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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 FINE QUALITY BALKAN (ALBANIAN) MIQUELET HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1820-1840: In overall very fine untouched original flintlock condition. The round, wire-band and pin-fastened, .65 caliber, Native-made/Turkish?, chiseled and etched, smoothbore, 13", iron barrel with finely chiseled and brass/silver inlayed floral scrolls (at the breech); and the top with a raised integral sighting rib. Of fine quality with a sharp attention to detail, a fine touch-hole and contours. Classic Balkan type, lightly etched and engraved, Miquelet lock/mechanism with its rectangular-jaw hammer/dog and its round-top-finial jaw-screw. Exposed mainspring, lightly engraved powder-pan-fence and its grooved-faced squared-back frizzen. Of fine quality Ottoman-inspired/Balkan manufacture with sharp contours, fine engraving and 65%+ latent polish finish. Retains its original components, both of its side-bolts and has a strong main/frizzen-spring. Slightly out of timing, as will not easily release from full-cocked position. Extensively carved, checkered and wire-inlayed, light colored, walnut fullstock of typical Ottoman/Balkan influenced form with a pronounced bulbous butt and floral/vine scroll relief carving overall. The barrel tang with a deeply relief carved floral scroll, accented with finely checkered borders and silver and brass wire inlays. Of classic Balkan form, as is fitted with its removable “False” wooden ramrod with bullnose tip. Finely etched and embossed brass mounts. Stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and etched and embossed vine and floral scrolls borders: a deeply embossed rounded finial pommel-cap. Matching trigger-guard with acanthus leaf forward finial and a lightly etched bow. Two (2) barrel-form ramrod pipes, an openwork rifle-type, triangular sideplate with slightly coarse scroll engraving; and a line engraved, shield-type wrist escutcheon. In overall very fine original “flintlock” condition. The barrel and lock with matching, smooth, untouched, gunmetal gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration: the barrel with fine quality engravings and brass inlay, on its breech. The lock, en suite with generally smooth steel surface. Very fine stock with light signs of use, only some minor handling marks and 90% finish. The hardware with a fine and untouched, mustard-toned age patina and a fine attention to the etched and embossed details. A high quality and Large Size Balkan Miquelet Holster Pistol, ca. 1820-1840. Overall length, 20".

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 FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURY INDIAN MATCHLOCK MUSKET/TORADOR, ca. 1820: In overall fine condition. The 50 ½” smoothbore, .55 caliber, round to round, rattan-band-fastened Wootz Steel barrel with a visible “damask” & stippled pattern and an integrally forged, rounded, iron powder-pan: missing the pan cover. The chiseled and engraved, canon-flared muzzle with a post-type, brass fore-sight. Hammered and stippled design overall: and on the left side of the breech-top with a Farsi maker’s signature. Carved and molded, reddish-colored, figured, two-piece, hardwood ¾-stock of typical Indian Torador design with long, operated serpentine, enclosed by decorative sheet-steel panels and complete with its chiseled, sculpted and pierced trigger. Adorned with pierced and engraved brass rosettes. In overall fine condition with smooth steel-gray iron surfaces and some scattered handling marks, age-cracks and wear, on the stock. The barrel retains a fine steel-gray age patina with sharp etching, a fine stippled pattern and some light surfaces stains and patches of discoloration. Very Good stock with sharp contours, signs of use/wear, handling marks, minor chips, hairline repairs and scattered abrasions: the right face of the butt with an old stamped ‘SLK/255” Collection/Rack number. The mechanism, barrel, trigger and hardware with matching, smooth, steel-gray surfaces with light scattered discoloration and sharp contours. In mechanically functional order and complete with its original components, including its decoratively sculpted button-tip iron ramrod and both of its sling-swivels. A very nice example of an Early 19th Century Indian Matchlock Torador/Musket, ca. 1820. Overall length approx. 69 ½”. ***For similar examples (Please see: *A Glossary Of the Construction, Decoration ad Use of Arms…”, pg.623-24, by George C. Stone).

