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 – 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 →

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 – An XI French Briquet – marked

The briquet is one of the most iconic sabres produced during the First Empire. It equipped all line infantry soldiers and was used as a weapon and a tool. This particular example is an An XI pattern (1802) and still shows some of its original marks. The spine is marked Manufacture Impériale, and while unfortunately... Continue Reading →

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