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Rosetón del portal norte. Catedral de Amiens 26

Rosetón del portal norte. Catedral de Amiens 26

A rare sabre,dating: 19th Century provenance: India.

A rare sabre,dating: 19th Century provenance: India.

An important shamshir. Antique, massive, curved, flat, fine damask, single-edged blade, a cartouche with inscription in Arabic & remains of gilding on a side, gold-inlaid stamps "ARCOTE NOV. 4 1845" in a cartouche & "CIVILIAN" under a horse; gilt-brass hilt, richly engraved with floral motifs, green, ivory grip scales, complete with sword knot in the shape of a green-&-gold cone.    dating: circa 1800;  dimensions: 88 cm.;  provenance: Persia

An important shamshir. Antique, massive, curved, flat, fine damask, single-edged blade, a cartouche with inscription in Arabic & remains of gilding on a side, gold-inlaid stamps "ARCOTE NOV. 4 1845" in a cartouche & "CIVILIAN" under a horse; gilt-brass hilt, richly engraved with floral motifs, green, ivory grip scales, complete with sword knot in the shape of a green-&-gold cone. dating: circa 1800; dimensions: 88 cm.; provenance: Persia

Indian (South, Deccan) pata sword, 17th c, this type appears to be a slightly earlier variant, and further up the the timeline in transition from the hooded katar to pata sword. The sword employs a long European style flexible blade, marked with two crescent moons on each side. The steel hilt is profusely and elaborately chiselled with floral and geometric patters. The hand grip bar is pinned to the guard with very decorative floral steel rivet heads, length: 44in (1115mm). Blade 32.5in…

Indian (South, Deccan) pata sword, 17th c, this type appears to be a slightly earlier variant, and further up the the timeline in transition from the hooded katar to pata sword. The sword employs a long European style flexible blade, marked with two crescent moons on each side. The steel hilt is profusely and elaborately chiselled with floral and geometric patters. The hand grip bar is pinned to the guard with very decorative floral steel rivet heads, length: 44in (1115mm). Blade 32.5in…

Indian khanda sword, Northern India, late 17th century, length: 100cm, wootz / damascus blade; a large gilded ornate hilt; and a scabbard with superbly worked silver mounts - which themselves offer excellent and relatively rare examples of late seventeenth century Indian silver work. The khanda is one of the oldest styles of Indian swords.

Indian khanda sword, Northern India, late 17th century, length: 100cm, wootz / damascus blade; a large gilded ornate hilt; and a scabbard with superbly worked silver mounts - which themselves offer excellent and relatively rare examples of late seventeenth century Indian silver work. The khanda is one of the oldest styles of Indian swords.

Two-Handed Sword.      Dated: 1573.     Artist/maker: unknown, German.

Two-Handed Sword. Dated: 1573. Artist/maker: unknown, German.

1875-1900 Spanish Cane at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "This gentleman's novelty cane conceals an elaborately engraved and monogrammed sword blade. While technically functional as a sword, the absence of a proper grip and guard make the cane more suited to braggadocio than actual dueling."

1875-1900 Spanish Cane at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "This gentleman's novelty cane conceals an elaborately engraved and monogrammed sword blade. While technically functional as a sword, the absence of a proper grip and guard make the cane more suited to braggadocio than actual dueling."

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