Sold- 18th century Indian Tulwar

For sale, this very nice example of a wootz steel Indian tulwar, most probably made in the 18th century.  The blade is in the style of a shamshir, and the sabre was confiscated from Indian soldiers fleeing to Nepal after the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The sharp blade has some pitting, but the wootz pattern... Continue Reading →

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SOLD – 1767 Briquet – French Grenadier

This 1767 briquet was made for a Grenadier, part of the elite troops of the 18th century. The 1767 is the first ever pattern of the famous briquet, with a hussar type hilt made of two pieces. This is one of the first of this model. The blade is a rare example, having all of... Continue Reading →

Sold- French Officer Smallsword

This example of an officer smallsword of the 1767 pattern is equipped with an extra large blade, visibly similar to an "épée de soldat" blade. It is possible that this would be an early version for which the armourer reused remaining blades from the previous 1680 pattern. The blade has an hollow grind, making it... Continue Reading →

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