Price: $2,250.00


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 FINE & RARE 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN IVORY BUTT FLINTLOCK KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN w/ ITS ORIGINAL ETCHED SOCKET BAYONET, ca. 1840: In overall fine untouched condition. Octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 46 1/2", .70 caliber, smoothbore, band-fastened barrel with its original decoratively engraved, silvered breech and tang. Notched rear sight. Typical North African (Algerian or Tunisian), molded and carved, hardwood (olive-wood?), Halfstock with a wide and flared, flat, triangular ivory butt adorned with raised and incised line-carvings: with its sheet-steel appliqué/counter-plates -- for the rear saddle-ring. In fine condition with an untouched patina and smooth surfaces, sharp carvings, 90% finish and some light handling marks and tight old hairlines. Complete with its nail-fastened Walrus? Ivory buttplate with some expected minor yellowing and scattered tight hairlines/crazing. Typical N. African sheet-Steel mounts: two (2), nail-fastened, teardrop-shaped sidebolt-escutcheons, a matching "pie-crust" border trigger-plate, two (2) wrought-forged sling-swivels, two (2) sculpted ramrod pipes and a single, line-engraved, steel barrel band. Fine stock with a rich age-patina, much finish and minor handling marks. In its original Flintlock configuration with a nicely sculpted and scroll engraved, flat lockplate. Matching, lightly engraved, reinforced hammer; and in complete and functional order with a strong mainspring and fine timing. Bridled powder-pan, a teardrop-finial frizzen spring and a finely engraved frizzen-back, en suite with the lockplate and hammer. In untouched condition with some scattered light surface discoloration: complete with its original turned trigger. Retains its wooden ramrod with iron tip. In overall fine untouched condition: the barrel with a deep gray age patina, smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/fine pitting: fine touch hole. Complete with its finely engraved triangular socket type Bayonet. In matching fine condition with smooth steel-gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration/wear. The triangular, 8”, steel blade with a flat face and two bottom fullers for its length. The base with lightly scroll engraved should and the lap-welded applied socket with a distinct Damascus pattern twist and ertched surfaces. The top of the socket with an integrally forged fore-sight. In fine condition with smooth steel surfaces and sharp engravings. Bayonet Length, 11”. A very nice and authentic complete example of a famed North African Kabyle with its original Bayonet: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria and Tunisia. ***Featured & Pictured, in Graham Priest's article of the Oct., 2016 edition of "Classic Arms & Militaria" magazine. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, 60 1/2".

Price: $2,150.00



A 20th CENTURY AFRICAN WAR SPEAR (HEAD), ca. 1930: In overall fine untouched condition. Of typical native blacksmith made Spear form with a elongated, pierced and double-edged, 19”, Leaf-shaped blade with a long integrally forged socket. In overall fine untouched condition with dark/forge-blackened, steel-gray surfaces with light wear/use. The edges of the blade with sharp edges and retains a very sharp spear point. A fine and original, late 19th/Early 20th Century, African Fighting Spear, ca. 1900. Overall length 23".

Price: $150.00


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 19TH CENTURY PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION PERIOD MORO KRIS, ca. 1890s: In overall very good condition and of classic Moro design with a wavy form Damascus blade with simply engraved line decorations. In very good untouched condition with smooth surfaces and fine and sharp cutting edges: some patches of discoloration and surface oxidation. Native-made, 24", large sized, classic kris type, wavy, Damascus pattern, steel blade with a smooth steel-gray age-patina and some patches of staining: of fine quality manufacture with a finely detailed, chased and pierced base. Carved Hardwood grip with much of its polish and smooth light-colored surfaces and its rattan grip-wrap. Retains fine steel surfaces with some discoloration and signs of use. Complete with its original hardwood scabbard with incised and relief carved decorations and rawhide and brass securing straps: several age cracks, minor losses and damages. In overall very good untouched condition. Of fine quality native manufacture with untouched smooth surfaces and some light patches of discoloration. A very nice example of a classic Philippine Insurrection Period Moro Kris, ca. 1890s. Overall length, 29".

Price: $750.00


A GROUPING OF TWO (2) ORIGINAL EARLY 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN KNIVES, ca. 1930: One of medium-size, double-edge spear-form and the other of short-spear type with a wavy and wide double-edge blade. Of traditional, hand made, African blacksmith form with wrought forged, steel surfaces and the expected irregularities/roughness. In overall very fine condition with dark steel surfaces and sharp cutting edges to the blades. Reddish-Brown, finely, polished, turned hardwood grips, en suite with choice surfaces. Dates to ca. 1930. In overall very good+ condition. Overall length, 21" & 25”.

Price: $350.00


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 VERY GOOD 20th CENTURY LEATHER & IRON MOROCCAN “BEEHIVE” POWDER FLASK FOR A KABYLE, ca. 1930: Of typical “beehive” form with a carved, leather covered (minor damages), wooden body with black cotton “Trade Cloth” borders. Untouched lightly oxidized brown-colored surfaces with insect-damage/worm holes, scuffs/tears and handling marks. Extensively adorned overall with 20th century brass-plated iron “Trade tacks” with russet toned patina and moderate surface-rust/oxidation. Nicely carved, oxidized and ivory-toned, bone pouring-spout: retains its braided hemp? suspension cord with frays and minor losses. In overall very good untouched condition with dry surfaces to the leather body and signs of exposure and wear. A nice and decorative example of a classic Moroccan “Beehive” Powder Flask, of the type often associated with Kabyle Rifles, ca. 1930. Measures 11" x 5". .

