ON HOLD – Late 18th century smallsword

For sale this example of a mourning smallsword, usually carried as the name implies during the first times of a mourning. This cut steel hilt is profusely decorated with steel beads on wires. Some are missing, though this not distract significantly. The blade is rather short, but does not appear to have been shortened. There... Continue Reading →

Napoleonic era Portuguese cavalry sword

For sale, a unique sword of Portuguese origin fitted on a Napolenic style hilt. The blade of this sword is marked "Viva Maria Rainha de Portugal", which references Maria I of Portugual, who reigned on the country during the Peninsular war. The inscription is mostly faded, but is identical to similar ones used on bilbao... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Indian Tulwar Sabre – 19th century

For sale, an impressive fighting tulwar equipped with a substantial blade. The hilt still has some parts of the silver koftgari silver finish. The blade has a few nicks, but the whole assembly has no rattle. A great example of the unique sabre type from India. SOLD

SOLD – Prussian rural police sabre

This sabre was made in 1888 for a rural police officer linked to the Prussian army. It is an uncommon model of great quality. The assembly is extremely solid, with all the proof marks down to the peen. The pipeback blade is in excellent shape, as is the scabbard. SOLD

SOLD – 16th century composite rapier

This is an interesting example of a late 16th century rapier in the Saxon style, or reitschwert. This sword sports a late 16th century hilt forged and brazed, with an early 17th century rapier pommel, and a 17th century German blade. The grip was possibly built in the 19th century or earlier, when the whole... Continue Reading →

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