Category: sword

victoriansword: A Massive Gold Damascened In…

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A Massive Gold Damascened Indian Tegha, 19th Century

Broad, curved 32 inch watered steel blade; upper section molded with four broad fullers separated with narrow, fluted ribs overlaid with gold lines extending from a gold damascened band of palmettes below to a lappet shaped panel above; lower half of blade molded with architectural panels inhabited by confronted pairs of tigers and elephants. the uppermost with the brass figure of a musician flanked by female forms. Steel tulwar hilt chiseled and gold overlaid with floral panels. Scabbard covered in black water buffalo hide, the front molded with floral panels and fitted with a scabbard containing a side knife with 7 ¾ inch blade of watered steel, the gripscales of hippopotamus incisor. Together with a copy of a vintage photograph showing a “native state executioner”, from the Delhi Darbar for the coronation of Edward VII, wearing ceremonial armor holding a similar tegha.

Note: Illustrated on page 67 Arms of the Paladins, The Richard R. Wagner Jr. Collection of Fine Eastern Weapons by Oliver S. Pinchot.

victoriansword: French Mle. 1866 Chassepot Bay…

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French Mle. 1866 Chassepot Bayonet

Sword bayonets were generally issued to elite/specialist troops (e.g. riflemen, pioneers, etc.). This changed when the French introduced the M1866 Chassepot bayonet as it was issued to all infantry and not just elite units. Many European nations soon followed suit. Today it is one of the most common 19th century bayonets on the market. Some collectors have challenged themselves to collect examples made by each manufactory, as well as those issued to colonial troops (indicated by an anchor stamp on the guard). The above Mle. 1866 Chassepot bayonet was made at St. Etienne in 1873 (St. Etienne-made bayonets are the most common for this model). Brass grip, iron guard, steel yataghan style blade.

victoriansword: A Diplomatic Service Patter…

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A Diplomatic Service Pattern Court Sword

76.cm blade Buckmaster, 3 New Burlington Street, London, etched on each side with foliage and crowned VR cypher, regulation gilt ‘French’ hilt embossed with foliage, plumed helmet pommel, wire bound grip, in its leather scabbard with engraved gilt mounts, the locket with frog stud.(The scabbard with tape repair)

Vietnamese officers sbaer, 19th century. from…

Vietnamese officers sbaer, 19th century.

from Peter Dekker’s Mandarin Mansion

Ornate Malaysian kris, 20th century.

Ornate Malaysian kris, 20th century.

from Hermann Historica

victoriansword: Sword Bayonet Made in Germany …

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Sword Bayonet Made in Germany for the Brazilian Light Minie Rifle, c.1860s

This bayonet was made in Germany by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) to fit a minie rifle that was being made in Liege for Brazil. They were redirected to the U.S. during the American Civil War. This bayonet could have been used in the U.S. or Brazil, and is often misidentified as a Sea Service Enfield. Brass grip, iron crossguard, steel blade.

victoriansword: Afghan or North Indian Pulwar,…

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Afghan or North Indian Pulwar, 17th-18th Century

The single-edged steel blade of tapering form with two fullers and maker’s stamps to one side, the steel hilt with elongated forte terminating in a palmette, the quillons in the form of makara heads, the pommel of semi-spherical form, engraved to the grip with a series of columns forming an arcade. 94 cm.

Balinese kris display Asian Art Museum, San F…

Balinese kris display

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

victoriansword: British Pattern 1871 Elcho Bay…

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British Pattern 1871 Elcho Bayonet

1871 pattern Elcho sawback bayonet by Kirschbaum Solingen for the Martini-Henry rifle – with diced grips, fullered sword back blade with swollen leaf-shaped point in original steel mounted leather scabbard with associated leather frog with strap and buckle to front and WD broad arrow marked to rear and other faint markings, the bayonet is unmarked apart from maker’s Knights helm mark. The Elcho bayonet was designed in 1870 by Lord Elcho The 10th Earl of Wemyss & March with a heavy blade for brush-cutting purposes. A small number were issued for trial purposes but was not wildly adopted due to its high cost of manufacture – it is one of the most sought-after of all British bayonets.

“Soldier of the Rajah Coming to the Sword Sh…

“Soldier of the Rajah Coming to the Sword Sharpener of Ahmedabad” by Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903)