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Indian (South, possibly Tanjore) parrying weapon, a type of vajra mushti, 19th century, a central brass knuckle duster with side blades. The Royal Armories.

Indian (South, possibly Tanjore) parrying weapon, a type of vajra mushti, 19th century, a central brass knuckle duster with side blades. The Royal Armories.

Kara-Taban Tulwar Place of Origin: India Date: 1874 AD

Kara-Taban Tulwar Place of Origin: India Date: 1874 AD

One of the rarest blades in the big variety of Indian arsenal. A knuckle duster / double dagger combination, a type of vajra mushti. 10 Inches tip to tip with 3 inches each blade. The steel tang is covered with horn grip with decorated brass rivets and steel tips. Estimated date, 18th century. Very good condition with very minor cracks in the horn and small nicks on the blades edge.

One of the rarest blades in the big variety of Indian arsenal. A knuckle duster / double dagger combination, a type of vajra mushti. 10 Inches tip to tip with 3 inches each blade. The steel tang is covered with horn grip with decorated brass rivets and steel tips. Estimated date, 18th century. Very good condition with very minor cracks in the horn and small nicks on the blades edge.

A FINE ITALIAN LEFT HAND DAGGER CIRCA 1590. Of large proportions with thick diamond section blade and finely formed down turned guard with large ring guard. This dagger undoubtedly was made en suite with a swept hilt rapier and was used in the left hand to parry an opponents blows. The stepped decorative finials of the down turned guard could also be used to engage an opponents blade, even if only briefly to provide the opportunity for a counter thrust. Blade length: 12 1/2

A FINE ITALIAN LEFT HAND DAGGER CIRCA 1590. Of large proportions with thick diamond section blade and finely formed down turned guard with large ring guard. This dagger undoubtedly was made en suite with a swept hilt rapier and was used in the left hand to parry an opponents blows. The stepped decorative finials of the down turned guard could also be used to engage an opponents blade, even if only briefly to provide the opportunity for a counter thrust. Blade length: 12 1/2

Indian katar, from Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore) in South India, 16th century, triple European blades. Dimensions: L. 21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); Wt. 23.9 oz. (677.6 g), Met Museum. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #5

Indian katar, from Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore) in South India, 16th century, triple European blades. Dimensions: L. 21 1/8 in. (53.7 cm); W. 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm); Wt. 23.9 oz. (677.6 g), Met Museum. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935. #5

Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sciabola ottomana

Sciabola ottomana

Persian / Caucasus qama (double edged dagger) 18th to 19th century, broad straight blade with central groove decorated with damascened cartouches of foliate motifs, horn and marine ivory grips with an intricate arabesque of lotus palmettes, scrolling tendrils and cloud-bands in gold and painted, scabbard with painted decoration and silver lower chape, the upper mount of steel with gold damascening, 58.7cm. 3 repins - d16152ffcd1ce9629eda513cddd8c17c.jpg 210×814 pixels

Persian / Caucasus qama (double edged dagger) 18th to 19th century, broad straight blade with central groove decorated with damascened cartouches of foliate motifs, horn and marine ivory grips with an intricate arabesque of lotus palmettes, scrolling tendrils and cloud-bands in gold and painted, scabbard with painted decoration and silver lower chape, the upper mount of steel with gold damascening, 58.7cm. 3 repins - d16152ffcd1ce9629eda513cddd8c17c.jpg 210×814 pixels

Pedang Sword Dated: 19th century Provenance: Java (Giava) Medium: steel, brass, wood, gold

Pedang Sword Dated: 19th century Provenance: Java (Giava) Medium: steel, brass, wood, gold

Kastane (1st Quarter of 18th Century Ceylon, Sri Lanka (?))

Kastane (1st Quarter of 18th Century Ceylon, Sri Lanka (?))

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