FINE ANTIQUE ARMS & ARMOR SALE

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Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will also include important swords and daggers from the Greek War of Independence and the armor of the Khan of Crimea. Register now through ICOLLECTOR to bid online. THERE ARE MORE AND LARGER IMAGES OF EACH LOT SHOWN IN OUR ONLINE CATALOG AT OUR WEBSITE Questions? Call 323 851 2345
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A JAPANESE VOTIVE TANTO DAGGER1 - A JAPANESE VOTIVE TANTO DAGGER
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The bone mounts carved with samurai figures, the blade with brass habaki. Late 19th-early 20th century. Overall length cm. Condition II
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Estimates : 50.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (110.00 + 20.90) x 1 = 130.90
 
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A YATAGHAN BAYONET AND A PATTON SABER2 - A YATAGHAN BAYONET AND A PATTON SABER
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The first of Chassepot type, with leather scabbard .The second lacking the hilt .Latter 19th century and early 20th century. Both heavily worn. Overal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 25.00 - 50.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A PERSIAN MACE3 - A PERSIAN MACE
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Of steel, the head forged in the form of a bull's head. 19th-20th century. Areas of rust. Overall length 72.1cm. Condition II
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Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold to floor for (300.00 + 57.00) x 1 = 357.00
 
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TWO CONTINENTAL SOCKET BAYONETS4 - TWO CONTINENTAL SOCKET BAYONETS
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Each wrought in one piece, with triangular blade and slotted socket. 18th century. Worn .Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.Overall length 52 cm.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER5 - AN INDIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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With symmetrical steel grip inlaid in silver, the broad, heavy, double-edged blade recurved and chiseled en suite with floral panels, with armor-pierc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A. U.S. M1902 OFFICER'S SABER AND A CADET SWORD6 - A. U.S. M1902 OFFICER'S SABER AND A CADET SWORD
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Officer's saber with nickeled hilt and horn grip, etched blade marked U.S. and RIDABOCK & CO. Nickeled scabbard. Beginning of the 20th centu...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A DANAKIL DAGGER AND A KUKRIE DAGGER7 - A DANAKIL DAGGER AND A KUKRIE DAGGER
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The first with horn handle of characteristic form and curved steel blade,in its hide scabbard with remains of belt. The second with horn grip and whit
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Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 14.25) x 1 = 89.25
 
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A JAPANESE M1914 NAVAL OFFICER'S PARADE SWORD8 - A JAPANESE M1914 NAVAL OFFICER'S PARADE SWORD
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With gilded mounts and folding counterguard, the rayskin grip with wire wrap intact. The fullered and nickeled blade in its leather scabbard mounted e
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 42.75) x 1 = 267.75
 
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A RARE AFGHAN SHIELD9 - A RARE AFGHAN SHIELD
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Of hammered copper, engraved overall in concentric foliate and floral bands, with rolled rim. Mid-19th century .Overall diameter 37.5 cm. Condition II
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
 
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A MOROCCAN POWDERHORN10 - A MOROCCAN POWDERHORN
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With iron body and brass mounts engraved with characteristic motifs. Late 19th century .Worn.Overall length 33.8 cm. Condition III
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Estimates : 40.00 - 50.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN OFFICER'S SABER11 - AN OTTOMAN OFFICER'S SABER
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German made, based upon the M1889 saber, with lionhead pommel, ribbed grip and elaborate guard. Blade with etched crescent moon and star.In its steel
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
 
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A CHINESE SHORTSWORD12 - A CHINESE SHORTSWORD
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With broad, heavy, single-edged blade and recurved guard, with two-handed grip .Excavated condition .Latter 19th century .Overall length 81.5 cm. Cond
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (135.00 + 25.65) x 1 = 160.65
 
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A SUDANESE KASKARA BROADSWORD13 - A SUDANESE KASKARA BROADSWORD
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With wooden grip and brass crossguard. The long, straight, double-edged blade of above-average quality, etched with Arabic calligraphy, including ALLA
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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TWO CONTINENTAL PIONEER'S SHORTSWORDS14 - TWO CONTINENTAL PIONEER'S SHORTSWORDS
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Both with wood grips and brass mounts, broad blades and leather scabbards. The first struck 252 on guard and scabbard, the second lacking the chape. M
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER15 - A SYRIAN KHANJAR DAGGER
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The horn grip inlaid with mother of pearl and brass in geometrical motifs. With curved steel blade and brass scabbard. Late 19th-early 20th century.Ov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A PHILIPPINES SHORTSWORD16 - A PHILIPPINES SHORTSWORD
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The horn grip with pommel carved as a fully-modeled man's head with cap, brass mounts. Heavy, single-edged blade in tooled leather scabbard .Ear...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A U.S. MILITARY ASSOCIATION SWORD17 - A U.S. MILITARY ASSOCIATION SWORD
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Brass hilt with modeled motifs, blade with etched decorations, U.S. and RIDABOCK & CO/ NEW YORK .Late 19th century .Overall length 87.3 cm. Ex-H...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to graziano for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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A SUDANESE ARM DAGGER18 - A SUDANESE ARM DAGGER
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A large example with hardwood handle and broad blade, the leather scabbard with braided armband. Late 19th century .Overall length 42.2 cm. Condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 14.25) x 1 = 89.25
 
