Category: sword

Ornate Moroccan nimcha with scabbard, mid to l…

Ornate Moroccan nimcha with scabbard, mid to late 19th century.

from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Pahari Sword, Deccan, 18th Century Here we ha…

Pahari Sword, Deccan, 18th Century

Here we have an interesting and rare variant of the indo-afghan Pahari sword. Also known as a Cobra sword. Cleaned 76cm tapering blade with a slightly swollen tip. Sharp edges and flexible. This example has an 18th century khanda hilt. Most examples are classified as 19th century and have an Afghan pulwar hilt with extensive koftgari decoration on both blade and hilt. The undecorated examples I came across are larger and often have a tulwar or khanda hilt.

Sword of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, date…

Sword of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, dated 1496.

On display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

victoriansword: National Maritime Museum, Gre…

victoriansword:

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

A collection of Pattern 1804 Cutlasses and Se Service Pistols

Dayak sword with carved bone mounts, Borneo, e…

Dayak sword with carved bone mounts, Borneo, early 20th century.

from Artemis Gallery

British Pattern 1857 Engineers Officer’s Sword

British Pattern 1857 Engineers Officer’s Sword

Sumatran Kris, with gold plated sheath and tur…

Sumatran Kris, with gold plated sheath and turquoise stud, early 19th century.

from The State Hermitage Museum, Russia

Dutch Model 1852 Grenadier Officer’s Sword

Dutch Model 1852 Grenadier Officer’s Sword

The hilt with wire wrapped ray skin grip, lion head pommel, knuckle guard with royal cypher and regimental grenade to the langet, length 37 in. (94 cm).  

Liptau type bronze sword, Southeastern Europe,…

Liptau type bronze sword, Southeastern Europe, 12th – 11th century BC.

from Hermann Historica

Indian executioners sword, 18th-19th century.

Indian executioners sword, 18th-19th century.

from Thomas Delmar Ltd.