Price: $135.00


A FINE EARLY 20th CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1930: In overall fine clean condition with “bright” steel and brass surfaces and some isolated patches of discoloration. Native/Indian made, plain, crescent shaped, 25”, single edge, steel blade with bright surfaces, approx. 97% polish and a sharp cutting edge. Traditional Tulwar type, cast and embossed, Brass hilt. Retains its original, disk type pommel with embossed ring and its matching grip with integrally cast line-type decoration. In fine condition with bright, smooth, steel surfaces, much polish and some minor surface stains. Fine hilt with a nicely contoured grip and its original blade-tang-“peen”. Of good quality native/Indian make, ca. 1930 with a fine and tight “blade-fit”, sharp contours, a sharp steel blade and its original cutting edge without evidence of re-sharpening. A nice and decorative example of a Late Period Indian Tulwar Sword, ca. 1930. Overall length, 30”. Complete with its embossed and pierced brass mounted, red-purple, velvet covered, wooden scabbard. The scabbard of traditional Indian Tulwar form with embossed openwork brass mounts with chased floral scrolls, birds and geometric designs. Retains its braided cloth suspension-cord with pom-pom type finial. The scabbard with some minor frays, small abrasions, sharp contours and light signs of use/wear. For similar examples and more information, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”. From an Indian Family Collection and Very similar in design and style to the below Tulwar, also from the same family collection.

Price: SOLD


A FINE EARLY 20th CENTURY INDIAN TULWAR SWORD & SCABBARD, ca. 1930: In overall fine clean condition with “bright” steel and brass surfaces and some isolated patches of rust-stain/oxidation, on the blade. Indian made, slightly curved, crescent shaped, 28 1/2”, single edge, steel blade with bright surfaces, approx. 95% polish, a sharp cutting edge and adorned with several engraved geometric designs. Traditional Tulwar type, cast, Brass hilt. Retains its original, large, disk type pommel (minor repair) and grip with integrally cast line designs. In fine condition with bright, smooth, steel surfaces , much polish and some minor surface stains. Fine hilt with a nicely contoured grip and its original tang-“peen”. Of good quality native/Indian make, ca. 1930 with a fine and tight “blade-fit”, sharp contours, a sharp steel blade and its original cutting edge without evidence of re-sharpening. A nice and decorative example of a Late Indian Tulwar Sword, ca. 1930. Overall length, 34” Complete with its embossed and pierced brass mounted, red-purple velvet covered wooden scabbard. The scabbard of traditional Indian Tulwar form with embossed openwork brass mounts and its braided cloth suspension-cord . Fine scabbard with some minor frays, abrasions, sharp contouyrs and light hadling. For similar examples and more information, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”.

Price: SOLD


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 iron spout with heavy surface oxidation and sings of hard use: missing its suspension cord (easily replaced). 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 8" x 5 1/2".

