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A VERY GOOD COSSACK (RUSSIAN) BURLWOOD STOCK BALL-BUTT MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1800: In overall fine, untouched, original flintlock condition. Fine quality, band fastened, Native-made, watered steel, .55 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/2", cannon form barrel with a chiseled breech-top, a wedding-band transition and a raised sighting rib: the muzzle with an engraved baluster type “cannon” flare. Of fine quality Caucasian make with a sharp attention to detail, a fine touch-hole and bore and sharp contours with some scattered patches of staining/discoloration. Classic Cossack type, finely sculpted and stylized, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog with its original ring-type jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring and grooved-faced, squared-back frizzen of classic Cossack form. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Highly figured, molded and carved, Burl-Elmwood fullstock with a long and slender forestock, a delicately curved, wrist and a turned and carved, Horn Ball-type butt. Of traditional Cossack/Russian design, as made without a ramrod provsion. Steel mounts: a turned “ball” type trigger, a long backstrap, on the grip and a single barrel-band, en suite. In overall fine original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces, some patches of discoloration and staining. Fine quality barrel with sharp engravings and fine steel surfaces. The lock, en suite with smooth, steel surface and its original components. Fine stock with a well defined and nicely figured, burl grain. Some minor abrasions and expected signs of use and handling. Retains approx. 90% finish with nicely sculpted contours. A fine example of classic Russian (Cossack) Miquelet Holster Pistol, ca. 1780-1800. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”, pg. 84 (plt. 810-812). Overall length, 18".

Price: $3,775.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY 19TH CENTURY INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKET/TORADOR, ca. 1820: In overall very good condition. The 48” smoothbore, .70 caliber, round, copper-alloy, band-fastened, Wootz Steel barrel with a visible “damask” pattern and an integrally forged, rounded, iron powder-pan with its original pan cover. Cannon-flared muzzle with its post-type, fore-sight. Molded & carved, dark-colored, hardwood fullstock of typical Indian Torador design. The matclock mechanism with its long serpentine, enclosed by decorative sheet-steel panels and complete with its chiseled, sculpted iron trigger. In overall very good condition with generally smooth iron surfaces and some scattered handling marks and wear. The barrel with a dark brown-gray age patina, minor surfaces stains and patches of discoloration. The stock with signs of use/wear, handling marks, hairlines/repairs and scattered abrasions. The mechanism, barrel, trigger and hardware with matching, smooth, dark surfaces and light scattered discoloration and sharp contours. In mechanically functional order. A very good example of an Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador/Musket, ca. 1820. Overall length approx. 66 ½”. ***For similar examples (Please see: "A Glossary Of the Construction, Decoration ad Use of Arms…”, pg.623-24, by George C. Stone).

Price: $1,750.00


A VERY GOOD TURKISH/GREEK BRASS STOCK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810s: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The round, fluted-breech, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 10 1/8", band-fastened, iron barrel with an integral raised sighting rib with an engraved (worn) simulated European signature, on the top of the breech. Original Flintlock mechanism with a flat banana form lockplate with bridled (old brazed repair) powder-pan with a rfefaced frizzen, fine timing and a strong mainspring Retains its original lock components with an untouched, gray patination and some light wear. Traditional, Ottoman/Greek form Brass fullstock with extensively foliate etched and engraved surfaces and a pronunced bulbous pommel with a finely embossed finial. en suite. Retains its original engraved brass trigger-guard with an etched acanthus leaf forward finial. Of very good quality construction and extensively etched & embossed with floral and vine scrolls: several, old repairs, vestiges of Red Coral inlay and numerous brass tack decorations. In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel lock and lock with smooth, gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, fine pitting and expected wear. Very Good stock with signs of use, scattered handling marks and the noted old repairs. Retains an untouched, lightly toned mustard age patina with dark highlights and extensive vine scroll embossed and engraved surfaces. A very nice example of an All Brass Stock Turkish or Greek Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810s, for similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms". Overall length, 16 1/2".

Price: $1,575.00


A VERY FINE "DAVID CARRADINE" SIGNED "KILL BILL" KATANA SAMURAI SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 2008: In overall near excellent condition with a sharp, smooth, 27", single-edge, steel blade with a chisel-point, 98%+ of its original polish and no nicks or dents. Retains its original "cutting edge", its embossed white-metal collar, at the ricasso and watermark for it full length. Fitted with its original, pierced & embossed white-metal Tsuba and with its black cord wrapped hilt with a Dragon embossed white-metal fitting. Original, black lacquered & embossed white-metal mounted scabbard with an original silver ink signature "David Carradine Kill Bill" of the famed (late) "Kill Bill" actor; and one of the last examples signed by him, before his death, in 2009. In overall near excellent condition. A very nice example of a scarce "David Carradine" signed "Demon Hattori Hanzo"/"Kill Bill" Japanese Katana Samurai Sword, ca. 2008. Of the type used by the actor, in the movie series, "Kill Bill". Overall length, 40".

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE QUALITY MID 20th CENTURY LARGE-SIZE NICKEL-SILVER & BRASS MOUNTED ARABIAN JAMBIYA WITH EMBOSSED AND CHASED SCABBARD, ca. 1950: In overall very good+ near fine, untouched condition with a finely embossed hilt and mounts with engraved sheet-"silver" and brass ornamentation overall. Of very good quality workmanship: the surfaces engraved and chased with embossed adornment. Smooth silver-gray and brass-toned surfaces with some light tarnish. Fitted with its original braided wire decorations and its sheet-steel securing loops. Of classic Arabian form with a sharply curved, "J" shaped, native-made, 14 1/8" x 2 1/2", steel blade with a raised medial ridge and choice smooth surfaces throughout. Engraved along the ridge with a series of geometric patterns, en suite with the brass fittings, on the scabbard. Retains its original cutting edges without significant nicks or abrasions with smooth silver-gray patination and some isolated patches of discoloration and wear. Finely detailed and nicely decorated nickel-silver mounted wooden hilt with six embossed rosettes and engraved surfaces with classic Arabian geometric patterns, en suite with the embossed, nickel-silver portion of the scabbard. Complete throughout and a very good+ near fine example of a classic Large-size Arabian Jambiya/Dagger, ca. 1950. Overall length, 21".

Price: $575.00


A GOOD NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN/TUNISIAN) SNAPHANCE HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1850: In overall good condition. Band fastened, Native-made, round, steel, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 10", barrel with scattered patches of staining, discoloration and pitting. Classic North African type, Snaphance lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog with its original jaw-screw. A Squared-back frizzen of classic Snaphance form, as made with a separate powder-pan cover with a circular boss. Retains its original lock components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring: out of timing. Molded and crudely carved dark-colored Hardwood fullstock with a curved, wrist and a pointed Ball-type butt-cap of traditional North African design. (Please see G.C. Stone’s: Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms…”.) Also, made without a ramrod provision, as is expected. Steel and white metal mounts: an iron trigger-guard with nail-fastened finials and a single, scroll-engraved, white-metal barrel-band. In overall very good condition. The barrel and lock with matching, untouched, steel-gray surfaces with patches of discoloration, pitting and staining. The stock with numerous engraved Camel Bone and brass inlays most with simple geometric etchings. A scarce example of a North African (Moroccan) Snbaphance Holster Pistol, ca. 1850. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”, pg. 84 (plt. 810-812). Overall length, 18".

Price: SOLD



A LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION PERIOD BARONG & SCABBARD, ca. 1900: In overall very good condition with smooth steel surfaces and a sharp cutting edge. The native-made, 9 3/4", small-sized, Barong style, steel blade with smooth steel-gray surfaces, a "OO" maker's marking, on its base and a gunmetal toned age-patina. Carved Hardwood grip with an integral bulbous pommel, an iron ferrule and incised carved line accents. In very good condition with a fine steel surfaces, some minor discoloration and a nicely carved grip with scattered handling marks. Associated leather scabbard with incised tooled decorations and central stitched seam: separations, minor losses and damages. In overall very good condition. Of good quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A nice example of a small-sized Philippine Insurrection Period Barong Machete, ca. 1900. Overall length, 16 1/4".

