounded bars with lower oval side guard set with a sprung pierced plate, this guard supports the three upper guard bars secured to the ovoid pommel with a single screw, the two fore bars set with further bars in the form of a stylised saltire, wire bound leather covered wooden grip. This dagger is a scarce example of a small grouping of similar arms described as Lowland Scottish and features in a detailed discussion by Claude Blair in his chapter The Early Basket Hilt in Britain which formed part of David Caldwell’s publication Scottish Weapons and Fortifications 1100-1800, see figures 129 and 131 on pages 228 and 230. Please also see figure 279 on page 394 of The Scottish Basket Hilted Sword Volume I 1450-1600 The Baron of Earlshall.

Silver and turqouise mounted dagger, The Balka…

Silver and turqouise mounted dagger, The Balkans, early 20th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

German hunting knife set with antler grips, ea…

German hunting knife set with antler grips, early to mid 19th century.

from Helios Auctions

Scottish dirk set with silver mounts, carved e…

Scottish dirk set with silver mounts, carved ebony hilt mounted with red topaz pommel. 19th century.

from Helios Auctions

Indian katar signed, “Shrij Maharana Shrij Faf…

Indian katar signed, “Shrij Maharana Shrij Fafen”, 1808.

from Rouillac

Brass, bone, and red coral mounted jambiya, Ot…

Brass, bone, and red coral mounted jambiya, Ottoman Empire, 19th century.

from Helios Auctions