SOLD – Katar Scissor Dagger

For sale, one of the most unique weapon of India. This katar opens by the pull of the upper grip and reveals an inner third blade. The spring is quite stiff, and probably much more so than it once was, but the mechanism still functions.The hilt shows some remaining silver koftgari, and the blade has... Continue Reading →

SOLD – German Aushilfungsäbel WW1 era

This peculiar sabre was made around WW1 in Austria but destined for German use. It sports an early synthetic grip, not unlike the 1889 German cavalry sabre, but with a much more minimal knuckle guard. The grip is in good shape, except for wear damage on one side. The montmorency type blade is in very... Continue Reading →

SOLD – Silver and Ivory Smallsword

This is a great example of a late smallsword made around the second half of the 19th century in Germany. The hilt is silver, or silver plated and the grip is made of ivory, a very unusual material. The hilt and guard are very elaborately decorated. The blade is blued on the foible with remnants... Continue Reading →

SOLD – 1822 French Light Cavalry Sabre

This 1822 trooper sabre was made in 1877 in Chatellerault and probably used at least until 1887 when the one ring scabbard was introduced for this pattern. This sword had its point shortened and resharpened sometime in its life. The scabbard is slightly bent, but the blade is straight. The sword was rehilted and soldered... Continue Reading →

SOLD – 1804 British Cutlass

For sale, this very nice example of a staple of naval warfare: the 1804 British cutlass. The 1804 was produced until 1814, but continued to be carried aboard ships of the Royal Navy until its replacement by the 1845 pattern, no doubt owning to its extremely simple and resilient construction.This 1804 has had a full... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