Price: SOLD



A VERY GOOD 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN-TURKISH/BALKAN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1830: In overall very good original flintlock condition. Very good quality, long, deeply chiseled and engraved, round, .63 caliber, smoothbore, 11 3/4", band & pin-fastened, iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn) and a brass blade-type fore-sight: the iron barrel tang, en suite and made with a rear sighting-groove. Etched and engraved, Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a deeply beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its original gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen with a squared top: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, contours, scroll engravings and dark steel surfaces with some light wear and oxidation. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded and simply carved walnut fullstock of traditional "Ottoman"" form with as long and slender forestock, a "false" wooden ramrod and a deeply curved grip with bulbous pommel. Plain brass mounts: two (2) ramrod-pipes-- for the "false" wooden ramrod and a single bull-nose brass muzzle-cap/barrel-band. A stirrup type butt-cap with long side terminals, a bulbous pommel-cap and a replaced finial. The trigger-guard with a simple bow and a sculpted upper finial. And a plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its iron side-bolts : one associated.. In overall very good original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with deeply toned and untouched gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, minor repairs, 85%+ finish and several tight hairlines. The hardware, en suite with mustard-colored brass surfaces and the noted restoration. A nice example of an early 19th Century Ottoman-Turkish/Baltic Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1830. Overall length, 18".

Price: $850.00


A FINE ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE HEADHUNTER'S MANDAU SWORD, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition. The 27 1/2", native-made, single edge blade with a pleasing, smooth, untouched, gray patina and choice surfaces with some light patches of wear and discoloration. Retains its original sharp cutting edge with a finely notched and detailed tip of classic Philippine native form. Nicely carved wooden grip with a “T” type carved cross-guard and an untouched dark age-patina with fine carvings. Typical angular profile with a crocodile mouth pommel: adorned with tufts of goats? fur; and retains its original, braided rattan, grip wrap. A very nice example of an original Philippine Native Headhunter's Sword with evidence of use, ca. 1880. Overall length, 38". Similar examples found in the collection of New York’s Natural History Museum; and pictured in G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...”.

Price: $1,175.00


A FINE 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION PERIOD MORO KRIS & SCABBARD, ca. 1890s: In overall fine condition and of traditional Moro Kris/Sword design with a wavy form Damascus blade with chiseled decorations. In untouched condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp cutting edges: some light patches of discoloration and surface oxidation. Native-made, 23", kris type, wavy, Damascus steel Sword-blade with a smooth steel-gray patina and the expected patches of age-staining. Of fine quality manufacture with a finely chiseled and pierced base and a traditional form, molded and carved, Hardwood grip with 90% finish and smooth light-colored surfaces. Retains its original rattan grip-wrap with matching untouched surfaces. Complete with its original, reddish-colored, and copper-alloy mounted, two-piece, hardwood scabbard with its original securing straps and collar. Fine scabbard with light signs of use, minor handling marks and abrasions. In overall fine untouched condition and a very nice example of a classic Philippine Insurrection Period Moro Kris, ca. 1890. Overall length, 30 3/8".

Price: $750.00


AN EXCELLENT COSSACK (RUSSIAN) BLACK LEATHER-COVERED STOCK IVORY BALL-BUTT MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1800: In overall excellent, untouched, original flintlock condition. Very Fine quality, band fastened, Russian-made, watered (Damascus) steel, .60 caliber, smoothbore, 12 1/2", barrel with an extensively chiseled and brass inlayed breech-top and an engraved raised sighting rib. Of fine quality Caucasian make with a sharp attention to balance and detail, a fine touch-hole and bore and sharp contours. Classic Cossack type, finely sculpted and stylized, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog with its original ring-type jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring and grooved-faced, squared-back frizzen of classic Cossack form. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. In mechanically functional order with very fine timing. Molded and carved, Black Leather-Covered, hardwood fullstock with a long and slender forestock, a delicately curved, wrist and a turned and carved, Ivory Ball-type butt of traditional Cossack/Russian design with its iron lanyard ring. Full iron mounts: a turned “ball” type trigger, a long grip-strap and a single iron barrel-band. In overall excellent original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, steel-gray surfaces. Very Fine quality barrel with deeply chiseled and crisply engraved acanthus leaf/vine-scrolls and anthropromorphic depictions. The lock, en suite with smooth, steel surface and its original components. Excellent stock with all of its black-leather covering and some light signs of use/handling and crazing. Retains approx. 90% finish with nicely sculpted contours. An excellent example of classically styled Russian (Cossack) Miquelet “Ball-Butt” Holster Pistol, ca. 1780-1800. For similar examples, please see Claude Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”, pg. 84 (plt. 810-812). Overall length, 19".

Price: $4,775.00


A LATE 19th CENTURY/EARLY 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH DECORATIVE SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1940: In overall near fine untouched condition with an extensively engraved silver (white metal) mounted scabbard and matching engraved mounts. Of typical form with curved, 9", Damascus steel blade with smooth surfaces throughout. Retains 90% polish with a stepped hilt and retaining a lightly toned steel-gray patina with patches of light discoloration and staining. Simply carved, silver mounted wooden hilt with a flared pommel of classic Moroccan form. Extensively engraved with geometric-pattern scroll engravings of classic Moroccan form. Complete with its matching, original, sheet silver covered scabbard with embossed and engraved geometric/floral scrolls, en suite with the hilt and cross-guard. A very nice example of an original Late 19th/Early 20th Century North African (Moroccan) Jambiya dagger with the expected signs of light use. Some minor scattered handling marks and light evidence of cleaning. A classic Dress type Near Eastern Dagger of classic deign, ca. 1940. Overall length, 17".

Price: $300.00


A GOOD AFGHAN IRON MOUNTED WOODEN POWDER FLASK FOR A JEZAIL, ca. 1810-1850: Round, leather covered, wooden body with untouched lightly oxidized brown surfaces and some obvious signs of use and wear. Russets-toned, iron pouring-spout/charger with light surface oxidation and sings of use: complete with both its rear-mounted suspension-loops. In overall good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure. A nice decorative example of as 19th century Afghan Powder Flask, of the type associated with Jezails, ca. 1800s. Measures 7" x 6".

Price: $200.00


A VERY GOOD 20TH CENTURY MID-EASTERN "TOURIST-TYPE" FLINTLOCK “PISTOL”, ca. 1940: In overall very good untouched condition. Octagonal to round, smoothbore, pin-fastened, .62 caliber, 10", iron barrel with coarsely etched breech and rust-patinated surfaces. “Tourist-type” Flintlock mechanism with a flat lockplate with coarse contours and no true powder-pan. Gooseneck hammer with matching coarse contours, a welded jaw and a false jaw-screw. The frizzen with matching contours and untouched dark surfaces. In "functional" order and made without a half-cock position. Of typical, somewhat roughly made, “tourist-type” quality, ca. 1950. Molded and simply carved hardwood fullstock with nicely “antiqued” wooden surfaces. Of typical Ottoman influenced form—with a pronounced cane-type grip with a bulbous butt. Retains 85% finish with scattered abrasions, stains and chips. Embossed, full brass and mounts of classic Near Eastern/Ottoman form: in emulation of early 19th century Turkish form, though of much more crude manufacture. Stirrup-type brass butt-cap with an oval pommel-cap and long side terminals with cast floral & geometric patterns. The trigger en suite with a coarsely embossed bow and nail-fastened finials. A matching triangular sideplate and oval wrist-escutcheon; and the grip with geometric and scroll pattern brass wire inlay. Made without a ramrod. In overall very good untouched condition with rust-patinated iron surfaces. A nice example of an early to mid-20th Century Near Eastern Flintlock "Tourist Pistol”, ca. 1940. Overall length, 18".