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A BURMESE DHA DAGGER19 - A BURMESE DHA DAGGER
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Of characteristic form, the grip a single section of elephant with filigreed silver ferrule. Broad, single-edged blade.Mid-19th century .Overall lengt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 14.25) x 1 = 89.25
 
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AN ITALIAN CLASP KNIFE20 - AN ITALIAN CLASP KNIFE
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A large example with horn grips and steel frame. The single-edged blade marked M. ATTILIO/ FRESOLONE/ CAMPOBASSO. Mid-19th century. Light wear. Overal
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 75.00 - 100.00
Sold to floor for (125.00 + 23.75) x 1 = 148.75
 
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A SPANISH COLONIAL DAGGER21 - A SPANISH COLONIAL DAGGER
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Of plug bayonet form with reeded bone grip and pierced and inlaid blade .First half of the 19th century .Overall length 28.1 cm. Condition II
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN22 - A PERSIAN BARUTDAN POWDERHORN
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Formed of rawhide with tooled floral and geometrical motifs overall, with hinged, sprung steel cap. Mid-19th century. Overall length 29 cm. Condition
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (75.00 + 14.25) x 1 = 89.25
 
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A JAPANESE HACHIWARA ARMOR-PIERCING DAGGER23 - A JAPANESE HACHIWARA ARMOR-PIERCING DAGGER
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Reputedly used for piercing helmets, the robust, quadrangular blade with hooked forte. The blade retained in the wooden grip by a pin. Mid-late 19th c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A YAKOMA SICKLE SWORD AND A UGANDAN TRIBAL DRUM24 - A YAKOMA SICKLE SWORD AND A UGANDAN TRIBAL DRUM
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The handforged steel blade of characteristic form with central ridge, slotted at the tip. The bone grip carved with crosshatching. Late 19th century.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A SUDANESE HELMET25 - A SUDANESE HELMET
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The hemispherical bowl forged of a single piece of steel, with robust nasal and brass finial. The camail of riveted rings.Mid-19th century .Worn overa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (600.00 + 114.00) x 1 = 714.00
 
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A PAIR OF U.S. CAVALRY SPURS26 - A PAIR OF U.S. CAVALRY SPURS
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Of steel, retaining brass buckles and leather straps, each marked R.I.A. for Rock Island Arsenal, and N.A. and dated 1914 and 1915, respectively. Date
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (25.00 + 4.75) x 1 = 29.75
 
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AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD27 - AN AFGHAN PULOWAR SWORD
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The steel hilt of characteristic form, with profiled pommel and quillon finials.The handforged blade curved and single-edged.Late 18th-early 19th cent
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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A PERSIAN BROADSWORD28 - A PERSIAN BROADSWORD
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Reflecting the neoclassicism prevalent during the reign of Nasr al-Din Shah, the symmetrical steel hilt with trilobate pommel and scrolled quillons. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (1,250.00 + 237.50) x 1 = 1,487.50
 
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A SUDANESE TRIPLE DAGGER29 - A SUDANESE TRIPLE DAGGER
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Mounted and decorated en suite, with one straight and two curved blades, each with stepped bone grips, the blades with elaborate etched Arabic inscrip
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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A BUGIS KRIS30 - A BUGIS KRIS
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With characteristic JawaDemam-type grip and scabbard carved of actively-grained hardwood, with engraved brass mendak. The waved blade forged of pamor.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER31 - A NORTH INDIAN DAGGER
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The grips of variegated hardstone with elephant bands and brass mounts.The curved, T-backed blade with chamfered edge.In its fabric-covered wooden sca
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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A BRITISH MODEL 1821 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD32 - A BRITISH MODEL 1821 INFANTRY OFFICER'S SWORD
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The hilt of typical form retaining substantial original gilding, the guard embellished with crowned VR monogram and folding counterguard, the grip cov
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A SUMATRAN KALASAN SWORD33 - A SUMATRAN KALASAN SWORD
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Of characteristic form, with lacquered hardwood grip and rolled pommel with studs and ferrule wrought of suassa, an alloy of gold and copper endemic t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A BURMESE DHA DAGGER34 - A BURMESE DHA DAGGER
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The grip a single section of elephant with filigreed silver mounts, the blade single-edged. Late 19th century. Light wear. Overall length 32.1 cm. Con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD35 - AN OTTOMAN YATAGHAN SWORD
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The tangband and bolsters of embossed and chased silver. Recurved, single-edged blade of hollowground section with gold-inlaid geometrical motif to th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
 