Price: $350.00


A FINE QUALITY BRASS MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall very good+ original flintlock condition. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with generally sharp contours, nicely toned, steel surfaces and some light scattered discoloration. The brass mounts with a mellowed age-patina, sharp contours and signs of use. Very good+ stock with 85%+ finish, light scattered handling marks and expected abrasions. Recycled, earlier (17th/early 18th Century) European (Dutch/German), round to round, pin-fastened, smoothbore, .65 caliber, 12 ¾”, pin-fastened, steel barrel with untouched, smooth steel surfaces and some light scattered discoloration/wear. The breech and midsection with adorned with worn, relief chiseled vine scroll accents and wedding-band transition. In very good original flintlock condition with a good touch-hole, bore. Generally sharp contours, deeply toned steel-gray surfaces with some russet highlights & scattered patches of discoloration/fine pitting. Some light wear to the engravings. Provincially made, deeply chiseled & engraved, sidelock, Flintlock mechanism of early 18th Century “Dutch/German” form with rounded/convex lockplate surfaces. Deeply chiseled, on the tail and under the bridled faceted powder-pan. The engravings in emulation of 17th/18th Century European Horse/Holster Pistol with coarsely chiseled renditions of Martial theme, e.g. Cannons & Stands of Arms. Complete with its original external lock components. Original flat and faceted gooseneck hammer, chiseled, en suite. Round-back frizzen with grooved face (indicative of Turkish/Mediterranean flintlock mechanisms) and a curled tail. Bridled powder-pan and a trefoil finial frizzen-spring. Retains untouched, gunmetal-gray surfaces with expected evidence of use/light wear with some light scattered discoloration. The frizzen-face with minor scratches and heavy wear to its grooves. Retains its original; top jaw and screws. In very good+ untouched condition with approx. 55%+ polish, sharp contours and in mechanically functional order with its original components: strong mainspring & fine timing. Molded and finely carved, dark-colored, nicely figured Turkish burl-walnut fullstock of classic early 19th century Ottoman form. The forestock with incised line-carved accents and the grip and underside of the forestock with relief carved florals and acanthus leaves. Of “French” rococo design with a bulbous pommel-cap and a slender grip and forestock: the barrel-apron with a deep relief carved acanthus leaf border. Nicely molded and floral relief borders around the lock and sideplate mortises. Of earlier European Holster Pistol Form of, ca. 1750 with a long grip with a pronounced rounded pommel. Very good+ surfaces with approx. 85%+ finish, sharp contours and some scattered handling marks and expected signs of use/wear. Fully engraved and embossed, Recycled European & Ottoman Turkish, “French rococo” style, Brass mounts of mid-18th century Holster Pistol form: typical of many Near Eastern arms, of this time period. Embossed stirrup-type butt-cap with long, floral engraved (worn) side-terminals and a rounded butt-cap with a worn grotesque mask pommel-cap and matching etched borders. Engraved openwork sideplate with etched and engraved rococo type vine scrolls with finely sculpted borders: retains both sidebolts. Pinned, “French” type, brass trigger-guard with an embossed urn-type forward finial and a fluted bow. An embossed, oval, brass wrist-escutcheon with raised geometric decorations of Classic Ottoman Turkish form. Two baluster type brass “ramrod pipes” for the integrally carved “false” wooden ramrod (Of Ottoman Turkish form, as a Ramrod (suma) was traditionally carried separately on a lanyard). Very good mounts with generally untouched and nicely aged surfaces, a fine mustard toned patina and some wear to the engravings. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with dark original surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching brown/gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration and pitting: the barrel with some scattered discoloration/fine pitting and the noted wear to the engravings. Overall length, 20". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $1,250.00


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 FINE QUALITY OTTOMAN TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1810: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. Recycled, earlier (17th/early 18th Century) European (Dutch/German), Octagonal to round, pin-fastened, 11 3/8”, smoothbore, .62 caliber steel barrel with “bright” steel surfaces with some light scattered discoloration/wear. The breech and midsection with adorned with slightly worn vine scroll borders and the top with an integrally formed sighting-rib type sight of “Dutch” form. In very good original flintlock condition with generally sharp contours, a very good touch-hole and nicely toned steel-gray surfaces with scattered patches of discoloration/fine pitting. Some light wear/rust-staining to the engravings. Provincially made, engraved, full sidelock, Flintlock mechanism of early 18th Century “Dutch/German” form with faceted/beveled lockplate surfaces and scroll-engraved accents, to the tail and under the bridled powder-pan. Complete with its original external lock components. Original flat and faceted gooseneck hammer, rounded-back frizzen with grooved face (indicative of Turkish/Mediterranean flintlock mechanisms), a bridled powder-pan and an engraved arrowhead finial frizzen-spring. Retains untouched, dark, steel-gray surfaces with expected evidence of use/light wear with some light scattered discoloration/ fine pitting and the frizzen-face with minor scratches. Of provincial Turkish manufacture, as indicated by the coarseness of the powder-pan bridle and the design of the frizzen spring. In very good+ untouched condition with approx. 45% polish, sharp contours and in mechanically functional order with its original components and a strong mainspring. Molded, incised and raised carved, dark-colored, nicely figured Turkish walnut fullstock of classic early 19th century Turkish form. The forestock with incised carved scroll accents and the grip and pommel with brass & silver wire inlays of scroll and geometric patterns. Of “French” rococo design with a bulbous pommel-cap and a slender grip and forestock, though of provincial Turkish make. Molded borders, the lock and sideplate mortises. Of earlier Holster Pistol Form of, ca. 1750 with a long grip with a pronounced rounded pommel. In Very good condition with approx. 85%+ finish, sharp contours, some scattered handling marks, abrasions, minor chips, tight hairlines and expected signs of use/wear. Fully engraved and embossed, Recycled European & Ottoman Turkish, Brass & Steel mounts of mid-18th century form. Embossed stirrup-type butt-cap with long side-terminals and a rounded butt-cap: missing its pommel-cap with evident solder. A triangular “German” type sideplate with sculpted borders and plain brass surfaces: complete with both of its iron sidebolts and its two retaining pins. Pin/nail-fastened, richly engraved “French” type, iron trigger-guard with an acanthus leaf forward finial and a scroll engraved bow. An embossed, brass wrist-escutcheon with raised decorations and brass and “silver” wire inlay accents of Classic Ottoman Turkish geometric pattern, en suite with the borders of the barrel-tang, butt-cap and the mounts. Two baluster type brass ramrod pipes with a brass sleeve for its thin, wire-type, brass “false”-ramrod. Very good mounts with generally untouched and nicely aged surfaces. Some light wear/signs of expected use and tarnish. In overall very good+ original flintlock condition with smooth surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching untouched silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration: finely chiseled components with very good engraving. Fine stock with some scattered handling marks, light signs of age/use and 85%+ finish. A classic Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Holster Pistol, ca. 1810. Overall length, 18 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: $1,175.00