Price: $125.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY EDO PERIOD JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK “TEMPLE” PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Octagonal, 18", pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with a stepped and flared “cannon” form muzzle, its block rear sight and silver fore-sight. Adorned, with finely detailed and stylized silver, brass and copper inlayed birds, horses and scrolls of traditional Edo period design. Extensively brass inlayed & lacquered reddish-brown-colored, mulberry-wood fullstock of traditional “Teppo” form with a sculpted and contoured fishtail butt with a central piercing & raised Brass/Copper Boss --for a match-cord. Also, inlayed on the left side of the butt and along the fore-stock with numerous lightly engraved brass chrysanthemum flowers, etc. A decortive open heart-shaped inlay at the breech end of the ramrod channel. Traditional Japanese, all brass, Snap-type, Matchlock mechanism. Of classic oriental design, as made without screws and having an exposed brass mainspring and its matching serpentine/match-holder: strong mainspring, though out of timing. Matching brass lockplate and ball-type trigger with rounded brass trigger-guard: a brass suspension-ring and loop, on the underside of the forestock. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The barrel with dark surfaces and some scattered patches of wear, discoloration and pitting. The hardware and lock retain a finely toned golden-brown-mustard patina with light wear to the engravings. Fine stock with 85% lacquered finish, sharp contours, nicely engraved inlays and some scattered light handling marks and signs of use. A very good early 19th century Japanese matchlock Pistol of “Temple Grade” quality. Faceted to round wooden ramrod, en suite and missing the powder-pan cover. Overall length 22". For similar examples, please see: H. Wieand Bowman’s: "Antique Guns", pg. 12 & C. Blair’s: “Pistols of the World”.

Price: $5,750.00


A FINE QUALITY BALKAN (GREEK/ALBANIAN) FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition and of fine quality with a deeply relief carved fullstock. Round, pin-fastened, .60 caliber, Native-made/Turkish?, chiseled, etched and brass-inlayed, smoothbore, 10 1/2", iron barrel with finely chiseled and brass inlayed floral scrolls (at the breech and muzzle); and the top with a raised integral sighting rib. Of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail and a very good touch-hole and bore. Germanic style, lightly etched and engraved, flat, faceted, Flintlock mechanism with its original lock components including the matching faceted hammer, the trefoil finial frizzen-spring and the squared-back frizzen: signed on the edge of the lockplate with a “H. COOPSTAD”? maker’s signture. Retains both of its original side-bolts with a strong mainspring & fine timing. Extensively carved, dark-colored, burl walnut fullstock of earlier (mid-18th Century) Western European influenced form with a slightly bulbous butt, a narrow wrist and extensive floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. The barrel tang with a deeply relief carved floral scroll. Of classic Balkan form, as is fitted with its removable “False” wooden-tip ramrod. Finely etched and engraved, full, iron mounts. The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and engraved borders with a brass-inlayed cap. Matching trigger-guard with a chiseled acanthus leaf forward finial and a lightly etched bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork vine scroll sideplate and an engraved, shield-type wrist escutcheon. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, steel surfaces and some light patches of discoloration: the barrel with fine quality engravings and brass inlay. The lock, en suite with generally smooth steel surfaces and much polish. Very good stock with signs of use, handling, tight hairlines and wear. A fine quality and Large Size Balkan (Greek/Albanian) Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1800. Overall length, 17".

Price: $1,875.00


A GOOD 19TH CENTURY TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1840: In overall fair/good original flintlock condition. Fine quality, long, deeply chiseled and engraved, round, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 14", Italian, iron barrel with chiseled floral scrolls (lightly worn), a raised sighting rib and a "LAZARI LAZARINO" barrels maker's signature for the 17th Century Northern Italian (Brescian) gunsmith, who worked, ca. 1783 (Please see E. Heer's: "Der Neue Stockel", vol. 1, pg.688). Etched and engraved, Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a flat, beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its matching gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp, untouched, contours, fine engraving and some light wear: in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded and simply carved. Plain nickel-silver mounts of European style, as made with two ramrod-pipes and a full-length ramrod. Replaced White-metal stirrup type butt-cap and trigger-guard. Two barrel-form ramrod pipes: one of brass, a plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its side-bolts replaced and a pin-fastened wrist escutcheon. In overall fair to good original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with nicely toned gunmetal-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. The stock with light signs of use, some handling marks and 75%+ finish. The hardware with toned metal surfaces and the noted restorations. A nice example of a Large-size Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1840 with a fine quality Italian Barrel. Overall length, 21".

Price: $750.00


A VERY FINE 18th/19th CENTURY CHINESE GREEN JADE/JADITE ARCHER’S RING, ca. 1800: In overall very fine+ untouched condition with choice, deeply toned, “Glassy”/Imperial-type, Green, jade surfaces. Of very fine quality with Hand-carved contours with near perfect symmetry without cracks or fissures. Large, rounded, “Band” form body with a 1” outer diameter: made to protect the thumb of an Archer from the tension of the bow-string. Deeply, green-colored, “Glassy”, dark, Green Jade/Jadite with a very fine natural grain pattern without cracks. A very nice and high quality example of an 18th/19th Century Chinese Archer’s (thumb) Ring, ca. 1800. For similar examples, please see Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor”.

Price: $675.00


A VERY FINE QUALITY FRENCH SILVER MOUNTED & GOLD DAMASCENED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, by “PEYRTE DUMAREST” (FOR EASTERN/TURKISH MARKET, ca. 1780: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with generally sharp contours and deeply toned, steel-gray surfaces with some light scattered discoloration. Fully etched & deeply embossed, Silver mounts with a richly toned silver patina and light wear. The stock with 85%+ finish, scattered handling marks, extensive silver-wire inlay and the expected signs of use. Extremely fine quality, deeply chiseled, cannon-form, smoothbore, .67 caliber, 13 1/2”, pin-fastened, iron barrel with a relief chiseled Stand of Arms, Crescent Moon and an integral raised rear sight, en suite. A chiseled and Gold Damascened barrel-tang with engraved accents and a flared cannon-type muzzle. Fine wedding-band barrel-transition with matching surfaces and complete with its embossed Silver front-sight. Deeply chiseled, engraved and Gold Damascened, Flintlock mechanism with a rounded lockplate with a “PEYRTE DUMAREST” maker’s signature. Peyrte Dumarest was a noted member of the 18th Century St. Etienne (France) “Dumarest” Gunsmithing Family, who worked in 1780. (Please see E. Heer’s: “Der Neue Stockel”, vol. 1, pg. 314-315) under the bridled powder-pan. The tail descorated, en suite with a Gold Damascened Floral Scrolls. Original Gold-washed gooseneck hammer and matching frizzen, decorated en suite. In fine+ condition with 90%+ Gold, sharp contours and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Molded and carved, dark-colored, figured Walnut fullstock of classic mid-18th Century French Rococo design with a pronounced rounded pommel and a long slender forestock. Extensively Adorned, overall with Silver Wire inlay & Silver Applique decorations of Floral Vine scrolls, Stars, and geometric patterns (some losses). Retains 85%+ finish with sharp contours and scattered handling marks and signs of use/wear. Finely etched and embossed, Heavy Gauge, Full Silver mounts of Mid-18th Century French Holster Pistol form. The stirrup-type butt-cap with long, embossed side-terminals and the pommel with a deeply chased & embossed Stand of Arms. A Matching Silver sideplate with an embossed Stand of Arms and both of its original sidebolts. The trigger-guard with an urn-type forward finial and a Stand of Arms decorated bow. An embossed Silver wrist-escutcheon and two (2) baluster turned ramrod pipes for the horn-tip, “false”, wooden ramrod (Of Ottoman Turkish form, as the Ramrod or ”Suma”, was carried separately on a lanyard). The mounts with very good untouched surfaces, some patches of tarnish and wear. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. Overall length, 19 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $5,575.00


