Category: swords

Dha from Sri Lanka, 20th century.

Dha from Sri Lanka, 20th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

Extravagantly lacquered Japanese tachi, Meiji …

Extravagantly lacquered Japanese tachi, Meiji Period (1868-1912).

from Olympia Auctions

victoriansword: Victorian and Boer War Era …

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Victorian and Boer War Era Medical Corps Uniforms and Accouterments

Gold decorated khanda, India, late 18th or ear…

Gold decorated khanda, India, late 18th or early 19th century.

from Olympia Auctions

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British Pattern 1846 Naval Warrant Officer’s Sword

victoriansword: British Diplomatic Uniform …

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British Diplomatic Uniform and Sword

Silver plated Burmese dha, 19th century.

Silver plated Burmese dha, 19th century.

from Czerny’s International Auction House

victoriansword: English Dragoon’s Basket-Hilte…

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English Dragoon’s Basket-Hilted Backsword, c.1750

According to the basket hilt classification of Cyril Mazansky (British Basket-Hilted Swords: A Typology of Basket-type Sword Hilts, 2005), this is a type G-16. This hilt type features long bars and a cross-and-arrow motif. The grip has lost much of its fish skin covering, but retains its copper wire wrap. The blade appears to have the king’s head stamp of the Wundes family of Solingen, but as was the fashion of the day, it is stamped with the name ANDREA FERARA

Early Bronze Age hoard from Gavel Moss, Renf…

Early Bronze Age hoard from Gavel Moss, Renfrewshire (Scotland), circa 1600 BC.

victoriansword: World War I British Officer…

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World War I British Officer’s Tunic and Sam Browne Belt with Attachments

And a Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword, the hilt decorated with the GRV cypher for George V.