A GOOD VICTORIAN PERIOD/LATE 19TH CENTURY NATIVE MADE (INDIAN) EAST INDIA Co. PERCUSSION service PISTOL, ca. 1890: Of English Pattern 1842 inspired form with a dark colored (black-painted) hardwood fullstock of robust military design having simple carvings, around Percussion lock and sidebolt. Round, pin-fastened, sighted, .52 caliber, 8 ¼”, smoothbore, steel barrel with “bright” steel surfaces, some scattered discoloration/wear, 65% polish and a rectangular breech-section with a spurious? “ENGLAND” marking, on its left side. Smooth steel surfaces and in very good condition with scattered pitting, wear and rust-stains. Native-made/engraved lock with a somewhat crudely forged “Enfield” type hammer with a checkered spur. The engravings of traditional Native India geometric and floral-“dot” form. Of “Trade“-quality manufacture and lacking much of the refinement found on English/Govt. made examples. Correct nipple & bolster and complete with its external lock components. Mechanically Non-functional, as will not hold on the full-cocked position, nor release from halfcocked setting. The borders of the lockplate with engraved steel surfaces, scattered discoloration, signs of use/wear and minor pitting. Marked behind the hammer with an “L” marking and forward of the hammer with an “8”? mark. Molded, dark-colored (Black-painted) Hardwood fullstock of English Pattern 1842 & East India, Co. Pistol form. A robust forestock with an integrally carved ramrod channel: later ramnrod. Heavy military style grip with a cane type wrist with an oval brass pommel-cap. Simply carved moldings around the lock and the sidebolt mortises. In Very good condition with approx. 75%+ finish, generally sharp contours, some scattered handling marks and abrasions. Pierced at the muzzle for the (Later) suspension-chain. Full, Brass Military Style, P. 1842 & East India Co. “English” style mounts with a screw-fastened, oval, cup-type butt-cap with a later iron lanyard ring and a later suspension-chain. A single iron sidebolt without an escutcheon, a pinned and screw-fastened trigger-guard with plain rounded finials and a fluted bow. A simple flat nose-cap and a single barrel-form ramrod-pipe for the later/replaced iron ramrod. Very good mounts with a later-added, braided, ring-type, suspension-chain. Some light wear and signs of expected use. In overall very good condition with the noted later additions of the lanyard-ring, ramrod and chain. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with generally sharp contours, “bright” steel surfaces and scattered patches of pitting, rusting & discoloration. Very good stock with much of its blacked finish, light scattered handling marks and some scuffs. Overall length, 14 1/2".

Price: $475.00


A FINE & LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY LEATHER DAHL (SHIELD), ca. 1850: In good untouched condition with loss to nearly all of its red-painted/lacquered surfaces. The simply embellished, hide surfaces with an outer impressed circular lip design. Thick Hide (Buffalo?) body with a tuft of its original fur and its brass and iron mounts. Four (4), decorative, cast, pierced & embossed, brass Bosses, with pierced floral borders. The inner surfaces, en suite and complete with the cloth knuckle-pad and one of its leather grip-cords: the cloth surfaces with little evidence of use, wear and some minor loss. In overall good untouched condition with lightly crazed and crackled outer surfaces with the noted loss of nearly all of its red-lacquer, some light scuffs and abrasions. Matching inner surfaces matching patina and the expected signs of use, handling and age. A nice example of a Large-size Indo-Persian Dahl (shield), ca. 1850. Of likely Afghan, origin. Diameter, 20”.