A VERY GOOD EARLY/MID- 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN/ALGERIAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1830: In overall very good untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Native-made, , 50", sighted, steel .60 caliber, smoothbore, brass-band-fastened, iron barrel. North African (Moroccan/Algerian), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a flared, flat, triangular butt-stock with pierced sheet-brass appliqués and decorative brass nails, on both sides. Retains an untouched -patina with deeply toned surfaces, light scattered handling marks, hairlines/age-cracks, expected signs of use and wear. Original, "Dutch/English lock", Snaphaunce mechanism with chiseled and sculpted exterior lock components. Gooseneck hammer, its original round-face-bolster powder-pan and matching square-back frizzen of classic Snaphaunce configuration: In very good untouched condition with dark & smooth, gunmetal toned, steel surfaces, expected signs of use and patches of discoloration/surface oxidation. Complete with its three (3) original sidebolts and its original chiseled frizzen-spring: out of timing with a strong mainspring. Classic Moroccan/Algerian style, pierced steel trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its iron trigger with distinct "C" shaped curve. Untouched steel surfaces and complete with its numerous engraved & pierced, sheet-brass & steel barrel-bands (capucines) and its turned and its original chiseled iron ramrod. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a smooth steel-gray/brown age patina, patches of discoloration and the expected signs of use. The stock, with scattered handling marks, abrasions and very nice sheet-brass adornments. Of very good quality; and a classic example of a North African (Moroccan/Algerian) Kabyle/Camel Gun, ca. 1830. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 63 1/2".

Price: $1,475.00


A GOOD 20TH CENTURY MID-EASTERN "TOURIST-TYPE" FLINTLOCK “PISTOL”, ca. 1950: In overall fair/good untouched condition (as is). Octagonal, smoothbore, pin-fastened, .62 caliber, 11 1/2", iron barrel with rust-stained and oxidized, generally smooth iron surfaces. Of 20th Century Near Eastern “Tourist-type” design with an oversized touch-hole and an obstructed bore. Flintlock mechanism with a flat coarsely contoured lockplate, both of its machine-made sidebolts, its matching gooseneck hammer and its frizzen with matching untouched dark surfaces. In mechanically functional order and of typical, rough, “Tourist-type” quality, ca. 1950; and not a true antique firearm. Molded and simply carved, “antiqued”, hardwood fullstock of traditional Ottoman Turkish 19th Century form—with a cane-type grip, no ramrod provision and a bulbous butt-cap. Retains 55%+ finish with numerous abrasions, stains and chips. Fully Embossed brass mounts with coarse geometric patterns & floral/scrolls of Near Eastern “Tourist” form. In overall fair/good untouched condition (as is) with deeply oxidized metal and wood surfaces. A classic mid-20th Century Flintlock "Tourist Pistol”, ca. 1950. Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: $125.00


A FINE QUALITY EARLY 19TH CENTURY INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKET w/ RED CINNABAR LACQUERED "FISH TAIL" FULLSTOCK, ca. 1820: In overall very good+/fine condition with bright steel surfaces and a finely lacqured fullstock of unusual "fishtail" design. The 45 ½” smoothbore, .69 caliber, round to round, band-fastened Wootz Steel barrel with a visible “damask” pattern and an integrally forged, rounded, iron powder-pan: missing the pan cover. Chiseled and engraved, canon-flared muzzle with finely contoured surfaces. Carved Cinnabar Lacqured, hardwood Fullstock of unusual Indian Torador design with a curved fishtail buttstock with the barrel-tang apron made of finely carved & fluted Ebony; which is pierced/slotted to create a peep-type rear sight. Indian Matchlock mechanism with its original spring-operated serpentine (jaw damaged) enclosed by decorative sheet-steel panels and complete with its chiseled, sculpted and pierced trigger. Additionally, adorned with a pierced and engraved, floral-form ivory applique. In overall very good+/fine condition with smooth, steel-gray, iron surfaces. Fine quality stock with some light scattered handling marks and an old repair, on the right side of the fore-end. Fine barrel with smooth, steel-gray surfaces, a nicely decorated muzzle and some light surfaces age-stains and patches of discoloration. The stock with sharp contours, expected signs of use/wear and scattered abrasions. Fine mechanism and trigger with matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces and sharp contours. In mechanically functional order and a very nice example of an Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador/Musket, ca. 1820 with a Red Cinnabar Lacquer "Fish Tail" Stock. Overall length, 63 ½”. ***For similar examples please see, G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary Of the Construction, Decoration ad Use of Arms…”, pg. 261, 623-24.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD LATE 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE CAMEL" GUN, ca 1890: In overall very good condition Round, Provincially-made, 37 1/2', sighted, 55 caliber, smoothbore, brass-band-fastened, iron barrel. The top of the breech with an illegible "Turkish-type" sunken, maker's mark. North African (Moroccan) style, molded and carved, light-colored, plain, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, triangular butt-stock. Retains a smooth and untouched age.-patina with nicely toned wooden surfaces. Scattered handling marks, hairlines, an old pinned repair on the buttstock and the expected signs of use and wear. "Dutch/English" type, Native-made Snaphaunce mechanism with its gooseneck hammer, original round-face-bolster powder_pan, matching square-back frizzen and sliding pan-cover marked with a sunken maker's punch-mark Retains smooth steel-gray surfaces with light signs of use and patches of discoloration and wear. Replaced iron sidebolts (one sidebolt missing). In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and frizzen-spring. Moroccan style iron trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its trigger with distinct "C" shaped curve: rear finial damaged/missing. Lightly cleaned, steel-gray surfaces with some light wear and fine patches of discoloration/pitting. Complete with its three (3) plain and embossed brass barrel-bands (capucines) and its turned and chiseled iron ramrod: missing its nose-cap In overall very good condition The barrel with a smooth steel-gray .age patina, a very good touch-hole, some patches of discoloration light wear and expected signs of use Plain wooden stock of traditional Kabyle form with scattered handling marks, abrasions and the noted old repair, on the buttstock. A nice example of 'a late 19t5 Century North African (Moroccan) Snaphaunce Kabyle, ca. 1890. For similar examples, please: see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, 52".

Price: SOLD


A FINE QUALITY Mid 19th CENTURY EMBOSSED SILVERED BRASS N. AFRICAN (MOROCCAN/TUNISIAN) POWDER FLASK, ca. 1850: Of fine quality with extensive, floral-vine scroll engraved and embossed, sheet-silver decorations. Silvered brass body with generally smooth surfaces and fine seams. Original copper pouring-spout with its original chain-secured copper end-cap. Complete with both of its side-mounted brass suspension-loops with matching untouched surfaces. Fine exterior with extensively etched & embossed, sheet-silver decoration of traditional Ottoman style with a Central floral motif and vine scroll accents. In fine condition with finely crafted silver applique and a nicely toned patina. A well made, fine quality and heavy gauge, Ottoman type, North African, Brass Powder Flask, ca. 1850. Of the type of Powder Flask associated with Kabyle type Rifles. Overall measurements, 10" x 4 1/4".

Price: $525.00


VERY GOOD EARLY 19TH CENTURY OTTOMAN-TURKISH/"BARBARY-PIRATE" FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall very good+ untouched original flintlock condition. Fine quality, long, Silver Damascened and engraved, round, .69 caliber, smoothbore, 11 3/4", band & pin-fastened, iron barrel with Silver inlayed floral scrolls. Turkish made, Flintlock mechanism with a deeply beveled, banana-form, lockplate with its original gooseneck hammer and grooved-face frizzen with a rounded top: of very good quality Near Eastern/Ottoman Turkish manufacture with generally sharp contours, thread engravings and dark, untouched, steel surfaces with some light wear and oxidation. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and very good timing. Molded, relief & incised carved, walnut fullstock of traditional "Ottoman"" form with as long and slender forestock, an integrally carved, "false", wooden ramrod and a deeply curved grip with bulbous pommel. Steel mounts: a single (1) "ramrod-pipe"-- for the "false" wooden ramrod and a braided brass wire muzzle-band. Stirrup type butt-cap with long side-terminals and a bulbous pommel-cap. The trigger-guard with a simple bow and a sculpted and engraved front finial. Plain rifle type triangular sideplate with both of its original iron sidebolts. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The barrel and lock with richly toned and untouched, steel surfaces and some light patches of discoloration, surface oxidation and expected signs of use/wear. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, 85%+ finish and several old chips. The hardware, en suite with smooth & untouched, steel surfaces with a nicely toned age-patina. A nice example of an early 19th Century Ottoman-Turkish/"Barbary Pirate" Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810. The type of "Turkish" Flintlock Pistol which was widely used throughout the Mediterranean. Overall length, 19.