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FIVE FENCING FOILS36 - FIVE FENCING FOILS
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Comprising a pairs and three single foils. Variously struck, SOLINGEN, and with maker's marks. Latter 19th century. As found. Length of the long...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (225.00 + 42.75) x 1 = 267.75
 
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AN INDIAN SCISSOR KATAR DAGGER37 - AN INDIAN SCISSOR KATAR DAGGER
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Of characteristic form, the hilt and forte of the blade inlaid with silver. When the grips are compressed, the blade springs apart into two halves to
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL38 - AN OTTOMAN PERCUSSION PISTOL
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A massive example made in the French style, with walnut stock inlaid with brass in elaborate foliate motifs, the lock engraved overall. The cannon bar
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (350.00 + 66.50) x 1 = 416.50
 
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TWO INDIAN BATTLEAXES39 - TWO INDIAN BATTLEAXES
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The first Bhil work, with well-forged steel head and hardwood haft. The second wrought entirely of steel from Udaipur, with crescent blade and substan
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (450.00 + 85.50) x 1 = 535.50
 
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A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD40 - A MORO BARONG SHORTSWORD
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With finely crested and carved pommel and silver ferrule, and massive, pattern-welded blade. In its carved and pierced wooden scabbard. Latter 19th ce
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 175.00 - 225.00
Sold to floor for (250.00 + 47.50) x 1 = 297.50
 
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AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET41 - AN AFGHAN JEZAIL MUSKET
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The hardwood stock with characteristic flared butt, lavishly inlaid with bone and horn in repeating chevron patterns. With massive flintlock mechanism
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (800.00 + 152.00) x 1 = 952.00
 
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AN OTTOMAN SUMA RAMROD42 - AN OTTOMAN SUMA RAMROD
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The grip composed of alternating sections of green-stained horn and brass with a large, pierced toggle. The profiled iron shaft conceals a pair of lon
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to floor for (175.00 + 33.25) x 1 = 208.25
 
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AN AFRICAN DAGGER43 - AN AFRICAN DAGGER
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Tetela people, with elephant pommel and copper-wrapped grip.The finely-forged blade with central step and ridged edges.Late 19th century .Overall leng
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (50.00 + 9.50) x 1 = 59.50
 
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AN OMANI POWDER HORN44 - AN OMANI POWDER HORN
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Of characteristic form, wrought of tooled cooper with brass wire bands and appliques.Mid-19th century. Overall length 19.7 cm. Condition III
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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AN ANGLO-INDIAN HUNTING DAGGER45 - AN ANGLO-INDIAN HUNTING DAGGER
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The grip with rolled pommel carved of green hardstone, with mother of pearl panels and brass guard, secured by a latch on the brass locket of the velv
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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A MARTINI-HENRY BAYONET46 - A MARTINI-HENRY BAYONET
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With integral socket struck 112 and locking ring, the fullered, triangular-section blade with original finish bearing ordnance marks WD and a crowned
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 150.00
Sold to floor for (100.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 119.00
 
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AN AFGHAN PISTOL47 - AN AFGHAN PISTOL
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Wood stock with flared butt inlaid with mother of pearl, percussion lock, mounts and barrel elaborately inlaid in brass in foliate motifs with inscrip
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (200.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 238.00
 
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A MOROCCAN MUSKET48 - A MOROCCAN MUSKET
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Of Afedali type, the hardwood stock of characteristic form, with broadly-flared butt. Mounted with a well-made, locally-produced snaphaunce lock featu
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold to floor for (950.00 + 180.50) x 1 = 1,130.50
 
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A SOUTH INDIAN KATAR DAGGER49 - A SOUTH INDIAN KATAR DAGGER
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A massive example, the hilt finely forged and chiseled overall in vegetal motifs; with fullered, double-edged blade. 17th century. Overall length 52.2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold to floor for (500.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 595.00
 
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A PHILIPPINES SWORD50 - A PHILIPPINES SWORD
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The grip carved of fine exotic hardwood with ferrule adapted from a military fitting with U.S. markings; massive handforged blade which expands contin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold to floor for (150.00 + 28.50) x 1 = 178.50
 
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