Price: $450.00


A VERY GOOD UNTOUCHED 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. Octagonal to round, “Trade type”/Belgian-made, 43", sighted, steel .70 caliber, smoothbore, brass-band-fastened barrel. The left side of the breech with a Liege (1810) Black powder proof-mark. Traditional North African (Moroccan), molded and carved, dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, 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 pellets with incised-carved, scroll decorations and borders with red paint accents. Retains a smooth and untouched age-patina with nicely toned surfaces, some scattered handling marks, hairlines, signs of use and light wear. Original, “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce configuration with a nicely sculpted and contoured Native-made mechanism. A fine gooseneck hammer, original round-face-bolster powder-pan, matching square-back frizzen and sliding pan-cover, of classic Snaphaunce configuration. In untouched condition with 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 functional order with a strong mainspring. Classic Moroccan style trigger-guard with a small circular bow and its trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve. Untouched steel-gray surfaces with some light wear and fine patches of discoloration/pitting. Complete with its plain brass and engraved steel barrel-bands (capucines), its turned and chiseled iron ramrod and its engraved brass trigger-guard with a sculpted, decorative, pointed forward finial and sheet-silver applique. Iron buttplate, en suite with pierced and sculpted contours. 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 with some scattered handling marks, minor old abrasions and extensive, geometric pattern, etched ivory/bone inlays and incised-carved accents with red painted highlights. The iron surfaces with an untouched, steel-gray age-patina and silver-gray highlights. Of fine quality manufacture and a classic example of a Moroccan Kabyle, ca. 1850. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 58".

Price: $1,875.00


A FINE QUALITY SMALL-SIZE ALBANIAN “ALL-METAL” MIQUELET LONG-GUN, ca. 1820: In overall very good untouched condition. The 34", octagonal to round, smoothbore, cannon-form, engraved, iron, .63 caliber barrel with a fine and distinct lightly toned age-patina with smooth steel-gray surfaces and a Damascus “Twist” pattern. Retains its buckhorn-type rear and its integrally-forged iron fore-sight. Fine touch-hole and bore. Fully engraved, pin-fastened, sheet-steel covered hardwood fullstock with nicely etched floral and vine scrolls, geometric patterns and inlayed with decoratively etched brass panels. Of fine quality Traditional Albanian design, as nearly entirely metal covered and made with the typical narrow curved wrist and a “T” shaped buttstock. The sides of the stock adorned with decoratively engraved brass inlays. Retains 85% “bright” finish with sharp contours, fine engraving, some minor handling marks and light wear/abrasions. Traditional Albanian-made Miquelet lock with untouched, smooth, steel-gray surfaces, some light discoloration and its original components. Steel trigger with matching surfaces and its sheet-steel trigger-guard. Plain Iron ramrod and complete with both its sidebolts and its hand-forged Saddle-Ring. In overall very good+ untouched condition with generally smooth, steel-gray surfaces with a fine age-patina. Some light scattered handling marks, minor wear to the engraving and generally sharp contours with fine surfaces. In functional order with a strong mainspring its original components—slightly out of timing, as will not always hold on cocked positions, as it typical of Miquelet mechanisms. Overall a very nice and decorative example of these uniquely Albanian Antique Guns. Dates to, ca. 1820. Overall length, 46 1/2". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone’s: “Glossary of the Construction, Decoration & Use of Arms…”, pg. 259.

Price: $2,775.00


A FINE QUALITY FULL SILVER MOUNTED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1800: In overall fine+ untouched original flintlock condition. The round, pin-fastened, .65 caliber, smoothbore, 13 1/2", finely chiseled, iron barrel with deeply etched breech with floral scrolls and a matching tang. Deeply chiseled and finely etched sidelock Flintlock mechanism with a raised and rounded, banana-form lockplate,its matching gooseneck hammer and its original frizzen, etc. Retains smooth, gunmetal-gray, untouched, deeply chiseled, steel surfaces and in mechanically functional order with a strong mainspring. Molded, carved and checkered dark, hardwood (ebony?) fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form: having a pronounced bulbous butt and long slender forestock: made without a ramrod provision, as is typical of Turkish Firearms. Fine stock with some minor handling marks, small abrasions and a nicely checkered wrist. Of classic Ottoman form with deeply embossed and engraved silver mounts: The stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced floral type pommel and richly embossed borders. Matching silver trigger-guard with an embossed floral finial and an embossed bow and two floral embossed sidebolt escutcheons. In overall fine+ original flintlock condition with smooth surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching untouched silver-gray surfaces with some light patches of discoloration: finely chiseled components with sharp engraving. Fine stock with some scattered handling marks, light signs of age/use and 85%+ finish. Very fine quality, deeply embossed (in classic Baroque vine scrolls) silver hardware with etched details: some light wear. A very fine example of a high quality Ottoman Turkish Flintlock Silver Mounted Holster Pistol, ca. 1800. Overall length, 20 1/4". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $2,775.00