Price: $1,150.00


A VERY FINE 19TH CENTURY TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS DAG, ca. 1810: In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. Finely etched and deeply chiseled, 17 1/8", pin-fastened, round, "Trumpet-type", smoothbore, steel barrel with 1.55+ caliber flared muzzle and a .50+ cal. bore. A deeply floral chiseled breech with steel barrel-tang. Retains choice steel-gray surfaces with 85%-90% polish and virtually no pitting. In original flintlock condition with a rounded, floral-scroll engraved and deeply chiseled lockplate, en suite with the barrel tang. Matching gooseneck hammer with its original jaw and screw, an arrowhead finial frizzen spring and its original engraved frizzen. The face of the lock with untouched steel surfaces with some very light patches of discoloration and 90%+ polish. Retains its original lock components and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring: retains both of its sidebolts. Molded and intricately carved walnut fullstock with extensive raised and incised carvings, a checkered wrist and raised borders around the lock and sideplate: deeply fluted and extensively carved buttstock and comb with the left side having a raised cheek-piece. Sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 90% finish and some scattered light handling marks: no repairs or cracks. Lightly engraved brass hardware: the trigger-guard with an engraved rounded forward final. The screw-fastened buttplate with a plain stepped finial, no ramrod provision (typical of Ottoman firearms) and a flat "S" shaped sideplate with its steel saddle-bar and ring. In overall very fine original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours a finely engraved/chiseled breech and barrel-tang. In mechanically functional order with a very fine lock. The walnut fullstock with sharp contours, 90% finish and extensive carving and checkering. A very fine example of a classic Early 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Dag, ca. 1810. Of fine quality "Chief's" grade, as is extensively engraved and carved overall. In very fine untouched original flintlock condition. Overall length, 20".

Price: SOLD


A FINE 20TH CENTURY INDO-PERSIAN EMBOSSED “PARADE-TYPE” LEATHER DAHL (SHIELD), ca. 1950: In fine cleaned and preserved condition with simply embellished, outer, leather surfaces with an impressed circular design: missing its central boss decoration. Thick Hide (Buffalo?) body with brass and iron mounts. Four (4), decorative, slightly crudely cast, pierced & embossed, brass Bosses, with floral borders. Preserved inner surfaces with its black cloth knuckle-pad and leather grip-cords: the cloth surfaces with very little evidence of use or wear. In overall fine condition with lightly crazed and crackled outer surfaces with some light scuffs and abrasions. Matching inner surfaces with hand-forged, sheet-iron boss rivets and loops. A nice example of a Buckler-size Indo-Persian Parade-type Dahl (shield), ca. 1950. Acquired by the consignor, in Afghanistan, December, 2001. Diameter, 13 1/2”.

Price: $375.00


A FAIR 20TH CENTURY MID-EASTERN "TOURIST-TYPE" FLINTLOCK “PISTOL”, ca. 1950: In overall fair untouched condition (as is). Octagonal to round, smoothbore, band-fastened, .62 caliber, 10", iron barrel with coarsely etched wedding-band transition. Of Tourist-type configuration, as not drilled with a touch-hole. The “Flintlock mechanism” with a flat lockplate having coarse contours and no powder-pan provision (free from the lock-mortise, as missing both of its retaining-screws). The neck of the hammer with matching coarse contours and a welded jaw. The “frizzen” with a matching contours and untouched dark surfaces: in "functional" order with a coarsely coiled-wire “mainspring” and made without a functional sear. Of typical, rough, “tourist-type” quality, ca. 1950; and not a firearm, as the barrel’s touch-hole is not drilled-out and there is not a proper breech-plug. Molded and simply carved hardwood fullstock of typical Ottoman influenced form—with a pronounced cane-type butt. Retains 75% finish with numerous small abrasions, stains and chips, at the lock. Plain brass and iron mounts of Near Eastern/Ottoman form: in emulation of early 19th century Turkish/N. African design. The brass butt-cap with a pronounced rounded pommel-cap and an iron lanyard ring. Wrought iron trigger and trigger-guard with simple round and pin-fastened finials with a plain bow: a brass inlay (damaged), on the grip and three iron barrel-bands. Two “false sidebolts” and its iron “ramrod”, en suite. In overall fair untouched condition (as is) and a typical example of a 20th century Near Eastern Flintlock "Tourist Pistol”, ca. 1950. Overall length, 15".

Price: SOLD


A FINE EARLY/MID- 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN/ALGERIAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1830: In overall fine untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Native-made, "English proof marked", 45", sighted, steel .60 caliber, smoothbore, brass-band-fastened, iron barrel: the left side of the breech with two (2) spurious "London" Gunmaker, Co. proof marks. North African (Moroccan/Algerian), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular butt-stock with engraved& pierced sheet-brass appliqués and numerous decorative dome-head brass nails, on both sides. Retains a fine age-patina with nicely toned surfaces, light scattered handling marks, hairlines/age-cracks, expected signs of use and wear. Original, "Dutch/English lock", Snaphaunce mechanism with chiseled and sculpted exterior lock components. A fine gooseneck hammer, its original round-face-bolster powder-pan and matching square-back frizzen of classic Snaphaunce configuration: the bottom edge of the lockplate with two deeply struck maker's marks within circular & diamond cartouches . In fine untouched condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces, some light signs of use and patches of discoloration/surface oxidation. Complete with its three (3) original sidebolts and its original chiseled frizzen-spring: out of timing with a strong mainspring. Classic Moroccan/Algerian style, brass trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its iron trigger with distinct "C" shaped curve. Fine steel surfaces and complete with its numerous 25+ plain, engraved& pierced, sheet-brass barrel-bands (capucines) and its turned and chiseled iron ramrod. In overall fine untouched condition: the barrel with a smooth steel-gray/brown age patina, light patches of discoloration and the expected signs of use. Fine stock, with scattered handling marks, abrasions and very nice sheet-brass inlays. Of fine quality and a classic example of a North African (Moroccan/Algerian) Kabyle/Camel Gun, ca. 1830. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction& Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 59 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED EARLY 19TH CENTURY SMALL-SIZE OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS DAG, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. Extensively etched, 11", pin and band-fastened, round, "Trumpet-type", smoothbore, Silver Damascened, Persian marked, steel barrel with 1.50 caliber flared muzzle and a .50+ cal. bore. Extensively silver inlayed overall with an etched/inlayed geometric patterns and the integral barrel-tang adorned, en suite. Retains untouched brown-gray surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and a fine touch-hole. In original flintlock configuration with its flat, Crescent Moon engraved lockplate: a simulated European signature, a bridled powder-pan, matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen. Retains untouched steel surfaces with some expected patches of discoloration and light wear. In mechanically functional order and complete with its original components and both of its sidebolts. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Turkish Blunderbuss “Dag” form with raised borders around the lock and sideplate; and the butt with a pronounced drop, a deeply fluted comb and a checkered wrist (worn). In very good untouched condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces, 80% finish and some scattered handling marks, wear, abrasions and minor losses/chips, on the right side of the fore-end. Heavy, plain, Brass hardware: the trigger-guard with a pointed forward finial and a plain stepped bow. The screw-fastened brass buttplate, en suite with a stepped finial, two ramrod pipes—for the “false” wooden ramrod; and the rifle-type sideplate with its original loop and iron suspension-ring. In overall very good untouched original flintlock condition. The barrel with sharp contours and fine quality engraving and silver-damascening. In mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring and a fine lock. The stock with sharp contours, 80% finish and the expected signs of use and wear. A nice example of a small sized, original using-type, early 19th Century Ottoman Turkish Blunderbuss Dag, ca. 1820. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Construction and Decoration of Arms…” . Overall length, 19 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL LATE 18th/EARLY 19th CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR SWORD, ca. 1780-1820: In overall very good untouched condition with nicely aged and deeply patinated steel surfaces. The native-made “Wootz?” Steel, slightly curved, crescent shaped, 32”, heavy-gauge blade with the expected signs of use, wear, discoloration and light to moderate pitting overall. Traditional Tulwar type Steel & Silver Koftgari inlayed hilt its original, large, disk type pommel with a chiseled steel, Lotus Flower applique. In very good, untouched condition with dark, generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with traces of polish; and en suite with the blade with a nicely sculpted grip and retaining the original tang “peen”. Of very good quality with a fine and tight “blade-fit”, sharp contours, a well-balanced hand-forged Native-made steel blade (noted pitting) and its original cutting edge without evidence of re-sharpening. A very nice -example of a Late 18th/Early 19th century Indian Tulwar Sword, ca. 1780-1820. Overall length, 34”. For similar examples and more information, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”.

