Category: sword

Burmese dha, inscribed "The dha of Genera…

Burmese dha, inscribed "The dha of General Thado Thiri Min Hla Ye Kaung,“ with the date 1160 in the Burmese calendar, corresponding to 1798 C.E. in the Western calendar.

from The Macao Museum of Art

victoriansword: Belgian and French Folding Sw…

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Belgian and French Folding Swords

  1. Belgian folding sword pistol with engraved fittings and ivory grips, 19th century. (source)
  2. Belgian folding sword by Licot, Namur, 19th century. (source)
  3. Belgian folding sword, 19th century. (source)
  4. Belgian folding sword marked “ARNOULD NAMUR”, 19th century. (source)
  5. French folding sword stamped “M’edaille d’Argent” – silver medal, “Raux” – the maker, “A.St.Omer” – at St. Omer – a small village in the north of France, just south of Belgium. 19th century. (source)
  6. French or Belgian folding sword, 19th century. This opulent example is located at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen, Germany. (source)

Turkish karabela with jade hilt, 19th century.

Turkish karabela with jade hilt, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Burmese dha with carved ivory hilt, late 18th …

Burmese dha with carved ivory hilt, late 18th or early 19th century.

from The Macao Museum of Art

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunbla…

British Combination Sword & Pistol (Gunblade Spadroon!),18th Century 

Exceptionally rare 18th century English combination weapon used through American Revolutionary war, consisting of a fine silver mounted Queen Anns flint lock pistol, engraved on both sides with makers name and elaborate floral motifs, wooden stock inlaid with a silver wire and topped with a fabulous grotesque face pommel. Mounted with a long single edged multi fullered blade of typical 18th century pattern.

Sword of the commander of the King’s royal gua…

Sword of the commander of the King’s royal guard, Joseon Dynasty Korea, 18th-19th century.

from The Macao Museum of Art

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1892 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the Royal Army Medical Corps

This is a rare pattern which was used by officers of the [Royal] Army Medical Corps [RAMC]from 1892 to right after the First World War when they switched to the more common 1897.

This particular sword has a solid hilt with a nice deep patina. The guard and blade are marked to Edward VII.

In 1895, infantry officers were required to update their hilts from the old brass “gothic” hilts to the new P1895 steel hilt. RAMC officers continued to use the 1892 pattern through WWI, although some switched to the steel hilt prior to The Great War.

Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield

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Kaskara and Rhinoceros Hide Shield

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 1…

British Highland Field Officer’s Sword, Late 19th Century

A fantastic robust-bladed example of a Highland field officer’s sword, by Mole of Birmingham. Highland officers of Major and higher rank were permitted to wear these special Scinde Cavalry scroll hilts on their broadsword blades, but being that this was a pattern only for Field Rank officers of Highland regiments, these swords do not come around often. Additionally, this is a Victorian example (most surviving ones are George V) and given the straight fully-chequered 1895 pattern backstrap, must date to 1895-1901.

Power & Status – Wide Blades

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