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: $150.00


AN ORIGINAL 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN (CONGO) WAR SPEAR & HAFT, ca. 1900: In overall very fine condition with nicely toned, untouched, aged surfaces to rough-forged wrought iron, double-edge, 12” x 3", leaf-shaped blade with a evident forge hammer-marks, minor surface lamination and medial ridge: light signs of use. Mounted on its original, fire-brand decorated hardwood shaft with lightly oxidized and aged patina throughout. Overall length 67 3/4". A very nice, early and original native-made African Spear, ca. 1900; and of the type associated with the Congo/Central Africa.

Price: $350.00


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: $2,250.00


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: $875.00


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: $650.00


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: $375.00


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: $575.00


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: $1,500.00


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 UNTOUCHED 19th CENTURY NORTH AFRICAN SILVER MOUNTED (MOROCCAN) SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1850: In overall very good untouched condition. The octagonal to round, Near-Eastern-made, 49 1/4", sighted, steel .50 caliber, smoothbore, silver-band-fastened barrel with its original, decorative geometric-pattern & scroll engraved and deeply embossed, silver barrel bands at its rear. Typical North African (Moroccan), molded and simply carved, hardwood, fullstock with a wide and flared, curved, flat, triangular butt with nicely etched/scrimshawed walrus ivory? Strap-type appliqués, on both sides. Adorned overall with embossed and etched silver sheet and silver applique (some minor losses). Retains an untouched age-patina with nicely toned silver surfaces with evidence of an old cleaning. Fine stock with a dark age-patina, some expected shrinkage, old chips, hairlines, wear and scattered handling marks, from use. In its original, “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce configuration with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original round-face bolster, powder-pan, frizzen and sliding pan-cover, of classic Snaphaunce configuration. In untouched condition with some scattered pitting/discoloration and surface wear: original sidebolts and mainspring (a weak frizzen-spring, will not hold on “cocked” position). Classic trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve. Untouched steel-gray surfaces with some patches of discoloration, wear and pitting. Complete with its turned and chiseled iron ramrod (frozen in-place) and its trigger-guard with silver sheet applique and a sculpted, decorative, pointed forward finial: retains much (90%) of is embossed & etched sheet-silver applique. In overall very good untouched condition: the barrel with a steel-gray age patina, some discoloration/pitting, light wear and signs of use. The stock with scattered handling marks, minor old chips/abrasions along the forestock/ramrod-channel, several tight hairlines and the expected signs of use -- seen on virtually all original examples of these guns. The iron surfaces with an untouched, steel-gray age-patina with dark highlights, in powder-pan and on the frizzen-face. In very good condition with the expected pitting and rust-staining on the breech and lockplate. Extensively adorned with fine quality, richly embossed, sheet-silver applique and ivory inlay. The barrel-bands/capucines with a finely embossed floral vine scroll decoration overall. Of fine quality and a classic example of a Chief’s-Grade “Using type” Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1850. A nice and authentic example of the famed North African Kabyle: the type of gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 65".

Price: $2,250.00

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: $450.00


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: $2,250.00


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


AN UNTOUCHED TURKISH FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL, ca. 1780-1820: In overall good+ untouched original flintlock condition. The octagonal to round, pin and band fastened, .57 caliber, smoothbore, 8 1/2", iron barrel with deeply etched and gold damascened (worn) Islamic Koranic verses and vine floral scrolls: the muzzle with a slight flare; and a replaced tang screw. Flintlock mechanism with a flat beveled lockplate, its original matching hammer and frizzen: of European manufacture -- for Eastern export with a strong French/Germanic influence to its design. Retains untouched dark steel surfaces with a strong mainspring: slightly out of timing, as the sear will not always release from the "full-cocked" position. Molded and carved walnut fullstock of classic Ottoman Turkish form: having a pronounced bulbous butt and a fine grain pattern: various hairlines, minor losses, handling marks, shrinkage and chipping; missing its fore-end cap with obvious signs of handling and hard use. Of Ottoman make with a strong Western influence of design, as made for a full-length, removable ramrod: missing. Deeply engraved and gold damascened (worn) sideplate, en suite with the barrel. The brass stirrup type butt-cap with a pronounced pommel and lightly engraved borders (loose). An iron trigger-guard with a long rear finial, an embossed bow and a (missing) urn forward finial. A single barrel-form ramrod pipe with a pointed rear finial: a missing diamond-form wrist escutcheon. In overall good+ untouched original flintlock condition with dark original surfaces. The barrel and lock with matching brown/gray surfaces and some light patches of discoloration and pitting: the barrel with some scattered discoloration/fine pitting and the noted wear to the gold-wash. Fair to good stock with various handling marks, shrinkage, signs of age/use, old age-cracks, 70%+ finish and several filled and nailed repairs. Good hardware with simply etched and embossed details: some wear. A nice untouched example of an Ottoman Turkish Flintlock pistol, ca. 1780-1820. Overall length, 15". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms & Armor", pg. 506.