Price: $675.00


A FINE LATE 19th CENTURY SILVER-DAMASCENED SPLIT-BLADE INDIAN KATAR, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition with smooth, steel-gray surfaces, sharp double cutting-edges and much (95%) of its silver damascened floral design (Koftgari), on its base. Fine quality native-made, 11”, double-edge (sharp) split-type blade with a shap split-type point, a central key-hole-form piercing and deep double-fluted edges. Traditional, katar type, openwork, iron, hilt with coarse, lined-engraved, slotted, wrist-bars and two (2), silver damascened, diamond-form, cross bars/grip-bars with 90%+ silvered decoration and matching smooth steel surfaces. In fine untouched condition: the blade retains 95%+ polish with its original cutting edges and a fine age-patina. The hilt with matching smooth surfaces and some expected light signs of use and handling (minor bends/abrasions). Missing its scabbard. A fine quality Late 19th Indian Katar with an unusual Split-type Double-pointed Blade, ca. 1880. Overall length, 19“. For similar examples please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration And Use of Arms and Armor..., pg. 344-345.

Price: SOLD


A VERY GOOD LATE 19TH CENTURY INDO-PERSIAN DOUBLE-HEAD PARADE AXE W/ ETCHED BLADE & SPEAR, ca. 1890: In overall very good cleaned condition. Indo-Persian-form, crescent-shaped, 12" x 5 1/4" double-axe heads, with a round Spear form socket and a studded, circular, central retaining-boss. Sharp, hand-forged, native-made Double-axe heads with finely sculpted contours: etched on one side with extensive Koranic inscriptions of traditional Persian form. The conical-form wrought steel socket with an integral, sharp, double edge, spear-point with matching engraved surfaces. In very good cleaned condition with some patches of discoloration and wear to the etchings/engravings. A classic example of an Indo-Persian Double Headed "Parade Axe" with Spear-Point Finial, ca. 1890. Overall height/length, 16".

Price: SOLD


A FINE 19th CENTURY AFRICAN (NAGAS of ASSAM) “DAO” CHOPPER, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition with a nicely hand-forged, native-made, steel, double-edge, 14 ½”, blade with a flared tip with a stylized and “tick/punch” decorated trefoil finial. Of tradition Nagas form with a wrought iron wide tipped blade and carved hardwood grip with a rounded hilt with a flared and pointed conical pommel. Of classic late 19th Dao form, ca. 1880 and considered the National Weapon of the Nagas People of Assam. A nice example of these distinctive weapons. No scabbard. Overall length, 20 ½”. For similar examples and additional information, please see, G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms and Armor...", pg. 202-203.

Price: SOLD


A FINE LATE 19th/EARLY 20TH CENTURY CENTRAL AFRICAN (MANGBETU) SWORD, ca. 1900: In overall fine clean condition with “bright” steel surfaces to the Sickle/Claw-form, curved,10”, double-edge blade with two piercings, on its base and a well formed raised medial ridge. Of unusual and decorative design with a sharp attention to overall detail and balance. Retains sharp cutting edges with cleaned steel surfaces and scattered pitting. Some minor expected signs of use. Of typical Native Mangbetu form with its original cylindrical form hardwood grip with coiled copper wire wrapping and its integral cylindrical wooden pommel with a fine tang peen finial. Fine grip with some light wear, handling marks and scattered worm-holes. In overall fine condition. The blade without significant blemishes and retains sharp original edges. Fine grip with some light signs of use and wear. An interesting and original Late 19th/Early 20th Century Central African-made (Mangbetu) Sword, dating to the Colonial Period, ca. 1890-1920. Overall length, 17".

Price: SOLD


A GROUPING of THREE (3) MID-19TH CENTURY NEPALESE/INDIAN KUKRI-FORM TINDER-LIGHTER “KNIVES”, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition and of traditional Kukri form with curved 3”, curved, hardened, steel “blades” with thick striking-spines. Carved Kukri-type Horn & Wood, single-pieced grips with integrally carved flared bases of traditional Kukri form. In overall good+/very good untouched condition with generally smooth, russet-toned/steel-gray “Striking-blades” with nicely aged surfaces. Untouched horn & wooden grips with deeply oxidized patina and signs of use/wear and extended desert-storage. The grips with some abrasions/chips and age-cracks. Overall length, approx. 5 ½”.

Price: $65.00 (each)


A FINE 19TH CENTURY JAVAN/MALAYSIAN KRIS, ca. 1890: In overall very fine condition and of classic Kris design with a fine quality, hand forged, Damascus-steel, 11 ½” blade with a distinct “wavy” forge-laminated pattern and generally smooth steel surfaces with fine and sharp cutting edges. Some patches of discoloration and surface oxidation. Of fine quality native-manufacture, with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and some patches of staining. Carved, Highly Figured, Tropical Hardwood grip with 95% polish and smooth surfaces: the base fitted with its gold/vermeil collar, set with faceted clear stones. Matching scabbard, en suite and finely carved with a nicely sculpted flared throat and a slender and tapered tip—of classic Kris form. The blade with fine “watered steel” Damascus pattern surfaces, sharp cutting edges/tip, some scattered discoloration and light signs of use/wear. Complete with its original scabbard with highly figured grain patterning, finely carved/sculpted contours and some minor handling marks, stains and abrasions. In overall fine untouched condition. Of fine quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A very nice example of a classic Javan/Malaysian type Kris, ca. 1890. Overall length, 18 1/2". For a similar example, please see G. C. Stone’s: “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”, pg. 382-394.

Price: $350.00


A FINE ORIGINAL 19TH/EARLY 20th CENTURY DYAK HEADHUNTER'S MANDAU & SCABBARD, ca. 1890: In overall fine untouched condition. The 20 1/2", native-made “Krupp’s-type” steel blade with a pleasing, smooth, untouched, steel-gray age patina and choice surfaces with some light patches of wear and discoloration. Adorned overall with numerous geometric pattern engravings, of traditional native design. Nicely Carved dark-colored horn grip with fine smooth surfaces: of typical angular profile with its Goat’s fur tuft, at the top of the pommel. Complete with its original wooden and rattan scabbard with rattan bindings and some minor damages/loss: retains its suspension-loop and its matching secondary scabbard for the original smaller carving-knife with smooth surfaces and 4 3/4” single edge blade with an untouched steel-gray patina. A very nice example of an original Dyak Headhunter's Sword with its rare original side-knife with a 13 1/2” tapered and carved, dark, Hardwood grip, en suite with the Sword. Overall length, approx. 26". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: SOLD


18TH/19TH CENTURY NEAPALESE KUKRI KNIFE: In overall very good untouched condition. Heavy downward curved forged steel blade with a deeply set tower?-shaped maker's mark. Plain wooden grip with simply carved sides and secured to the blade with a wrought iron ring and a later? wrought iron wire. In overall very good untouched condition. The Kukri was the national knife and the principal weapon of the Gurkas. Overall length, 19".