Price: $700.00


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: $875.00


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 & UNTOUCHED EARLY 19th CENTURY BRASS & IRON MOUNTED SNAPHAUNCE KABYLE "CAMEL" GUN, ca. 1840: In overall untouched condition. Very goods quality London-made, 49", sighted, octagonal, steel, .56 caliber, smoothbore, iron-band-fastened barrel with a flared muzzle-tip and two London Gunmaker Co. proof marks, on its breech. Complete with its six (6) original, sheet steel barrel-bands and its notched rear sight. North African (Moroccan/Algerian) type, molded and carved, Dark-colored, hardwood, fullstock with a flared, triangular buttstock with a light-colored hardwood buttplate. Adorned with nicely inked & etched/scrimshawed Camel bone appliqués. Retains dark, russet-gray and untouched steel surfaces. The stock with dark patina, 60%+ finish, scattered abrasions, scuffs, handling marks and tight hairlines, from extended use. “Dutch/English lock”, Snaphaunce mechanism with a nicely sculpted gooseneck hammer, its original circular-face bolster, powder-pan and frizzen without pan-cover. In untouched condition with scattered discoloration and a deeply toned age-patina: retains its three (3) sidebolts. Brass & steel mounts: a North African type iron trigger with distinct “C” shaped curve and the engraved brass trigger-guard with sculpted, decorative, pointed finials, an iron ramrod and its original iron barrel-bands/capucines. In overall very good untouched condition. The barrel with a dark and toned patina, discoloration, wear and signs of use: good touch-hole and bore. Very good stock with scattered handling marks, tight hairlines and the expected signs of use -- seen on virtually all original examples of this type of firearm. In original Snaphaunce condition with very good quality engraved bone inlay of classic North African form. A nice example of a (Moroccan/Algerian) “Using type” Long-gun/Kabyle, ca. 1840. The type of long-gun used, with great affect, by the Nomadic Peoples of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...". Overall length, approx. 62".

Price: $1,875.00


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: $275.00


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: $1,575.00


AN EARLY 19th CENTURY AFGHAN FLINTLOCK "CAMEL" GUN/JEZAIL, ca. 1830: In overall very good untouched condition. Fine quality, heavy and long, octagonal-to-round, cannon-form, 49", Turkish-manufactured, rifled, .60 caliber, watered steel, band-fastened & sighted barrel, with decorative brass & iron baluster-form barrel-bands. Typical Afghan-type, two-piece, Circasian Walnut fullstock with a narrow and curved Jezail form buttstock with relief carved floral accents, around the barrel tang. Inised and raised line carved decorations, at the horn buttplate. In original flintlock configuration and of typical provincial make with a Pattern 1809 East India Company “India Pattern” Brown Bess mechanism/lock with Rampant Lion marking, a reinforced hammer and its original lock components. Sheet iron trigger-guard, an iron trigger, single sidebolt and six brass & iron baluster-form capucines/barrel-bands with deeply toned mustard and brown surfaces, en suite with the barrel. A pin-fastened horn buttplate with nicely carved contours and oxidized and aged surfaces. In overall very good untouched condition: the stock with some scattered handling marks and expected abrasions, signs of use and hairlines. The iron surfaces of the barrel and lock with a matching, smooth and untouched, dark patina with scattered discoloration, pitting and rust staining, on the breech and lockplate: very good touch-hole and bore. In mechanically functional order with its original lock components, a strong mainspring and fair timing--- the sear is difficult to release from the full-cocked position. A classic example of a distinctive Afghan Jezail Rifle from the Early-Nineteenth century, ca. 1830. Overall length, approx. 62". For similar examples, please see G. C. Stone's: "Glossary of the Construction & Decoration of Arms...".

Price: $1,675.00


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