Price: $150.00


A FINE LATE 19TH CENTURY NEPALESE GURKHA KUKRI KNIFE & SCABBARB, ca. 1880: In overall very good untouched condition and complete with its nicely tooled brown-colored, leather holster with a decorative floral applique, at its throat. Tradition Kukri form, native made, fine quality & heavy, downward curved, hand forged, 12” x 2”, steel blade with simply etched panels, along its spine. Carved and turned, wooden grip with its brass throat and a flared base of traditional Kukri form. In overall very good+ untouched condition with smooth steel-gray blade surfaces and a sharp cutting-edge without nicks. The grip with some minor abrasions/chips, signs of use and a fine age patina with smooth, reddish-brown colored, wooden surfaces. Complete with its wooden handle side knife with matching smooth steel blade and a similar-type wooden grip. Very good scabbard with scattered signs of use, some expected handling marks, signs of wear and minor tears. A classic late 19th Century Nepalese Gurkha Kukri Knife & Scabbard, ca. 1880. The Kukri was/remains the national knife of Nepal and traditionally served as the principal weapon of the Famed Gurkhas, of the British Armed Forces. Overall length, 17”.

Price: $350.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 19th/EARLY 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH DECORATIVE BRASS & SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1890: In overall very good+ untouched condition with some expected signs of use and light wear. Of typical native Moroccan form with a slender, curved, 9 1/8”, double edge, steel blade. Retains generally smooth, untouched, steel surfaces with rust-staining. Nicely embossed silver mounted light-colored wooden hilt with a nicely detailed pommel and cross-guard. Nicely sculpted, original sheet brass scabbard with embossed and engraved silver mounts and its faceted iron suspension-loop for the braided and decorative (later) suspension-cord. The mounts with traditional geometric/floral scroll embossed surfaces. In overall very good+ near fine untouched condition and nice example of a late 19th/Early 20th century Moroccan Jambiya, ca. 1890. A nice original 19th Century North African dagger with the expected signs of use, wear, period-sharpening and patches of discoloration. Fine mounts and grip with some wear to the embossed details of the mounts. The wooden grip with some light scattered abrasions and wear/signs of use. Overall length, approx. 16".

Price: HOLD


A FINE EDO PERIOD JAPANESE SNAP MATCHLOCK TEPPO, ca. 1780: In overall fine+ untouched condition. Octagonal, 38", watered-steel, pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, iron barrel with straight muzzle, block rear sight and silver fore-sight. Lacquered red-colored mulberry fullstock of typical EDO-period form with fishtail butt; inlayed on the left side of the butt and along the fore-stock with sixteen (16)lightly engraved brass chrysanthemum flowers. A decortive open heart-shaped inlay at the breech end of the ramrod channel. Traditional Japanese snap matchlock mechanism, made without screws and having an exposed brass mainspring and serpentine: brass lockplate and trigger. Made without a trigger-guard. In overall fine+ untouched condition. The barrel with dark surfaces and some scattered pitting. The hardware and lock retain an untouched brown-mustard patina throughout. Fine stock with 85% of its lacquered varnish finish and two minor chips at the fore-end tip. A fine original 18th century Japanese matchlock rifle of high quality construction. Original iron ramrod. Missing the powder-pan cover. Overall length 52".

Price: SOLD


A VERY FINE EARLY 20TH CENTURY SOUTH PACIFIC (NEW GUINEA?) WOODEN SHORT-SPEAR, ca. 1920: In overall very fine untouched condition with generally smooth, hand-carved, tropical hardwood surfaces. The 5" x 1 5/8", integral, spear-point tip with nicely sculpted contours, a sharp point and a notched base. Carved haft, en suite with a distinct, hardwood grain pattern and the possible evidence of stone carving: exhibits a roughened appearance without the usual "sharpness" of steel tool-marks. In overall very fine untouched condition with a nice age-patina, smooth wood surfaces and light evidence of use/wear: some minor abrasions, at the spear-tip and the base of the haft. A nice example of a hand-carved South Pacific (New Guinea?) wooden Short-Spear, ca. 1920. Recently acquired from a Connecticut Estate. Overall length, 26". For examples, please see G. C. Stones: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: $275.00


A VERY GOOD & DECORATIVE 20th CENTURY MOROCCAN JAMBIYA WITH EMBOSSED SILVER SCABBARD, ca. 1920: In overall fine untouched condition. Of traditional Moroccan form with curved, slender, 8 5/8”, double-false-edge, steel blade with smooth “bright” surfaces and light signs of use with evident file marks, from manufacture. Nicely embossed and engraved floral scroll and geometric pattern silver mounts: the pommel with its floral embossed sheet-silver comb and its ball-finial for the blade-peen. Nicely sculpted and contoured, plain, dark, wooden hilt with some minor handling marks hairlines and stains. Original, finely etched and embossed, sheet silver covered, wooden scabbard with extensive floral scroll decorations overall: retains both of its suspension-loops for its (original?) braided, red-colored, suspension-cord with decorative tassels. A nice original early 20th Century North African “Dress-Type” Jambiya/dagger, ca. 1920. In fine untouched condition with light signs of use and wear: nicely curved and finely sculpted tip to the scabbard. Overall length, approx. 15 1/2".

Price: $400.00


A VERY GOOD 19th CENTURY INDO-PERSIAN (SUFI) SILVER MOUNTED DOUBLE-EDGE DAGGER & MATCHING SCABBARD, ca. 1870: In overall good condition. Of unusual form with a straight, double edge, recently cleaned and re-sharpened, 7” blade. Deeply embossed, coin-silver hilt with traditional Ottoman influenced crescent moon and geometric pattern designs. Of good quality with some old damages, solder-repairs and wear/minor losses. Retains an untouched and tarnished silver age-patina with generally smooth surfaces. The scabbard, en suite with a black leather-covered, wooden body with matching embossed silver fittings: the throat with a large central floral motif, on one side and the tip with matching and slightly crude, Ottoman-type, floral adornment. In good condition with a nice quality blade with a reinforced point. Purported to be an Iraqi “Sufi” ceremonial Dagger and acquire in Iraq, in 2004. Overall length, 13 1/4" {In scabbard}.

Price: $450.00


A MID-19th CENTURY KORA-TYPE (INDIAN) CHOPPER/MACE W/ IRON HILT, ca. 1850: In overall very good+/fine untouched condition with smooth gunmetal-toned, steel surfaces and a finely crafted, 14”, chopper-type blade with a sharp cutting-edge and a heavy reinforced spine. The blade of typical “Kora” form with sharpened inner curved edge, a curved outer profile and a flared tip. Smooth surfaces throughout with some very minor staining to the blade. The iron hilt with an integral stirrup-form rear hook and smooth horn grip-scales, secured by their two (2) brass & iron rivets. In very good condition with choice steel surfaces and fine grips with light signs of use and wear. An unusual 19th Century Kora form (Indian) Chopper, ca. 1850. For similar type weapons, please, see, G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, 19”.

Price: $975.00


A FINE SET OF THREE (3) LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN (SUDANESE) KNIVES IN THEIR CROCODILE HIDE SCABBARD, ca. 1900: In overall fine condition and of early “Tourist” form with decoratively and somewhat crudely etched, spear-form, 9”, Native-made, steel blades of traditional Sub-Saharan African form. Crocodile Hide wrapped wooden grips, en suite with untouched slightly fragile surfaces and some expected signs of aging. The Hide Scabbard made from the tail of a Nile Crocodile and retains matching lightly desiccated surfaces with minor crazing and signs of age. In overall very good+/fine condition with brightly polished steel blades with sharply etched geometric patterns and sharp double cutting edges. The scabbard with matching untouched hide surfaces with light signs of use. A decorative and unusual, Early Tourist item, from the Late 19th/Early 20th Century, ca. 1900. Of Sub-Saharan, African form and of likely Sudanese make. For similar type knives, please see, G. C. Stone's: "Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Mounted on a (later) Museum Type iron display stand. Overall Length (Knives) 12 ¾”, (In Scabbard) 18”.

Price: SOLD


A FINE & ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY FIJIAN WOODEN WAR CLUB, ca. 1850: In overall fine untouched condition with aged and lightly oxidized smooth, light colored, hardwood surfaces. Of early, hand-carved, native made construction, with coarse tool-marks and "hand-wear", at its grip. The single piece hardwood body with a fine hand-burnished finish with red ochre highlights. Integral and tapered handle with a carved grip-section and a pointed bottom finial/pommel. "Y" form club head with carved and pointed, sharpened tips, a reinforced contact point and a tight old hairline, from use. Of typical South Pacific/Fijian design (please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms...", pg. 184. No. 17) and appears to be carved with stone tools -- as indicated by the coarse tool-marks. In overall fine untouched condition with sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected handling marks/wear. Adorned, on its sides, with a period carved (in a folkish manner) chip-carvings and with a "South Seas" and "Suva Fiji" marking. The carving of typical mid 19th century Western design; and most likely applied by an American Sailor, as a souvenir... Purported by the consignor to have been part of an Eastern, Massachusetts (New Bedford) Estate. An early, hand-crafted & Rare Fijian War Club, ca. 1850. Overall length, 40".

Price: $1,375.00


A VERY GOOD LATE 19th CENTURY AFRICAN CONGO KNIFE, ca. 1880: In overall fine untouched condition with some minor expected signs of use overall. Of typical form with native-made, 16 1/4", pierced blade with a geometric "punched" design over much its surface. Native-made wooden grip with a coiled brass ribbon wrapping and rough-cut turned pommel: embossed at the base with a geometric pattern. In overall fine untouched condition. The blade without dings or significant blemishes and a sharp original edge. Fine grip with some light signs of use and wear. An interesting and original 19th century African-made Knife, dating to the Colonial Period. Made in the Belgian Congo, ca. 1880. Overall length, 24".

Price: $375.00


A FINE & ORIGINAL 18th/19th CENTURY SOUTH PACIFIC (NEW GUINEA) PADDLE-FORM WOODEN WAR CLUB, ca. 1750-1800: Of classic “Paddle” form with hand-carved contours and evident stone toolmarks. In overall fine untouched condition with aged and deeply oxidized smooth, light-colored (teak?) wooden surfaces. Of hand-carved, native made construction, with somewhat coarse tool-marks— from stone tools. The single piece hardwood body with a hand-burnished finish and general signs of use, wear and scattered abrasions. Tapered handle, en suite with a carved grip-section. The Paddle form War club head with flattened sides, two decorative medial recesses and a pointed tip. Of typical South Pacific/New Guinea design (please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms...", pg. 184. No. 11) and appears to be carved with stone tools -- as indicated by the coarse tool-marks. In overall fine untouched condition with generally sharp contours, smooth surfaces and some expected handling marks/wear. Overall length, 57". A scarce and early example of South Pacific Wooden War Club/Paddle, ca. 1750-1800. Recently acquired from a New Bedford, Mass. Estate; and likely a “bring back” from a 19th Century Whaling excursion.

Price: $1,175.00


A VERY GOOD MID- 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good condition. Octagonal to round, "Native-made", 48 1/2", sighted, steel .70 caliber, smoothbore, silver-band-fastened barrel. Traditional North African (Moroccan), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular butt-stock with nicely etched/scrimshawed (walrus) ivory?/camel bone appliqués, on both sides. Adorned overall with extensively etched and engraved decorative ivory/bone inlays and with numerous silver studs and etched & engraved sheet-silver appliques. Retains a smooth and untouched age-patina with nicely toned surfaces, some scattered handling marks, hairlines/age-cracks, old repairs, signs of use and wear. Original, "Dutch/English lock", Snaphaunce mechanism with a nicely sculpted and contoured components. A fine gooseneck hammer, original round-face-bolster powder-pan, matching square-back frizzen and sliding pan-cover of classic Snaphaunce configuration. Smooth steel-gray surfaces, some light signs of use and patches of discoloration/surface wear. Complete with its three (3) original sidebolts, mainspring and its frizzen-spring—-- in non-functional order with a strong mainspring and a frozen trigger & sear. Classic Moroccan style trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its trigger with distinct "C" shaped curve. Very good steel-gray surfaces with wear and discoloration/pitting. Complete with its plain sheet-silver and engraved steel barrel-bands (capucines), its turned and chiseled iron ramrod and its iron & bone buttplate with sculpted finials. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a smooth steel-gray age patina, a fine touch-hole, some patches of discoloration, light wear and expected signs of use. The stock, en suite with scattered handling marks, abrasions and very nice sheet-silver and etched ivory/bone inlays. Of very good quality manufacture and a classic example of a North African (Moroccan) Kabyle, ca. 1850. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 63 1/2".

Price: SOLD


A LATE 19th CENTURY AFRICAN STAFF, ca. 1880: In overall very good+ untouched condition. Hand carved wooden shaft with simple, pointed and fire-hardened terminials with a copper-band covered body. In overall very good+ untouched condition. The shaft exhibits some moderate signs of handling with some dents, minor chips and wear. The copper “wire”/band covered surfaces with some looseness to the colls, light verdigris and expected signs of use/wear and exposure. An authentic example of a late 19th Century African Walking Staff, ca. 1880-1890. Overall length, 41 1/2".

Price: SOLD


AN EARLY 18TH CENTURY INDO-PERSIAN KATAR-TYPE SWORD, ca. 1720: In overall good+ generally untouched condition. Double edge, 24", spear point, hammer-forged steel blade of traditional-Katar style. Adorned with two lightly etched, iron, securing-straps, en suite. The engraving of typical slightly crude provincial Indian/Indo-Persian “thread” design. Forge steel “Hooded" form large protective hand-guard/hilt with a raised medial reinforcing-ridge and two long strap-iron wrist defenses with ball finials. The hood, wrist defense and grip with a very nice untouched patina a decoratively detaled Lion’s Head terminal. Retains smooth, untouched, aged, gunmetal toned surfaces with some scattered patches of discoloration and pitting. The inner hood, en suite. Of Early 18th century Indian/Indo-Persian manufacture, ca. 1720 and in overall good+ condition. The blade with the expected signs of use/wear, pitting, staining/discoloration and the midsection with a modern welded repair. Very good hilt with an untouched age-patina and matching steel surfaces. An authentic and distinctive Indo-Persian Sword of Hooded Katar Form Sword, ca. 1720. Overall length, 31".

Price:$1,150.00


A 19th CENTURY AFGHAN PERCUSSION "CAMEL GUN”/JEZAIL, ca. 1850: In overall good+/very good untouched condition. Heavy, very good quality, octagonal, rifled, 42 1/2", Turkish-made, .65 caliber, watered-steel/Damascus pattern, band-fastened & sighted barrel, with an integral “Mineret form” rear sight, on it tang. Retained by decorative brass & copper-alloy (capucines) barrel-bands. Traditional Afghan-type, two-piece, burl, Circasian Walnut fullstock with a narrow and deeply curved Jezail form buttstock with relief carved accents, around the lock and incised and raised line-carved decorations, on the buttstock. In original percussion configuration and of typical provincial make with an Enfield-type Percussion mechanism/lock with an engraved Crown motif, on its tail. Complete with its original hammer and in mechanically functional order. Sheet iron trigger-guard, an iron trigger, two sidebolts and several brass & copper capucines/barrel-bands with deeply toned mustard and brown surfaces, en suite with the barrel. In overall good+/very good untouched condition: the stock with some scattered handling marks, abrasions, chips and expected signs of use and wear. Dark & untouched, smooth iron surfaces, on the barrel and lock: some pitting and rust staining, on the breech and nipple. A classic example of a distinctive Afghan Jezail Rifle, dating to the Mid-Nineteenth century, ca. 1850. Overall length, approx. 57". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms..."".

Price: $1,150.00


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